In just one hour, at noon local time, cards will be in the air and the final six players in the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event will face-off in the race to first place. The beautiful Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino has played host to this Championship series and today is the final day with play winding down.
Live coverage on PokerNews will begin at 1:00 p.m. to sync up with the one-hour live stream delay in order to protect the integrity of the game and avoid spoilers.
Russia's Denis Timofeev leads the way with 3,905,000 chips, good for a little more than a third of the chips in play. In second place, Robin Luca Wozniczek has 2,865,000, with Kenneth Smaron rounding out the top three stacks with 1,855,000.
Here's a look at how the six players stack up today:
|Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Robin Luca Wozniczek||Germany||2,865,000||96|
|Kenneth Smaron||United States||1,855,000||62|
There's a great mix of players competing from across the globe, with nationalities from the United States, Canada, Germany, Russia and Belgium. While winning a title is a big focal point for everyone, the representation of one's country is right up there in importance.
The remaining six players are guaranteed a payout of $65,520, but the real goal is the $293,680 sitting up top, along with the elusive gold spade trophy and the bragging rights that come with winning a major title. A total of 366 unique entries made up the prize pool of $1,775,100 in the first-ever PokerStars Championship Panama $5,300 Main Event with 71 players making it into the money.
Here's a look at the remaining payouts:
Play will pick up with Level 24 in progress with blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante and will conclude when a winner is crowned! Stay with PokerNews all day as we wrap things up on this final day in sunny Panama.
Here is a closer look into the remaining six players, courtesy of PokerStars: