The final table is set at the partypoker.net WPT Montreal Main Event. The field came back with deep stacks at the start of Day 4 here at the Playground Poker Club, so it took a long time to play down from 18 to 6.
We reached the final table shortly after 9 PM, and the leader at the end of play is Jonathan Jaffe (pictured above) with 7,495,000. Jaffe held the chip lead at the start of play today, as well, and he played solid throughout the day to stay near the top of the leader board throughout Day 4. Jaffe will be looking for his first WPT title, but he has a lot of tournament experience and career earnings of $ 1,590,325 according to Hendon Mob poker database, so he should be tough to beat with so many chips.
The main story line to follow tomorrow will be to see if the Season XII WPT Player of the Year, Mukul Pahuja, can win his first WPT title. He made the final table here in Montreal one year ago, and took second place. If he can improve on that finish tomorrow Pahuja will earn his spot in the WPT Champions Club. He enters the final table in fifth chip-position so he will need to get moving early if he wants to catch the massive chip stack of Jaffe.
Rounding out the final table will be local pro Samuel Chartier (2,065,000), familiar face Kevin MacPhee (1,570,000), Guillaume Nolet (2,060,000), and the second largest stack at the final table will be Ratharam Sivagnanam (6,845,000).
Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts for the final table.
Seat 1. Jonathan Jaffe – 7,495,000 (124 bb)
Seat 2. Samuel Chartier – 2,065,000 (34 bb)
Seat 3. Guillaume Nolet – 2,060,000 (34 bb)
Seat 4. Kevin MacPhee – 1,570,000 (26 bb)
Seat 5. Ratharam Sivagnanam – 6,845,000 (114 bb)
Seat 6. Mukul Pahuja – 1,900,000 (31 bb)
Here is a look at the prize pool up for grabs at the final table tomorrow.
1st: CAD $ 463,432
2nd: CAD $ 313,318
3rd: CAD $ 201,920
4th: CAD $ 149,340
5th: CAD $ 111,820
6th: CAD $ 90,350
Here is a look at the players that were eliminated throughout the day and the prize money that they won.
7th: Phillip Hui – CAD $ 74,800
8th: Lonnie Hallett – CAD $ 59,490
9th: Marc-Andre Ladouceur – CAD $ 44,680
10th: Sheraz Nasir – CAD $ 33,080
11th: Edward Hislop – CAD $ 33,080
12th: Alexandre Blanc – CAD $ 33,080
13th: Maurice Hawkins – CAD $ 26,410
14th: Maduka Meragal – CAD $ 26,410
15th: Phong Truong – CAD $ 26,410
16th: Jeffrey Mulder – CAD $ 22,960
17th: Jeremie Damret – CAD $ 22,960
18th: Edward Arnold – CAD $ 22,960
Tune back in tomorrow at 3:00 PM ET to follow the hand-for-hand live updates and real-time chip counts from the final table, and starting at 3:30 you can watch the WPT Live Stream featuring commentary from Tony Dunst and Kane Kalas.
(Photos by Joe Giron)