Bin Weng Headlines WPT Everyone for One Drop Final Table; Nitsche & Baumstein Still In
The $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Everyone for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas began with 1,676 entries, but after Thursday’s Day 3, it’s down to the final table of six. The player best positioned to make a run at the $2,561,480 top prize is Bin Weng, who leads with 21,025,000 (84 bb).
It marks the third WPT Main Event that Weng has not only made the final table but also with the chip lead. Prior to the World Series of Poker, he did so in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, which he won for $1,128,250, and WPT Choctaw, where he placed fourth for $143,000.
Others still in contention include Niko Koop (14,825,000), Scott Baumstein (10,975,000), Freddy Heller (9,300,000), Dominik Nitsche (8,125,000), and Tom Cannuli (2,800,000).
WPT Everyone for One Drop Final Table
|1||Dominik Nitsche||8,125,000 (33 bb)|
|2||Scott Baumstein||10,975,000 (44 bb)|
|3||Freddy Heller||9,300,000 (37 bb)|
|4||Niko Koop||14,825,000 (59 bb)|
|5||Bin Weng||21,025,000 (84 bb)|
|6||Tom Cannuli||2,800,000 (11 bb)|
Day 3 began with 71 players, but along the way, many notables hit the rail including Stephen Chidwick (16th - $132,060), Darren Elias (19th - $107,900), Paul Volpe (22nd - $89,080), Bryce Yockey (32nd - $74,300), Stephen Song (39th - $62,620), Martin Finger (46th - $53,340), Adrian Mateos (57th - $39,980), and 2022 WPT World Champion Eliot Hudon.
As for Elias, a four-time WPT champ, he exited in Level 26 (40,000/80,000/80,000) when, according to the WPT Live Updates, he moved all in for 1,365,000 from the small blind with the J♥10♠ and Heller called from the big blind with the A♣8♠. The K♣Q♦6♣ flop gave Elias an open-ended straight draw, but he missed as the K♥ bricked on the turn followed by the 5♥ on the river.
Volpe met his demise after running pocket queens into the kings of Hannes Jeschka, while Song was done in after losing a race with pocket nines against the ace-jack of Chidwick.
Earlier in the day in Level 21 (15,000/25,000/25,000), Joey LeBrun min-raised to 50,000 under the gun, and Hudon, who back in December won the WPT World Championship at Wynn for $4.1 million, defended his big blind to see a flop of 10♣9♣4♣. Hudon checked and LeBrun bet 40,000. Hudon woke up with a check-raise to 90,000 and then called off for around 300,000 when LeBrun jammed.
Hudon tabled the 10♠8♣ for top pair with a flush draw, but he was way behind as LeBrun rolled over the K♣K♠, which held.
Day 4 of the tournament will take place at 1 p.m. local time on Friday and will be live streamed on a 30-minute delay. The final six are guaranteed $524,500 in prize money, but of course each are hoping to lay claim to the $2,561,480 first-place prize.
Additionally, the $111,000 WPT Alpha8 for One Drop will take place July 14-16.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for more content surrounding the WPT Everyone for One Drop.
*Images courtesy of WPT / Drew Amato.
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