Alex Yen leads the final six players of the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The professional poker player has been playing poker for 15 years, but this is by far his biggest cash. Yen bagged 27,575,000 for 138 BBs and the Chicago native leads the field by a wide margin.
Also making the final table are Anton Wigg a pro poker player and startup manager from Sweden, Daniel Lazrus a poker player and NFT creator from New York, Joshua Kay another professional poker player, Nick Verderamo an actuary from Baltimore MD, and Omar Lahkdari who hails from Prais, France originally.
Josh Kay scored two eliminations on Day 4 and lies second on the leaderboard, but is nearly 10 million chips behind Yen. Anton Wigg sits third in chips after taking out two players of his own and is the only other player above 10 million in chips and sits at 16,975,000. Daniel Lazrus came into the day fourth in chips, and that is where he sits heading into the final six as he bagged 7,350,000.
WPT Deepstacks Champion Omar Lakdhari sits fifth in chips with 4,825,000 after scoring a late double through Jeremy Ausmus when his pocket eights held against Ausmus ace-ten. Nicholas Verderamo is the short stack just behind Lakdhari, having bagged 4,425,000.
Players are playing for the first place prize of $975,240 but are all guaranteed at least $208,025. Here’s a full look at the remaining payouts for the event:
- 1st – $975,240
- 2nd – $650,180
- 3rd – $482,380
- 4th – $361,130
- 5th – $272,830
- 6th – $208,025
The commentators for the event will be WPT’s Executive Tour Director Matthew Savage and LearnWPT Instructor and international crusher Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger. Lichtenberger has over $11 million in live tournament earnings dating back to 2007 and has played in some of the biggest tournaments in the world.
The final six players return at 2 p.m. tomorrow for the livestreamed final table. Play begins with level 30 and blinds at 100,000-200,000 with a 200,000 ante for 80-minutes before the levels will drop to 60-minutes until heads-up when they will drop to 30-minute levels. The stream starts at 2:30 p.m. on Twitch where viewers have a chance to win a Gamavrs Poker Heroes #NFT, and also on YouTube, and here on Facebook.
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts:
- Seat 1: Anton Wigg – 16,975,000
- Seat 2: Nicholas Verderamo – 4,425,000
- Seat 3: Joshua Kay – 18,150,000
- Seat 4: Daniel Lazrus – 7,350,000
- Seat 5: Alexander Yen – 27,575,000
- Seat 6: Omar Lakdhari – 4,825,000