The expected final day of Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end!
What was expected to finish at some point on this day three, the final table has seen players swap chips back-and-forth on numerous occasions even after a quick start saw several early bustouts. However after 174 final table hands and ten levels of play, the dust has settled with just three players remaining.
Scotland's David Vamplew is the chip leader, but if it wasn't for having his aces cracked just 15 hands earlier, Event #53 may already have a champion, or at least still be playing the extra allowed level. The victor of the aces cracked hand is Brett Shaffer who was only slightly pipped by Vamplew as the chip leader. Rounding out the rear is Finnish player Arttu Raekorpi who also had a chance to take this final table to heads-up play if it wasn't for a three-out by Vamplew.
Play is set to re-commence at 1 p.m. local Las Vegas time with the three remaining players playing down until the Event #53 Champion is crowned and their pocket is $665,397 heavier. Make sure to join the PokerNews live reporting team for the originally unscheduled Day 4 on Tuesday afternoon!