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Hall, Seiver Lead as WPT Championship Hits Final 6
Galen Hall started the day as chip leader at the $25k WPT World Championship and ended the day as chip leader heading into the final table.
Only catch for Hall is he's got esteemed high-stakes pro and final-table regular Scott Seiver right there with him this time.
Day 5 began with 15 players remaining and several big name pros still in the hunt, including reigning champ David Williams, multiple WSOP bracelet winners Daniel Alaei and Freddy Bonyadi and noted pros Seiver, Nenad Medic, Shannon Shorr and Justin Young.
Five levels and nine eliminations later, Hall still sits on top the chip counts but the gap between him and Seiver has closed substantially.
Both players now sit at roughly 5 million chips with Seiver the big mover of the day, pecking away at Sam El Sayed's chip stack until finally cracking him with a few big hands.
Said Seiver in his interview with WPT Host Kimberley Lansing:
"I made a couple really big hands against Sam... I made three queens against a hand that I'm not sure what he had, but I called a big bet on the turn and then made a big raise on the river and got paid off.
"And that was just basically the story of the day. I made big hands and I got paid off. Which is really what it takes and there's a lot of luck to that, but I'm not begrudging that, I'm happy."
Bonyadi and Young also survived the day but sit at the bottom of the chip counts. The final six looks like this heading into the televised final table on Friday:
Seat 1. Galen Hall - 5,095,000
Seat 2. Justin Young - 1,750,000
Seat 3. Tony Gargano - 3,550,000
Seat 4. Roger Teska - 3,600,000
Seat 5. Scott Seiver - 5,075,000
Seat 6. Freddy Bonyadi - 2,470,000
Bonomo Leads $100k High Roller
The first day of the $100k Super High Roller event also played out yesterday with 17 of the 29 players who entered making the cut for Day 2.
Justin Bonomo sits atop the chip counts, with Erick Lindgren and Vivek Rajkumar close behind. Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Ashton Griffin, Sam Trickett, Eugene Katchalov and Yevgeniy Timoshenko are also still alive.
Check the WPT Live Updates page for action starting again at 2 p.m. today.