David Benyamine Will Take Chip Lead Into WPT World Championship Final Table

Published on April 24th, 2010 2:22 am EST

Photo Replacement - David Benyamine at the World Series of Poker 2010 - Wearing a white striped shirt - Looking quite seriousDavid Benyamine will take the chip lead with him into the final table of the WPT World Championship when action gets under way on Saturday afternoon.

Four players were eliminated on Friday as the tournament field was narrowed down from 10 to 6. The players who just missed out on Saturday's final table were:

7th - Phil Hellmuth
8th - Scotty Nguyen
9th - Nikolay Evdakov
10th - Cliff Josephy

Phil Hellmuth was unsuccessful again in his attempt to take down his very first WPT title, despite making yet another deep run. In the past two years, Hellmuth has two sixth place finishes to go along with his 7th place result from earlier today in WPT events. Despite owning 11 World Series of Poker bracelets, Phil Hellmuth has been unable to take down a WPT title.

Here is how the chip stacks look heading into Saturday's final table:

1. David Benyamine, 4,705,000
2. David Williams, 4,700,000
3. Eric Baldwin, 4,490,000
4. Billy Baxter, 2,440,000
5. Shawn Buchanan, 1,965,000
6. John O'Shea, 1,200,000

John O'Shea, who had the chip lead heading into Day 6, will enter Saturday's final table as the short stack.

The average chip stack heading in the final table is 3.25 million chips.

All six of the final table participants are guaranteed at least $199,888 for making it this far. The top two finishers in the event will both walk away with more than a million dollars, with first place receiving $1,530,537 and second place taking home $1,034,715.

The TV final table will get started at 4 pm (local time) on Saturday afternoon.


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