Even when the WPT Tournament of Champions kicked off, it was already guaranteed to have a successful group of players at the final table. A WPT title was required to enter and every player had big tournament success. And the tournament got exactly what it deserved.
The final six players have combined for nearly $53 million in live tournament earnings with seven WPT titles, 11 WSOP bracelets, and two WSOP Circuit rings. The final table spotlight will be on Erik Seidel and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi but the other four are worthy of everyone’s attention.
Seat 1: Michael Mizrachi
Chip count: 699,000
With more than $15 million earned his career, Mizrachi owns three WSOP bracelets with two of them coming in the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship. He is the only player to win the title twice. He has two WPT titles with the first coming in the 2005 L.A. Poker Classic Main Event and was a member of the 2010 WSOP Main Event November Nine.
Seat 2: Daniel Weinman
Chip count: 872,000
With $2.2 million in career earnings, Weinman is the most recent member of the WPT Champions Club at the final table. He picked up his WPT title this past January during the 2017 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. Weinman also owns a WSOP Circuit ring plus an SHRP trophy from the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $2,200 Eight-Game Mix event.
Seat 3: David Ormsby
Chip count: 299,000
With more than $400,000 in tournament earnings, the Canadian picked up his WPT title on home turf during the 2016 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic. Ormbsy likes Canadian soil and also captured the Six-Max title at the WPT National Canadian Spring Championship.
Seat 4: Daniel Santoro
Chip count: 250,000
With close to $800,000 collected in tournament cash, Santoro’s WPT victory came during the 2011 World Poker Classic at Foxwoods. His next biggest cash came with a second place finish in the 2007 WPT Borgata Poker Open $2,500 tournament.
Seat 5: Erik Seidel
Chip count: 540,000
With more than $31.6 million in his Poker Hall of Fame career, Seidel is ranked first in the United States in earnings and second in the world behind only Daniel Negreanu. He owns eight WSOP bracelets and won his sole WPT title at the 2008 Foxwoods Poker Classic. Among his many high roller titles, Seidel also won the 2011 WPT World Championship Super High Roller at the Bellagio.
Seat 6: Dylan Wilkerson
Chip count: 641,000
With $2.2 million earned in his career, Wilkerson is the only player at the final to have won his title on a different continent. He put his name on the WPT Champions Cup with a win during the 2014 Emperors Palace Poker Classic in South Africa. This is his fifth WPT final table and he won his first WSOP Circuit ring less than a month ago at the Bike.