Chino Rheem Will Take Chip Lead Into Final Table

Published on May 22nd, 2013 1:26 am EST

World Poker Tour - World Championship - LogoFire up the jokes - Chino Rheem and Erick Lindgren are the two chipleaders of the WPT World Championship heading into the tournament's final table.

Both Rheem and Lindgren have had well-documented issues when it comes to owing money and not paying it back. Lindgren, who reportedly received treatment for a gambling addiction, was in the news last year after scores of people in the poker world reported that Lindgren owed them money. In addition, Lindgren was reportedly "double credited" after asking Chris "Jesus" Ferguson to lend him $2 million. According to Howard Lederer, Lindgren never paid the $2 million back.

Anyways, it's safe to say that there will be a long line at the cashier cage when Rheem and Lindgren look to collect their winnings tomorrow.


Another interesting subplot at tomorrow's final table - Daniel Negreanu and his recent hot streak.

Negreanu, who will start tomorrow as the short stack, has made the final table of three major events over the past month. In addition to tomorrow's WPT World Championship final table, Negreanu also won the WSOP APAC main event ($1,087,160) and finished fourth in the EPT Grand Final main event ($420,912).


Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:

Chino Rheem, 4,839,000
Erick Lindgren, 2,518,000
Jonathan Roy, 1,987,000
Matt Hyman, 1,940,000
Brandon Steven, 1,235,000
David Peters, 858,000
Rocco Palumbo, 680,000
Daniel Negreanu, 545,000

Here are the payouts for the eight remaining players:

1st, $1,150,297
2nd, $650,275
3rd, $421,800
4th, $289,988
5th, $223,203
6th, $173,993
7th, $137,085
8th, $101,935


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