WPT Championship down to ten

WPT Championship down to ten

Friday, 23 April 2010

Just ten players are in the running for the $1.5m pay day in the WPT Championship at the Bellagio, among them a pair of former World Champions.

Irishman John O'Shea leads the way but there's plenty of top class opposition looming in a stacked final ten. Former World Champion Scotty Nguyen is second in chips followed by cash game legend and recent PartyPoker Premier League winner David Benyamine in third.

As if those two weren't enough there's also WSOP Main Event runner up David Williams, WSOP bracelet winners Bill Baxter and Cliff Josephy, Doyle Brunson Classic winner Eric Baldwin, long time chip leader Shawn Buchanan and Full Tilt Pro Nikolai Evdakov to contend with. And did I mention who's the short stack? None other than the Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth who's not a bad tournament player!

The chip counts and seating positions are as follows:

Seat 1.  Scotty Nguyen  -  2,637,000
Seat 2.  Phil Hellmuth  -  839,000
Seat 3.  Nikolay Evdakov  -  922,000
Seat 4.  John O'Shea  -  3,174,000
Seat 5.  Billy Baxter  -  2,429,000
Seat 6.  Eric Baldwin  -  2,130,000
Seat 7.  David Williams  -  2,454,000
Seat 8.  David Benyamine  -  2,561,000
Seat 9.  Shawn Buchanan  -  1,087,000
Seat 10.  Cliff Josephy  -  1,269,000

The action resumes at 8pm UK time.

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