Welcome back to Day 3 of Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em Shootout which will start at noon local time with the final 10 players in the third and final round of this popular format here at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker. The tournament attracted 313 entries in total from all over the world and that is noticeable with the six different countries that are represented on the final table. The winner will walk away with $207,193 and the gold WSOP bracelet.
There are three bracelet winners looking to add another one to their collection and the most well-known player is probably Justin Bonomo who will be aiming for his fourth. After an amazing 2018, Bonomo doesn’t look like he will be taking his foot off the gas pedal with two tournaments wins earlier this year and with his third WSOP cash in the pocket as every player is already guaranteed at least $12,937.
This is what they are all playing for:
Andrew Lichtenberger and Alexandru Papazian will be targeting their second career bracelet. Lichtenberger has had a pretty good summer already with this being his fourth cash and second final table. He finished second in the $50,000 High Roller earlier this month, losing heads-up against Ben Heath. Papazian, on the other hand, hasn’t cashed yet besides in this event but the number one in the Romanian all-time money list according to The Hendon Mob will be trying to make this another “Year of Romania”.
There are two more players representing the stars and stripes: David Lambard and Martin Zamani. There are two players trying to win the second bracelet for France this summer and twentieth overall. Adrien Delmas and Johan Guilbert. The United Kingdom has Ben Farrell, Slovenia sits with Jan Lakota, and China is competing for the bracelet with Weiyi Zhang.
When the players return at noon in the Amazon Room in the Thunderdome, they will start with the first level of the third round which features a small blind of 5,000, big blind of 10,000, and a big blind ante of 10,000. The levels will last 40 minutes again with a 15-minute break after every three levels. Play will continue until a winner has been crowned and the live stream can be followed on CBS All Access and PokerGO from 4 p.m. local time with the hole cards exposed.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the Shootout action as it happens without the delay so make sure to keep following the updates over here.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Ben Farrell||United Kingdom||621,000||62|
|3||David Lambard||United States||621,000||62|
|5||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||614,000||61|
|6||Martin Zamani||United States||601,000||60|
|7||Justin Bonomo||United States||591,000||59|