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WPT -- World Poker Final Day 5

All Six Players at the Final Table Are Professionals


Cornel Cimpan Holds the Chip Lead heading into the Foxwoods Final TableDay 5 at the 2009 World Poker Tour World Poker Finals took place today at the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino in New England, and 10 players remained when cards got into the air at noon. It took 87 hands to lose four players and designate the final television table of six. Tomislav Dobrilovic (10th place), Adam Levy (ninth place), Steve Brecher (eighth place), and Kenna James (seventh place) where the unfortunate four who won’t be returning tomorrow. The final table of six has a professional player in every seat. Former WPT champions Lee Markholt and Cornel Cimpan (pictured right), who is the chip leader with 3,691,000, will look to add second titles, but they will be challenged by Eric Froehlich, Curt Kohlberg, Soheil Shamseddin, and Matt Stout. The final table will begin Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST, and the final six players will play down to one final champion, who will walk away with $910,058. You can check back at the end of the tournament for a summary of the final table on Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 5 at Foxwoods:

Television Final Table Seating Chart with Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Lee Markholt — 264,000
Seat 2: Curt Kohlberg — 1,086,000
Seat 3: Eric Froehlich — 1,014,000
Seat 4: Cornel Cimpan — 3,691,000
Seat 5: Soheil Shamseddin — 2,954,000
Seat 6: Matt Stout — 1,579,000

Day 5 In-the-money Eliminations:

10: Tom Dobrilovic — $46,499
9: Adam Levy — $66,427
8: Steve Brecher — $99,641
7: Kenna James — $132,855

Hand of the Day:

Kenna James Eliminated in Seventh Place

With blinds at 20,000-40,000 with a 4,000 ante, Kenna James decided to move all in on a short stack of 125,000 from middle position. Soheil Shamseddin made the call, and they flipped over their cards:

Shamseddin: JHeart Suit 10Heart Suit
James: 6Heart Suit 6Spade Suit

Board: AClub Suit KClub Suit JSpade Suit QSpade Suit JClub Suit

Shamseddin made a Broadway straight and he busted James from the tournament in seventh place ($132,855). Play ended for the night after the hand.

Payout Structure:

1: $910,058
2: $463,332
3: $265,710
4: $232,496
5: $199,283
6: $166,069