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Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Nine Players Remain; Who Takes Home the Gold?

Experienced player Mike Sowers starts 4th in chips

After three days of play in Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, nine players will come back today at 1 p.m. local time to play it out for $618,285 and the WSOP gold bracelet.

Andres Korn from Argentina leads the way with 4,040,000. Korn holds a small lead over his nearest rival, Thomas Boivin, who finished the day with 3,190,000. Hungarian Marton Czuczor sits in third with 1,750,000, followed by Americans Mike Sowers (1,630,000) and Mark Zullo (975,000). Pete Chen, from Taiwan, has 910,000, and Spain's Sergio Cabrera has 890,000. Rounding out the final table is the third American, Andy Spears, who will start the final table with 740,000 in chips, or 15 big blinds.

There are roughly 52 minutes left in Level 27: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Pete ChenTaiwan910,00018
2Andres KornArgentina4,040,00081
3Mike SowersUnited States1,630,00033
4Thomas BoivinBelgium3,190,00064
5Andy SpearsUnited States740,00015
6Sergio CabreraSpain890,00018
7Mark ZulloUnited States975,00020
8Simon LamUnited States1,450,00029
9Marton CzuczorHungary1,750,00035

All 9 players at the final table are guaranteed $41,031 at this point but are gunning for more.


Action will resume at 1 p.m. local time and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on the floor to provide live updates until a new WSOP bracelet winner is crowned.

Player Chips Progress
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 4,040,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 3,190,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 1,750,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 1,630,000
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us 1,450,000
Mark Zullo us
Mark Zullo
us 975,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 910,000
Sergio Cabrera ES
Sergio Cabrera
ES 890,000
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
us 740,000

Tags: Andy SpearsMark ZulloMartin CzuczorMike SowersAndres KornPete ChenSergio CabreraSimon LamThomas Boivin