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WSOP Circuit Western Regional Championship -- Final Table Set at Harrah's Rincon

Dwyte Pilgrim will Shoot for his Third WSOP Circuit Ring Against Steve Brecher, Tim West, and Ali Eslami


Tim West will Shoot for his Second Major Title this Month TomorrowThe final table is set at the $10,000 World Series of Poker Circuit $10,000 Western Regional Championship after nine players hit the rail on day 3. The final table includes WSOP Circuit double-gold-ring winner Dwyte Pilgrim, Tim West, Ali Eslami, and Full Tilt pro Steve Brecher. The final table will begin tomorrow at noon and Card Player and Card Player TV will bring you all of the action from the final table at Harrah’s Rincon near San Diego, California.

West is the chip leader heading into tomorrow with 843,000. West has had a great month on the felt. He recently won the Wynn Poker Classic main event and he is in a strong position to win a second main event title in March. Second in chips is David Peters from Rancho Sante Fe, California with 437,000. Third in chips is Pilgrim with 408,000. Pilgrim could “Shock the world!” and win his third WSOP Circuit gold ring at this final table. He won his first gold ring here in April 2009.

Here is a look at the final-table seating chart with chip counts:

1 Dwyte Pilgrim 408,000
2 Miller Dao 99,000
3 David Peters 437,000
4 Ali Eslami 395,000
5 D.J. Blanchard 271,000
6 Tim West 843,000
7 Dylan Wilkerson 89,000
8 Steve Brecher 246,000
9 Dana Kellstrom 147,000

Here is the prize money they will be playing for at the final table:

1: $282,242
2: $174,443
3: $124,204
4: $90,223
5: $66,834
6: $50,455
7: $38,808
8: $30,397
9: $24,235

It took the remaining field of 18 players almost seven hours to reach the final table on day 3 and there were some big names who fell along the way, including Todd Terry, Scott Montgomery, and Daniel Negreanu. Kid Poker fell when his pocket tens lost to the ASpade Suit 9Spade Suit of West when he made a flush on the turn. An even worse fate fell to the money bubble boy Kyle Bowker.

Ali Eslami enters the final table with 395,000Bowker was all in for his tournament life preflop with pocket nines against the pocket aces of Dana Kellstrom. The board rolled out 9Spade Suit 6Heart Suit 3Club Suit QDiamond Suit ASpade Suit and Bowker had his hopes raised and then crushed on his final hand. Three players made the money today but they did not advance to the larger riches at the final table.

Day 3 Cashes:

12: Joe Parker — $19,653
11: Alejandro Garcia — $19,653
10: Kwinsee Tran — $19,653

Day 3 Eliminations: Daniel Negreanu, Kyle Bowker, Scott Montgomery, Jesse Martin, Todd Terry, and Romik Vartzar

All of the final table contestants are guaranteed at least $24,235 and a seat in the WSOP Circuit National Championship but tune back in to see who takes home the top prize worth $282,242 tomorrow.