The World Poker Tour witnessed Day 4 in both of their events yesterday as the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star crowned its latest champion in James Carroll and the WPT Venice Carnival revealed its final table that includes Sam Trickett to be played out later tonight.
Keep reading to discover what happened in both of the events.
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Day 4 – Carroll Claims Win
James Carroll came through an extremely tough final table on Day 4 of the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star to claim his first WPT title and largest cash out ever of $1,256,550. He had to overcome an impressive performance from Dylan Wilkerson heads up to lay claim to the title but eventually had the quality to put his opponent to the sword.
The final hand saw the chips pushed into the middle on the turn of a board of 9c-4h-2s-2c with Carroll holding the 6s-4d and Wilkerson the Ah-5c. The Qh came down on the river to reveal Carroll as the winner with a pair of fours. Wilkerson pockets $728,650 for his efforts and can be proud of his performance in this event.
The most notable name on the final table was that of Mukul Pahuja and many tipped him to come out on top yet in the end he could only muster a fourth place finish for a well deserved payout of $320,800.
How It Finished
1st) James Carroll – $1,256,550
2nd) Dylan Wilkerson – $728,650
3rd) Shaun Suller – $477,470
4th) Mukul Pahuja – $320,800
5th) Nam Le – $223,810
6th) Garrett Greer – $174,080
WPT Venice Carnival Day 4 – Dato and Trickett Head Final Table
The World Poker Tour Venice Carnival has now reached its final table of six after being whittled down from the remaining 18 players on Day 4. Andrea Dato is the player to beat at the final table after he finished the day with the chip lead with 1,364,000 chips.
He will not have it all his own way though as Sam Trickett is the man behind him currently on 911,000 and looking hungry to score another tournament win.
Others in the hunt on the final table include the short-stacked Sotirios Koutoupas and the player that came into the day as the chip leader in Alessio Isaia. Each of the players are still obviously in with a chance at glory here and we expect the final table to be played at the same high octane pace that has been shown throughout this event.
The Final Table Chip Counts
1st) Andrea Dato – 1,364,000
2nd) Sam Trickett – 911,000
3rd) Alessio Isaia – 708,000
4th) Mario Vojvoda – 643,000
5th) Maurizio Saieva – 344,000
6th) Sotirios Koutoupas – 344,000