Gimbel Leads, Paur & Mathi Back in Final 6 at WPT Rolling Thunder

Taylor Paur
Taylor Paur

Suddenly, going back-to-back on the World Poker Tour is a trend.

Just days after both making the final six at WPT Bay 101 Taylor Paur and Ravee Mathi are right back at the final table at WPT Rolling Thunder.

Neither is the chip leader - that spot belongs to 2010 PCA main event champ Harrison Gimbel - but stacked in chips in second and third both are well positioned for a run at the title and $266k first-place prize.

If Paur goes on to win that would mean back-to-back WPT titles weeks after Anthony Zinno did the same at WPT Borgata and the WPT LAPC.

Mathi Finds the Zone

Harrison Gimbel
Gimbel: Been in this spot before, too.

For Paur, a WSOP bracelet winner and longtime pro, the back-to-back runs might not be too far-fetched.

For software engineer Mathi, they definitely are.

With last week's sixth-place finish at Bay 101 for $168k the only cash on his HendonMob profile, it's surprising he was even in the field at Rolling Thunder.

He's clearly found his zone, however, as he'll come into the final table second in chips behind Gimbel.

Paur returns tomorrow in third with the chance to join Zinno, Darren Elias and Marvin Rettenmaier as back-to-back winners on the WPT.

Pros Rex Clinkscales and Jesse Rockowitz and immigration attorney Joe Griffiths round out the final six. Official chip counts:

  • 1. Harrison Gimbel 3,135,000
  • 2. Ravee "Om" Mathi Sundar 2,373,000
  • 3. Taylor Paur 2,293,000
  • 4. Rex Clinkscales 1,508,000
  • 5. Joe Griffiths 1,318,000
  • 6. Jesse Rockowitz 727,000

Check the WPT Live Updates for a full rundown of the day's action and live coverage of the final table starting at 12 pm tomorrow.

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