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Andrew Lichtenberger Leads WPT World Championship At Wynn Las Vegas Final Table

Stacked Final Six Will Contend For The Title and The $5,678,000 Top Prize on Thursday, Dec. 21


After four starting flights and five more days of action, the largest World Poker Tour main event field ever has been thinned to a final table. A total of 3,835 entries were made in the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, setting a new turnout record for the main tour while falling just short of the $40 million guarantee. From that sea of contenders, there are now just six players remaining with a shot at the title and the top prize of $5,678,000.

The final table is stacked with accomplished players, with more than $65.3 million in combined earnings between the final six. Here is a look at their chip counts heading into the final table, which kicks off at 4:00 PM local time on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Andrew Lichtenberger 148,200,000
2 Chris Moorman 88,300,000
3 Georgios Sotiropoulos 46,200,000
4 Ben Heath 36,700,000
5 Daniel Sepiol 34,300,000
6 Artur Martirosian 29,400,000

Andrew LichtenbergerThe chip leader heading into the final day is Andrew Lichtenberger with 148,200,000 (123.5 big blinds). The 36-year-old bracelet winner based out of Las Vegas has nearly 39 percent of the total chips in play, and is well situated to add to his $17,850,223 in career earnings in a major way.

Two-time bracelet winner and 2014 WPT L.A. Poker Classic main event champion Chris Moorman will enter the final table with the second-largest stack with 88,300,000. The longtime online tournament crusher from the UK has already guaranteed himself a new career-high payout by making it this far, with the top six all having locked up at least $1,207,000.

Greece’s Georgios Sotiropoulos has the third biggest stack with 46,200,000. The three-time bracelet winner has more than $4.2 million in prior earnings but will earn his first seven-figure payday in this event.

British poker pro Ben Heath sits in fourth place with 36,700,000. The bracelet winner from Brighton came into this event with more than $19.9 million in career cashes.

Hot on Heath’s heels is Daniel Sepiol with 34,300,000. The 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour Riverside main event champion can more than double his lifetime live tournament earnings of $1.6 million by surviving to the top four in this event.

The short stack is 2021 European Poker Tour Sochi main event champion and two-time bracelet winner Artur Martirosian. The Russian poker pro has more than $14 million in career cashes, with more than half of that being won so far in 2023.

Here is a look at the payouts up for grabs at the final table:

Place Prize Money
1 $5,678,000
2 $3,772,200
3 $2,798,700
4 $2,095,300
5 $1,583,100
6 $1,207,000

Photo credits: WPT.