Only one event will be heading to a Day 3 on Friday and that is Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. of the 2012 World Series of Poker. Heading into what is scheduled as the final day of play, 18 players remain with Ylon Schwartz topping the pack. He's our main focus of this edition of the PokerNews What To Watch For, along with some other very notable names.
Is It Time for Schwartz To Win Gold?
Everyone most famously remembers Schwartz for his fourth-place finish in the 2008 WSOP Main Event. Since then, he has recorded two third-place finishes. One of those came in 2009 and one in 2010. Down to the final 18 in Event 27, Schwartz has maneuvered his way to the top of the remaining competitors and has a very good shot at making his fourth WSOP final table. The question now is: Will Schwartz finally be able to go on and earn the gold bracelet he's been chasing for years?
Will This Be a Second Bracelet for Chow?
Michael Chow is widely considered one of the best mixed game players in the world. Year after year he shows up at the WSOP and crushed the events held in non-hold'em games. He won his first gold bracelet just two years ago in 2010 and has a runner-up finish from 2011 to go along with that. Everyone knows he has the skill to make it happened and is someone everyone watching should have eyes on heading into Day 3.
Can Cunningham and Chiu Represent the Old Guard?
Every year at the WSOP, new faces pop into the mix. Five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Allen Cunningham and four-time winner David Chiu are just the opposite of new faces and find themselves deep in contention for another bracelet, again. These two have put up very impressive results on the felt, especially at the WSOP. We'll see if they can represent the "old guard" of poker a bit in this one by snatching up another gold bracelet to go into their collection.
As always, you can find PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 WSOP on our Live Reporting Pages. We look forward to having you follow along and stay tuned for plenty more from our What To Watch For series.