With Day 4 of WPT Grand Prix de Paris in the books and the WPT TV Final Table set to take place today at 10:30am ET at the Aviation Club de France, a familiar name sits near the top of the leaderboard, WPT One to Watch Christina Lindley.
Here are the chip counts for the final six:
1. Vasili Firsau – 2,893,000
2. Christina Lindley – 880,000
3. Elliot Smith – 782,000
4. Mohsin Charania – 647,000
5. Peter Apostolou – 269,000
6. Kimmo Kurko – 116,000
Can Christina become the first lady to win an open WPT event?
When you consider the size of the chip lead that Vasili holds, it’s going to be a tough ask, but with 44BB to play with nobody has a better chance of denting the Belarusian’s pride, and chip stack, when the action kicks off later today. Lindley is one of the WPT Season XII Ones to Watch and has repaid the faith the WPT has shown her with a sterling performance here in Paris.
Lindley turned 60k into over 400k on Day 3 when she emerged as the serious candidate to try and wrest the chip lead away from Vasili Firsau. That chip lead would have been hers had she not lost an all-in and call against Jason Koon QQ < KQ when Koon flopped the only two kings in the deck to shut out that possibility. Lindley was all smiles whilst she played her poker yesterday, and the big chip stack eventually returned to her corner when she doubled through Kimmo Kurko KK > QQ and will start the day second in chips.