Two Tables Remain at WPT Choctaw, Pay Jump Considerations Now in Play

The World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw $3,800 buy-in Main Event has dwindled down from 612 entries to the final 14 players. At around 3:30 p.m. CT, the tournament staff merged the remaining players to two tables and there has been some major chip leader shifts thus far on Day 3.

Alex Foxen began the day second in chips behind Brandon Guzman and well ahead of third place Bin Weng. But Foxen’s had himself quite the roller coaster session.

Just two hours into the day, the two-time GPI Player of the Year winner had given away around 75% of his stack from the start of the day. He called off a huge all in bet in one hand with pocket nines on the turn against the set of 10’s from Erkut Yilmaz, a former WPT Player of the Year.

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Bin Weng

That hand set Foxen back but the high roller crusher would battle back to one of the biggest stacks when his pocket aces were called by the ace-queen of Adrian Buckley, and the best hand held up.

But the biggest story that is progressing is the historic run by Weng, who at the time of publishing was still among the chip leaders. Weng’s on the heater of a lifetime and has an opportunity to reach consecutive WPT final tables.

Last week in South Florida, the poker pro from Philadelphia reached the final table of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown with the chip lead playing for a $1.1 million first place prize. That event will wrap up in Las Vegas at Luxor’s HyperX Arena on May 25.

The WPT Choctaw event will take place in the same venue on the following day, and Weng very well could be seated at the table on both days. Should that happen, it would be one of the top accomplishments in World Poker Tour history. If he were to then go on and win both tournaments, we’re talking about one of the most impressive performances in poker history.

Weng’s heater spans beyond the WPT. He won the $5,300 buy-in Borgata Main Event for $1,000,000 in January and then a World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) ring in February for $227,344.

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Pay Jumps are Getting Serious

When the WPT Choctaw event ends later this month, the winner will take home $400,740. While everyone left in the field is hoping to claim that six-figure prize, there are some major pay jump considerations that will be in play the remainder of Day 3.

At the time of publishing, the minimum payout for those still in the tournament is $20,600. Slight bumps in pay will begin with 13th and 14th place taking home $25,020. But when the final session at Choctaw Casino & Resort concludes later tonight, the six players who bag chips will have a guaranteed minimum payout of $81,700.

*Images courtesy of WPT.

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