The Season XV World Poker Tour® Maryland Live! Casino Main Event final table has been set, and the final six players will return to action at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday to play for the $356,536 top prize.
Leading the way is Ryan Belz with 4.865 million, and he’s trailed closely by two-time WPT® champion Darren Elias with 4.515 million. Also reaching the final table is current Hublot WPT Player of the Year leader Ben Zamani (2.075 million) and last year’s fifth-place finisher Cate Hall (1.235 million).
WPT Maryland Live! Final Table
Seat 1: Ryan Belz – 4,865,000
Seat 2: Zachary Smiley – 1,255,000
Seat 3: Mario Silvestri III – 2,700,000
Seat 4: Darren Elias – 4,515,000
Seat 5: Benjamin Zamani – 2,075,000
Seat 6: Cate Hall – 1,235,000
For Zamani, he’s making his third final table of the season, following up on two second-place finishes from WPT Choctaw and WPT Legends of Poker. Zamani will enter the final table fourth in chips and is already guaranteed another 400 points to pad his lead. As it currently stands, Zamani has improved to 2,400 points in the race, which is almost double James Mackey’s second-place standing of 1,250.
Last season, Hall finished in fifth place for $58,589. She’ll now have the opportunity to best that placing this year, but she does enter the final table as the shortest stack and will have her work cut out for her. Also in play is that Hall could become the first female WPT champion of an open event on the Main Tour.
Elias, who enters the final table second in chips, is no stranger to the WPT winner’s circle, having won two events in Season XIII, the first at the WPT Borgata Poker Open and the second at the WPT Caribbean. The wins were back-to-back victories for Elias.
Belz, the chip leader, is making his largest career cash already, ahead of his previous best of $19,000, which also came at Maryland Live! Belz has never made a WPT final table, but he’ll be coming into the final table with the lead and lo0king to make his first a truly memorable one.
Mario Silvestri and Zachary Smiley round out the final table, which will take place starting at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and and you can follow along with the coverage of the event right here on WPT.com.