So we spent some time around the 2011 WPT Championship today. A few things stood out: 1) the field is much older than your typical championship event of the past few years. Shades of 2006 / 2007, heavy on old school pros, not so much on the young Internet types, which means that 2) it’s basically a Federated Sports+Gaming wet dream, 3) despite the deep field, not a lot of media or spectators (or girls) on the rail, and 4) Kimberly Lansing…still smoking hot.
With 52 remaining at end of play, the no-fly-listedly-named Sam El Sayed leads with 1,107,000. He’s followed by one-time WPT champ Nenad Medic (above) with 1,098,500.
Plenty of big names are among the remaining big stacks, including a few ex-WPT Championship winners. Notables include Christian Harder (887,000), Shannon Shorr (819,500), 2008 winner David Chiu (772,000), Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott (500,000), Abe Mosseri (495,500), last year’s champ David Williams (480,000), this season’s Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger (342,500), Doyle Brunson (250,000), and 2009 champ [……….] (166,500).
Get full chip counts here.