The 2023 WPT Poker Showdown Championship hit the pause button a few weeks ago once the $3,000,000 guarantee tournament was down to six players. That group is now in Las Vegas and ready to play it out for the title in front of the WPT cameras on the big stage.
The group has nearly $8,000,000 in career earnings and Bin Weng holds a big chip lead when cards go back in the air. Here’s a look at the lineup and some information about each.
The final table will be live-streamed on all WPT platforms and taped for later broadcast. We will also be posting results here as they play down.
Seat 1: Mitch Garshofsky
From Las Vegas with nearly $2,000,000 in career earnings, Garshofsky has two WSOP Circuit rings and won a $1,600 Wynn Classic event last summer. This is already his second-biggest score and a fourth-place finish will make it his biggest.
Seat 2: David Mzareulov
From Houston with $1.2 million in career earnings, Mzareulov owns a WSOP Circuit ring and he earned the GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year award in 2021. He locked up his biggest cash with this result no matter where he finishes.
Seat 3: Rafael Farah
From Lima, Peru with $322K in career earnings, the result from this final table will be his largest by far. He has gone deep and cashed in three of our last four WPT Championships and he cashed for $15,000 in last year’s Poker Showdown Championship.
Seat 4: Sridhar Sangannagari
From the Northeast via India with more than $400,000 in earnings, Sri also locked up the biggest cash of his career no matter where he finishes at the final table. His previous top score came last summer when he finished 11th in the WSOP Housewarming event.
Seat 5: Bin Weng
From Philadelphia with $4.7 million in earnings, Weng is the most accomplished player at the final table and holds a huge chip lead. He earned a $1,000,000 payday earlier this year for winning the Borgata Return $5,300 Main Event. After this WPT final table, he gets to play another because he made the Choctaw last six.
Seat 6: Naing Thu
From Davie and the only player at the final table representing South Florida, Thu has $275,000 in earnings with all but three of his career cashes coming in our events. His previous biggest cash was 23rd place in our 2019 WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship.