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Day 5 Ends with Mortensen and Rajkumar on Top
Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
It took less than six hours for the field to shrink from a star-studded final eighteen to the six who will be seated at Thursday's televised final table.
It was an action-packed day complete with coolers, multi-way all-ins, and some shifts in fortune. In the end, the day ended with two players who know what it is like to be in the WPT winner's circle: Carlos Mortensen and Vivek Rajkumar.
The two will be neck and neck for the chip lead when the final table gets underway at 4pm on Thursday. Mortensen is on top at the moment with 5,235,000 to Rajkumar's 5,185,000.
Mortensen will be making his fifth career WPT final table appearance and going for a record-setting and unprecedented fourth WPT title. Rajkumar is going for his second WPT win after taking down the Borgata Poker Open in Season VII.
Joining them at the final table are four players making their WPT debut: Amir Lehavot, Gregory Brooks, Darryll Fish, and Steve Gross. There is not a weak spot at this final table, as all six players are full time poker professionals.
When play resumes on Thursday, blinds will be at 25,000-50,000 ante 5,000. Here are how the chip counts and seat assignments will break down at the final table:
Seat 1: Vivek Rajkumar - 5,185,000 (104 BBs)
Seat 2: Darryll Fish - 2,275,000 (46 BBs)
Seat 3: Gregory Brooks - 2,300,000 (46 BBs)
Seat 4: Amir Lehavot - 4,115,000 (82 BBs)
Seat 5: Steve Gross - 1,320,000 (26 BBs)
Seat 6: Carlos Mortensen - 5,235,000 (105 BBs)
06:06 PM, 03/01/11