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Leaderboard: WPT Final Tables

by Erik Fast |  Published: Jan 11, 2023


Final Tables Player(s)
13 Darren Elias
9 Phil Ivey
8 Scotty Nguyen
7 Daniel Negreanu, Michael Mizrachi, Gus Hansen, J.C. Tran,
Eric Afriat, Anthony Zinno, David Pham, Brian Altman
6 Carlos Mortensen, Hoyt Corkins, Nam Le, Mohsin Charania, Erick Lindgren, Antonio Esfandiari, Erik Seidel, Noah Schwartz, Kathy Liebert, Darryll Fish, Ray Qartomy, Jake Schwartz, Tony Dunst, John Juanda

With the World Poker Tour closing out its 2022 season in December at the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas (check out the next issue to see the winner), it’s the perfect time to take a look at the most successful players on the tour when it comes to accumulating final-table finishes.

Top of the class is none other than WPT end boss Darren Elias, who also sits atop the all-time main event titles leaderboard for the tour with four victories. Elias has made the official six-handed final table in 13 WPT main events, giving him four more appearances than any other player. He has made it down to heads-up five times, and only came away as the runner-up once. With five third-place finishes as well, he has managed to make the proverbial ‘podium finish’ a total of ten times.

Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey sits in second place with nine final-table finishes on the tour. Ivey had made the final table seven times before he finally broke through to win the 2008 WPT L.A. Poker Classic main event for a $1,596,100 payday. Although his most recent final-table finish came back in the summer of 2010, he does have five top-three showings, including a runner-up in the 2003 WPT World Poker Open.

Rounding out the top three is 2006 WPT Gold Strike World Poker Open champion Scotty Nguyen. In addition to that title win for $969,421, Nguyen has made seven other WPT final tables, but has no other podium showings outside of his big win. He has one fourth-place finish, two fifth-place showings, and was the first sent home at the six-handed final table four times.

With a fourth-place finish in the 2022 WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open main event in late November, Brian Altman joined an illustrious group of seven other top players in a tie with seven final-table finishes on tour. ♠