Welcome to Day 3 of the latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. They started Day 2 with 233 players, quickly reaching the money and then whittling down to just 12 remaining after 10 levels of play. Hiren Patel comes in as the chip leader with an impressive stack of 1,873,000.
A few of the notables that made the money but failed to advance to Day 3 included Jason Somerville, Matt Affleck, and Loni Harwood. Phil Collins was also making a quest for his second final table of the summer, but fell short as he was eliminated early in two-table play for a 16th-place finish.
Johnny “World” Hennigan, Jacobo Fernandez, and Mustapha Kanit also remain, but all will start at quite a chip disadvantage to Patel. Kanit (1,183,000) and Ted Gillis (1,118,000) are the two other players who are over the million-chip mark and Jaime Kaplan (984,000) is close behind.
We are only three eliminations from the final table and 11 eliminations from finding the next WSOP champion. A huge payout of $514,027 awaits today's winner.
Play is set to begin at 1 p.m. local time today. Be sure to follow PokerNews as we bring you the action, including hand-for-hand action of the final table.