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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Toby Lewis Enters Final Day of WPT LAPC Championship as Chip Leader

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Toby Lewis Enters Final Day of WPT LAPC Championship as Chip Leader

The official six-handed final table of the 2018 L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 Championship was set last night at Commerce Casino. Toby Lewis, who entered the day with the second largest stack, bagged the chip lead for the night.

The player collected 5.39 million in chips last night to secure himself with a comfortable advantage over the other five contenders left to play at the final table. Dennis Bleiden, Wednesday’s start-of-the-day chip leader, finished second in chips last night with 4.125 million. Marc Macdonnell rounded out the podium with the third largest chip stack of the night. However, with a total of 1.695 million, the player is far behind Lewis and Blieden.

With live tournament earnings of $4,379,236, Lewis is the most profitable player at the final table of the LAPC Main Event. The 28-year Englishman has secured his sixth WPT cash by making it thus far into the $10,000 buy-in tournament. What is more, this is a third final table for the player within the series. He is yet to win a title, but as it can be seen, he has positioned himself quite well to capture the 2018 LAPC trophy.

Despite lacking a WPT title, Lewis is well-acquainted with the feeling of winning a major poker tournament. The young English player came into the LAPC Main Event fresh from a victory at the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, where he topped the field of the A$10,600 Main Event for a career best cash of A$1,458,198.

Final Day of Action

The final table of the 2018 LAPC Main Event is set to be played today. Aside from Lewis, Blieden, and Macdonnell, Derek Walters (1.52 million), Peter Hengsakul (1.065 million), and Manuel Martinez (985,000) also made it to that final stage of the tournament.

This will be a third WPT final table for Lewis and Wolters and first for each of the other four survivors. Action is set to resume today at 4 pm local time at the Commerce Casino.

Each of the six finalists is guaranteed a minimum cash prize of $186,235. The winner will leave with $1 million, a secured seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions, slated to be played at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in May, and a fancy Hublot watch.

Former WPT champions Zachary Smiley and Anthony Zinno fell short of the final table after being eliminated on Wednesday. With 13 players returning at the host venue, Smiley came out in 12th place, good for a payout of $70,820. The player has one previous title from the series.

As for Zinno, he was eying a record title number four, but could not make it to the final table, after falling in 8th place. On Hand #20 of the day, Zinno’s [As][3s] clashed into Blieden’s [Ad][7h] to sent him to the rail. The player collected $112,180 for his efforts.

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