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WPT -- Southern Poker Championship Day 3

Final Table Set For Saturday Afternoon

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Soheil ShamseddinAfter one of the longest days in World Poker Tour history, the Southern Poker Championship resumed Friday with the goal of playing from 27 down to the televised final table of six. Thankfully, play moved at a much faster pace this time around and the final table was set in just over nine hours.

The field featured a few remaining notables, among them Hevad Khan, Justin Phillips, Tony Cousineau, Mohsin Charania, Ben Fineman, Bernard Lee, Ted Lawson, Jordan Morgan, Florian Langmann and Vanessa Rousso. All of those players were eliminated sometime throughout the day, but it was Rousso who earned the title of bubble girl when she was eliminated in seventh place. This marked the second time in her career that Rousso just missed out on a WPT final table. The first came during the 2006 Five-Star World Poker Classic.

Here are the final six and their chip counts in seat order:

  1. Hilbert Shirey  -  1,353,000
  2. Bobby Suer  -  651,000
  3. Tyler Smith  -  1,271,000
  4. Allen Carter  -  1,673,000
  5. Soheil Shamseddin  -  3,061,000
  6. Chuck Kim  -  386,000


Hand of the Day:

Vanessa RoussoVanessa Rousso Becomes the Dreaded Bubble Girl

Soheil Shamseddin raised from under the gun to 100,000 and Vanessa Rousso moved all in. Shamseddin made the call with pocket tens and Rousso needed to win a race with A K.

The board ran out 10 9 3 9 9 and Rousso was eliminated on the bubble, finishing deep in Biloxi for the second year in a row and earning $79,117 in the process.