Things are lining up for a historic World Poker Tour final table in the 2018 LAPC Main Event. Poker Hall of Fame member and 14-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth is in contention headed into Day 4, as well as three-time WPT winner and former WPT Player of the Year Anthony Zinno.

While a WPT title is arguably the biggest title missing from Hellmuth’s long list of accomplishments, a win for Zinno would break multiple records. The Season XIII WPT Player of the Year has a chance this week to become the first ever player to win the same WPT event twice, and become the first ever player with four WPT titles.

On Monday, the field was brought down to 31 players, guaranteeing a payout of $27,830 for all remaining players lead by Jeremy White with 1.5 million chips. This marquee WPT event sports a million-dollar first-place prize and a field littered with big names headed into the crucial stages.

While Hellmuth and Zinno aren’t among the chip leaders, but with 70 and 39 big blinds respectively they are in a great position to chase a spot at the final table. Top pros Chance Kornuth, Toby Lewis, Marc MacDonnell, Garrett Greer, Mike Sowers, Billy Baxter, and WPT Champions Club member Zachary Smiley are also still in contention.

Phil Hellmuth’s WPT Final Tables

Year Event Place Payout
2002 Gold Rush Bonanza 4th $34,000
2003 World Poker Finals 3rd $281,700
2008 Los Angeles Poker Classic 6th $229,820
2010 Bay 101 Shooting Stars 6th $117,000
2017 Legends of Poker 2nd $364,370


Anthony Zinno’s WPT Wins

Year Event Payout Entries
2015 Los Angeles Poker Classic $1,015,860 538
2015 Fallsview Poker Classic $302,235 419
2013 Borgata Poker Open $825,099 1,189

Big names falling short of Day 4, but finishing in the money, include Mike Del Vecchio (35th – $23,990), Andy Frankenberger (36th – $23,990), Joe McKeehen (37th – $23,990), Will Failla (43rd – $20,950), Jake Bazeley (50th – $18,550), Anthony Spinella (56th – $18,550), Eddy Sabat (58th – $16,640) and former Super High Roller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe was the first to get knocked out in the money for $16,640 in 62nd place.

The top 10 stacks returning for Day 4 are as follows.

Rank Name Chip Count
1 Jeremy White 1,552,000
2 Manuel Martinez 1,035,000
3 Dennis Blieden 907,000
4 Chance Kornuth 715,000
5 Toby Lewis 670,000
6 Mark Briggs 666,000
7 Benjamin Zamani 650,000
8 John Misirian 600,000
9 Victor Crisotomo 591,000
10 Phil Hellmuth 566,000

The World Poker Tour live blog continues with coverage on Tuesday, and the live stream will be exclusively on PokerGO on Thursday at 7:30pm ET. Commentary provided during the LAPC final table will be by Dave Farra and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein.

Anthony Zinno, Phil Hellmuth