Benyamine Leads Final Six Of WPT World Championship
April 24, 2022
The 195 entrants of the 2010 World Poker Tour World Championship at the Bellagio, after 6 days of tournament play, have finally been reduced down to a final table of six, each now guaranteed at least $199,888, or at most an impressive top prize worth $1,530,537.

The final step to reaching this point came yesterday, as an exceptionally tough last 10 was slowly whittled down to 6, with poker legend Phil Hellmuth the official “seventhbok” of the day, and the last to fall.  Hellmuth earned $152,856 for the 7th place finish, but no doubt there is still some disappointment even with the substantial cash; despite making 4 WPT final tables in the past, Phil has still yet to earn his first WPT title, and this one thanks to his stellar WPT season, would have even come with the bonus of being named WPT Player of the Year.

Even with the elimination of Hellmuth in 7th place, and other big names like Scotty Nguyen (8th) and Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy (10th), organizers for this year’s WPT World Championship can still find plenty to be happy about with tomorrow’s final six.  Not only is the chip leader of the final table, respected Full Tilt pro David Benyamine, but nearly all of the other five are well known players as well, each seemingly representing a different segment of the poker community as a whole, including groups like the old school pros, the internet grinders, the cash game specialists, the tournament rounders, and even the ex-Magic The Gathering players.

The final six players and their chip counts heading into today’s (4/24) WPT World Championship final table are as follows:

David Benyamine- 4,705,000

David Williams- 4,700,000

Eric Baldwin- 4,490,000

Billy Baxter- 2,440,000

Shawn Buchanan- 1,965,000

John O'Shea- 1,200,000

For more information on the players of this year’s WPT World Championship final table, or to catch the updates when the action begins tomorrow at 1PM PT, visit
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