James Courtney Leads the WPT World Championships $100K Super High Roller

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James Courtney leads a tough final table of six in the $100,000 Super High Roller at the WPT World Championships at The Bellagio with $1 million for the winner.

James Courtney Leads the WPT World Championships $100K Super High Roller

The WPT World Championships $100,000 Super High Roller at The Bellagio has reached it’s final table and it’s the surprisingly uncommon name of James Courtney with a slight chip leader over the in-form Joseph Cheong.

15-players started the first day of action and it was the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final €25k High Roller winner, Steven Silverman, who would be taking the chip lead into the second day of action. Only four players were eliminated on that first day and they belonged to the names of Erik Seidel, Cary Katz, Marvin Rettenmaier and the reigning champion Tom Marchese.

A further six players chose to enter on Day Two – or re-enter as was the case with Cary Katz, Erik Seidel, Jean-Noel Thorel and Jason Mercier – and that capped the field at 21-players. Three of them are going to get paid with $409,500 for third, $641,250 for second and $1,023,750 reserved for first.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko was the final table bubble boy after being eliminated at the hands of Courtney. Joseph Cheong opened from first position, Timoshenko moved all in from the hijack holding pocket treys and Courtney woke up with pocket kings to end the Ukrainians hopes in seventh place.

It’s a tough final table but you can’t be looking any further than Joseph Cheong for this one. The recent World Series of Poker Asia Pacific $50,000 High Roller runner up and Macau Poker Cup winner is in scintillating form and is one of the favourites for the title. Doc Sands took the runner-up spot in the $98,000 Super High Roller at the PCA at the start of the year and Silverman took the recent €25k High Roller at EPT Grand Final. Add the unpredictable Andrew Robl into the mix and we can expect fireworks when the final table starts at 16:00 (PT) Thursday.

Final Table

Seat 1: Joseph Cheong – 1,646,000 (102BB)
Seat 2: Andrew Robl – 169,000 (10BB)
Seat 3: James Courtney – 1,690,000 (105BB)
Seat 4: Steven Silverman – 1,339,000 (83BB)
Seat 5: Daniel Perper – 164,000 (10BB)
Seat 6: David Sands – 1,286,000 (80BB)


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