The final table of six is set at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. The chip leader at the final table will be Rafael Yaraliyev, who built a huge lead at the end of Day 4 and now holds 9,945,000.
Joining him at the final table will be WPT Champions Club member Yevgeniy Timoshenko and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen. Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts when cards get into the air tomorrow:
Seat 1. Matthew Wantman – 5,545,000 (55 bb)
Seat 2. Chris Leong – 4,230,000 (42 bb)
Seat 3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 6,555,000 (66 bb)
Seat 4. Rafael Yaraliyev – 9,945,000 (99 bb)
Seat 5. Joe McKeehen – 4,825,000 (48 bb)
Seat 6. Liam He – 4,910,000 (49 bb)
Here is the remaining prize pool up for grabs:
There were 34 players that returned on Day 4, and we lost some notables along the way to the final table. Familiar faces that cashed today included Amir Babakhani (10th), Aaron Overton (11th), Brian Altman (12th), Kane Kalas (17th), Aaaron Mermelstein (19th), David Paredes (20th), Mukul Pahuja (24th), Cate Hall (27th), and Rex Clinkscales (29th). Hall took the lead in the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race today with 1,550 points, which puts her just ahead of Kevin Eyster (1,525 points).
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