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Marvin Rettenmaier Takes Big Lead into Saturday's Final Table
Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
The players have bagged up their chips and now have nearly two days to relax and rest up before the WPT World Championship final table on Saturday.
Marvin Rettenmaier (pictured above) will be sleeping easy tonight and tomorrow, as he holds a gigantic chip lead headed into final table play. Rettenmaier leads the pack with 6,715,000 while his next closest competitor, Michael Mizrachi, has less than half that amount with 2,560,000. Mizachi is still dangerous though and a third WPT title is certainly well within his grasp.
Nick Schulman is looking for his second WPT title on Saturday, while Steve O'Dwyer will making his third WPT final table appearance. Trevor Pope and short stack Philippe Ktorza round out the lineup for the final WPT event of the year.
There will be no action on Friday as the Super High Roller plays down to a winner.
The World Championship final table will get underway at 4pm PT on Saturday. Live streaming of the event, complete with hole cards and commentary from Tony Dunst and Dan O'Brien begins at 4:30pm.
Here are the chip counts and seat assignments for Saturday's final table. When play resumes, there will be an hour of action at 30,000-60,000 ante 5,000:
Seat 1: Michael Mizrachi - 2,560,000 (43 BBs)
Seat 2: Marvin Rettenmaier - 6,715,000 (112 BBs)
Seat 3: Steve O'Dwyer - 2,035,000 (34 BBs)
Seat 4: Nick Schulman - 1,555,000 (26 BBs)
Seat 5: Trevor Pope - 1,480,000 (25 BBs)
Seat 6: Philippe Ktorza - 895,000 (15 BBs)
Photo: Nadia Chaudhary (second from right) briefs the six WPT Final Tablists on what they need to know for Saturday's televised final table.
02:44 PM, 05/24/12