Billirakis leads, Becker hangs at WPT Championship

Steve Billirakis
The youngest WSOP winner in history is looking for his first World Poker Tour win at the WPT Championship.

When they hit the felt again at 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, Freddy Deeb, Mark Seif, David Singer, Nenad Medic, Nick Binger and the most feared player in the game, Phil Ivey.

However, the biggest surprise left in the field would have to be tennis legend Boris Becker, who has a strange simiilarity to Billirakis in that he is the youngest Wimbledon champion in tennis history.

Boris Becker
Can't bust Boom Boom.

Becker seems to be proving he has what it takes to hang with poker's big boys here in Las Vegas.

"Well I've played with a couple of them this week," Becker told PokerListings. "I wouldn't say hang, but so far so good."

A PokerStars Ambassador, Becker started playing high-stakes poker tournaments at the EPT Grand Final one year ago and although he's a little short on chips here at the Championship, it appears things are starting to click.

"I'm certainly gaining experience and feeling a lot more comfortable, but this is the first time making it to the fourth day of a big tournament," the six-time Grand Slam titleist said.

"I'm just trying to hold on until we get into the money. Twelve more spots."

A more than $2 million first prize hangs in the balance at the WPT Championship and play should reach the 50 player money bubble early Wednesday.

Stay tuned to PokerListings Live Tournaments page to catch all the action as it happens.

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