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David Pham Leads World Poker Challenge Final Table

The WPT Event Begin Its Conclusion Today


The table of the final six of the World Poker Tour's World Poker Challenge is set. The tournament resumes at 5 p.m. PT today.

David Pham, who has more than $4.5 million in lifetime tournament winnings, is the chip leader with $1.655 million. He's playing excellent poker, with two first-place finishes since March 14, when he won two events at the Winnin O' the Green for a total of $106,400.

Second in chips is Juan Carlos Alvarado, who has more than $218,000 in tournament winnings since last May. He has $1.1 million in chips.

J.C. Tran will pass James Van Alstyne in Card Player Magazine's Player of the Race for the top spot, and he is third in chips today with $904,000. He has more than $4.1 million in tournament winnings.

Danny Wong, who has more than $976,000 in tournament winnings, is fourth in chips with $623,000. He already cashed three times this year, most recently getting fourth at the World Series of Poker Circuit championship event in Rincon last month.

Mark Seif started yesterday as the tournament's chip leader. Today he starts in fifth position with $325,000. Seif's most recent cash came at the World Poker Open where he finished 23rd.

Tournament vet John Hom has a lot of work to do as the short stack at today's final table with $119,000. Horn has multiple cashes through the years for more than $416,000 in winnings.

The $5,000 event attracted 475 players. The final table payouts are $683,473, $366,798, $182,260, $159,478, $136,695, and $113,913. The event takes place at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. is there providing live updates for the event. Click here to view the live update page.