Welcome to the third and final (hopefully) day of Event No. 46, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed. Today, the final 22 players of a 474-player field will return to battle their way to the final table in the hopes of capturing the $1.15 million first-place prize. Leading the way is none other than Mike Sowers, who bagged up 1,468,000 in chips at the end of Day 2.
Joining Sowers is a laundry list of notables including Chris Moorman (1,458,000), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (1,409,000), David Benefield (622,000), Lee Markholt (368,000), and Ben Lamb (501,000).
Headed into Day 3, there are two major storylines to keep an eye on. First and foremost, Lamb is fresh off a victory in Event #42 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship where he captured his first WSOP gold bracelet and the accompanying $814,436 first-place prize. Combine that with his second-place finish in Event #31 Pot-Limit Omaha, for which he earned $259,918, and he currently current sits atop the WSOP Player-of-the-Year Race. Not including this event, Lamb has 486.25 points, which is more than 60 points ahead of his nearest competitor.
Like Lamb, Grospellier is seeking his second bracelet of the summer after emerging victorious in Event #21 Seven Card Stud Championship to win the $331,639 prize. Grospellier currently sits in 18th on the POY Leaderboard with 299.25 points, a total he is guaranteed to add to no matter where he finishes in this event. Capturing two bracelets in the same year is rare, let alone in two Championship Events. Both Lamb and Grospellier have the opportunity to accomplish that here in Event #46. If either is able to do so, it’ll no doubt go a long way in helping them compete for the coveted POY title.
The plan for the day is to either play ten levels or down to a winner, whichever may come first. Given the structure and the players' willingness to mix it up, we're predicting it will be the latter.
Play resumes at 2:30 P.M. PST, which is about a half an hour from right now. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be brining you all the action, chip counts, and eliminations from the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship, so join us then!