Meet the Final Table of WPT Voyage Championship

Meet the Final Table of WPT Voyage Championship

After two long days of battling it out deep into the night on Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady, the final nine players in the field have each locked down their seat at the WPT Voyage Championship final table.

There are some familiar faces coming back Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET to battle it out for the first ever WPT Voyage Championship title. Topping the chip counts is FaridJattin, who is at his fourth career WPT final table and first since making a pair of those appearances in 2016.

Jattin claimed that chip lead on the final hand of the night, courtesy of arguably the most notable player remaining in the field – Dan Sepiol, the winner of the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. Sepiol won over $5.2 million back in December, and he’s back vying for his second career WPT title just a few months out from his life-changing victory.

Aram Oganyan, who is a familiar face in some of the biggest high roller tournaments in the world, is in the mix as well as he seeks his first major title. Austin Srur, who had a career-best performance in a WPTDeepStacks event back in the summer of 2021, is poised for a breakout victory and sits second to start the day Wednesday, with he and Jattin considerably out in front of the rest of the pack.

There are two Brazilians at the WPT Voyage final table, including prolific cash game vlogger Romulo Dorea. Kasey Lyn Mills, also known as ‘Poker Mommaa,’ is in the midst of a breakout year in which she won a pair of WSOP Circuit rings in a matter of days, and she’ll be looking to become just the third woman ever to join the WPT Champions Club.

Here’s what the final nine players will be competing for when play resumes Wednesday afternoon.

You can follow along throughout the day Wednesday as our live updates team covers the action from start to finish. Ahead of the final table, let’s get to know each of our final nine players a little bit better.

1. Farid Jattin | 3,650,000 (91 big blinds)

Age: 35 Birthplace: Colombia Hometown: Miami, FL Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$8,688,112 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$746,000, 7th, 2019 PSPC $25,000 Championship Other Prominent Scores: 1st, 2020 Aussie Millions $25K Challenge for $678,831; 1st, 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $655,000; 2nd, 2022 WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold’em for $334,747; 5th, 2016 WPT L.A. Poker Classic for $238,070; 6th, 2014 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $174,352; 6th, 2016 WPT Borgata Poker Open for $167,942

The definition of a “major title” varies depending on certain points of view, and there’s no denying Farid Jattin has had success on almost every live poker stage there is. But when it comes to WPT titles and WSOP bracelets, Jattin has gotten close on numerous occasions only to fall a hair shy of victory.

Jattin has his fourth significant chance at a WPT title on Wednesday, and he enters nine-handed play with both the most career earnings of every remaining player and the most experience when it comes to major events.

On the last hand of the night, with the field already reduced to nine, Jattin claimed a pot from Dan Sepiol worth over 1.5 million chips – more than the number of chips in any stack excluding the top three heading into the final table – to slide into the top spot as chips went into bags at the end of Day 2.

“A very important pot, and it switches momentum a bit in my favor,” Jattin said. “Luckily it worked out. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 278,000 (25/37)

2. Austin Srur | 3,410,000 (85 big blinds)

Age: 26 **Hometown:**Sarasota, FL Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$772,855 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$249,375, 3rd, 2021 WPTDeepStacks Venetian Main Event **Other Prominent Scores:**4th, 2021 MGM Grand Summer Series Grand Finale for $121,45; 10th, 2021 WPT Choctaw for $55,860

While he may not yet have the millions of dollars in live tournament earnings, Austin Srur is in a position to cross into seven-figure territory if he should win WPT Voyage. His biggest career score to date came under a different banner, in a WPT DeepStacks event at the Venetian, and he’s been close to making a WPT Main Tour final table in the past before his breakthrough on Tuesday.

He’ll be playing from a position of strength at this final table, as Srur takes advantage of a stack he built into the chip lead for much of the later stages of Day 2 before Jattin claimed the top spot in the dying embers of play.

Srur had some friendly banter for Sepiol along the way, and suggested with a smile that his primary goal at the start is to keep Sepiol from rebuilding his stack.

“Only one thing I’m worried about, and that’s doubling Dan up,” said Srur. “So as long as Dan stays around that 1.5 million area, I think we’ll be good, cruising all the way.”

As he stares down the potential of a career-best result on Wednesday, Srur has already had a blast over the course of the first three days of WPT Voyage.

“I’ve been on multiple cruises, and this one, probably by far, is the best experience,” said Srur. “And the tournaments are amazing, it’s so well thought out that I mean, it’s just ridiculous. I’m just having a great time.”

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 494,000 (12/37)

3. Romulo Dorea | 2,000,000 (50 big blinds)

Age: 29 Hometown: Belem, Brazil Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$6,197 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$1,969, 6th, 2018 Brazilian Series of Poker R$800 No Breaks No Limit Hold’em

Even if things go completely sideways at the final table of WPT Voyage, Romulo Dorea, has multiplied his career tournament earnings many times over regardless of his finish in this tournament.

But if he can find a way to close it out, Dorea, one of two WPTGlobal ambassadors at the final table, will have some tremendous content to provide his 89,000 followers on Instagram and over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. While his content is almost exclusively deep-stacked cash games, a WPT title and a $285,000 windfall may well put Dorea in a position to take more shots at tournaments. At the very least, he’d be on his way to Las Vegas in December.

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 428,000 (17/37)

T-4. Aram Oganyan | 1,460,000 (37 big blinds)

Age: 36 **Hometown:**Los Angeles, CA Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$3,747,548 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$989,501, 3rd, 2024 Triton Super High Roller Series $26,500 Silver Main Event Other Prominent Scores: 1st, 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25,500 High Roller for $481,175; 2nd, 2023 WSOP $10,000 Secret Bounty for $453,226; 2nd, 2023 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold’em for $443,680

The pressure of the WPT Voyage final table is unlikely to be a factor for Aram Oganyan. He’s one of three players among the final nine with seven figures in career live earnings, and even as players were bagging up at the end of the night in the $5,000 Main Tour event, Oganyan was trying to sell the rest of the field on moving the restart time up to make it easier or him to play Wednesday’s $25,000 High Roller event.

