An elite field at the WPT Los Angeles Poker Classic is down to just six players with pros Paul Volpe and Toby Lewis the marquee names at the final table.
Volpe, a massive winner online under the nickname paulgees81, will enter the final day of play with the overall chip lead at 4,195,000 - about 800k ahead of second place Paul Klann.
Volpe also might be recognizable to fans from his deep run at the 2012 WSOP Main Event where he made Day 7 and finished 20th overall.
British pro Lewis, also a huge winner online as 810ofclubs and a member of Team IveyPoker, dropped from the chip lead entering play today but still held on as the short stack for the final six.
He'll enter play tomorrow with 1,125,000 - good for 22 big blinds and some room to make a move.
Another near miss for Ausmus.
Danny Fuhs (3,280,000), David Fong (2,295,000) and Jesse Yaginuma (1,235,000) round out the final six.
The official final six and chip counts:
- 1. Paul Volpe 4,195,000
- 2. Paul Klann 3,375,000
- 3. Daniel Fuhs 3,280,000
- 4. David Fong 2,295,000
- 5. Jesse Yaginuma 1,235,000
- 6. Toby Lewis 1,125,000
Each of the final-table members are now assured of $193,560 with $1,004,090 reserved for the winner.
Garrett Greer was the final-table bubble boy, busting in seventh for $161,300. Japan's Naoya Kihara busted in ninth ($86,780) and 2012 WSOP October Niner Jeremy Ausmus exited in 12th ($70,970).
Action begins again at 4 pm local time tomorrow with live updates available at WPT.com along with a live stream with hole cards starting 30 mins after the beginning of play.
Official payouts for the final table:
- $1,004,090 (incl. $25,500 seat in WPT Championship)