2022 World Series of Poker

Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Days: 3

Livingston Leads; Ruben Goes For Second Bracelet in a Week on Day 3 of Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Brad Ruben
Brad Ruben

Day 3 of Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud begins at 2 p.m. with eight players left vying for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in Bally's Event Center. Today brings the conclusion to this great event that boasted a field of 329, which was a good deal more than last year's version of this tournament and created a prize pool of $439,215. The remaining eight players will be playing for the top prize of$103,282.

The chip leader of the final eight is Alex Livingston, who holds commanding lead with 2,495,000, over 800,000 more than second place. The Canadian is most well known for his third-place finish in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, which is the majority of his $5.7 million in career poker earnings.

Despite his large numbers, Livingston actually does not have a tournament win on his poker resume, with several second and third place finishes. He will be aiming to finish off the job today and win his first WSOP Bracelet.

Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Thomas TaylorCanada765,000
2Daniel WeinmanUnited States660,000
3Brad RubenUnited States725,000
4John EvansUnited States170,000
5Hojeong LeeUnited States585,000
6Alex LivingstonCanada2,495,000
7John RacenerUnited States1,160,000
8Kenny HsiungUnited States1,605,000

Brad Ruben (725,000) comes into the day fifth in chips and is looking to do the unthinkable and win a second bracelet within a week, having already won Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice just a few days ago, which was his fourth overall. Even just a top-three finish today would but give him a nice leg up on the early WSOP player of the year race.

There are two other WSOP bracelet winners still alive. Kenny Hsiung, who is second in chips and who won his lone bracelet in a 2012 Limit Hold'em event. As well as John Racener, third in chips. Racener won his bracelet in the 2017 in a 10k 6-Handed Dealer's Choice event.

Daniel Weinman will be coming back sixth in chips and as of the time of this introduction being posted, he is also still alive in Day 2 of Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em, so there may be some multi-tabling in the cards for him while he does the improbable in two very different events.

The other Canadian at the table, Thomas Taylor, is the fourth biggest stack and Hojeong Lee and John Evans start the day as the short stacks.

Play starts at 2 p.m. local time at Level 26. There will be a 15-minute break every two hour long levels and a dinner break to be determined.

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Tags: Alex LivingstonBrad RubenDaniel WeinmanJohn EvansJohn RacenerKenny HsiungThomas Taylor