The unofficial final table of 10 was set last night in Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em as Faraz Jaka was eliminated in the very last hand of play, and the remaining players return today to decide who will place the coveted gold bracelet on his or her wrist and walk away with the $288,744 first prize.
Will Givens, who already boasts two cashes to his name at the WSOP this year, is the man to catch with 1,217,000 chips, more than 300,000 ahead of his second-placed rival. Steven Norden is that nearest challenger after bagging up 910,000 chips last night to bring into play today. Norden has now chalked up his first ever WSOP cash and has locked up at least $16,088 for his effort,s but will surely be looking for more.
Meanwhile Dutch Boyd, the best known and most experienced player of the final 10, lies third with 812,000 and has his eyes set on winning the third gold bracelet of his career.
There are a couple of short stacks who will be looking for an early double-up including the colourful and verbose Pok Kim on 194,000, and Gabriel Nassif who has 14 WSOP cashes himself and will sit down with 231,000.
Play resumes at 1 p.m. when PokerNews will bring you comprehensive hand-for-hand coverage of every twist and turn on the way to crowning the next WSOP winner.