Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Day 3 Starts with Ten

Bill Chen is in 5th Place Heading into Our Final Table

After two full days of poker, we have reached an unofficial final table in Event 12, the $1,500 Triple Chance. The likes of J.C. Tran, Sam Trickett, Andy Black and Cliff Josephy all made late exits yesterday as the play from four tables down to our final one was quick and furious. Players tried to make moves to get a stack and as a result we have nine of our final ten players with at least 25 big blinds.

This should generate a lot of fantastic poker in the hours ahead. Nicholas Rampone, who showed a 5th gear late last night when he gained the chip lead, leads the way with over twice that of the second place stack, Justin Sternberg. Both of these players are not afraid to mix it up which could provide fireworks early. Last night, in one of our last hands, the two players got it all in on the flop, both holding the same two pair.

Our most notable name left is PokerStars Friend and 2 time bracelet winner Bill Chen. He held the chip lead at one point during Day 2 and slowly built his now 5th place stack all day. Anders Meli and Andrea Dato round out the top 5, both of whom also have extensive playing experience.

Play is set to begin in just a few short minutes so don't go anywhere and follow PokerNews for all your Event 12 updates!