2015 WPT Legends of Poker Day 4: Freddy Deeb Looking for Third WPT Title

Freddy Deeb WPT Legends of Poker The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

The World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker Main Event is down to a final table of six players to conclude Day 4 of the prestigious tournament.

The $3,700 tournament at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino will play the televised, six-handed, final table on Friday, September 4, with Aaron Kweskin coming in as the chip leader. But Freddy Deeb is the big storyline on this final table.

Only three people in poker history have won three WPT titles: Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, and Anthony Zinno. Deeb is looking to become the fourth player to be a triple champion as he has two previous WPT wins. He’ll be coming in as the third-best stack with 4,495,000 chips.

WPT Legends of Poker Final-Table Stacks

1Aaron Kweskin7,675,000
2Mike Shariati5,230,000
3Freddy Deeb4,495,000
4Brent Roberts3,585,000
5Stan Jablonski1,560,000
6Craig Chait1,035,000

The winner of this tournament will be earning $675,942, which includes a $15,400 seat in the season-ending WPT World Championship.

Aaron Kweskin has now gone back-to-back days as the chip leader, as he concluded Day 3 with the most chips as well when only 15 players remained. Making a final-table appearance guarantees Kewskin the best live tournament cash of his life, as he’s now locked up $91,523 and his previous best result it a runner-up finish at an L.A. Poker Classic event for $48,306.

In Day 4’s action, only one other player aside from Freddy Deeb is a WPT Champions Club member. Griffin Paul was unable to survive the day, though, collecting $20,920 for 13th place.

The final elimination of the day was Michael Wang, just missing out on his television debut after being the Day 2 chip leader and losing his stack in seventh place for $70,604. Deeb raised from cutoff, Shariati three-bet from the small blind, and Wang looked down to a pair of jacks in the big blind and four-bet shoved. Only Shariati called, happily flipping over two red aces. The board was of no help to Wang, and his elimination marked the end of play for the day.

The televised final table begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and will play down to a new champion. Can Freddy Deeb become the fourth person in poker history to win three WPT titles? Check back with PokerNews Canada for a recap of the action.

Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Updates.

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