WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Final Table Set; Alex Yen in Front

Alex Yen

The $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Lucky Hearts Poker Open, hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, is down to the final six players, one of whom will walk away with $975,240.

Tuesday’s Day 4 session concluded with three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus busting in seventh place. He received $160,095 but bubbled the final table.

Jake Daniels was eliminated in eighth place ($124,365), and reigning WPT Player of the Year Jake Ferro went out in ninth place ($97,525) in the first tournament of Season XX.

WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Final Table Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCount 1Alex Yen27,575,000 2Joshua Kay18,150,000 3Anton Wigg16,975,000 4Daniel Lazrus7,350,000 5Omar Lakhdari6,600,000 6Nicholas Verderamo4,425,000

Yen Out in Front

The Lucky Hearts Poker Open began with a huge field of 1,982 entries last Friday. With six players remaining, Alex Yen has the best odds to win the nearly $1 million first place prize. He’ll enter Wednesday’s final table with the chip lead at 27,575,000. The blinds will resume at 100,000/200,000/200,000.

There are no past WPT champions at the final table, but Daniel Lazrus (7,350,000) is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner and Anton Wigg (16,975,000) has nearly $3.3 million in live tournament cashes.

Each of the final six have a guaranteed minimum payout of $208,025, but the pay jumps on Wednesday will be massive. After three players bust, the payout will be more than double sixth place ($482,380). The runner-up will take home $650,180 and then another $280,000 pay jump between first and second place will occur.

Yen locked up his first ever World Poker Tour cash and entered the tournament with $390,000 in live tournament cashes according to The Hendon Mob. All six remaining players will appear at a WPT Main Tour final table for the first time.

The final table, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, will be livestreamed on the WPT’s Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels.

PokerNews will offer daily recaps from the WPT $3,500 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event upon completion of play each day.

*Images courtesy of WPT.com

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