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WPT Championship -- Day 6

The Final Table is Set with Yevgeniy Timoshenko in the Lead


The sixth day of play at the 2009 World Poker Tour Championship began with 10 players at noon on Friday. It took three hours to lose the first player of the day, when Bruno Fitoussi exited in 10th place ($98,050). Eugene Katchalov fell next in ninth place ($130,735) more than a half-hour later. It took more than an hour for Justin Young to fall in eighth place ($163,420), but just a quick 15 minutes for Brian Rast to fall in seventh place ($204,275). The final six will return at 4 p.m. tomorrow to play at the final table for the top prize of $2,149,960.

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

Seat 1: Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier — 5,955,000

Seat 2: Scotty Nguyen — 3,275,000

Seat 3: Shannon Shorr — 1,130,000

Seat 4: Yevgeniy Timoshenko — 13,300,000

Seat 5: Christian "charder30" Harder — 7,425,000

Seat 6: Ran Azor — 2,525,000

Bruno FitoussiHere is a look at the biggest hands of the day as featured in’s live updates:

Bruno Fitoussi Eliminated in 10th Place ($98,050)

Bruno Fitoussi raised to 210,000 in middle position and Shannon Shorr reraised to 560,000 from the button. Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in for about 2 million and Fitoussi called all in. Shorr folded and Fitoussi showed pocket kings.

Eugene Katchalov

Timoshenko was behind with A J, but the board ran out A 4 4 7 6 giving him the winning hand and a stack of 4,700,000. Fitoussi is eliminated in 10th place and earns $98,050.

Eugene Katchalov Eliminated in Ninth Place ($130,735)

Eugene Katchalov moved all in for 1,185,000 and Ran Azor called from the cutoff with A K. Katchalov showed J 7 and needed help to survive.

The flop came Q 10 5, killing Katchavlov’s outs to a pair of jacks. The turn was the J and Azor made a Broadway straight. The inconsequential river was the 3 and Azor increased his stack to 3,550,000.

Katchalov earned $130,735 for his ninth-place finish.

Justin YoungJustin Young Eliminated in Eighth Place ($163,420)

Brian Rast raised to 275,000 and Justin Young moved all in for 1.2 million. Rast called with Q Q and Young showed 9 9.

The flop came A 9 7 and Young took the lead, but the turn and river came 8 Q and Rast hit a higher set on the river to move up to 5,440,000 in chips.

Young is eliminated in eighth place and earned $163,420.

Brian RastBrian Rast Eliminated in Seventh Place ($204,275)

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised from under the gun to 300,000 and Christian Harder reraised to 850,000. Brian Rast moved all in from the small blind and Timoshenko asked for a count.

It turned out that Timoshenko had Rast and his 5,720,000 stack covered by just 30,000. Timoshenko made the call and Harder folded.

Rast showed A K but Timoshenko showed K K. The board came out 9 8 6 6 J and Timoshenko took the biggest pot of the tournament to increase his stack to over 13 million.

Rast is eliminated on the final table bubble in seventh place and earns $204,275.