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World Poker Tour -- Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Final Table Set

Taylor Von Kriegenbergh has the Chip Lead with 4.3 Million


Taylor Von KriegenberghDay 5 at the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown no-limit hold’em main event saw the final 18 players return and by the end of play just the final television table of six remained. Here is a look at the chip counts for the start of play at 4 p.m. local time tomorrow, as well as the prize money the final players will be competing for:

Official Final-Table Seating Chart with Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Abbey Daniels – 2,192,000
Seat 2: Tommy Vedes – 1,570,000
Seat 3: Allen Bari – 1,984,000
Seat 4: Taylor Von Kriegenbergh – 4,384,000
Seat 5: Curt Kohlberg – 655,000
Seat 6: Justin Zaki – 2,197,000

Final-Table Payouts:

1: $1,122,340
2: $586,109
3: $415,680
4: $286,819
5: $211,997
6: $166,272

The final-table chip leader is Taylor Von Kriegenbergh with 4,384,000. He is appearing at his second final table this year tomorrow after taking third place at The Big Event at the Bicycle Casino back in March. His challengers at the final table include professionals Tommy Vedes (1,570,000), Allen Bari (1,984,000) and Curt Kohlberg (655,000). Rounding out the final table are newcomers Abbey Daniels (2,192,000) and Justin Zaki (2,197,000).

Check back in tomorrow evening for a summary of the final table here on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 5:

Day 5 Cashes:

James Mackey — 7 ($124,704)
Blair Hinkle — 8 ($91,450)
Mike Shklover — 9 ($66,509)
Bruce Snell — 10 ($43,646)
Kazu Oshima — 11 ($43,646)
Derek Buonano — 12 ($43,646)
Nick Avena — 13 ($39,490)
Zuhdi Mansour — 14 ($39,490)
Charles Wiper — 15 ($39,490)
John Dobson — 16 ($35,333)
Ronny Beda — 17 ($35,333)
Noah Schwartz — 18 ($35,333)

Hand of the Day:

James Mackey Eliminated in 7th Place ($124,704)

James Mackey moved all in under the gun for 450,000 and Taylor Von Kriegenbergh reraised all in over the top of him from the big blind. His move to isolate worked and then the final two players flipped over their cards:

Mackey: 5Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit
Kriegenbergh: 8Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit

Board: AHeart Suit KSpade Suit 9Spade Suit 4Diamond Suit KSpade Suit

Von Kriegenbergh won the hand and he grew his chip stack to 4.3 million, which will give him the chip lead at tomorrow’s final table. Mackey was eliminated on the hand in seventh place and he will take home $124,704 in prize money. With his elimination play ended for the night.