At midday today, play will resume for the final day of Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. Two days of action are already in the books and today is the first time in the tournament that play will be streamed live on Poker Go. Tu Dao is the woman to catch, bringing the biggest stack forward with 954,000 in play and Alain Alinat is best placed to challenge her bringing through a very healthy 805,000 chips with him today.
Alinat was left extremely short at least once during Day 2 but managed to fight back towards the end, eliminating Alex Torry in 7th place and locking up an official final table result for himself and the other five players. With no recorded live results, he has already secured a career-best result. It would be an incredible feat to win a bracelet in the process but that is more than possible with only 5 of the 193 runners still standing in his way.
He will have to fight off some stiff competition in order to do so. Oleg Chebotarev (672,000) returns with the third biggest stack and the Russian has $230,941 in cashes to his name. Jan Suchanek (599,000) is 3rd on New Zealand's all-time money list. Chad Eveslage has over $1.4 million in cashes to his name, brings 431,000 through. The shortest stack is Ian O'Hara with 410,000 but he is certainly not a player to be written off, with over $2.5 million in recorded life-time earnings.
Each player has secured themselves at least $19,687 for their efforts so far but there is still a huge amount at stake with $133,189 up top for the winner as well as a coveted bracelet, title the and all-important bragging rights to go with it.
Play will resume at Level 19, with blinds at 15,000-30,000 and 51 minutes left on the clock. Levels will be 60 minutes long and there will be 15-minute breaks at the end of every two levels. Whether the tournament will break for dinner has yet to be decided.
In addition to live updates from PokerNews, you can access the live stream on Poker Go, where there will be a 30-minute delay. With excitement expected from the outset, tune in to find out who will be crowned the winner when play resumes at noon in the Amazon Room here at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino.
|3||Ian O'Hara||United States||410,000|
|5||Chad Eveslage||United States||431,000|
|6||Jan Suchanek||New Zealand||599,000|