Brad Owen entered Day 4 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) $5,250 buy-in Gardens Poker Championship with 15 big blinds and a dream as he looked to survive the two eliminations needed to advance to the six-handed televised final table.
The popular vlogger and WPT ambassador did so and will now head to Las Vegas to finish out the event inside the HyperX ESports Arena at the Luxor alongside fellow final tablists Ryan Salunga, Ky Nguyen, Chris Lee, Josh Lachman and Joey Deluca.
WPT Gardens Poker Championship Final Six
|SEAT||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|2||Brad Owen||United States||3,350,000||45|
|4||Chris Lee||United States||3,975,000||53|
|5||Josh Lachman||United States||225,000||3|
|6||Joey Deluca||United States||875,000||12|
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Everything Owen on Day 4
Day 4 was a quick one as short stacks Steven Spunt and Thomas Choi were both eliminated within the first hour of play by none other than Owen. The veteran poker content creator first picked up his trademark “pocket jiggities” to oust Spunt, whose ace-king couldn’t hit to send him out in 8th place for $42,200.
“Best jiggities ever,” Owen told WPT. “I looked down at it, and I’m sure it wasn’t really visible but I kind of chuckled in my head a little bit and I was like ‘Oh this is fitting,’ I’m either going to get knocked out with the jiggities, or get a massive double-up to get us down to seven.”
Who ever said there’s no right way to play Jiggities? ##
— World Poker Tour (@WPT)
Even more fitting was that the star of the final table went on to eliminate Choi despite being dominated with ace-seven against Choi’s Big Slick. The stars were clearly aligned for Owen on Day 4 and he will now enter the televised final table with a much healthier stack of 45 big blinds.
A fourth-place finish or better will give Owen, who is primarily a cash game player, a career-best score after pivoting to tournaments last year.
Each remaining player is after their first WPT title and the $357,380 up top for first place. The eventual winner will also receive a unique sculpture trophy designed by American artist Daniel Arsham and will also get a seat into the $10,000 WPT World Championship in December.
Before the WPT Gardens Poker Championship plays out on May 27 in Las Vegas, there’s still the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and WPT Choctaw final tables that will be live-streamed today and tomorrow beginning at 4:30 p.m. local time.
PokerNews will be on-site for all three final tables and will be sure to let readers know how they play out as the next WPT champions are named.
WPT Gardens Poker Championship Remaining Payouts
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