2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship

John Racener On Top With 10 Players Remaining

John Racener

Welcome to Day 3 coverage of Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship.

The starting field of 102 players is down to just 10 hopefuls, each looking to capture the first-place prize of $273,962 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

As expected, the remaining field is stacked with some of poker's best. Considered by many to be among the top players in the game without a bracelet, John Racener is the chip leader entering Day 3. With 10 WSOP final table appearances over the years, Racener has come close time and again to capturing that elusive first bracelet. He's in pole position to accomplish that feat today, but it will be far from an easy task.

Second in chips is Chris Klodnicki, another player that many feel is among the best without a bracelet. Four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow is also still in hunt, as are bracelet winners Viacheslav Zhukov and Ben Yu.

This marks the fourth cash of the 2017 WSOP for James Obst, and rounding out this tough field are Eric Crain, Shawn Buchanan, Dennis Eichhorn, and Schuyler Thornton.

Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7001James ObstAustralia260,000
Brasilia7002Mike MatusowUnited States295,000
Brasilia7003Ben YuUnited States163,000
Brasilia7005Schuyler ThorntonUnited States366,500
Brasilia7006Chris KlodnickiUnited States856,000
Brasilia7041Viacheslav ZhukovRussian Federation700,500
Brasilia7042Dennis EichhornUnited States782,500
Brasilia7043Eric CrainUnited States358,000
Brasilia7045John RacenerUnited States1,124,000
Brasilia7046Shawn BuchananCanada185,500

Play begins at 2 p.m., and the tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner. Be sure to keep it here for live updates on the action as the quest to crown the newest bracelet winner continues.

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