Serock In Charge at WPT Seminole Final Table

Joe Serock
Joe Serock.

Veteran poker pro Joe Serock is starting to make WPT final tables a new habit.

Making his first just over a month ago at Bay 101 where he finished third for $320,400, Serock is right back at another final table at WPT Seminole Hard Rock in Florida.

This time he has the outright chip lead at 3.13 million heading into final-table play - twice as many as second-place John Dolan, making him a heavy favorite to bring his first WPT title home.

With $779,520 on the line for first, Serock is looking at his biggest cash ever should he hold to win and the lead in the WPT Player of the Year race if he finishes fourth or higher.

Dolan, Bowker, Vedes Waiting in Final Six

Despite the solid chip lead, Serock can expect some resistance in his path to the title tomorrow with a pro-heavy final table chasing him.

2010 November Niner John Dolan, at the front of the pack from the very beginning of the tournament, chipped up yet again yesterday to enter the final table with the next biggest stack to Serock at 1.45 million.

Right behind Dolan is another established pro in Craig "HU4ROLLZ" Bergeron, a million-dollar winner online, with 1.23 million in chips. He’s followed by Sharon Levin, a Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open final tablist, with 1.21 million.

Rounding out the final six are pro Kyle Bowker with 1.07 million in chips and the short-stack Tommy Vedes – light on chips with 590,000 but heavy on experience with a final-table in this event last year and a WPT title under his belt.

Final-table action gets underway from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood at 4 pm ET tomorrow.

Live-stream coverage with hole cards and commentary from Tony Dunst and Dan O'Brien will be available on WPT.com on a thirty-minute delay.

Chip counts and seat assignments courtesy of WPT.com:

Seat 1: Craig Bergeron - 1,235,000 (51 BBs)
Seat 2: Tommy Vedes - 590,000 (25 BBs)
Seat 3: Sharon Levin - 1,216,000 (51 BBs)
Seat 4: Kyle Bowker - 1,070,000 (45 BBs)
Seat 5: John Dolan - 1,454,000 (61 BBs)
Seat 6: Joe Serock - 3,137,000 (131 BBs)

Payout table below:

  • 1. $779,520
  • 2. $459,360
  • 3. $306,240
  • 4. $212,976
  • 5. $158,688
  • 6. $122,496

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