Star-Studded Field at WPT Legends of Poker Final Table

They’re down to six at the WPT Legends of Poker with a few famous faces in the running for the title.

The $4,000 main event started earlier this week with 763 entries, amassing a prize pool of $2,738,407. Whoever is the last man standing will pocket $668,692 and of course the prestige of winning a major WPT event.

The biggest name remaining in the field is poker legend Phil Hellmuth. Recently named the host of WPT’s Raw Deal segment, Hellmuth is in search of his first WPT title after previously making four final tables. He sits third in chips after battling back from 10th during Day 4 of the tournament.

Hellmuth is arguably one of the greatest poker players ever with a record 14 WSOP bracelets and reportedly over $21 million in live game earnings.

Chip Leader Tran Goes for Third WPT Title

The chip leader entering the final table is two-time WPT champion JC Tran. With 8.25 million chips Tran is ahead of second in chips Art Papazyan by just over 2 million. Hellmuth in third holds 2.9 million. Tran, who also has two WSOP bracelets to his name, won the WPT World Poker Final in 2008 and WPT Thunder Valley in 2014.

Also vying for his third WPT title at the final table is Marvin Rettermeier. He’ll have a tough slog to get there, sitting sixth in chips with just over 1.2 million. Rettermeier previously won the WPT Championship in season 10 and the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic.

The sentimental favorite at the final table has to be D.J Alexander. The Houston, Texas native has been on a strong run at the Legends of Poker while his hometown is dealing with the chaos of Hurricane Harvey.

Alexander is fourth in chips with 2.7 million and has been making a name for himself in the poker world this year. Earlier this year he finished second in the Millionaire Maker at the World Series of Poker to cash $754,449. His poker resume also includes wins in the WSOP Circuit and the Hollywood Poker Open.

The final seat at the final table belongs to Adam Swan with 1.6 million chips in fifth place.