24 players from 1,156 entries entered the Borgata Event Center on Day 4 and the final six emerged to play tomorrow’s live streamed final table for the $616,186 first-place prize. Season XVII WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open runner-up Dave Farah (pictured) leads the final table with 14.325 million and is in position to avenge his silver medal earned at HyperX Esports Arena last March.
Farah is in control of one-third of the chips in play but faces stiff competition to earn his first WPT title.
Uke Dauti (8.725 million) and Kevin Albers (7.975 million) sit behind Farah and have both reached the elusive final table in their first WPT cash. Only a few blinds behind those two players is Donald Maloney (6 million). Maloney placed seventh in a WPTDeepStacks Main Event at Seminole Hard Rock in Season XVI and bested his previous WPT cash of 15th place in the Season XV WPT L.A. Poker Classic.
Businessman and Borgata regular Jerry Maher is looking to become one of the few British-born WPT champions when he starts the final table fifth in chips with 5.55 million. Maher is also making the most of his first WPT cash.
Finally, WPT Champions Club member Victor Ramdin (3.575 million) rounds out the final table. The Season IV WPT Foxwoods champion is back at the final table for the first time since his crowning moment and has the title experience to climb his way to another win. Ramdin would also become the record holder for longest time period between first and second WPT titles.
Of the 24 players who entered Day 4 play, many storylines fell by the wayside as the final table neared. WPTDeepStacks champions Scott Baumstein (23rd) and Justin Liberto (19th) came up short of becoming the first player to have both a WPT and WPTDeepStacks title. Two-time WPT Champions Club member Aaron Mermelstein busted in 22nd and fellow WPT champ Mike Linster fell in 8th.
Season XII WPT Borgata Poker Open runner-up and all-time poker great Vanessa Selbst departed in 14th place, falling to Ramdin in a huge pot.
WPT final tablists Jerry Payne (20th), Ryan D’Angelo (11th), and Nick Pupillo (7th) came close to another top-6 spot on the WPT. Big 50 winner Femi Fashakin was the first to go out on Day 4 in 24th place.
The full list of payouts can be found here.
The WPT Borgata Poker Open final table will be live streamed on WPT.com at 2:30 p.m. ET on a 30-minute delay. The list of chip counts and seat draw can be found below. Stay tuned to WPT.com for complete coverage of the World Poker Tour.
|WPT Borgata Poker Open Final Table
The button is on Uke Dauti and there is 58:49 remaining in Level 29 (50,000-100,000 and a 100,000-big blind ante).
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