Chris Moorman is within striking distance of his long-sought after first major live poker title at the LAPC while Dan O’Brien will have to wait another day for his shot.
Moorman is second in chips heading into the six-player final table with 3.1 million. Only chip leader Michael Rocco has more at 5.6 million.
The final table also includes Frenchman Patrick Bruel, Josh Neufeld, Glenn Lafaye and Adam Friedman.
O’Brien saw an unfortunate end to his tournament when he got all-in with pocket aces against Rocco’s K♦ Q♦ on the turn of a T♠ 9♦ 8♦ K♣ board. The flush completed on the river and O’Brien was sent packing in seventh place while Rocco rocketed to the chip lead.
The Ultimate Poker pro has four final table finishes and over $2.4 million in lifetime live tournament earnings but has yet to secure a major title.
Moorman Hunting First World Poker Tour Title
Meanwhile Moorman has five final tables and nearly $3 million in live tournament earnings but finds himself in the same boat as O’Brien.
The difference is that Moorman will get a chance to finally get the monkey off his back at the LAPC final table later today.
Meanwhile French poker icon Patrick Bruel will be looking to add a WPT title to the WSOP bracelet he won way back in 1998.
Action begins at 4 p.m. PT time today. You can follow along live via the WPT website.
Here are the chip counts heading into the final:
- 1. Michael Rocco - 5,615,000
- 2. Chris Moorman - 3,190,000
- 3. Patrick Bruel - 2,280,000
- 4. Josh Neufeld - 1,930,000
- 5. Glenn Lafaye - 1,855,000
- 6. Adam Friedman - 1,150,000