Earlier in Season 13 of the World Poker Tour (WPT), Darren Elias made back-to-back final tables, winning both. Anthony Zinno repeated that feat in the last month. Now, after winning last week’s WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event, Taylor Paur has a chance to make history once again.
Day 3 of the WPT Rolling Thunder came to an end Tuesday in Sacramento, California with the elimination of Jordan Cristos in seventh place, setting the final table of six. Not only is Paur hunting for back-to-back titles, but, after finishing sixth last week at Bay 101, Ravee Mathi has also made back-to-back final tables.
Harrison Gimbel will take the chip lead into play Wednesday afternoon after bagging 3,135,000 chips. Mathi (2,373,000), Paur (2,293,000), Rex Clinkscales (1,508,000), Jeff Griffiths (1,318,000), and Jesse Rockowitz (727,000) will be the obstacles in Gimbel’s hunt for his first WPT title.
Darren Elias fell just short of his third final table this season, busting in 15th. Other notables busting were Sam Panzica (eighth), Joe Kuether (ninth), JJ Liu (10th), Phiilip Hui (12th), and Ari Engel (13th).
Play will resume on Wednesday at noon PT with a live stream available on WPT.com. Tune back into PokerNews Canada after the completion of play for a full final-table recap.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.