Brian Hastings Leads WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Final Table

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The semi-retired online high-stakes pro Brian Hastings leads the final six players in the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event.

Hastings, who still holds the record for the most amount won in a single online poker session after his controversial 2009 heads-up match against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, has 32.7% of all the chips in play.

According to, that's roughly 12.8 million in chips with 67 minutes remaining in Level 29 (blinds 40,000-80,000 and a 10,000 ante). Right behind Hastings are players like Joey Couden and Scott Margereson, who both have +8 million chip stacks. The final table short stack is Faraz Jaka.

The final table resumes later today with the final six players. All of the finalists have already guaranteed $144,775 for reaching the televised final table while the winner will walk away with nearly $700,000. Check out the for more live-updates.

Final table chip counts

Seat 1.  Jeff Fielder  -  4,320,000  (54 bb)
Seat 2.  Matt Stout  -  3,190,000  (40 bb)
Seat 3.  Brian Hastings  -  12,855,000  (161 bb)
Seat 4.  Faraz Jaka  -  2,450,000  (31 bb)
Seat 5.  Joey Couden  -  8,255,000  (103 bb)
Seat 6.  Scott Margereson  -  8,195,000  (102 bb)

Final table payouts

1st:  $696,740*
2nd:  $454,496
3rd:  $336,466
4th:  $251,523
5th:  $189,880
6th:  $144,775

* First-prize amount includes the winner's $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.


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