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Darren Elias Vies for World Poker Tour bestbet Bounty Scramble Main Event Title

The exciting Main Event shines on the schedule of Season XVI WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble. It started on 21st October and it is set to run through 25th October when the final day of the Main Event is scheduled to be played. Mere hours before the players return to the felt to battle for a top prize and a trophy, the name of Darren Elias emerged on the surface as the player with big chances to leave the event with a record-breaking 4th WPT title and the first-place prize of $315,732.

Darren Elias is not a stranger to the poker community. His poker career is rich and the player has demonstrated accomplished poker skills more than ones. Elias has collected $4,771,746 in total live earnings. Apart from his enviable bank account, Elias engraved his name with gold letters in the history of poker as he is crowned 3 times champion in WPT. Supposing that he takes down the current event, he will become the only player who has ever won 4 WPT titles.

But it is too soon to celebrate as he needs to face some of the most notable poker heavyweights, including Sam Panzica. The player has also a good stimulus to fight for the first place, as he is striving to defend his previous title, which he won from the same event. Similar to Elias, Panzica is also aiming at breaking the WPT record, becoming the first player to win a title from the same event.

Darren Elias Leads Final Six WPT Main Event

The official final table has already been set, waiting for the game to resume today. The next-to-last Day 3 of the event began with 23 players and Elias entered the game as the 5th player in chips. Following the course of the game, Elias gained momentum and secured himself with a big advantage over his final opponents. Chips swung back and forth, while eventually, Elias started to run out of steam. However, he managed to regain momentum and never looked back from that moment.

By the end of the day, the player bagged and tagged the largest stack worth 3.547 million in chips. The player is to lead a pack of 6 into the closing stage of the Main Event. It is important to note that Elias is well-ahead of his nearest rival in chips, who is John Esposito. He holds a stack of 2.236 million in chips. The player to enter the six-handed poker battle as the shortest stack is Shankar Pillai. All the remaining players can be sure that none of them is to leave the event empty-handed as they are guaranteed a minimum cash of $55,191.

Play is to resume today at 4 pm and the remaining poker hopefuls are to struggle for the lion’s share of the prize pool, as well as a free ticket to the $15,000 buy-in WPT Tournament of Champions.