The 2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship has come down to a very talented group of players for its final table. There are six players remaining that have nearly $15 million in combined earnings including two former WPT Champions.
They will return to action on May 30 at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas where the winner will take home more than $700,000 and put their name on the WPT Championship Cup.
Here are your final table members:
Seat 1: Maria Ho
Chip count – 16,650,000
From Los Angeles, she is a Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee, reigning Global Poker Awards Broadcaster of the Year, and two-time SHRPO Big 4 final table commentator. Ho is a WPTDeepStacks champion and LAPC $25K High Roller winner with more nearly $3.3 million in career earnings.
Seat 2: Chad Eveslage
Chip count – 3,350,000
From Fort Lauderdale via Indiana, Eveslage has $1.3 million in live career earnings with a WSOP Circuit win, a $100K score for a deep run in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, and two dozen final table appearance. As an online pro during the Moneymaker Boom, he banked $3.3 million in career earnings
Seat 3: Jerry Wong
Chip count: 3,225,000
From nearby Davie FL, Wong has $3.7 million in careers earnings and isbest known for his November Nine appearance during the 2016 WSOP Main Event. He has five six-digit scores to his credit including a $250,000 payout for winning the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Ultimate Re-Entry tournament.
Seat 4: Eric Afriat
Chip count – 4,425,000
From Montreal with $2.8 million in career earnings, Afriat is a two-time WPT Champion and his first title came right here in this event when he won the WPT Poker Showdown Championship in 2014 for more than $1 million and his biggest career cash. Afriat picked up his second WPT last January at the Borgata and finished fifth in The Closer WSOP tournament last summer.
Seat 5: Ami Alibay
Chip count – 8,175,000
Another Canadian at the final table, Alibay is a nightclub and restaurant owner with nearly $500,000 in career earnings and he final tabled a PokerStars Canada Cup High Roller for his biggest cash. When asked about his favorite player, he listed Eric Afriat to his right at this final table.
Seat 6: James Carroll
Chip count – 18,525,000
From Las Vegas via Massachusetts, Carroll is another WPT Champion at the final table. He won his first at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event in 2014 for $1.3 of his $3.2 million in career earnings. Carroll finished second in the WSOP Monster Stack tournament last summer and just missed another WPT final table when he finished seventh in the LAPC Main Event last month.