Event #36: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Faraz Jaka, Kenny Hallaert and Sam Soverel Headline $5,000 6-Handed Final Table

Chip leader Faraz Jaka

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and the 2017 World Series of Poker for the final table of Event #36: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed!

On Sunday 574 players took to the felt to create $2,669,100 prize pool that would award a guaranteed $7,382 to the top 87 players. But the lion's share would be reserved for the final six where $79,611 would be awaiting the final tablists with $580,338 for whoever is victorious.

The day has now come where these last six players will battle it out in one of the more prestigious events of the series, and the man leading those six is Faraz Jaka.

Jaka has had a long, fruitful career of live tournament poker, but he's never managed to nail down that elusive major title. He's racked up $5.5 million in cashes but has fallen just shy many times with a number of top five finishes. After already coming close to one World Series of Poker bracelet this summer when he finished sixth in The Marathon for $123,105, Jaka has another great shot here after bagging the overnight chip lead with 3,150,000.

Although Jaka holds the lead, it is a small one as 2016 November Niner Kenny Hallaert is right on his heels after ending the day with 2,960,000, while Nadar Kakhmazov (2,925,000), Sam Soverel (2,200,000), Chris Hunichen (1,860,000) and Christian Rudolph (1,305,000) round up the rear and will line up to battle it out as follows:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Kenny HallaertBelgium2,960,00074
2Christian RudolphGermany1,305,00032
3Nadar KakhmazovRussia2,925,00073
4Sam SoverelUnited States2,200,00055
5Faraz JakaUnited States3,150,00078
6Chris HunichenUnited States1,860,00046

Play resumes at 12:00 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing hand-for-hand updates until a winner is crowned. So stay tuned right here for all the Event #36 coverage as a new WSOP bracelet is crowned live from the 2017 World Series of Poker!