Poker Players Championship: Eight players for the final table
After the Day 4, which gathered the 26 survivors of the Poker Players Championship, eight players survived till the final table. Nine players were eliminated without being awarded in the poker room of Rio, given the fact that the event guaranteed 16 paid places, for a minimum gain of $ 55,947. This sum went to Joe Cassidy and Gary Benson, following to their elimination in the 15th and 16th place. John Juanda, Mike Leah, Max Pescatori, Joe Hachem, Greg Mueller, David Bach, Justin Smith, Stephen Chidwick and Erick Lindgren left the poker tournament with empty pockets. Eliminated in the ITM, players such as Gary Benson, Joe Cassidy, Troy Burkholder, Kevin Song, Tommy Hang, Bryn Kenney, Huck Seed, Michael Glick and Mike Gorodinsky left the Amazon Room of the Rio casino, with a gain between $ 55,947 and $173,796. The elimination of Mike Gorodinsky allowed constituting the final table, composed of 8 players, following the example of Jonathan Duhamel, David Benyamine, Mike Wattel, Matthew Ashton, George Danzer, John Hennigan, Don Nguyen and Minh Ly. Bubble boy of the final table, Gorodinsky has all the same pocketed $ 173,796.
At the end of the day, Don Nguyen remains the chipleader with a stack of 5,068,000 chips. The rest of the field is at less than 3 million chips, but only four players have a stack of more than 2 million chips: Matthew Ashton (2,996,000), George Danzer (2,868,000), David Benyamine (2,709,000) and Minh Ly (2,307,000). Jonathan Duhamel, John Hennigan and Mike Wattel are also in the running for the $ 1,774,089 and the gloden bracelet, with a stack included between 1,627,000 and 810,000 chips.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
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