WPT Ambassador Makes Final Table at Gardens Poker Championship

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The final table of the $5,250 buy-in World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championship main event is set and WPT Ambassador Brad Owens is one of them.

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

The six players will fly to Las Vegas and find out who ends up with the championship and the $357,380 which includes seat in the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday, the last of the three final tables that are being taped and livestreamed these next three days.

Final six players (by chip count):

  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

Just to clarify Owen’s Tweet, they played to eight last night before getting to the final six today.

The WPT Gardens Poker Championship brought 346 to Gardens Casino in Southern Cali. They played for a prize pool worth $1,678,100 that paid out the top 44 finishers. The remaining six are guaranteed $71,200, and are playing for $347,000 first-place prize.

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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