Some 1,065 partypoker players bought into the $3 million guaranteed WPT Online Series Main Event over the course of three flights, and only nine of those starters remain in the hunt for the $526,561 top prize.
Daniel Dvoress finds himself in the all-too-familiar position of chip leader going into the final table, but a Dvoress victory is far from a done deal because there are some incredible players among the final nine.
WPT #20 Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
Dvoress returns to the action at 19:05 p.m. BST armed with a tournament-leading stack of 40,666,540 chips. It is a position Dvoress has found himself in on numerous occasions, so he will not let the pressure get to him.
The Canadian has some incredible results online at partypoker, not least his $613,986 score from a year ago, a prize awarded for winning the $25,500 Super High Roller event. Dvoress followed that up by triumphing in the Mike Sexton Classic during the WPT Montreal Online festival, a result that saw his bankroll swell by $294,346.
Luciano Hollanda of Brazil is Dvoress’ closest rival in terms of chips. Hollanda has 33,838,245 chips in his arsenal, a huge total considering he finished Day 1B with a 1,013,959 stack. The Brazilian keeps his poker results private, preferring to fly under the radar, but we know he eclipsed $1 million in online poker tournament winnings back in May 2014, so he definitely knows his way around a poker table.
Third place at the restart belongs to Marc Lange, courtesy of his 28,831,658 stack. Those of you who followed the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party in detail may recall Lange finished 17th in the Main Event for an impressive $50,000 score. He will beat that prize should he finish at least eighth today.
Sebastian Henao grinds from Mexico but hails from Colombia. He sits back down with an arsenal of 26,005,586 chips. Henao recently finished eighth in the 2020 MILLIONS Online Mini Main Event and walked away with $18,816 so is no stranger to major final table appearances.
The man in fifth place right now needs no introduction. Christian Rudolph is considered one of the best poker tournament players of his generation and is a major threat despite him holding 23,177,230 chips. Rudolph, known as “WATnlos” in the online poker world, has several million dollars in online poker winnings and plenty more live. He employs an aggressive style of play that is sure to ruffle a few feathers at his latest in a long line of final tables.
You find another elite grinder in sixth place, one of three Brazilian final tablists, Yuri Dzivielevski. He would have preferred to have more than his 18,877,732 chips, but he is far from short-stacked. The man known as “theNERDguy” is more than $13 million in online poker tournament winnings and is ranked number one in the world by our friends over at PocketFives. Dzivielevski’s largest partypoker score weighs in at $184,637, his reward for winning the MILLIONS Online #03 6-Max High Roller. A third-place or better finish here beats that massive sum.
Bulgaria’s Stoyan Obreshkov has been among the chip leaders throughout the WPT Online Series Main Event ever since claiming the Day 1B chip lead. Obreshkov came close to winning an online WSOP bracelet late last year. Can he make amends for not doing so by becoming an online WPT Main Event champion? He has 16,051,215 chips in front of him, so a bit of work to do to make that happen.
The third and final Brazilian at this final table is Fabiano Kovalski, who returns to the battlefield with 15,231,725 chips. Kovalski’s trademark smile hides what is an incredible poker player, so do not let him fool you. He has more than $600,000 in live poker tournament earnings, including a $103,122 score for finishing 12th in the 2020 WPT Online Championship Main Event.
Rainer Kempe is the man bringing up the rear with his 10,320,069 stack of chips. The calculated Kempe is the biggest winner at the final table thanks, in part, to more than $21 million in live tournament winnings. Kempe may be the shortest stack but he is an extremely dangerous opponent regardless of how many chips he has.
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