Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed). The starting field of 175 entries is down to just 18 hopefuls, each looking to capture the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet, as well as the $1,205,324 first-place prize.
Day 1 chip leader Max Lehmanski leads the way into Day 3 as well with 1,982,000 and is followed by a slew of excellent competitors. Stephen Chidwick is second in chips with 1,782,000 and bracelet-winner Phil Galfond is third with 1,479,000. Dani Stern (1,469,000) and bracelet-winner Steve Sung (1,227,000) round out the top five and are these five are the only ones with seven-figure stacks. Also still in the field is David "Bakes" Baker (291,000), making his eighth cash of the 2013 WSOP and he is looking not only lock up a seat at his sixth final table of the summer thus far, but to capture that elusive third WSOP bracelet. Keith Lehr (449,000) remains as well, looking to better his runner-up performance in last year's $10,000 Six-Handed event.
Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:
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Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. local time, about 15 mintes from now, so be sure to keep it here throughout the day as another WSOP bracelet is awarded.