Volpe, Lewis Bookend WPT LAPC Final Table

Paul Volpe
Paul "paulgees81" Volpe.

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.

Jeremy Ausmus
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)
  • $651,170
  • $429,810
  • $316,650
  • $236,250
  • $193,560
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