Welcome to our Day 3 coverage of Event #45: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em. The starting field of 678 players is down to the final table and before night's end, another World Series of Poker gold bracelet will be awarded. Leading the way when play begins will be Paul Lieu with 579,000 in chips.
This will be Lieu’s 15th World Series of Poker cash, and fifth for this series. Never making a final table before, Lieu will be hoping to make this deep run count, as he attempts to take home his first gold bracelet. Second in chips is Ben Volpe (523,000), with Chris Moorman (279,000) and Blair Hinkle (182,000) the other notable finalists.
Hinkle will come into the final table as one of the short stacks, but will looking to make some inroads, as he hones in on gold bracelet number two. His first came in the $ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em event, five years ago.
Play is set to begin at 12:45pm local time, so be sure to stay tuned here throughout the day to see who captures the gold! Until then, check out our nightly recap with Sarah Grant!