While Oganyan was unsuccessful in that endeavor, he’ll certainly be in a position to apply maximum pressure on his opponents as he, too, seeks out his first major title following multiple close calls to this point in his career.

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 544,000 (8/37)

T-4. Dan Sepiol | 1,460,000 (37 big blinds)

Age: 30 Birthplace: Bloomington, IN Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$6,718,759 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$5,282,954, 1st, 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas **Other Prominent Scores:**1st, 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $2,700 No Limit Hold’em for $204,735; 1st, 2021 MSPT Iowa Main Event for $162,781

In the time since Dan Sepiol won the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, he’s won himself a Global Poker Award for his performance at that final table and celebrated his 30th birthday. If Sepiol were to win WPT Voyage, he’d join some rarified air as both a multi-time WPT champion and for having done so in a span of less than four months.

Sepiol got out to a hot start on Day 1, bagging a top-three stack and rarely slowing down over the course of Day 2. He was in a celebratory mood throughout the night on Tuesday, regularly getting up from his seat between hands to chat with friends on the rail, and a victory in the WPT Voyage championship event would give him an even bigger reason to be cheerful.

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 784,000 (3/37)

6. Kasey Lyn Mills | 695,000 (17 big blinds)

Hometown: Frisco, Texas Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$310,915 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$66,009, 1st, 2024 WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,000 Monster Stack **Other Prominent Scores:**2nd, 2022 Texas Card House $500K Guaranteed Mystery Bounty for $42,968; 5th, 2023 WSOPC Tulsa Main Event for $35,539; 1st, 2024 WSOPC Choctaw $400 Finale for $22,433

Over the course of 2022 and 2023, Kasey Lyn Mills knocked on the door multiple times, picking up six separate five-figure live cashes. But January 2024 marked Mills taking a major step forward in her poker career, as she won two WSOP Circuit rings at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma in a matter of three days.

Mills made another leap on Tuesday, securing her first career WPT final table appearance as she fought through some perilous spots as a short stack.

“I remembered a player that Nick Schulman was talking about on a PokerGo stream lately, and I forget his name right now but he’s always hanging around on the short stack,” said Mills. “You just can’t get rid of the guy, and I was reminding myself I can be that guy, to just make really, really good decisions. I had to do some really interesting things to find my path, and I did.”

With the prospect of becoming just the third woman to add her name to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, Mills was in a positive mindset at the close of Day 2.

“I don’t even have words to describe it,” said Mills. “I’m eeling just overjoyed, overflowing, so excited. It’s just all energy.”

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 201,000 (27/37)

7. Iman Dan | 680,000 (17 big blinds)

**Hometown:**Miami, FL Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$205,454 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$70,934, 3rd, 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $350 No Limit Hold’em **Other Prominent Scores:**2nd, 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $570 No Limit Hold’em for $22,840

The vast majority of Iman Dan‘s best live results have come close to home, with his top three cashes and four of the top five happening at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. He’s also recorded results at a handful of WPT-branded stops, including the 2023 WPT Prime Championship.

With a result of fifth or better, Dan would set a new career high-water mark, and a victory would allow Dan to exceed the entirety of his live tournament earnings in a single event.

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 133,000 (33/37)

8. Marcelo Giordano Mendes | 655,000 (16 big blinds)

Age: 32 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings:$432,547 Biggest Lifetime Cash:$55,869, 5th, 2019 WSOP $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty **Other Prominent Scores:**2nd, 2022 Kings Series of Poker Sao Paulo Main Event for $28,122

Marcelo Giordano Mendes is one of two Brazilian players who will be wearing a WPT Global patch at Wednesday’s final table, and Giordano is looking to break through at his second career major final table. Back in 2019, Giordano finished fifth in a $1,000 Super Turbo during the World Series of Poker.

He’ll have to fight back from one of the shorter stacks to improve his chances of a WPT title, but it won’t be a new experience in this tournament. He was one of two players, along with Dan, to start Day 2 among the bottom 10 stacks only to fight down to the final nine.

Giordano made a late push on Tuesday largely at the expense of WPT Champions Club member Tyler Patterson. Giordano first won a coinflip with Meet-the-Final-Table-of-WPT-Voyage-ChampionshipMeet-the-Final-Table-of-WPT-Voyage-Championship against Patterson’s pocket queens, and then eliminated Patterson with a turned Broadway straight.

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 167,000 (30/37)

9. Carlo Basurto Romero| 450,000 (11 big blinds)

Age: 29 Hometown: Quertaro, Mexico Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: ~$50,000

To search the Hendon Mob entry for Carlo Basurto Romero is to find but a single result. But Basurto did not wander his way into the field without experience by any means. The 29-year-old from Mexico is predominantly an online player who has recorded some final tables in Mexico that were not recorded in any of the major poker databases.

Basurto made a major move by more than doubling up through Oganyan with Meet-the-Final-Table-of-WPT-Voyage-ChampionshipMeet-the-Final-Table-of-WPT-Voyage-Championship against Oganyan’s Meet-the-Final-Table-of-WPT-Voyage-ChampionshipMeet-the-Final-Table-of-WPT-Voyage-Championship, before losing a big chunk of chips to Srur after Srur flopped a club flush late in the night.

End of Day 1 Chip Count: 645,000 (4/37)