Kevin Eyster, Jeff Madsen Headline WPT Seminole Final Six

Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

While Daniel Negreanu's WSOP APAC win drew much of the poker world's attention yesterday the WPT Seminole Showdown played down to a final table with Kevin "-1sickdisease" Eyster and Jeff Madsen the marquee names making the cut.

Eyster, who just bagged a Sunday Million win at the end of March to add to his millions in online earnings, is the overall chip leader with 5,680,000.

Madsen on the other hand, most known for being the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year, is fifth in chips with 1,385,000 and will have some work to do to catch the leaders.

Kevin Eyster
Eyster: In command.

After a relatively quiet couple of years, this is Madsen's second WPT final table in less than a year after a sixth-place finish at last year's WPT Legends of Poker.

Rounding out the final six are Paul Dlugozima (4,470,000), Ben Tarzia (2,380,000), Daniel Letts (1,665,000) and Zo Karim (685,000).

Notables to just miss the final table included Faraz Jaka (9th - $38,213), Matt Salsberg (13th - $22,927) and Matt Giannetti (21st - $16,558).

The final six and seating assignments for tomorrow:

  • Seat 1. Daniel Letts - 1,665,000 (41 bb)
  • Seat 2. Paul Dlugozima - 4,470,000 (111 bb)
  • Seat 3. Kevin Eyster - 5,680,000 (142 bb)
  • Seat 4. Jeff Madsen - 1,385,000 (34 bb)
  • Seat 5. Ben Tarzia - 2,380,000 (59 bb)
  • Seat 6. Zo Karim - 685,000 (17 bb)

Final-table action picks up at 4 pm ET with hand-for-hand live updates availabe at

Salsberg Takes Over WPT Player of The Year Lead

Matt Salsberg

While he may have just missed the final table Salsberg did take over the WPT Player of the Year lead from Paul "paulgees84" Volpe.

Both played the tournament but Volpe busted in 27th for just 50 points, leaving him at 2,400 overall.

The 150 points Salsberg earned for 13th pushed him up to 2,500 with three events remaining in the season.

Check back on PokerListings later this month for our full Easy Game mini-documentary on Salsberg.

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