The 2021 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $3,500 buy-in no-limit maintain’em foremost occasion set the report for the biggest subject in WPT historical past, attracting 2,482 complete entries to construct a prize pool of $7,942,400. After two beginning flights and three extra days of match motion, there are actually simply six gamers remaining with a shot on the title and the $1,261,095 first-place prize.
The remaining rivals will all have to attend till May 18th to see which ones may have their title added to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. This occasion will likely be one in every of three delayed closing tables to be performed out on the PokerGO studios in Las Vegas within the coming weeks, with the motion being filmed for tv broadcast at a later date. The different two closing tables, for the WPT L.A. Poker Classic and the WPT Borgata Winer Poker Open, had been each set in early 2020 and have been delayed for over a 12 months because of the COVID-10 pandemic.
Play concluded on the host venue of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida late on Tuesday, Apr. 27. with the elimination of World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erik Cajelais in seventh place ($203,405). The closing six bagged up their chips, with motion set to renew three weeks later in Las Vegas. They have all locked up at the very least $261,700 for his or her deep runs on this occasion.
The chip chief heading into the ultimate desk is Sonny Franco with 31,900,000, which will likely be good for simply shy of 80 large blinds when play picks again up at 200,000-400,000 with an enormous blind ante of 400,000. The French participant has simply shy of $1.7 million in profession stay match earnings to his title, together with a win within the WPTDeepStacks Paris €1,500 buy-in foremost occasion in 2020 for $221,209.
Franco simply barely edged out Brekstyn Schutten for the highest spot on the leaderboard. The Grand Rapids, Michigan resident bagged up 31,350,000 to place himself inside a pair large blinds of the lead. Schutten will greater than double his profession stay match earnings of $376,132 if he manages to complete inside the highest 4 in May.
North Carolina’s Steven Snyder ended with 15,975,000 (40 large blinds). The 2016 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $1,675 foremost occasion champion has gathered $863,639 in stay cashes since recording his first rating in 2014.
Sitting in fourth place is Ken Aldridge, who is understood to many within the poker world as ‘Teach’. The retired highschool educator from North Carolina has cashed for $1,781,959 in stay poker tournaments over time, with 4 profession titles together with a WSOP bracelet gained within the $1,500 buy-in six-max no-limit maintain’em occasion again in 2009. This will likely be Aldridge’s second WPT foremost occasion closing desk, having completed because the runner-up within the 2011 WPT Legends of Poker for $365,800.
Albert Calderon may have 5,350,000 (13 large blinds) to work with on the closing desk. The 2019 Arizona State Poker Championship foremost occasion winner will double his profession earnings of $259,536 no matter how he fares the remainder of the best way.
Rounding out the ultimate desk is Viet Vo, who has simply over 10 large blinds in his 4,150,000 stack. While he will be the brief stack, Vo can be the participant with essentially the most prior stay match earnings at this closing desk. He has cashed for $1,964,667 all through his profession, together with ending second within the 2018 WPT Choctaw foremost occasion for $320,725.
Here is a have a look at chip counts of the ultimate six gamers:
Here are the remaining payouts up for grabs on the closing desk:
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