Seat 1: Noah Schwartz -- 1,162,000
The most accomplished player at the final table, Noah Schwartz, also happens to be the chip leader. The 29-year-old from Sunny Iles Beach, Florida has more than $3.2 million in live tournament winnings since 2006, with his career year coming in 2012. That is when he won $1,127,927 including a win in the World Poker Tour $3,500 Jacksonville bestbet Main Event for $402,972, fourth in the L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 Championship for $355,750 and sixth in a €25,000 High Roller Event in Monte Carlo for $219,162.
As far as the World Series of Poker is concerned, Schwartz, who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from FIU, has 12 cashes for $589,408. Nearly half of that came back in 2009 in the special 40th anniversary Event #2 $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em when he finished eighth for $246,834. Other highlights include a 24th-place finish in the 2009 WSOP Event #40 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $46,225 and fourth in the 2011 WSOP Europe Event #5 €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em Split Format for €112,092.
Schwartz has previously said that pot-limit Omaha is his favorite game, so how sweet would it be if he captured his first gold bracelet in that game? He has a good chance of doing it as he holds about a quarter of the chips in play, but only time will tell if he can find himself as the last man standing.