WPT Champion’s Club member Shawn Cunix went wire to wire on Day 4 at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Winter Poker Open to maintain his chip lead. With 27 players coming back to the tables, Thursday saw the field reduced to a final table of sic.
Cunix ended play with 8,880,000 chips. His five opponents joining him at the final table will be Aaron Mermelstein (7,160,000), Eugene Todd (5,150,000), Esther Taylor-Brady (4,020,000), Justin Liberto (2,500,000), and Randy Pfeifer (1,985,000).
Our final Canadian, Philippe Belley, just missed out on the final table. The Montreal native was eliminated in eighth place by Eugene Todd for a cash prize of $85,476, six times his previous recorded career earnings. Belley's run ended when he ran his into Todd’s and could not improve.
Others busting on Day 4 were Aaron Steury (17th — $18,045), Aaron Massey (18th — $18,045), James Calderaro (22nd — $14,879), and Loni Harwood (25th — $14,879).
The final table is set to resume around 3 pm ET on Friday. Can Cunix join the exclusive two-time Champion club? Or could Taylor-Brady become the first female champion of an open WPT event? Stay tuned to PokerNews Canada to see who will be crowned the newest WPT Champion.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.