Live Tournament Updates
Update: WPT Player of the Year
Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Faraz Jaka, who busted out of this tournament earlier today, returned to the tournament room to check out the four players still alive who could potentially catch him in the WPT Player of the Year race.
Todd Terry can tie Jaka with a second-place finish, or pass him with a first-place finish. Gevork Kasabyan, Shawn Buchanan, and Tyler Smith need a first-place finish to catch Jaka.
With the blinds at 800-1,600 (200 ante), and the average chip stack around 100,000, here's a look at their chip counts:
Tyler Smith - 180,000
Gevork Kasabyan - 174,000
Todd Terry - 95,000
Shawn Buchanan - 38,000
Faraz Jaka was kidding around with Thomas Koral (who also busted earlier today), saying he'd do whatever was necessary to keep these guys from catching him -- throw things at them while they're playing, break some legs, etc.
Update: We originally left Tyler Smith off this list, but he has 300 points from finishing in sixth place at the recent WPT Southern Poker Championship in Biloxi, and will tie Faraz Jaka in the POY race with a victory here.
10:33 PM, 03/21/10