Former WSOP ME champion and all-time great Scotty Nguyen will sit down as the big stack when final table play kicks off today for the
Same could go for Gavin Smith. Although we’ll have whatever that crazy canuck is drinking, because with over $2 mil in tournament earnings (and a WPT title) since 2003, he continues to show his wicked poker chops.
Another WPT winner joins Smith at the final table, and he’s actually a machine. Seriously. It’s on his hat. It must be true.
Joining the group as the fourth largest stack is respected pro An Tran, who has almost $1.5 mil in tournament earnings. Raul Paez has the third largest stack and has cashed in two other events at this year’s World Poker Open. And while the short-stack at the table, Bau Le, has the smallest career tournament earnings of the group, he has also cashed twice at this year’s World Poker Open, including a $124k win in the $1,500 NLH event.
According to Poker Wire, chip counts for the final table are: 1) Scotty Nguyen – 2,144,000, 2) Michael "The Grinder’ Mizrachi" – 1,271,000, 3) Raul Paez – 862,000, 4) An Tran – 845,000, 5) Gavin Smith – 774,000, 6) Bau Le – 645,000.
*Scotty Nguyen photo from Poker Royalty.