Pavel Plesuv Leads Final 6 At WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open

The WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Casino is down to the final six. Pavel Plesuv has bagged the big stack at the end of Day 4. Ravi Raghavan is the short stack, but he will be eyeing his second WPT title. Chris Kennedy, Jim Gilbert, Jeremy Joseph, and Marius Gierse are the other final tablists. All 6 players will now be battling it for the first-place prize $504,820, plus a seat into the season-ending Tournament of Champions at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.

While it could be anybody’s game, Pavel Plesuv, who has bagged the chip lead with 10.92 million chips, is the favorite to claim the first-place prize. He is followed by Jim Gilbert with 8.7 million chips. The Indian-origin Ravi Raghavan is the short stack at the FT, but he will be looking for his second WPT title. Raghavan is the lone remaining former World Poker Tour champion. He won the WPT Five Diamond at Bellagio in 2012 for $1.27 million. He has just over $3.4 million in live earnings.

Unfortunately for Major League Soccer star Brent Kallman, a defender for Minnesota United FC, he narrowly missed the final table at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock n’ Roll Poker Open on Tuesday. He finished 8th for just over $62,000. Plesuv will return to the final table as the chip leader and he might be the most talented player at the table. He hold over $3.5 million in cashes, including an MSPT Las Vegas title ($640,000) and a second place finish in a Bellagio Cup ($343,000), both this past summer.

Play at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, resumes today (Wednesday) at 12 p.m. local time . All remaining 6 players are guaranteed a payout of $103,310. If you want to watch the final table action, you can join a live stream of the event starting at 12:30 p.m on PokerGO.

Rock ‘n Roll Poker Open Final Table Chip Counts:

  1. Pavel Plesuv (Moldova) 10,920,000
  2. Jim Gilbert (USA) 8,655,000
  3. Marius Gierse (Austria) 6,180,000
  4. Jeremy Joseph (USA) 5,045,000
  5. Chris Kennedy (USA) 3,800,000
  6. Ravi Raghavan (USA) 1,320,000

 A Quick Wrap Up

This year’s Rock N’ Roll Open drew 898 runners. The prize pool topped $2.8 million with $504K set aside for the champion.Top 113 places paid out, but everyone at the FT will take at least 6-figures.

At Day 3 end, 14 players remained in race for the WPT title. James Rann bagged the chip lead. After most of the top pros busting, he still had to fight with former WPT champion Ravi Raghavan. The others heading into Day 4 included Pavel Plesuv, Jeremy Joseph, Alan Schein, Jimmy Gilbert, Chris Kennedy, Roberto Bendeck, Jeff Yarchever, Brett Apter, John DuBois, Brent Kallman, and Tom Burandt.

Late on Day 3, former WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKheehen went out in 37th place. David Peters went deep and cashed for his 51st place. Loni Harwood also made deep run but exited in 50th place.

On Day 4, the action was a little faster. Brett Apter was the first player to exit and the field finally came down to final six players. Alan Schein exited in tenth place. He was followed by James Rann who failed to protect the lead and fell in ninth place. Major League Soccer star Brent Kallman exited the event in 8th place. Finally, Roberto Bendeck bubbled off the final table in seventh place.

When Day 4 ended, Pavel Plesuv bagged up the big stack with just under 11M. Jim Gilbert emerged as the second big stack with 8.6M, followed by Marius Gierse, Jeremy Joseph, Chris Kennedy, and the short-stacked Ravi Raghavan. Keep following OnlinePokerNews for the latest news and updates!.