A bumper crowd of 4,600 players started the $5 million guaranteed WPT Mini Main Event and only nine of those hopefuls remain going into the final day’s action. Liviu-Rodrig Bartha is the man to catch going into the nine-handed final table, but victory is far from a forgone conclusion.
Team partypoker’s Hristivoje Pavlovic went into the penultimate day’s action as the chip leader but he couldn’t quite get over the final hurdle. Our awesome Team Online player fell in 13th place for a $27,800 score.
Our very own Roberto Romanello went a couple of places deeper before crashing out in 11th place, narrowly missing out on another major final table. Romanello banked $36.700.
Before the two orange diamond sporting grinders busted, Naith Hanchard saw his impressive run end in 32nd place, a finish worth $14,100. Hanchard won his $1,050 Mini Main Event seat via a $33 Monster Sat so his ROI for this event is huge.
We also had to say goodbye to two of the game’s top players. Peter Jetten’s run ended in 15th place for $27,800 and Faraz Jaka ran out of steam one place later in 14th; he also collected $27,800.
WPT Mini Main Event Championship Final Table
|1||Liviu-Rogrid Bartha||United Kingdom||277,140,435|
|2||Renan Carlos Bruschi||Brazil||203,120,309|
Each of the nine finalists are now guaranteed at least $45,600 for their efforts. There is $2,285,099 left to play for from the $5,000,000 prize pool! Amazingly, if the remaining players decided to do an even chop of the pot, they’d each receive almost $255,000! That won’t happen because the top prize is worth an incredible $758,312.
Liviu-Rodrig Bartha, a UK-based Romanian, is the man to catch when play resumes. Bartha returns to his seat with 277,140,435 chips, one of only two players to have over 200 million betting tokens.
Free $1,050 Ticket Turns Into Final Table Appearance For Four Stars
Brazil’s Renen Carlos Bruschi is the other finalist with a huge stack, namely 203,120,309 chips. Bruschi is loving life right now thanks to winning his $1,050 seat via our WPT Ticket Drop promotion. He took down a tournament that had a Mini Main Event ticket added to the prize pool and now he’s navigated his way to the final table.
Three other players are in a similar position to Bruschi having won multi-table tournaments with a free $1,050 WPT ticket awarded to their champion.
Janis Lose (75,277,604), Ravil Timisov (56,296,816), and Freek Schloten (39,399,748) are that value-hunting trio. Their free $1,050 Mini Main Event seat is now worth $45,600 but they’re only eight eliminations away from what would essentially be a free $758,312! Can you imagine how amazing that would be?
None of the players who make up the final table is there to make up the numbers. Each reached the big stage on merit and will have a major say in where the title heads.
Third-place at the restart is Romans Voitovs (84,694,994) who you may know by his famous online alias “Rovodice”. Voitovs is a phenomenal poker tournament player who has dozens of online titles to his name. He’s also a competitive CS:GO eSports player so is used to high-pressure situations.
Arturs Balodis (80,143,652) is nicely poised in the middle of the pack while Moldova’s Nichita Verbitchii (65,142,112) is a little further down the pecking order. His stack, however, has 26 big blinds in it so he’s not in any immediate danger.
Bringing up the rear but still in with a chance of glory is Tobias Koerper of Germany. He returns with 37,669,280 chips (15 big blinds), enough for ninth-place, but he’s one double-up away from being right back in the thick of it.
Follow All The Action From This Mega Final Table
The final table kicks off at 20:00 CEST on September 9 and continues until one players has all the chips in play. Our cards-up Twitch coverage starts at 21:00 CEST and Team partypoker’s Sam Trickett will be joining the elite commentary team and giving his thoughts and analysis on the final table action.
Ready to join the party?
If you’re ready to jump into the action, then click here to download partypoker and get started!
If you already have an account with us, click here to open partypoker and hit the tables!