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Poker Leaderboard: World Poker Tour Titles

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Dec 30, 2020


The World Poker Tour has three main event final tables that are currently on indefinite delay with the COVID-19 pandemic preventing the televised final tables from being played out. The three tournaments were paused in early 2020 and meant to be completed in the spring, but were ultimately put on hold due to safety concerns.

The WPT was set to resume two of the final tables in December, but the temporary closure of the planned venue pushed the final tables back to 2021, with no official date of play yet announced. Two players at these delayed final tables have already had to wait the better part of a year to find out if they might win their third WPT main event titles, joining an elite list currently comprised of just six players with three or more titles on the tour.

James Carroll, the champion of the 2014 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star and the 2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, is among the final six players remaining in the 2020 WPT L.A. Poker Classic. Brian Altman won the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open main event in both 2015 and 2020, and is in third-chip position at the final table of this year’s WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. If either Carroll or Altman win when those final tables are eventually played out, they would join Carlos Mortensen, Gus Hansen, Chino Rheem, Eric Afriat, and Anthony Zinno with three titles.

The tour’s all-time title leader is Darren Elias, who has earned four main tour victories taking down the 2014 Borgata Poker Open, the 2014 Caribbean Main Event, the 2017 Fallsview Poker Classic, and the 2018 Bobby Baldwin Classic. He also holds the tour record for most final tables, with 12, and most cashes, with 41. In total, Elias has banked nearly $3.9 million in WPT events.