Busquet Bubbles WPT Choctaw Final Table, Fischer Leads Final 6


Busquet Bubbles WPT Choctaw Final Table, Fischer Leads Final 6

The big event almost every poker player had circled on the calendar in the wake of the 2016 World Series of Poker is World Poker Tour Choctaw, and the $3,700 reentry event is down to an official final table of six players after three days of play. The tournament drew 1,066 entries total, down a bit from last year’s 1,175.

It will be German Bastian Fischer leading the way when the final six convene for the televised final table at 4 p.m. local time in Durant, Oklahoma, on Tuesday. Bracelet winners James Mackey, Ben Zamani, and Jack Duong also made the final table, along with Matthew Smith and Craig Varnell, who won last year’s WPT500 at ARIA.

Here are the remaining chip counts with blinds and antes currently at 60,000/120,000/20,000:

Seat Player Stack Big Blinds
1 James Mackey 6,315,000 53
2 Matthew Smith 2,330,000 19
3 Craig Varnell 7,495,000 62
4 Bastian Fischer 8,780,000 73
5 Ben Zamani 3,300,000 27
6 Jack Duong 3,750,000 31

A potential final table headliner went bust in seventh place, when Olivier Busquet fell on the bubble of the final table. Busquet, who was seeking his third WPT final table and second title, came out on the wrong end of a race in a four-bet pot with Varnell, according to the live updates.