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It is time to determine a champion in the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $1,700 Main Event. The final 15 remaining players will battle down to a winner starting at 12 p.m. local time and the grand prize of $260,480
The leader in the clubhouse to start the day is a relative newcomer to the WSOPc, Hannah Guthrie who brings in a stack of 4,885,000, good for just short of 100 big blinds. The native of Montgomery, AL has just three cashes on her poker resume totaling just over $7,000, all from 2019. She will be looking to continue the momentum that took her to the chip lead late on Day 2 in order to take advantage of her chip lead.
Ken Aldridge is second in chips with 3,327,000. Juxtaposed with Guthrie, he has a plethora of experience that includes a WSOP bracelet from back in 2009. He ha gathered a decent amount of results since then over the past decade and has been a consistent force on the WSOPc.
Two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Ryan Jones comes in at third in chips at 2,800,000. The North Carolina local will be looking to collect another big score to his poker resume, as anything fourth or better would put him above one million in career WSOP earnings. But a player of his caliber will certainly want to ride his good stack to his third circuit ring title.
The most decorated WSOPc player remaining in the field is fourth in chips, none other than eight-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Kyle Cartwright, who has rings dating back to 2011 and the most recent one coming early this year in Tunica.
Relative newcomer Randall Rothwell rounds out the top five in chips with 2,470,000 while Fikret Kovac of Bosnia & Herzegovina will bring 2,350,000 with him to the final day and will be looking to mix it up with the top stacks.
One of the top storylines of the day will be the chance for a repeat champion. Last December, Jake Bazeley took down the Main Event title right here in Cherokee. Today he will strive to astonishingly go back to back as he comes back today with one of the lower stacks with 1,185,000.
Three other WSOP circuit ring winners also remain in the field Marshall White, Spencer Champlin and Kevin Johnson. White has four circuit rings to his name; the most recent coming in Choctaw in 2017. The most recent of two for Champlin was in 2016 and Johnson took down his circuit ring last December in Biloxi.
Play begins at 12 p.m. at Level 27 and will continue until a champion is determined. Breaks will be every two levels with a dinner break at the discretion of the tournament director.
PokerNews will provide all the eliminations and big hands as the new WSOPc ring will be handed out.