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Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Forty Eight Return to Battle For the Bracelet

Kyle Julius

Yesterday, we saw 304 players whittle themselves down to our final 48. These remaining players will tentatively play down to a winner today depending on time (as there is a 3:00 AM hard stop rule in effect). Standing tall as chipleader going into Day 3 is Kyle Julius with 876,000 in chips.

Yesterday we saw many notable players attempt to make a deep run at this thing only to fall short, including Jeff Lisandro, Jennifer Harman, Andy Frankenberger, Peter Eastgate, Jonathan Duhamel, Pius Heinz and Phil Hellmuth - who met his end after his opponent spiked an ace on the river after getting all in on the turn.

Some were "luckier" than others, however. Those who survived the money bubble and cashed include Nam Le (103rd), Allen Kessler (99th), Neil Channing (97th), Matt Matros (79th), Matt Brady (75th), Brock Parker (74th), Will "The Thrill" Failla (67th), Ana Marquez (59th) and JP Kelly (50th).

Despite the vast number of pros eliminated, you can be sure that with a field this stacked - there are still plenty of notables chasing the gold bracelet at the end of the tunnel. Some include Joseph Cheong, Tommy Vedes, Galen Hall, Alexander Kravchenko, Ronald Lee, Randy Lew and Dan Smith - who has been on quite a hot streak this year. Smith has already won three big events, including the Aussie Millions $100,000 buy-in event back in January. He will be looking for his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, however.

Here is the seating assignment heading into Day 3:

4381Micah Raskin461,000
4382Konstantin Puchkov162,000
4383Ronald Lee189,000
4384Tommy Vedes363,000
4385— Empty -- 
4386Kyle Julius867,000
4387Amir Lehavot209,000
4388Andrew Weisner258,000
4389Daniel Perper292,000
4391Thiago Nishijima269,000
4392Andres Garcia441,000
4393Galen Hall305,000
4394Derek Gregory536,000
4395Andrea Dato745,000
4396Stanislav Barshak690,000
4397Jason Mann361,000
4398— Empty — 
4399Randall Pfeifer294,000
4401Brendon Rubie343,000
4402Thomas McCormick180,000
4403Dan Smith477,000
4404Chamath Palihapitiya456,000
4405— Empty — 
4406William Pierron144,000
4407Alexander Kravchenko266,000
4408Rodrigo Caprioli146,000
4409Cary Katz263,000
4411Randy Lew143,000
4412Pratyush Buddiga244,000
4413Robert Macdonald138,000
4414Erik Aude688,000
4415Jonas Wexler188,000
4416— Empty — 
4417Anders Wessman270,000
4418Andrew Lichtenberger258,000
4419Fernando Brito82,000
4431Jason Wheeler215,000
4432Foster Hays124,000
4433Thomas Conway422,000
4434— Empty — 
4435Panayote Vilandos218,000
4436Sam Chartier179,000
4437Sami Nassar217,000
4438Madison Bergeron231,000
4439Joseph Cheong482,000
4441Samuel Ngai448,000
4442Bryan Leskowitz125,000
4443Dominykas Karmazinas58,000
4444— Empty — 
4445Kevin Schulz128,000
4446Eric Cloutier136,000
4447Jeremy Ausmus391,000
4448Matt Giannetti361,000
4449David Diaz568,000

There you have it - will Julius be able to use his chiplead to coast into a final table and claim victory? Will Dan Smith ride his impressive momentum thus far to his first gold bracelet? Or will one of the many other talented players stand tall as champion? Please stick with us here at PokerNews to find out!

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