A new form of poker is added to the schedule of this year's World Series of Poker – Tag Team Poker. The $1,000 buy-in is split among 2-4 players on every team and those teammates can tag in and out at any point their teammate is not in an active hand. Every player on the team needs to play at least one orbit and each teammate must check in at their table prior to the end of late registration. A fun new format, especially for Doug Polk and Ryan Fee. Out of 863 entrants, their team was number one after three days of play.
At the beginning of the final day, these were the teams and chipcounts:
A lot of familiar names on the final table. Team Mittelman/Greenberg/Paul was the first one to be eliminated. After losing a big flip, they were all-in with against Little's and didn't improve. A few hands later team Caruso/Padula/Urban hit the rail, they lost the coinflip against Dempsey and were finished in 8th.
Dempsey took care of team Peters/Altman as well, held against . After this team Lybaert/Owen/Glaser/Ahmed were sent to the rail, their didn't improve against Gale's .
Gale was sent packing himself to hands later, his was cracked by Greenberg's on a board of .
Polk and Fee eliminated team Dempsey/Godfrey in fifth, and after that team Mittelman/Greenberg/Paul reached the three-way play in a fortunate matter, when their pair of 5's cracked Rettenmaier's 9s.
Rettenmaier and Charania had to settle for third place for $66,458, and heads-up play was started. Fee took over the chiplead when his won against the . Four hands later Fee had the easiest call of the tournament, Paul shoved on the river on a board of with , but he was no good against the of Fee for the nuts.
The results of the final table are as follows: