World Poker Tour Maryland at Live Casino had 495 entrants. The winner, whom will be crowned on Wednesday, will take home $319,415. Each of the remaining six players are guaranteed at least $64,020. Jeff Esterling bubbled the final table. But he still earned $49,380 for his impressive seventh place performance.
Anthony Zinno has a chance on Wednesday to catch Darren Elias, who busted in 17th place on Day Three, with four career WPT titles. He is one of six remaining players in the $3,500 WPT Maryland at Live Casino event.
The final table kicks off 2:15 pm ET on Wednesday. Stephen Deutsch holds the chip lead heading into the final day. Brian Altman, who finished Day One and Day Two with the chip lead, is still in a good position. He’s currently in second place.
Anthony Zinno Chasing Darren Elias
Darren Elias is considered by many the G.O.A.T. of the World Poker Tour. Here at CardsChat, we dubbed him the “Phil Hellmuth of the WPT.” Hellmuth, of course, holds the WSOP record for most titles at 15.
Elias, on the other hand, is the only four-time WPT champion. He took his shot at a fifth title at World Poker Tour Maryland at Live Casino. And he had yet another deep run, extending his career cashes record to 36. But he fell short of the his 14th final table and was eliminated in 17th place for $13,375.
That gives Anthony Zinno an opportunity to catch up to Elias with four World Poker Tour titles. Zinno now has 32 career World Poker Tour cashes and is making his seventh final table appearance.
But he’ll have his work cut out for him if he’s going to claim that fourth title. Zinno is just fifth in chips at 1,025,000. Stephen Deutsch leads the way with 7,975,000, so he has quite an uphill battle to climb.
World Poker Tour Maryland at Live Casino Final Table Chip Counts
- Stephen Deutsch 7,975,000
- Brian Altman 5,760,000
- Robert McGlaughlin 2,935,000
- Nitis Udornpim 1,220,000
- Anthony Zinno 1,025,000
- Jeffrey Colpitts 860,000
Altman and Zinno are the only past WPT champions. Altman has been the most consistent performer at the WPT Maryland tournament through the first three days. He ended the first two days with the chip lead and continued building his stack on Day Three.