High-stakes cash game regular Tommy Hang leads the way, as 21 players remain going into the final day of play in Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Randy Ohel's in second place, followed by Richard Ashby, who finished second in the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo earlier this series.
Hang will be gunning for his first bracelet, while others who've tasted the gold before, including Ohel, Justin Bonomo, Max Pescatori, Nick Schulman, Bruno Fitoussi, Daniel Negreanu and Bertrand Grospellier, are still in the hunt.
In a field this stacked, there are always lots of high-profile casualties and today was no different. Right off the bat, we lost last year's $50,000 Players' Championship runner-up Don Nguyen, and he was followed by Owais Ahmed, 2014 Seniors Championship winner Dan Heimiller, and Barry Greenstein. Phil Ivey was also among those to hit the rail and David Chiu, Erik Lindgren, and Phil Laak did not last that much longer, either.
Michael Mizrachi and Vladimir Shchemelev were among the chip leaders for a while, but ultimately did not manage to make it into the money.
Midway through the day, the speed of the tournament picked up, but as the money neared nobody wanted to put any more unnecessary chips into the pot.
Right before the bubble, we lost Frank Kassela, Bryn Kenney, Sergey Rybachenko, and Pat Pezzin. With 26 players left, Jeff Lisando and Jeff Madsen were eliminated during the same hand on different tables and the money was reached with just 40 minutes left to play.
In the final minutes of the day, three more players hit the rail as Chris Klodnicki (24th - $18,254), Greg Mueller (23rd - $18,254), and Tom Koral (21st - $18,254) headed out the door.
Play will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time and we will play down to a winner, or at least that's the plan. Make sure to tune back in with PokerNews.com as we will bring you all the live updates, chip counts, and videos of this top-notch event.