Final Table Set at WPT Gardens Poker Festival, Lior Orel Continues Lead


Lior Orel led complying with Day Two at the WPT Gardens Poker Festival. And also as we approach the final table in the initial World Poker Tour event of the season, he’s still in the very same setting.

Eric Hicks, nevertheless, took a commanding chip introduce Day 4 on Wednesday complying with an excellent performance on Tuesday. However the grizzly patriotic American shed a bad beat with a set of queens against Orel’s transformed nut flush to breast in seventh location ($ 56,860).

The WPT Gardens Poker Festival, a $5,000 buy-in competition at Gardens Casino in Los Angeles, is the initial World Poker Tour event of the 2019-2020 season. A total of 373 bought in and after four days of play, we’re to the final six.

Each remaining gamer is guaranteed at the very least $73,600 when the final table starts at 2 pm PT on Thursday. However the genuine money– $368,475, to be precise– is the reward the victor will certainly take house.

Big Names Gone But Talent Remains

Maria Ho remains to run deep in big poker competitions. Yet she took a tumble simply short of the final table on Wednesday. The casino poker analyst was eliminated in 8th location ($ 44,525). But the last table still has some skill in its schedule.

Cable Garcia has nearly $2.7 million in lifetime event pays. He’s most understood for winning the inaugural WSOP Colossus in 2015, defeating a then-record 22,374 players for a $638,880. Like the various other 5 players at the WPT Gardens final table, he’s seeking his first Globe Poker Scenic tour title.

WPT Gardens Poker Festival Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Lior Orel 3,245,000
  2. Roger Teska 2,970,000
  3. Laszlo Molnar 2,865,000
  4. Lars Kamphues 2,540,000
  5. Cord Garcia 1,880,000
  6. Andrew Wisdom 1,435,000

Hicks encountered some terrible luck during Wednesday’s session. Not just did he shed to the previously mentioned suck-out with a set of queens against Orel. Previously in the day, he called an all-in bet with pocket aces pre-flop in a 1.7 million-chip pot versus Wisdom, that was holding Q-10. 4 spades abandoned the board, giving Wisdom a winning flush.

Poker is a terrible game often. It just goes to show that an end-of-day chip lead suggests little unless it’s the final day of the event. Points can go south promptly anytime, a severe lesson Hicks discovered on Wednesday, if he didn’t currently recognize.

Orel, on the other hand, trended upwards throughout much of the session. After finishing Day 2 with the chip lead, he lost his advantage to Hicks on Day 3. Yet simply two days later and also he’s back on top with a take a look at his very first World Poker Tour title.