Welcome back to our continued coverage of the 2012 World Series of Poker. Today will see one of the last few gold bracelets of the summer awarded to one of the 31 players who return here in Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better.
The chip leader, and the player arguably best pressed to make a run at the title, is Felicia Johnico. A big Day 2 saw Johnico bag up 397,000 in chips as she will look to follow in Vanessa Selbst's foot steps to become the second female to win a bracelet in an open event during this year's series.
Joining Johnico at the top of the chip leader board is Yuval Bronshtein. One of the biggest hands of last night went straight into Bronshtein's chip stack and now he will start Day 3 with 377,000 in chips. Bronshtein has already had success this summer, finishing in fifth place in Event 42: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better. We are sure that final table left him hungry for gold and as such he will be one to watch today.
Right on Bronshtein's tail is none other than David "ODB" Baker. It's been a big summer for Baker as he managed to win his first WSOP gold bracelet just a couple of weeks ago, bringing home the victory in Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix. He will be aiming to join the elite club of multiple bracelet winners today, and with 365,000 in chips, he gives himself a good chance to do exactly that.
While the above players will be tough to beat, the likes of Stephen Su, Randy Ohel, Kyle Bowker, Josh Field, Bryan Devonshire, Mickey Appleman, Antony Lellouche, Antonie Saout, Binh Nguyen, John Shipley and Chris Bell will also be at the felt today and will be looking to make a run at the title. Below is the top ten chip stacks heading into the day.
Top Ten Chip Counts
|David "ODB" Baker||365,000|
All the action begins at 2:00 PM and PokerNews will be here every step of the way to crowning a champion. By the end of the day someone will be $330,277 richer and will go down in the history books as a WSOP gold bracelet winner. Who will it be? Stay tuned to find out!