The 2018 WPT Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship drew a huge crowd of 898 entries, the biggest in series history, and it is down to the last six players.
The final table has an international feel with players coming from around the world. They have combined to earn $10 million in their careers with $7 million of it split between chip lead Pavel Plesuv and WPT Champions Club member Ravi Raghavan.
Here is your lineup for Wednesday’s WPT live-stream final table.
Seat 1: Chris Kennedy
Chip count – 3,800,000
Kennedy comes from Pennsylvania via South Korea and making his second big final table in a week. He has more than $150,000 in career earnings and added to it last week with a ninth-place finish at the Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship.
Seat 2: Jim Gilbert
Chip count – 8,655,000
Gilbert is another player hailing from Pennsylvania and this cash will push his career earnings over $1.5 million. He won a WSOP Circuit ring in 2012 and his biggest cash was a runner-up finish in the 2015 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship.
Seat 3: Pavel Plesuv
Chip count – 10,920,000
Plesuv is our returning chip leader and comes to South Florida from the Czech Republic. He is the highest earning player at the final table and won more than $1.5 million this year; $925,000 from the partypoker Millions in Germany and he won the MSPT Las Vegas Main Event for another $640,000.
Seat 4: Jeremy Joseph
Chip count – 5,045,000
Joseph is a Las Vegas poker pro with $1.3 million in career earnings. He won his first WSOP Circuit ring earlier this year and he cashed for $316,000 for a second place finish in the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo bracelet event.
Seat 5: Ravi Raghavan
Chip count – 1,320,000
Raghavan is an Illinois native and the only final table player with his name already on the WPT Champions Cup. He won his first WPT title at the 2012 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Championship. No matter where he finishes at the final table, his career total will move over $3.5 million.
Seat 6: Marius Gierse
Chip count – 6,180,000
Gierse rounds out our international final table and he is a student in Vienna, Austria. He has nearly $170,000 in earnings from the WSOP alone including a sixth-place finish in the 2016 WSOP $5,000 NLH event.