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Farid Jattin Leads 2016 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Final Table

Six Players Remain To Battle For Title And $821,811 First-Place Prize


A total of 1,179 entries were made in the" 2016 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event,": surpassing the $3 million guarantee to build a final prize pool of $3,773,979. From that huge starting field now only six players remain in the fight to become the latest WPT champion and take home the $821,811 first-place prize.

The chip leader with 15,735,000 of the 35.25 million chips in play is Farid Jattin. The Colombian poker player finished fifth in this year’s WPT L.A. Poker Classic main event for $238,070. He has had prior success in WPT events held at the Borgata, finishing sixth in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open main event for $174,352 in 2014. With roughly 45 percent of the chips in play he has a good chance to improve on those finishes in this event.

Jattin is joined at the final table by two notable pros in 2012 World Series of Poker main event runner-up finisher Jesse Sylvia and former online tournament superstar Zachary “HustlerGrune” Gruneberg. Gruneberg will enter the final day in second chip position with 5,390,000, although his stack is only roughly a third of the size of Jattin’s. Sylvia is the short stack with 3,035,000 but he is hardly in panic mode, as that will be worth 30 big blinds with the players returning to limits of 50,000 – 100,000 with an ante of 10,000.

Play resumes at 4 p.m. Eastern standard time on Friday, Sept. 23. The final table will be recorded for TV broadcast and also will be live-streamed on the WPT Twitch account starting at 4:30 pm ET. The stream will feature commentary from poker pros Kane Kalas, Jamie Kerstetter, Michael Gagliano, and Nick Binger.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into the final table:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Farid Jattin 15,735,000
2 Zachary Gruneberg 5,390,000
3 Taha Maruf 4,405,000
4 Chris Limo 3,460,000
5 Simon Lam 3,230,000
6 Jesse Sylvia 3,035,000

Photo courtesy of World Poker Tour.