September 15, 2010
Phil Laak has made the final table of the WSOPE Six Handed Event as he tries to win his 1st ever bracelet. He starts the day in 3rd place and has a good shot at winning the event.
The shorthanded No Limit Hold’em event began with almost 250 entrants including some of the biggest names in poker. Present were the likes of the leading bracelet holder and WSOP Main Event champ Phil Hellmuth.
Also playing were eight time bracelet holders Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel. Full Tilt Poker pros were also out in a show of force that included Tom Dwan, Howard Lederer, John Juanda, Chris Ferguson and Mike Matusow.
Also present were PokerStars’ Annette Obrestad who won the WSOPE Main Event at just 18 years old.
Phil’s good buddy Antonio Esfandiari took part as well as Player of Year leader Sorel Mizzi.
Each player paid £3,650 to enter and a 1st place finish will pay the winner £170,000.
Tough Final Table
The Unabomber is perhaps the most well known face in the last six and one of the leading poker players. However, the final table includes some tough competition.
The Swede Chris Bjorin has now made a record five WSOPE final tables and will begin the day 2nd in chips. With almost $5 million in tournament winnings he will put up some very tough competition.
Canadian Andrew Pantling who lead the tournament in Day 2, has continued to run things and starts the final table with a significant chip lead.
The chip counts at the start of the final table are:
Andrew Pantling – 627,500
Chris Bjorin – 368,500
Phil Laak – 317,000
David Peters – 251,500
Ilan Rouah – 200,000
Willie Tann – 72,000