After Day 3 has concluded in Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em and it's American Stephen Song who leads the way, looking for his second World Series of Poker bracelet after this event played down from 46 players to just five.
Song holds a commanding lead going into the final day's action, but his four talented opponents are not quite ready to give up the fight just yet.
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Five
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Stephen Song||United States||23,320,000||58|
|5||Elio Fox||United States||5,635,000||14|
Many notable players came back for Day 3, including four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, the 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada, four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno and fan favorite Jimmy D'Ambrosio.
The field lost multiple bracelet winners as they played down from the last three tables of 18 players. Sandeep Pulusani (18th), Robert Mizrachi (14th), Anthony Spinella (13th), Jonas Lauck (9th) and Day 2 chip leader Ezequiel Waigel (7th).
The fairytale story of the day didn't have a happy ending for the player. Jimmy D'Ambrosio had gone down to his last big blind, a single 25,000 chip, with 18 left. He ended up busting in 15th after he had ran his stack up to 900,000 chips. D'Ambrosio was super animated after he won four all-ins in a row. People were starting to think it would be a repeat of the Yuliyan Kolev run in the Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em. It was not meant to be though.
The official final table bubble boy was British player Patrick Sekinger who was one of the shortest stacks at the table. Sekingere got his two pair in against the straight of Tamer Alkamli and did not improve.
Song will come into the final five with a commanding chip lead (23,320,000) with only Elio Fox, the only other bracelet winner left. All other players are vying for their first WSOP gold. The other players left trying to stop Song are Jonathan Pastore (5,950,000), Alkamli (8,710,000), Fox (5,635,000) and Paraskevas Tsokaridis (2,590,000).
They have 25 minutes left on level 30 with blinds at 200,000 / 400,000. The final five players will return to contend for a bracelet and $771,765 live from the grand stage at Bally's Convention Centre from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 24. The stream will be available for viewing through YouTube live stream on the PokerGo channel. Join us on PokerNews for all the live updates on the final five as this event plays down to a winner.