It is time to crown a new main event champion at the 2019 Potomac Poker Open $3300 Main Event as the final day gets underway at 2 p.m.
The remaining 13 players will all be aiming for the $247,950 grand prize up top. Leading the hopefuls is Jimmy Chen who enters the day as the chip leader by some distance with 3,600,00 in chips. Chen would need to finish 4th or better to secure his biggest ever live poker cash and he sits in good position to do so with his chip lead.
It will not be easy for Chen however as several other big stacks reside at his table, in a somewhat unbalanced seat draw with two tables remaining as the top four stacks are all at Chen’s table, including Farid Jattin who is second in chips with 2,350,000. Jattin has close to 4 million in career tournament poker earnings and the player representing Colombia will be looking to add yet another big score to his impressive resume. Jonathan Gilliam (1,800,000) and Ian O’Hara (1,435,000) are also at the table of giant stacks and will be looking to disrupt the two larger stacks.
The same table also features WSOP bracelet winner Yaser Al-Keliddar who brings a stack of 1,020,000 back with him to the final day as he looks to climb the chip counts to get into the hunt.
Every player remaining still has a chance as long as they have chips however as once play gets down to the final ten players there will be a redraw and the eventual winner will have to go through everyone in order to take the top prize.
Play will begin at 2 p.m. Levels will be 60 minutes and play will begin at level 23 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 and a 40,0000 big blind ante meaning that the average stack has about 33 big blinds. Breaks are every two levels and a dinner break will be decided as the day goes on.
PokerNews will cover the entirety of the day with chip counts, photos the big hands that will shape the eventual outcome.