Live tournament round up sees Chris Moorman and Joe Serock nicely placed as the LAPC reaches its final 18 players, and Christian Pham takes the top prize at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOP) Main Event in Las Vegas.
Can Chris Moorman finally bag himself a major live tournament title?
The man who just picked up the British Poker Award for the best online tournament player of 2013, is still trying to turn that online form into a major live victory, and is hoping that the Commerce Casino is going to be the place to set that record straight.
Moorman currently trails Josh Neufeld (2,326,000) and Glenn Lafaye (1,743,00) sitting 3/18 with 1,731,000 and all the experience in the world. Perched on Moorman’s shoulder is the former WPT Player of the Year (POY) Joe Serock with 1,596,000 chips. Serock will also be desperate to pick up his first WPT title of an illustrious career.
The man leading the pack is Neufeld, whose biggest score to date was a 79th place finish at the 2012 WSOP Main Event for $88,070. Hollywood starlet Jennifer Tilly fell in 22nd place, but we do still have a celebrity remaining in the field with French singer/actor Patrick Bruel holding fort with a smidgen over one million.
534 players entered, 18 remain and the top prize is worth over one million dollars.
Can Moorman or Serock do this?
We have two more days of action before we find out.
Top Five Chip Counts
1st. Josh Neufeld – 2,326,000
2nd. Glenn Lafaye – 1,743,000
3rd. Chris Moorman – 1,731,000
4th. Joe Serock – 1,596,000
5th. Michael Rocco – 1,410,000
Christian Pham Spoils Jonathan Gaviao’s Caesars Party
History was very nearly made in the $1,650 WSOPC Main Event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as Jonathan Gaviao came so close to becoming the first player to win two WSOPC Main Event titles in one season.
The man who stopped that from happening was Christian Pham, whose $214,332 first prize is the largest he has won by a country mile.
697 players entered the event that created a prize pool surpassing a million dollars, which enabled them to pay 72 places. Amongst those who cashed were former WSOP bracelet winner Brandon Cantu (18th) and 2013 WSOP Main Event 16th place finisher Chris Lindh (9th).
Pham defeated Gaviao in heads-up action after qualifying for the event through a $200 satellite.
Final Table Standings
1st. Christian Pham – $214,332
2nd. Jonathan Gaviao – $132,622
3rd. Yu Sheng Lin – $97,273
4th. Michael Ma – $72,338
5th. Andrew Sapiro – $54,523
6th. Nancy Birnbaum – $41,642
7th. Ofer Akerman – $32,222
8th. Jesse Wilke – $25,259
9th. Chris Lindh – $20,053