The World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder Main Event Final Table was set after the field was trimmed to 57 players down to a final six. Out in front with a sizable chip lead is Mike Del Vecchio with 4.2 million with John Hadley trailing with 2.9 million in second.
Unfortunately for the top two stacks, three of the best end-game players: Sorel Mizzi, Connor Drinnan and Olivier Busquet are all at the final table. Busquet is the only former WPT champion but Mizzi has three WPT tables and $11 million overall in his career while Drinan collects his sixth WPT cash.
Despite Drinan’s $10.5 million in career earnings, he’s not immune to final table nerves.
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Finishing outside the TV final table were Ankush Mandavia (7th), Pat Lyons (8th) and Dan Harmetz (9th). Overnight chip leader Niall Farrrell finished in 19th, Charlie Carrel in 20th and Mohsin Charania in 22nd.
Action is underway at 12:30 PT time with a live stream featuring a 30-minute delay.
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Mike Del Vecchio – 4,270,000
2. John Hadley – 2,978,000
3. Sorel Mizzi – 2,283,000
4. Connor Drinnan – 1,349,000
5. Steven Tabb – 1,075,000
6. Olivier Busquet – 676,000