Some 999 players bought into the $3 million guaranteed WPT #04 6-Max Championship a couple of days ago and only seven of those starters remain in the hunt for the title. One of those seven stars will become a World Poker Tour champion and see their bank accounts swell by an impressive $494,550.
Right now, all seven are getting some valuable rest after two days of intense poker action. They’ll return to their seats at 20:00 CEST on August 11 and butt heads until a champion is crowned.
WPT #04 6-Max Championship Finale Table Chip Counts
|2||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||17,045,406|
|3||Patrice Brandt||United Kingdom||15,922,894|
Should the final table finish in the same order as the overnight chip counts, Artsiom Prostak will be the man helping himself to the near-half million-dollar top prize. Little is known about the Belarusian other than he won the $1,050 WPT Omaha Hi-Lo Turbo a couple of weeks ago for $22,496 His Hendon Mob profile shows $2,914 worth of winnings in the live poker arena. Prostak and his six remaining opponents are guaranteed at least $70,200 in this event.
Elior Sion is the man in second-place and he could well be the United kingdom’s best-kept secret. Sion is a high stakes pro who prefers to stay out of the limelight. He just goes about his business and his business is winning stacks of money.
You’ll often find Sion playing in the highest stakes tournaments and cash games online and around the world. To date, he has more than $2.5 million in live winnings, including a $1,395,767 score for winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship event at the 2016 WSOP; that tournament is regarded as the toughest in the world.
Sion’s No-Limit Hold’em skills need to be on point when he sits back down because he’s surrounded by some impressive opponents, not that it will faze him.
Currently occupying third-place is UK-based German Patrice Brandt. Brandt has played several partypoker LIVE events over the past couple of years, but it was in a WPT tournament that he locked up his largest score yet. Brandt finished third in the €3,300 WPT European Championship in Berlin in January 2018 and padded his bankroll with €93,105 ($111,187). Finishing fifth or higher in this 6-Max Championship will surpass that impressive sum.
Petrangelo Is In The Hunt For Glory
Nick Petrangelo returns to the action with enough chips to place him fourth. Petrangelo is a phenomenal player, one with almost $17.5 million in live tournament winnings, and several million more from his online poker career. It’s difficult to pick out a career highlight for Petrangelo because there are so many massive results to choose from.
We’d have to say his 2018 WSOP victory in the $100,000 High Roller is the one that stands out, especially as it netted him $2,910,227. He also has a runner-up finish in the 2015 WPT Alpha8 event in Las Vegas that secured a $1,015,335 prize.
Petrangelo has more than 50 cashes that weigh in at six-figures or more. He’s definitely one to watch when the cards are back in the air.
Don’t write off the chances of Russian pro Arsenii Karmatckii even though he starts the final table fifth in chips; the man is a beast of a poker player. You may know him as “josef_shvejk” if you follow online poker tournaments, it’s an alias that’s won him more than $5.1 million in the online poker world.
His largest online cash weighs in at $269,136 so he needs third-place or better to beat that score. He’s no slouch in the live poker world either, as is evident by his $1.69 million in winnings, including an EPT title and his victory in the €2,200 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship.
Jake Schindler: The $25 Million Dollar Man
Sixth-place at the restart belongs to Jake Schindler is a super-talented American pro who mostly focusses on the high roller and super high roller live scene. He has a base in Mexico so he can compete in the biggest tournaments online poker can throw at him.
Schindler has won millions of dollars online and an incredible $25,269,982 in the live poker world. His four largest prizes are worth a combined $8,276,375, which is nothing short of ridiculous! Some €1,750,000 ($2,151,754) of those prizes came from winning the €100,000 Super High Roller event at the 2008 partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona. A WPT title still eludes Schindler, is this the day he changes that fact?
Joacheng Gong is the man bringing up the rear but he’s far from out of contention. Sure, he has a lot of work to do, but he’s already showing a decent profit for the series thanks to finishing seventh in the 8-Max Championship for $61,171. Gong started that final table eighth in chips and while he couldn’t quite get out of second gear, he showed knowledge of ICM and managed to ladder up a payout spot.
Don’t Miss Our Amazing Final Table Live Stream
Play resumes at 20:00 CEST and we have a Twitch stream starting on an hour’s delay from 21:00 CEST. It’s not often you get to see some of the world’s elite players in action with cards up coverage plus expert commentary so we suggest you keep your schedules free and tune into our Twitch channel later today (August 11).
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