After three days of play, Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em was down to six players. An additional fourth day was needed, and it will be one to remember. It's a stacked final table with one runaway chipleader.
Leading the way is 2017 WSOP Player of the Year and six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris "Jesus" Ferguson with 5,680,000 in chips, good for 95 big blinds.
While he has the majority of chips in play, Ferguson faces some tough competition when play gets back underway at noon. Here's the line-up:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Chris Ferguson||United States||5,680,000||95|
|2||Michael Marder||United States||1,765,000||29|
|4||Dylan Linde||United States||1,330,000||22|
|5||Ryan Laplante||United States||700,000||12|
Timur Margolin came close to winning this event in 2015, finishing runner-up to Matthew O'Donnell for $341,338. Can he battle back and this time earn his first bracelet? Or will it be Ismael Bojang, by some "experts" tipped as a real contender before the Series even started.
Dylan Linde, another longtime grinder with an impressive resume but lacking a bracelet, brings a stack worth 22 big blinds. Bracelet winner Ryan Laplante starts short as well with just 12 big blinds. Michael Marder is one of the middle stacks with 29 big blinds to work with.
The final six players will return to the Brasilia Twitch stage today at noon and play down to a winner. You can watch along, live and for free, via Twitch. We have the live stream embedded as here in the live reporting as soon as it gets underway at the one-hour delay. We will continue our hand-for-hand coverage with Hand #33, with 11 minutes left in level 28 at blinds at 30,000/60,000 (10,000 ante) without a delay.
One of these players will take home the $507,274 first-place prize along with the most coveted jewelry in the game. Who will it be?
|9||Josh Bergman||United States||$38,009|