Big names contend as WPT Jacksonville heads to Day 3

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 29, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

wpt logoA total of 351 players registered for the latest stop on the World Poker Tour (WPT) the WPT BestBet Open which is currently taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, and after two full days of action the tournament is now down to just 25 players, with some very impressive names contending for the title and the $321,521 payday that will be awarded to the winner.

Leading the way heading into Day 3 will be poker pro David Diaz, who is sitting on a stack of over 1.7 million. Diaz will take a commanding lead into Monday, as his nearest competitor Michael Linster has just over 800,000 chips. Still, Diaz will have to square-off against some very stiff competition considering players like David “Doc” Sands, Tony Cousineau, Anthony Spinella, John Dollinger, Matt Salsberg, Dan Buzgon, and Matt Giannetti are still in the hunt.

Here is a look at the seating assignments and chip counts of the remaining 25 players courtesy of the worldpokertour.com website:

TABLE 1

* Seat 1. Michael Linster – 816,000 (81 bb)

* Seat 2. Pete Tinnesz – 388,000 (38 bb)

* Seat 3. Open

* Seat 4. Colen Beck – 165,000 (16 bb)

* Seat 5. Michael Tait – 313,000 (31 bb)

* Seat 6. Peter Dragar – 326,000 (32 bb)

* Seat 7. Barry Hutter – 294,000 (29 bb)

* Seat 8. Tony Cousineau – 201,000 (20 bb)

* Seat 9. Odie Kennedy – 54,000 (5 bb)

TABLE 2

* Seat 1. Danny Schechter – 52,000 (5 bb)

* Seat 2. Anthony Spinella – 208,000 (20 bb)

* Seat 3. Benjamin Zamani – 725,000 (72 bb)

* Seat 4. John Dollinger – 537,000 (53 bb)

* Seat 5. Aaron Lucas – 477,000 (47 bb)

* Seat 6. Matt Salsberg – 405,000 (40 bb)

* Seat 7. David Diaz – 1,705,000 (170 bb)

* Seat 8. Dan Buzgon – 235,000 (23 bb)

* Seat 9. Corey Zarnoch – 320,000 (32 bb)

TABLE 3

* Seat 1. Pete Chwala – 142,000 (14 bb)

* Seat 2. David Bell – 524,000 (52 bb)

* Seat 3. Matt Giannetti – 275,000 (27 bb)

* Seat 4. David Sands – 692,000 (69 bb)

* Seat 5. Raj Vohra – 501,000 (50 bb)

* Seat 6. Sam Soverel – 204,000 (20 bb)

* Seat 7. Chad Deberry – 491,000 (49 bb)

* Seat 8. Tim Reilly – 591,000 (59 bb)

* Seat 9. Open

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the $3,500 buy-in WPT Main Event:

* 1st place: $321,521

* 2nd place: $175,712

* 3rd place: $115,311

* 4th place: $79,619

* 5th place: $58,754

* 6th place: $46,673

*Resources: www.worldpokertour.com



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