Paul Lee major chip leader at WPT Championship

Paul Lee

The final table of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship has been set. Paul Lee has extended his lead and now sits with $11.8 million in his stack, ahead of second-placed Carlos Mortensen who has $6.5 million.

2001 world champion Carlos Mortensen is still in contention, but 1989 WSOP winner Phil Hellmuth's hunt for a first WPT title ended in 18th place.

Hellmuth sat with pocket jacks and moved all-in when the flop showed 8c-6s-2h, but got an immediate call from Thomas Wahlroos who showed pocket aces. No help came for Hellmuth on the turn or river.

According to reporter Owen Laukkanen, who was located at the table, the "Poker Brat" left the Fontana Room with a "characteristic rant", before finally admitting:

"Well, you had the best hand on that one, son."

Other big names to get knocked out on the penultimate day of the tournament included 2006 WSOP Main Event runner-up Paul Wasicka, double WSOP bracelet winner Scott Fischman and former WPT and EPT winner Roland De Wolfe.

In our interview with Carlos Mortensen.

This is the final table setup:

1Kirk Morrision$4,194,000
2 Guy Laliberte $4,690,000
3 Carlos Mortensen $6,501,000
4 Mike Wattel $2,887,000
5 Paul Lee $11,828,000
6 Tim Phan $2,162,000

Of course, our reporters will be back to give you everything you need from the final table when play starts off again at 5 p.m. (PDT).

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