On the rail – Timofeev leads final 12 in PokerStars Championship Panama
As day 4 of the inaugural PokerStars Championship Panama main event came to a close, Russian Denis Timofeev was the man on top of the chip counts leading the way as the twelve man strong field returns for day 5 and play down to the final table later on tonight (CET).
The man who has gotten the most coverage from media down in Panama is undoubtedly American MMA fighter Tito Ortiz, as he fought and clawed on all the way to Day 4 of the main event where he eventually fell in 22nd place for a little more than $16,000 in his second only live poker tournament.
Of notable poker names that unfortunately fell on day 4 were Jason Wheeler, JC Alvarado and Jason Koon.
Here is how the final twelve stack up before day 5:
1st: Denis Timofeev – Russia – 2,070,000
2nd: James Salmon – U.S – 1,612,000
3rd: Byron Kaverman – U.S – 1,236,000
4th: Robin Luca Wozniczek – Germany – 1,194,000
5th: Kenneth Smaron – U.S – 1,104,000
6th: Harpreet Gill – Canada – 1,080,000
7th: Jonathan Abdellatif – Belgium – 670,000
8th: Anthony Diott – Canada – 558,000
9th: Michael Lech – U.S – 457,000
10th: Igor Yaroshevskyy – Ukraine – 422,000
11th: Vincent Allevato – Canada – 420,000
12th: Luis Alejandro Mata – Venezuela – 162,000
Day 5 continues at 6PM CET and can be viewed live on all of PokerStars`media sites: pokerstars.tv, youtube and Twitch