Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2017 World Series of Poker for Day 3 of the Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed!
Just a couple of days ago, 364 players took to the felt for the fourth running of this tournament here at the WSOP. Some of the best in the game took to the felt to battle it out across a multitude of games that would truly test a player's skills and assess how great of an all-around poker player each one is.
Action was fast and furious across both Day 1 and 2 with only 89 players remaining at the start of play yesterday as the likes of Yuval Bronshtein, Jake Schwartz, Aaron Steury, Jeff Madsen, Yueqi Zhu, John Racener, and Eric Rodawig all exited before the money-paying top 55.
From there, "Captain" Tom Franklin (50th), Ray Henson (47th), Chris Ferguson (44th), Kyle Bowker (38th), Scott Bohlman (33rd), Marco Johnson (30th), Tommy Hang (29th), David Benyamine (28th), Mark Gregorich (27th), Jesse Martin (20th), Alex Luneau (15th), Jon Turner (13th) and Justin Bonomo (10th) all fell short of making it to Day 3 today.
Amazingly, two previous champions made the money as Lawrence Berg finished 45th after winning this event in 2016, while Robert Mizrachi had a tremendous run that ended in 12th place after he won this event in 2015, and final tabled it in 2016.
For the 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship winner David Bach, he has reached ten additional WSOP final tables without tasting victory, and with a chip stack of 798,500 that towers over his nearest rival, Bach will be hoping to reach his 12th WSOP final table and collect his second WSOP bracelet.
Right on his heels, however, is Christopher Sensoli who ended the day with 552,000, while Chip Jett rounds out the top three with 305,500. Kevin Iacofano and Brandon Cantu are also still in the mix, but with big limits and extremely swingy game choices available to be picked, this event still remains anyone's to win.
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The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor providing continuous live updates once action resumes at 2:00 p.m. PDT as Event #11 plays down until a champion is crowned live from the 2017 World Series of Poker! So stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the Event #11 updates, as well as updates from the entire 2017 World Series of Poker.