David "ODB" Baker Heads Final Table at the $50k Poker Players Championship

Online legend Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky is still in the hunt for WSOP bracelet number 1 and has made the final six of the $50k PPC

The prestigious WSOP Event #44 the $50,000 Poker Players Championship has played down to a final table of six after four days of intense competition in the 10-game format, and the current chip leader is WSOP bracelet holder from the USA, David "ODB" Baker.

The day started with 19 players still in contention, with former bracelet winner Abe "EazyPeazy" Mosseri and former Poker Player Championship winner Matt "MUSTAFABET" Ashton leading the field. Unfortunately neither of the days starting chip leaders made it to the final table, although both cashed, with Ashton going just after the bubble burst in 12th position for $87k and Mosseri falling in 9th place for a $110k payday. The unofficial final table eventually became the official final table when 3 time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier fell a few places short of his 2nd bracelet of the summer, crashing out in 7th place for $139k.

Online phenom Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky managed to successfullly navigate through the day, falling short on a couple of occasions but doubling up when he needed to and spent much of the day in the middle of the pack. He will start the final table as the second shortest stack with close to 1.5m chips, but it really is going to be anyones game with the blinds such that pots of between 500k - 1m chips are regularly changing hands.

If Sulsky can run good and take down the title it will be his first WSOP bracelet. The $1.2m prize money no doubt please the online superstar, although it wouldn't eclipse his biggest winning day online when he won $1.37m playing Isildur1 at multiple tables of $300/$600 PLO back in 2013.

The leader at the end of day four, David "ODB" Baker bagged up 3.227 million chips giving him a near 700k lead over his nearest rival, Mike "gordo16" Gordinsky. Baker will be looking for his 2nd WSOP title, having won the $2.5k 8-game event for over $271k in 2012 where he defeated Greg Mueller heads-up.

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