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World Poker Tour -- Hollywood Poker Open Final Table Set

Erik Seidel, William Reynolds, Thomas Marchese, and Ali Eslami are the Headliners in Indiana


William Reynolds is the Final-Table Chip LeaderDay 4 at the World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open no-limit hold’em main event saw just nine players return for a short day of poker where just three players hit the rail. The eventual champion will take home $273,664 in prize money at the final table tomorrow. The players who make up the final six include some of the most successful professionals from the tournament trail in recent memory.

The chip leader for the final table is William Reynolds with 1,169,000. Also near the top are notables Erik Seidel (645,000), Ali Eslami (213,000), and 2010 Card Player Player of the Year Thomas Marchese (175,000). Seidel and Eslami are each coming off of tournament victories in early 2011. Seidel most recently won the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship while Eslami won the World Series of Poker Circuit Western Regional Championship. Their confidence should be high at tomorrow’s final table.

Check back in tomorrow evening for a recap of the final table on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 4:

Final-Table Chip Counts:

Seat 1. Andy Whetstone – 80,500
Seat 2. Erik Seidel – 645,000
Seat 3. Ali Eslami – 213,000
Seat 4. Tom Marchese – 175,000
Seat 5. Mike Scarborough – 654,500
Seat 6. William Reynolds – 1,169,000

Final-Table Payouts:

1: $273,664
2: $155,103
3: $110,788
4: $77,551
5: $62,041
6: $50,962

Day 4 Cashes:

7: Steve Barshak — $44,315
8: Allen Kessler — $39,884
9: Terry Jacobs — $31,021

Hand of the Day:

Steve Barshak Eliminated in Seventh Place ($44,315)

Steve Barshak raised to 12,000 under the gun preflop and William Reynolds reraised to 38,000. Barshak reraised to 92,000 and then Reynolds fired again, this time for 180,000. Barshak moved all in after that for 425,000. Reynolds made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Barshak: AClub Suit KSpade Suit
Reynolds: QSpade Suit QDiamond Suit

Board: JSpade Suit JClub Suit 5Diamond Suit 10Diamond Suit QHeart Suit

Reynolds won the hand with a full house to top the Broadway straight of Barshak, who was eliminated in seventh place. He was awarded $44,315 in prize money and his elimination brought play to a close for the night.