Shaffer and Rast Lead WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic and WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas Final Tables


Working day 5 of the WPT 5 Diamond Entire world Poker Vintage ended in a unpleasant conquer for WPT Champions Club member Jared Jaffee, who watched as his flopped straight dropped to a runner-runner complete house. Jaffee was eradicated on the Tv set bubble, and misses the opportunity to add a second WPT title to his resume.

At the commence of the day, there had been 33 players remaining from a massive area of 586 entries. 6 of them ended up users of the WPT Champions Club, and with 9 players remaining, there had been nonetheless 4 of them nevertheless in rivalry to join the elite club of players with two WPT titles.

But the poker gods weren’t variety to previous WPT winners, as Will Failla (ninth area), Keven Stammen (eighth location), and Jared Jaffee (seventh area) all fell limited of the televised WPT Final Desk.

The other two WPT Champions Club users who started out the working day but couldn’t complete were Anthony Zinno (23rd spot), and Daniel Negreanu (twenty fifth). Negreanu received this event 10 a long time ago on his way to winning the Time IV WPT Participant of the Calendar year.

At the start of this event, there had been 13 DraftKings qualifiers, and 1 of them — Brandon Adams — produced a powerful run to achieve the closing three tables, finishing twenty second to earn $ 36,947. As for the Skrill Last-Longer Contest, Chane Kampanatsanyakorn made it all the way to eleventh area ($ 65,368), outlasting seventy one other gamers donning a Skrill patch. Kampanatsanyakorn’s Skrill patch gained him his get-in back — $ ten,400.

Right here are the official chip counts for tomorrow afternoon’s televised WPT Ultimate Desk, scheduled to commence at four:00 pm PT:

Seat one.  Tobias Reinkemeier  &#8211  3,625,000  (60 bb)
Seat two.  Ryan Julius  &#8211  940,000  (15 bb)
Seat 3.  Ryan Payment  &#8211  3,055,000  (fifty bb)
Seat four.  Garrett Greer  &#8211  3,260,000  (54 bb)
Seat five.  Mohsin Charania  &#8211  2,415,000  (forty bb)
Seat six.  Brett Shaffer  &#8211  4,290,000  (71 bb)

And listed here&#8217s the remaining prizepool that they&#8217re taking part in for:

1st:  $ one,477,890*
2nd:  $ 869,683
third:  $ 562,736
4th:  $ 383,684
fifth:  $ 272,842
6th:  $ 218,842

* Very first prize quantity consists of a $ 15,400 seat into the year-ending WPT Entire world Championship.

The WPT Kinds to Observe had been declared earlier this week — seven players that have been picked as possible breakthrough players. Garrett Greer is one of individuals players, and he has already confirmed himself by making this ultimate table. Greer hopes to turn into the initial Kinds to View to win a WPT title.

The televised WPT Last Desk is scheduled to commence at 4:00 pm tomorrow (Saturday). There will be no dwell stream, but you’ll locate full hand-for-hand coverage correct below, together with updated chip counts right after every single hand.


Day two has arrive to a close at WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas with the final desk of 8 gamers established at Bellagio. There had been thirty players that returned nowadays and there ended up a few a lot more that joined the field prior to the close of registration two ranges into enjoy. The area grew to an overall size of fifty five gamers, and that produced a overall prize pool well worth $ 2,104,245.

Below is a search at that prize pool that will be up for grabs tomorrow:

1: $ 2,104,245
2: $ one,240,965
three: $ 755,370
4: $ 539,550
5: $ 431,640
six: $ 323,730

A whole lot of big names ended up misplaced together the way today, including WPT Time XIII back-to-back winner Darren Elias, former WPT Alpha8 champion Daniel Colman, and WPT Champions Club customers Erik Seidel, Dan Smith, Scott Seiver, Antonio Esfandiari, and JC Tran. The final table bubble boy tonight was Jason Mercier, who fell short of winning back again-to-back WPT Alpha8 titles soon after having down his first in St. Kitts before this month.

Although we misplaced some notables nowadays, there are still a lot of exciting storylines in engage in in a area packed with so considerably poker talent. The chip leader at the ultimate desk will be Brian Rast with a massive stack of four,551,000. He retains a sizeable guide above even his closest competitor Andrew Lichtenberger (two,904,000).

The other contenders consist of WPT Champions Club member Noah Schwartz, Bryn Kenney, Tom Marchese, Brandon Steven, Phil Laak, and Jason Les. If you remember yesterday’s protection, Les is the player who decided to push to Vegas from a coffee store in Costa Mesa, California after he saw the strong turnout for this event. No make a difference who wins tomorrow they are heading to be a deserving winner following managing the poker gauntlet assembled in this Super Higher Roller function.

Right here is how the closing desk will be laid out when cards get into the air tomorrow:

Seat 1: Phil Laak – 441,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: Bryn Kenney – two,384,000 (79 bb)
Seat three: Noah Schwartz – 774,000 (25 bb)
Seat four: Brandon Steven – 1,190,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Jason Les – two,384,000 (79 bb)
Seat 6: Brian Rast – 4,551,000 (151 bb)
Seat 7: Tom Marchese – one,861,000 (62 bb)
Seat 8: Andrew Lichtenberger – two,904,000 (96 bb)

Tune back in Saturday at 12:00 PM PST to stick to along with dwell protection of the last table from the WPT Dwell Updates team. There will be hand-for-hand stay updates and real-time chip counts, as well as pictures from the tv established inside the Tower Ballroom at Bellagio.

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