Entering Day 2 of this event, Jesse Sylvia was second to last in chips with 38,400. He quickly ran that up to 300,000 before finishing the day with 580,000 — good enough for third place overall.
This final table marks the second World Series of Poker final table of Sylvia's career, and the first one was the biggest of them all as he reached the WSOP Main Event final table in 2012. It was there that the Massachusetts native entered with the chip lead before finishing second to Greg Merson for $5,295,149.
Prior to that life-changing result, Sylvia had just two WSOP cashes and a total of $58,478 in lifetime tournament earnings. Since then, he's earned at least another $165,000 and cashed in nine WSOP events. Being guaranteed no less than AU$85,027 in this one and sitting with a decent chip position, Sylvia has a good shot at winning a lot more.