It's been a World Series of Poker with massive fields and thrilling competitive play that has created the need for extra days of play throughout the series, so how about one more to wrap up the summer?
Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. will need a fourth day, with three players remaining after Saturday's 10 hours of play.
Poland’s Tomasz Gluszko will take 5,320,000 chips and the lead into Day 4, with Roberto Marin (4,465,000), and Lawrence Brandt (3,300,000) not far behind.
Sunday's winner will take home $205,139 and the final mixed-game bracelet of the 53rd World Series of Poker.
Final Table Payouts
|4||Richard Tatalovich||United States||$61,789|
|5||Kevin Gerhart||United States||$44,415|
|6||Kristan Lord||United States||$32,583|
|7||Perry Friedman||United States||$24,403|
|8||Yarron Bendor||United States||$18,669|
Recap of the Day
It didn’t take long for the field to start to be thinned, with Mauricio Ferreira Pais the first out the door, quickly followed by several others including John Racener in 20th place ($6,835), Andrew Brown in 18th ($6,835), and a Razz double elimination at the final two tables courtesy of Brandt.
Lena Wang’s quest for the title ended in 14th place, as did Andre Akkari’s in 11th place ($11,664). Not long after that, Greg Mascio was sent home in 10th place ($11,664) to set up the unofficial final table.
After starting the Day 3 in the chip lead, David Bach’s surprising crash ended his day in 9th place, as Gluszko left the “gunslinger” short, and he was then finished off shortly after by Kevin Gerhart.
The eliminations would slow significantly from there, with another bust out not coming until after the dinner break with the elimination of Yarron Bendor in 8th ($18,669), who fell in nasty fashion to running jacks on sixth and seventh against Brandt.
Following that however, Perry Friedman (7th - $24,403), Kristan Lord (6th - $32,583), and Gerhart (5th - $44,415) would be eliminated in quick succession, leaving just four players.
After a brief unscheduled break for discussion of how to proceed due to the rumors of an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas strip, which caused panic throughout various casinos, including Bally's and Paris, play continued, and Richard Tatalovich would be the day's final elimination in 4th place ($61,789).
The final three players would then trade chips back and forth until the day was called at the end of level 30, with Gluszko in the chip lead.
Day 4 Plan
The final three players will return to the Bally's Event Center at 2 p.m. local time to play to a winner. Action will start with level 31 and the first hand of a round of Razz.
PokerNews will be there until a champion is crowned, so stay with us for the thrilling conclusion of the final mixed-game event of the WSOP at its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.