Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha

Salazar and Bronstein Seek First Bracelets on Day 3 of $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha

Aden Salazar

After two days of action in Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha, only 11 players remain from a starting field of 1,234. Among them is WSOP bracelet winner Sandeep Pulusani (1,210,000), who grinded with a short-to-average stack for much of Day 2 and when play resumes, he will start with 20 big blinds.

The road for the gold won’t be easy and he will face off against several other notables from the poker community, including Esther Taylor (1,385,000), Richard Kellett (1,580,000), Vegard Andreassen (3,500,000), and Jordan Kaplan (1,000,000), who just cashed in 507th place in the Main Event.

Bagging the chip lead into Day 3 is Aden Salazar with a hefty 9,140,00, more than double than his closest opponent, Noah Bronstein, with 4,200,000. Salazar, at just 21 years old, is seeking the gold on his very first participation at the WSOP and already finished 5th in Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/ Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) event last month. He will be looking to improve on that performance as he takes 152 big blinds into the day.

Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Aden SalazarUnited States9,140,000152
2Noah BronsteinUnited States4,200,00070
3Vincent LamCanada3,810,00064
4Vegard AndreassenNorway3,500,00058
5Daniel ChuprunUnited States2,040,00034
6Robert TophamUnited States1,805,00030
7Richard KellettUnited Kingdom1,580,00026
8Esther TaylorUnited States1,385,00023
9Sandeep PulusaniUnited States1,210,00020
10William LeffingwellUnited States1,130,00019
11Jordan KaplanUnited States1,000,00017

Play will begin at 1 p.m. today on Level 26 with the blinds at 30,000/60,000 and 60,000 big blind ante. Each player is guaranteed a payday of $18,558 but they will all be vying for the top prize of $277,949 and the elusive WSOP gold bracelet.

Keep up with all the action on PokerNews as the live reporting team provides hand updates and chip counts throughout the day from Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Aden SalazarEsther TaylorJordan KaplanNoah BronsteinRichard KellettSandeep PulusaniVegard Andreassen