WPT Bay 101 Final Table Underway TodayMarch 9, 2012 1:32 pm
After four days of action, the WPT Bay 101 has reached its final table of six with $960,900 awaiting the eventual winner.
Originally, a total of 364 players entered the prestigious $10k buy-in tournament, including a whole slew of Shooting Star with a $5,000 bounty on their heads. However, by the time the field had been reduced to 20 players, just Jonathan Duhamel and JC Tran remained.
As the day progressed, JC Tran found himself eliminated in 16th ($25,620) place after pushing his 115k stack from the SB holding A-8 into Mike McClain’s button raise with pocket fours.
Not long after, Jonathan Duhamel (A-6) became the last Shooting Star to fall, after moving all-in over a raise by Moon Kim with 203k, only to be called behind by Ubaid Habib with A-10. The board then ran out Q-10-4-5-3 to dispatch Duhamel in 13th for a $25,620 payday.
Eventually, when just seven players remained, one more elimination was necessary to see the final table set. In the hand in question, Moon Kim (9-9) raised, Ubaid Habib (2-2) called before Amir Khaziri pushed all-in with Ad-Kd. The heads-up between Moon and Khaziri then produced a 10-8-4-6-6 board to dispatch Amir Khaziri in 7th ($64,000) and halt the action until the final day.
Starting the final table as the chip leader will be French Canadian pro Erik Cajelais (3.65m), with a WSOPE bracelet and $2.3 million in career winnings to his credit.He is followed by closest rival Ubaid Habib (2.37m) in 2nd, and Moon Kim (2.098m) in 3rd.
In 4th place will be 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Andrew Badecker (1.04m), while sitting in 5th is Joe “leemur” Serock (952k) with $2 million in online and live earnings. Finally, in 6th is Joe Elpayaa (908k) who also has an impressive $2.6 million in earnings both online and live.
The Final table is scheduled to get underway at 4pm today in San Jose, when we will have our winner.