Paul Volpe Looks To Extend Recent Hot Streak at WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Final Table

Published on March 8th, 2013 5:10 pm EST

The King is presenting the Bay 101 Casino logoPaul Volpe will have a commanding chip lead when the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star main event final table gets underway later today.

Volpe will enter the final table with over 5.5 million in chips, far ahead of his next closest opponent, Erik Seidel. Volpe came agonizingly close to winning his first WPT event last week, finishing in second place in the L.A. Poker Classic for $651,170. He is hoping that his second trip to a WPT final table will yield a better result.

One of the men who will be looking to stand in Volpe's way is Erik Seidel, who will enter the final table with 3.435 million in chips. Seidel has nearly $2 million in total lifetime cashes in World Poker Tour events, including a victory in the 2008 Foxwoods Poker Classic for $992,890.

Here is the full final table:

Paul Volpe, 5,525,000
Erik Seidel, 3,435,000
Joe Kuether, 2,830,000
Chris Johnson, 2,740,000
WeiKai Chang, 2,590,000
Joe Nguyen, 2,175,000


The WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star main event ended up with a total of 643 entries. This ended up creating a total prize pool of $4,597,450.

Here are the final table payouts:

1st, $1,138,350 (includes seat to $25k WPT World Championship)
2nd, $666,740
3rd, $435,610
4th, $295,590
5th, $208,910
6th, $162,240

The final table at get underway at 4 pm local time on Friday afternoon.


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