The final table of the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic main event is likely to be one of the most exciting final tables in the history of the WPT. You will have two of the best No Limit Hold'em tournament players of all-time sitting at the final table (Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth Jr). And as if that wasn't enough, you wil have two extremely talented players joining them in Nam Le and Quinn Do. Scott Montgomery and Charles Moore will round out the final table.
Between Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth Jr. and Nam Le, there will be nearly $22 million in lifetime tournament cashes sitting at the final table, as well as 16 WSOP bracelets. An absolutely stacked and loaded final table.
Phil Ivey enters the final day of play as the chipleader with a stack of 4.1 million in chips. Scott Montgomery is in second with 2.68 million, and Phil Hellmuth Jr. is in third place with 2.38 million in chips.
This is going to be Phil Ivey's eighth World Poker Tour final table. Amazingly, every time that Ivey has cashed in a WPT event, he has also reached the final table. Ivey has never won a WPT event, despite having reached 7 final tables.
Phil Hellmuth will also be gunning for his first ever WPT title. This will be his third WPT final table.
Nam Le will enter the final day of play as the short stack. He is currently sitting on 1.18 million in chips. Nam Le has something that both Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth Jr. don't have, and that is a WPT title (2006 Bay 101 Shooting Stars). Nam Le has almost $4 million in career cashes. The rest of his opponents had better hope that Le doesn't double up early tomorrow.
The remaining six players will be battling it out for the first place prize of $1.6 million dollars, plus the coveted WPT title.
Will Phil Ivey finally capture his first WPT title in his eighth trip to the final table? Or will Hellmuth take down his first WPT event? Or will they both go home empty-handed?
Play resumes on Thursday afternoon.
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