WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic Day 3 – FT Set

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The World Poker Tour Emperors Palace Poker Classic has now seen the final table of six players revealed after Day 3 reached that number after starting the day with 27 players. Leading at the start of play was the German pro Dominik Nitsche who is looking to claim this title two years on the bounce.

Though he started with the chip lead he did relinquish that honour come the end of the day but still did enough to make it through into the final day.

The chip leader going into that final table is Eugene Du Plessis after he bagged up an extremely impressive 2,635,000 chips. That has him with more than double his closest rival Daniel Brits and a whole heap more than anyone else.

Nitsche is in third place with 875,000 chips and is certainly in with a great chance of defending the title he won last year right here.

The final table bubble boy on the day was Matt Lawrence after he pushed all in with the 7h-7c but was called instantly by Daniel Brits who had the 9c-9s. The board fell as the 10d-9d-3s-5s-4c and Lawrence had to make do with a payout of $22,012 for his efforts.

He was joined on the rail by players such as early leader in this event Nahum Lum, Robbie Sham, Ryan Eber and Benjamin Cole. Each went home with a payout for their troubles though which is more than can be said for the majority of players that started this event.

The Final Table Chip Counts And Seating

St1) Wesley Wiegand – 365,000

St2) Rob Fenner – 335,000

St3) Eugene Du Plessis – 2,635,000

St4) Dominik Nitsche – 875,000

St5) Daniel Brits – 1,225,000

St6) Ronit Chamani – 310,000

What They Will Be Playing For

1st) $132,128

2nd) $92,708

3rd) $59,634

4th) $44,136

5th) $33,130

6th) $26,504

We are already highly anticipating this final table and expect it to be a highly contested affair. Anything can happen on a final table and when you have someone as talented as Nitsche going for another title, you simply cannot bet against him pulling out something special.