2014 World Series of Poker

Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Zilele: 3

Three-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Jeff Madsen Leads Into Day 3

Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen has had his fair share of success at the World Series of Poker. The young man from California has three WSOP gold bracelets, 32 cashes, and won the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year award. Entering the third day of play in Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, Madsen has the chip lead with 661,000 in his stack, and has set himself in prime position for bracelet number four.

While Madsen headlines the event, the rest of the pack is one of the toughest of the year. Brian Yoon, Josh Arieh, Sam Stein, and Eric Froehlich all hold gold bracelets, with Arieh and Froehlich holding two each. Then there's Sam Trickett, Nick Grippo, David Peters, Sylvain Loosli, Tony Cousineau, Ravi Raghavan, Dan Smith, and Olivier Busquet also in the field. Busquet is the shortest stack returning, but if he's able to run up a stack, anything could happen.

There are 23 players remaining from the original starting field of 550, and all have locked up a minimum of $18,095. To most of these players, that money doesn't mean a thing, as it's all about the $633,341 top prize and the gold bracelet.

Play is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. local time, and PokerNews will be your one-stop shop for live coverage of this event and the entire 2014 WSOP.

Meanwhile, as you wait for the action to start, test your knowledge of how the 2014 WSOP has gone thus far with some trivia questions:

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