Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of the Hollywood Poker Open Season 3 Championship Event from the M Resort Spa Casino in Les Vegas.
The starting field of 684 entries is down to just 16 players, each with hopes of getting the victory and capturing the first-place prize of $347,052. On top of the chip counts entering Day 3 is Rudy Lucas with 1,759,000, but he'll have his work cut out for him if he is to seal the deal because a talented bunch is hot on his heels.
World Series of Poker bracelet winner and World Poker Tour World Championship winner Keven Stammen is second in chips with 1,574,000, having just bought into the tournament at the start of Day 2 with just 12.5 big blinds.
Here are the complete Day 3 table and seating assignments:
|4||1||Joe Serock||581,000||Albuquerque, NM|
|4||2||Rudy Lucas||1,759,000||Mountain City, TN|
|4||4||Alex Keating||1,470,000||San Jose, CA|
|4||5||Esther Taylor-Brady||826,000||Havertown, PA|
|4||6||Andrew Fisher||788,000||Harrisburg, PA|
|4||7||Kyle Frey||265,000||Somerville, MA|
|4||8||Diogo Cardoso||1,051,000||Porto, Portugal|
|4||9||Garrett Greer||631,000||Hemet, CA|
|5||1||Keven Stammen||1,574,000||Coldwater, OH|
|5||2||Tom Dobrilovic||289,000||West Nyack, NY|
|5||3||Jiachen Gong||859,000||Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada|
|5||4||Paul Vas Nunes||540,000||Newbury, United Kingdom|
|5||5||Michael Laake||1,255,000||Sarasota, FL|
|5||6||Joe Kuether||130,000||Elm Grove, WI|
|5||8||Steve Warburton||1,185,000||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|5||9||Pedro Oliveira||256,000||Coimbra, Portugal|
Play is set to kickoff at noon, just a few minutes from now, so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout the day as we provide live updates on all of the exciting action all the way down to the winning hand!