WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas Day 6 Update

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21 Dec 2023
Jonathan Raab 21 Dec 2023
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  • 2023 WPT World Championship reaches final table
  • Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger holds massive chip lead
  • Brits Chris Moorman and Ben Heath make final table
  • Final table set to begin at 4pm local time at Wynn Las Vegas
WPT World Championship Final Table Players
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WPT World Championship Day 6 Report

After over a week of intensive poker playing, the $40m guaranteed WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas has reached its final table. Just six players are left with a shot at the $5,678,000 first prize and place in WPT history, with their name being added to the Mike Sexton Cup. All six remaining players will walk away with seven-figure scores. 
These are the chip counts and final table seating draw of the Super Six who will fight it out for the big money.

PositionPlayerChip CountSeat
1stAndrew Lichtenberger148,200,0002
2ndChris Moorman88,300,0006
3rdGeorgious Sotiropoulos46,200,0005
4thBen Heath36,700,0001
5thDaniel Sepiol34,300,0003
6thArtus Martirosian29,400,0004

LuckyChewy Chomps His way to the Chip Lead

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger
Day six was a relatively short session and once it got down to the (unofficial) final table of nine players, it took just half an hour for the last three eliminations of the day. It was a day dominated by one player, Andrew Lichtenberger, as he accounted for several of the exits and ended up as the runaway chip leader. The LearnWPT pro goes into the final with almost twice as much as second placed Chris Moorman, who also dispatched a few players on the penultimate day of play. 

There was no joy for overnight chip leader Ben Jacobs, who went into the final nine with a short stack and he was taken out by Lichtenberger in 9th place. He was left short not long before this after losing another pot to “LuckyChewy”, who had made quad kings on the televised feature table. The new chip leader also accounted for the exits of John Richards (10th) and Mark Mounsey (8th).

Moorman Busts Chilaud

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman
Maxime Chilaud, who commanded the second largest stack going into the day, capitulated in 11th place, when his A10 was bettered by ACR sponored pro Chris Moorman’s AA. They got it in on a 10 259 board and the Frenchman was eliminated when he failed to hit a further ten on the river. Play was brought to a close when Moorman’s 109made a straight against Carl Shaw’s AK, boosting the UK player’s stack by over 20m and setting himself up nicely for a tilt at the top prize.

The Super Six

PlayerNationalityLive CashesWSOP Bracelets
Andrew LichtenbergerUSA$17.13m1
Chris MoormanUK$6.68m1
Georgious SotiropoulosGreece$3.95m3
Ben HeathUK$19.93m2
Daniel SepiolUSA$1.38m0
Artus MartirosianRussia$12.59m1
Daniel Sepiol
Daniel Sepiol
It’s a very experienced final table, all players already had over a million in lifetime winnings from live tournament poker. With the exception of American Daniel Sepiol, they have all won at least one WSOP bracelet. If Sepiol finishes in 5th place or better he will exceed his combined lifetime earnings in this event alone. 
Ben Heath
Ben Heath
Chris Moorman, in second place overnight is the only remaining WPT main event champion, however chip leader Andrew Lichtenberger has won a high stakes WPT Alpha8 event. The online tournament legend, who’s father Simon Moorman is a GUKPT champion brought his pet dog “London” to the tournament yesterday as a lucky mascot. 

Moorman is one of two British players left in, the other being high stakes pro Ben Heath, who has the highest lifetime earnings of the surviving players and two WSOP bracelets to his name. 

All Rhodes lead to Riches

Georgios Sotiropoulos
Georgios Sotiropoulos
Georgios Sotiropoulos from Rhodes in Greece has three WSOP bracelets, including one in Las Vegas, one in Europe and one online. He is now looking to add a WPT title to his resume.

From the Bahamas to Las Vegas in less than 10 days

Artur Martirosian
Artur Martirosian
Russian Artur Martirosian has the biggest single cash of the final six, having banked $3.27m earlier this year when he finished second in the WSOP $250k Super High Roller. His sole WSOP bracelet was won just nine days ago at the WSOP Paradise event in the Bahamas. In fact, on the day he won his bracelet, day 1a of this WPT World Championship was already underway.

How Much Will He Wonga?

This is what they are playing for when the final begins at 4pm local time (midnight in the UK) on Thursday 21st December. 

PlacePayout
1st$5,678,000
2nd$3,772,200
3rd$2,798,700
4th$2,095,300
5th$1,583,100
6th$1,207,000
The action is being live streamed on a 30-minute delay and can be viewed on the WPT's Youtube channel.

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