Day 4 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Parx Open Classic came to a close at a relatively early 9pm on Tuesday night. The remaining 16 players were whittled down to a final table of six, with Stephen Reynolds leading the pack with 4,035,000 chips. Reynolds has not been spotted very often at live poker tournaments, but he had a few nice cashes at this year’s World Series of Poker and looks to be in good shape to win his first big tournament.
One man who was very unlucky not to make the final table is Joey Couden. We don’t know what he ate during the dinner break, but we can only assume it must have been cursed as Couden didn’t win a single hand after the break. His run of bad luck came to head when, on the final hand of the night, he min-raised from middle position, a move that Day 3 chip leader Tony Gregg responded to with a shove. Couden made the snap call and turned over pocket kings, a hand that dominated the pocket jacks of Gregg. A flop of Q 3 3 made Couden a firm favourite for the double up, but a jack left his dreams all but crushed. Only one of the remaining two kings in the deck could save Coudens tournament life, but a 9 on the river sealed his fate. He received $47,215 for his troubles, but I’m sure missing out on the final table after a cooler hand like that will sting for a little while.
That hand wrapped up Day 4 and this is how the chip stacks stand:
Stephen Reynolds is looking in very good shape to take down the first American leg of the WPT, but Tony Gregg is not far behind him. It is worth noting that Tony Gregg is the only player at the final table who has had any extensive live poker. Will this experience give him the edge he needs to take first place? Only time will tell as the final table of the World Poker Tour Parx Open Classic gets underway.
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