The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown in Florida is ready to find its winner with just six final tablists remaining in the field. Chip leader is Taylor von Kriegenbergh with 4.33 million chips.
The World Poker Tour's second-to-last event of the season at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Casino in Florida is ready to find a winner after the 433 starters were cut to just six finalists last night.
Day 4 saw 19 contestants return for their seats to fight for a place on the final table, and this meant a goodbye to players like Noah Schwartz, Zuhdi Mansour as well as Day 4 chip leader Blair Hinkle, who ended his tournament in eighth place for a $91,450 payday.
After Hinkle's departure, Taylor von Krigenbergh - who is playing in his first WPT event ever - instead turned on the heat, and the young American is now leading the field ahead of tonight's six-player final table.
So far, Kriegenbergh's best result is a fourth place finish from March's Big Event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles worth $140,000, but with a 4.33 million chip lead, he is now almost certain to improve that record once play gets underway once again in Florida.
Von Kriegenbergh is trailed by Justin Zaki and Abbey Daniels, both with 2.19 million, followed by Allen Bari who made a good run yesterday to end in fourth with 1.98 million.
Fifth is Tommy Vedes with 1.5 million, while Curt Kohlberg is sixth with a short 655,000 stack.
All finalists are already sure to collect $166,272, with the prize money steadily rising towards the $1,122,430 grand prize.
The decisive stages are set to begin at noon today, local time, with updates and chip counts as usual available from the WPT website