WPT World Championship: Benny Glaser Leads The Final Table

The last table of the biggest Globe Poker Scenic tour main event ever held was officially set in the morning hours of Monday, Dec. 19.

It took a marathon 18-hour day 5 session to narrow the area from the 37 gamers that started the day to the last 6 in the 2022 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.

The remaining challengers have actually all locked up at the very least $1,001,050 by making the final table, but they likely all have their eyes on the title as well as the leading reward of $4,146,400. The eventual champion will additionally make a $10,400 seat in this exact same event next year, along with having their name included in the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.

The chip leader heading right into the final table is Benny Glaser with 133,600,000. The British texas hold’em pro (visualized above) has four World Series of Online poker arm bands to his name as well as virtually $3.7 million in prior incomes. He likewise has 15 Championship of Online Texas hold’em titles on PokerStars, the most of any gamer. Glaser only has 3 prior cash money on the WPT, with his top showing being an 11th-place finish in the 2020 WPT Online Champion. Currently, at his very first WPT final table, he has a possibility to safeguard the largest top prize in the excursion’s history.

Eliot Hudon nabbed up the second-largest stack with 80,800,000. The Canadian has greater than $150,000 in prior online event cash money, with his largest rating being a 63rd-place proving in the 2021 WSOP main event for $113,800.

Adam Adler beings in 3rd location with 27,200,000. The Myrtle Beach, SC local had almost $1.2 million in previous money, with his top honor being a runner-up coating in the 2018 $10,000 super turbo bounty event at the WSOP for $243,323.

Frank Funaro finished day 5 with 21,100,000. The bracelet champion from Sewell, NJ has virtually $1.6 million in cashes entering this occasion. His leading rating was a second-place finish in a 2020 WSOP Online high-stakes gambler for almost $220,000. He additionally ran deep in this year’s centerpiece, finishing 44th for $214,200.

Jean-Claude Moussa took care of a brief pile for hrs down the stretch, however managed to make the last table with 19,000,000. The two-time WPT L.A. Poker Classic last tablist had $742,080 in prior cash money prior to factoring in the seven-figure score he has guaranteed himself with his showing in this tournament.

Rounding out the final 6 is Colton Blomberg with 14,000,000. His largest previous cash came when he won a $550 buy-in event at this year’s Wynn Summer season Classic series for $41,102.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into the final table:

RankPlayerChip Count
1Benny Glaser133,600,000
2Eliot Hudon80,800,000
3Adam Adler27,200,000
4Frank Funaro21,100,000
5Jean-Claude Moussa19,000,000
6Colton Blomberg14,000,000

A Look Back at How Day 5 Played Out

The final day started with 37 gamers remaining. One of the very early kos of note saw WPT ambassador and preferred online poker vlogger Brad Owen sent to the rail in ruthless style, with his pocket kings shedding an all-in to two-time arm band champion Drew O’Connell. An ace on the flop gave O’Connell a lead that he never gave up as well as Owen was removed in 35th area, while O’Connell surged towards the top of the leaderboard. Owen dropped simply except securing his first-ever six-figure tournament money, making $99,600 for his efforts.
The last female player in the field, LoriAnn Persinger, was knocked out in 30th place when her A-K shed a race to the pocket queens of Jean-Claude Moussa. Persinger, a Navy professional as well as previous casino poker media participant, gained a career-high rating of $119,300.

Lots of other big names fell in the very early hours of activity, consisting of arm band winner Igor Kurganov (31st– $119,300), Aaron Massey (29th– $119,300), arm band victor Jean Gaspard (27th– $119,300), 2022 Wynn Many millions runner-up Isaac Kempton (23rd– $144,300), three-time WPT last tablist Garrett Greer (20th– $176,200), as well as WSOP Circuit Choctaw centerpiece victor Nate Kogel (19th– $176,200). Kogel ran ASpade SuitKDiamond Suit right into the AHeart SuitADiamond Suit of Glaser. The board maintained Glaser in advance to see him leap bent on a significant lead with 18 left.

The most achieved competition player in the field was eliminated one spot shy of the last 2 tables. Two-time WPT champion and six-time bracelet champion Daniel Negreanu raised to 800,000 on the button with 2Spade Suit2Club Match and also Lucas Foster three-bet to 2.3 million from the huge blind with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit.

Negreanu called and the flop boiled down 10Club Suit4Club Suit2Diamond Match.
Foster wagered 2.5 million as well as Negreanu called with his collection. The 10Spade Match paired the board to offer Negreanu a full house. Foster moved all-in and Negreanu rapidly called for around 5 million. Negreanu was a substantial favorite to win the hand and also double up, yet the KSpade Match rolled off the deck on the river to provide Foster a greater full house. Negreanu was removed in 17th area ($ 176,200 _. The score saw him boost his profession competition earnings to simply shy of $49.2 million, maintaining his hang on the third-place area on poker’s all-time money checklist. The 48-year-old Hall of Famer routes only Justin Bonomo ($ 60,836,813) and also Bryn Kenney ($ 60,836,813) in overall profits.

WPT champ and also bracelet winner Soheb Porbandarwala’s run in this event came to an end when his KDiamond SuitJDiamond Match for kings as well as threes with a jack kicker ran into the ASpade SuitADiamond Match of Michael Rocco for a greater 2 set. The $217,100 Porbandarwala was awarded as the 14th-place finisher was his second-highest profession rating, behind just the $239,820 he earned as the 2020 WPT Online Casino poker Open champion.

After the eliminations of short heaps Stephen Kehoe (14th– $269,900) and also arm band champion Jason Gooch (13th– $269,900), the next huge clash saw Bryce Yockey’s QHeart SuitQDiamond Match broken by the 10Spade Suit10Club Fit of Adam Adler. The board brought 4 spades to give Adler a flush for the win. Yockey, an arm band victor with more than $3.1 million in prior event revenues, included $338,500 to that total with his 12th-place proving in this event.

Krasimir Yankov (11th– $338,500) was sent out house thanks that a timeless preflop race, with his A-K fit stopping working to outrun the pocket jacks of Moussa. The informal final table of nine was after that set when Rami Owera’s K-J was unable to catch up to the pocket 7s of Glaser, that made nines loaded with sevens by the river to rack up the knockout as well as end up being the initial gamer to go beyond the 100-million mark. Owera (10th) safeguarded $429,000 for his deep run.

Michael Rocco was the initial to fall after the area combined onto a solitary final table. Numerous hours after Owera’s bustout, Rocco’s pocket kings obtained fractured by the 10-3 matched of Hudon, who transformed trips. Rocco cancelled the last of his brief stack on the river as well as was revealed the trouble. He earned $429,000 as the ninth-place finisher.

Drew O’Connell was the alongside drop. The two-time arm band winner shed a race with pocket 6s to the A-K of Adler to narrow the area to seven, gaining $547,000 for his efforts.

The lengthy day finally finished when Lucas Foster ran pocket nines into the A-Q of Hudon. An ace on the flop provided Hudon the lead, which he preserved through the turn and also river to formally establish the final table. Foster took home $704,000 as the seventh-place finisher.

Here is a look at the remaining payouts:

1st: $4,136,000
2nd: $2,830,000
3rd: $2,095,000
4th: $1,608,000
5th: $1,301,000
6th: $1,001,050

The final table will certainly get underway at 4:00 PM local time on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

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