Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for Day 3 of the Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship where the 91-entrant field is down to the final table of seven players.
Leading the final table is WSOP bracelet winner Jean-Robert Bellande with 1,231,000 in chips. Although Bellande peaked at a higher chip count on Day 2, he remained composed and battled hard to end the day as chip leader heading into his fourth WSOP final table. Sitting behind Bellande is WSOP bracelet winner Prahlad Friedman, who is at his second final table following his bracelet in 2003.
Third overall is Paul Volpe with 938,000 in chips, and looking to capture his fourth WSOP bracelet, and second in this very event following his victory in 2014 for $254,524. Since 2013, Volpe has cashed in this event six of seven years. Four-time WPT Champions Club member Darren Elias sits fourth overall with 887,000, and although he is the most successful player in WPT history, he has yet to taste victory on the WSOP felt.
1993 WSOP Main Event champion Jim Bechtel is fifth overall and is at his second WSOP final table, while behind Bechtel is Day 1 chip leader and Brazilian musician Pedro Bromfman. Rounding out the final table is Vince Musso, who has five No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw cashes at the WSOP to his name.
Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship Final Table Line-Up
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Darren Elias||United States||887,000||74|
|3||Jean-Robert Bellande||United States||1,231,000||103|
|4||Prahlad Friedman||United States||1,019,000||85|
|5||Vince Musso||United States||360,000||30|
|6||Paul Volpe||United States||938,000||78|
|7||Jim Bechtel||United States||655,000||55|
There is 43:40 remaining in Level 17 (6,000-12,000 blinds, and a 18,000-big blind ante).
The final seven players are currently guaranteed $31,556, while $253,817 awaits the eventual Event #21 winner along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Play begins at 12 p.m. (PDT) with the final seven players returning to battle on the Main Stage in the Amazon Room, where the action will be live streamed on a 60-minute delay on both PokerGO and CBS All Access. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing continuous live updates of the Event #21 conclusion, so stay tuned to PokerNews.com as the next No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship bracelet winner is crowned.