The World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) is down to its final six players, each hoping to grab the $785,800 first prize. Holding an overwhelming lead heading into Wednesday’s final table is Andrew Wilson, who, with 33.425 million chips, has over 43% of the chips in play.
Despite the gap between him and the rest of the field, it will not be easy sledding for Wilson, or at least it shouldn’t be. At one of the most stacked final tables in recent memory, three other players have already won World Poker Tour titles and each of them is gunning for an extra special milestone.
Brian Altman is one of six players – along with Gus Hansen, Anthony Zinno, Carlos Mortensen, David “Chino” Rheem, and Eric Afriat – with three career World Poker Tour titles. One more and he will tie Darren Elias for the most wins in WPT history. Elias almost extended his record to five this season, but fell one spot short in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.
Chad Eveslage has two WPT titles to his name, the second of which came at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in October. Should he win today, he would become just the third player in the WPT’s 20 seasons to win back-to-back titles within the same season. A third player, Marvin Rettenmaier, won back-to-back in 2012, but the events crossed two different seasons.
Gediminas Uselis has one World Poker Tour victory and it just so happened to come in this very event last year, which featured the largest field ever for the RRPO Championship event (this year’s came just a few entries short). Going back-to-back in the same event would be special. Uselis would be the first player to accomplish the feat and only the second to win the same WPT main event twice.
And guess what? The other player to win a WPT event twice is Brian Altman, who won the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open in 2015 and 2020. In another coincidence, Lucky Hearts is played at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, the same venue at which they are playing today.
Feels like this final table was meant to be.
The proceedings have just gotten underway and are being live streamed (with a 30-minute delay) on WPT.com.
World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open – Final Table Chip Counts
- Andrew Wilson – 33,425,000
- Chad Eveslage – 12,700,000
- Brian Altman – 11,850,000
- Joshua Kay – 9,250,000
- Gediminas Uselis – 8,350,000
- Robel Andemichael – 1,400,000