WPT Seminole Main Event: Six go to Vegas, and ten go home

Andrew Moreno at WPT Seminole
Terrance Reid
Posted on: May 02, 2023 01:50 PDT

The Mike Sexton Cup sat in the corner, featured prominently within view of the final sixteen as they bagged up for the night. Only two tables remain in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event.

Six of them will be heading to Vegas for the final table, the other ten will only be able to watch it on stream in envy. Today's Day 4 will determine the fate of both groups.

Sitting on top of the leaderboard is Sridhar Sangannagari with 121 big blinds. He's in a great spot to continue accumulating with two short stacks on his left.

Sridhar Sangannagari at WPT Seminole Sridhar Sangannagari

Day 4 Seat Draw

Table 7

Table Seat Player Chip Count Big Blinds
7 1 David Mzareulov  2,725,000 18 big blinds
7 2 Jeff Madsen 1,675,000 11 big blinds
7 3 Isaac Kempton 9,200,000 61 big blinds
7 4 Clemen Deng 6,200,000 41 big blinds
7 5 Gal Yifrach 5,550,000 37 big blinds
7 6 Andrew Ostapchenko 4,625,000 31 big blinds
7 7 James Anderson 16,925,000 113 big blinds
7 8 Bin Weng 10,575,000 71 big blinds

Table 8

Table Seat Player Chip Count Big Blinds
8 1 Dorian Rios 3,950,000 26 big blinds
8 2 Naing Thu 6,350,000 42 big blinds
8 3 Mitch Garshofsky 5,575,000 37 big blinds
8 4 Rafael Farah Jarufe  10,900,000 73 big blinds
8 5 Champie Douglas 2,050,000 14 big blinds
8 6 Andrew Moreno  7,125,000 48 big blinds
8 7 Sridhar Sangannagari 18,125,000 121 big blinds
8 8 Dylan Smith 2,925,000 20 big blinds

Andrew Moreno sits with 48 big blinds, third in chips at his table. He did draw the unfortunate position of sitting to the right of the chip leader, so he'll need to navigate cautiously to find a way through the ICM waters. He did come from behind in a massive spot against Frank Lagodich to build his stack late in Day 3. Both players acted with class in the important moment. Moreno will look to capitalize on the opportunity in front of him.

Remaining payouts and Day 4 breakdown

Today, they play down to the final eight players. Levels will be 90 minutes long with time banks in play.

We're reaching major pay jumps as well, here's what players are looking at as they come into the day.

Place Prize Place Prize
1 $1,128,250* 7 $183,000
2 $745,000 8 $142,000
3 $550,000 9-10 $111,500
4 $413,000 11-12 $88,500
5 $312,000 13-14 $70,500
6 $238,000 15-16 $56,800

The final table will be played in Las Vegas on May 25th, and it will be live-streamed for the world to watch. Who will punch their ticket to Vegas and spend the next month dreaming of their name on the Mike Sexton Cup? We'll watch this one play down to the final table and see how it all goes down. For live updates, check out the WPT Live Updates today.