NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Down To Ten At WPT Championship
April 24, 2022

Thanks to a short stacked Jen Harman getting it all-in with aces and getting busted by Yevgeniy Timoshenko's Ten-Deuce, we are now down to the final ten players of the World Poker Tour $25,000 World Championship.

Notorious Bellagio "big game" cash player Harman was not the only top pro to bust during Day 5, according to official live updates provided by worldpokertour.com, others that were sent to the rail include Freddy Deeb (12th), Ross Boatman (15th), Marco "CrazyMarco" Johnson (20th), David Grey (23rd) and PokerRoad's Jeff Madsen, who was able to hang on till 18th place, before finally shipping it all in one last time and getting snapped off.  For the 18th place finish Madsen earned $65,370.

As perhaps expected, the list of the final ten players still in contention contains many well known poker names, including two with a shot at World Poker Tour Player of the Year and one with a chance at achieving poker immortality by accomplishing what no other poker player ever has before. 

Sitting at the WPT final table (not to be confused with the TV final table) are both Justin Young and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, two players who had stellar WPT seasons and are in contention to catch John Phan, who currently sits at the the top of the WPT Season 7 Player of the year board.  Joining Young and "ElkY" for Day 6 are Christian Harder, Shannon Shorr and a kind of well known player named Scotty Nguyen who is dangerously close to pulling off a legendary poker tournament hat trick, having previously won both the World Series of Poker Main Event and the $50,000 WSOP World Championship H.O.R.S.E. event. 

As if that weren't enough of a goal to shoot for, a runner-up finish in this event would also push Scotty past his friend and impersonator Daniel Negreanu on the all time money list, according to official rankings at TheHendonMob.com, and a first would push him past Jamie Gold as well, making him the all-time top money winner in tournament poker, with close to $13 million in career cashes.

Of course for all that to happen Scotty must first get through 9 more world-class players, four today and hopefully five tomorrow.  To see if he can pull it off check back with www.worldpokertour.com for live updates, chip counts and excellent behind the scenes videos starring PokerRoad's own Amanda Leatherman.


Story by Mark Anderson

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