WPT Ambassador Brad Owen Looking for First Title on Tonight’s Livestream

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World Poker Tour ambassador Brad Owen is hunting for his first title of any kind after he made the final six of the Gardens Poker Championship which concludes at the Luxor’s HyperX arena tonight. He and five other players were a part of a field of 346 who paid $5,250 to build a prize pool worth $1,678,100.

WPT Gardens Poker Championship
The final table of the Gardens Poker Championship is set. (Image: WPT)

The remaining six are guaranteed $71,200, and are playing for $347,000 first-place prize.

Those players and their starting chip stacks are: 

  1. Reynaldo Salunga – 7,275,000
  2. Chris Lee – 3,975,000
  3. Brad Owen – 3,350,000
  4. Ky Nguyen – 1,700,000
  5. Joey Deluca – 875,000
  6. Joshua Lachman – 225,000

Owen rose to the top of the poker vlogging sphere through his YouTube channel where he showed himself playing  live poker in casinos. He is the owner of the The Lodge poker room, and also hosts meet-up games around the globe, and he’s done it in the name of the WPT since he was added to its ambassador family in 2022.

Leading the final table in chips is Reynaldo Salunga, whose best cash before this one was is a $550 survivor events at the World Series of Poker Circuit in LA in 2021 for $4,500.

Second in chips by nearly a 2-1 deficit, is WSOP bracelet-winner Chris Lee. He won gold in the $2,500 10-game mix event in 2021 for $254,955. He has $1.4 million in tournament winnings, according to the Hendon Mob.

Slightly behind Lee in third place is Owen, who is not only a WPT Ambassador and a popular poker streamer, but is the co-owner of The Lodge poker room. Owen is mainly a cash-game player who built a fan-base by streaming his play, this $71K cash is his second largest, behind a $99,600 hit in the $10,000 WPT World Championship at Wynn in December.

Fourth in chips is Kyle Nguyen who earned his biggest score by making this final table. His second-best was for  $53,303 in the $240 Liz Flynt Fall Poker Classic seven years ago.

This is also Joey Deluca’s best cash. Sitting fifth in chips, Deluca’s next-best cash came in a $175 WPT event for $18,500.

Joshua Lachman has quite a hole to dig out of sitting last in chips. This is also his best cash. The California local now has $167,873 in tournament winnings.

Poker fans can watch the final table Saturday starting at 4:40 p.m. PT on the WPT YouTube channel, Twitch channel, and Facebook, as well as OTT platforms WatchWPT, Plex and DistroTV.

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