The final table for the WPT championship has been decided. Yesterday’s leader, Paul Lee, remains as the chip leader of the tournament with a massive $11,828,000 in chips.
Some of the notable eliminations included Phil Hellmuth leaving in 18th, taking home $123,670. Hellmuth explained the hand in his blog, after beating Laing in a hand with pocket Qs…
“The very next hand I picked up J-J, and made it $90,000 to go. Thomas Walhrus made it $230,000 to go, and I called. The flop was 8-6-2, and I checked. Walroos bet out $300,000, and for the first time in five days, I moved all-in. Imagine that! In five days, not only was I never called all-in, I never even moved all-in!!! Walroos insta-called, showed pocket aces, and I hit the door. It was 100% my fault. Only 20 minutes earlier I had heard that Walrous was all-in with 9h-6h, on the turn, vs. a set of nines. Walroos hit his flush to survive. This influenced me.”
Jimmy Tran took 10th position and won $185,645, Tommy Vu placed 9th for $216,585, Scott Fischman was eliminated in 8th receiving $247,525. The last player to be eliminated to end the day was Thomas Wahlroos. He went all in with AsTs after Mike Wattel raised 420K pre-flop and chip leader Paul Lee had simply just called behind. Lee thought about it for a while, then called showing AdQs domainting Wahlroos. The flop came Jh8s2s giving Wahlroos a spade out, but the remaining cards were both diamonds (2 and 5) which sent him packing to the rail.
Here are the official chip counts for tomorrow’s 5pm WPT Final Table at the Bellagio:
Seat 1. Kirk Morrison – 4,194,000
Seat 2. Guy Laliberte – 4,690,000
Seat 3. Carlos Mortensen – 6,501,000
Seat 4. Mike Wattel – 2,887,000
Seat 5. Paul Lee – 11,828,000
Seat 6. Tim Phan – 2,162,000
Will Paul Lee’s massive lead hold up for a victory or will he be taken down by Full Tilt Pro, Carlos Mortensen. Stay tuned as we will provide an update on all the action tomorrow.