Level 31: Blinds 75,000/150,000/150,000 BB Ante
Total Entries: 1,415
Players Remaining: 6
Average Stack: 9.4 million
New Jersey resident David Farah leads the way with 18.85 million chips. He took the chip lead from Brandon Hall late on Day 4 with a well-timed three-barrelled bluff, showing AT offsuit when Brandon folded to his 2.2 million river bet. The Ace-Ten offsuit was good for David again at the end of play when he took out 7th place finisher Steven Sarmiento, who had pocket nines. A rivered Ten gave David the final pot of the night and a solid chip lead going to the final table.
David’s total live earnings of about $80,000 is already eclipsed by his earnings in this event. Prior to this, his best live cash was $32,130 for his 344th place finish in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. Regardless of where the 48-year-old family man finishes, he’ll have a new best live cash and big uptick in his total earnings. As the elder statesman at this final table, he’s got a dozen years on the next-oldest players.
He begins the final table in Seat 2 with 126 big blinds.