They are down to the final six players at the 2021 World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Main Event in Hollywood, Florida and it is a close race at the top of the leaderboard. Sitting in the pole position going into Wednesday’s final table is Harout Ghazarian with 17.4 million chips. But right behind his is Jacob Ferro with 16.4 million.
Ghazarian channeled his inner Phil Hellmuth on Tuesday, arriving late to the party, a bold move when there are just 15 players remaining to start the day. He finally showed up halfway through the opening level and it obviously didn’t do him much harm.
Scott Levitt, the chip leader going into Day 4, may have wished he slept in a bit. He immediately doubled up Steve Buckner, not a gigantic chip loss, but a bad start, nonetheless. He later lost a sizeable pot and to Jacob Ferro, then doubled up Ari Dinov. At that point, he was down under 5 million after beginning the day with 11 million.
Levitt kept the charity going, doubling up Nicholas Davidson to drop below 2 million. He was eliminated in 13th place shortly thereafter.
Ghazarian rose to the chip lead on the final hand of the night. Willie Wiggins raised to 375,000 pre-flop and Ghazarian called. On the 8-5-2, two-spade flop, Ghazarian bet 250,000 and Wiggins made the call. The turn was the Ace of spades, making a flush possible. Ghazarian checked, Wiggins bet 500,000, and…uh,oh…Ghazarian check-raised to 1.7 million. Wiggins shoved and Ghazarian called. Wiggins had A-8 for a turned two pair, but he saw the bad news when Ghazarian revealed that he had turned the nut flush, holding K-6 of spades. The river was a Jack and Ghazarian shipped the final pot of the night while Wiggins no longer had to worry about playing the next day.
While the top two players at today’s final table are very close in chips, most of the rest of the final table members should keep it competitive. Clayton Maguire has 10.325 million chips, while Gediminas Uselis and Selahaddin Bedir both have nearly 9 million. The only person who looks to have no chance is Anshul Rai, who has just 875,000 chips. But then again, this is poker, a game which shows us every day that we really have no idea what is going to happen.
The final table will commence at 2:00pm ET at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. There are four minutes, 34 seconds left in Level 29 with blinds at 75,000/150,000 and a 150,000-chip big blind ante. The World Poker Tour will stream the action on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube starting at 2:30pm ET.
2021 World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Main Event – Final Table Chip Counts
- Harout Ghazarian – 17,400,000
- Jacob Ferro – 16,400,000
- Clayton Maguire – 10,325,000
- Gediminas Uselis – 8,900,000
- Selahaddin Bedir – 8,700,000
- Anshul Rai – 875,000