2009 LAPC Final Table Ready To Roll
February 26, 2022

After 5 tough days of play that began with 696 players, the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic is finally down to its six-person, televised final table.

LAPC Final Tables have been lucky in the past to always host some real poker star power and it appears that this year's final table will continue that trend, with today's featuring a past WPT champion, a well known internet pro and undisputedly one of the most recognizable faces in all of poker, saddling up to play.

That face, what little of it can be seen under the familiar beard, long hair and cowboy hat, belongs to World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, who will begin the day with the shortest stack of the group, despite starting Day 5 as the chip leader.

Of course it could be worse, 14 players from yesterday's play didn't even make the final table including Nick Schulman (17th), Teddy "Iceman" Monroe (16th), Zach Hyman (12th) and Peter "Nordberg" Feldman (14th).

The "Seventhbok" of the group was Blake Cahail, who had to settle for bouncing on the TV table bubble after getting it all in pre-flop with Ace-King of hearts against former WPT champion Chris Karagulleyan's pocket Kings. After the board ran out with no help, Cahail earned $180,403 for his seventh place finish.

The final six players of the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic are as follows:

Seat 1. Chris "Jesus" Ferguson (1,565,000)

Seat 2. Cornel Andrew Cimpan (1,740,000)

Seat 3. Pat Walsh (2,200,000)

Seat 4. Chris Karagulleyan (4,080,000)

Seat 5. Mike "SowersUNCC" Sowers (2,405,000)

Seat 6. Bihn Nguyen (1,895,000)

At 4:00 p.m PST today, these six players will begin the final leg of a journey that for one will end with a top prize worth $1,686,760 and one of the most prestigious titles of the WPT. Who that one will be is anyone's guess, but you can be one of the first to find out by following the action live at, the home of live updates, chip counts and videos featuring PokerRoad's Amanda Leatherman.

Story by Mark Anderson

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