Three days wasn’t enough to determine a winner in Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. so the final three players will return to the Bally’s Event Center at 2 p.m. PT to battle one final time for the WSOP gold bracelet and $205,139 first prize.
Each of Tomasz Gluszko, Roberto Marin, and Lawrence Brandt had their moments atop the leaderboard on Day 3, but no one could close it out before the end of ten levels, so here we are with the World Series of Poker’s version of overtime.
Day 4 Seating and Chip Counts
|SEAT||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BETS|
|1||Lawrence Brandt||United States||3,300,000||6|
|2||Roberto Marin||United States||4,465,000||8|
While he does have the shortest stack of the remaining trio of hopefuls, Brandt has had the most success at the WSOP with $434,882 in cashes, and he’ll be looking to join recent Main Event winner (and Tag Team event winner with Patrick Leonard) Espen Jorstad as a two-time bracelet winner in 2022, as he won Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better just a couple of weeks ago.
Chip Leader Gluszko could make history as the first Polish-born player to win a live WSOP bracelet. The country does have an online winner from international events on GGPoker in Dominik Panka, but none ever on the live felt.
Meanwhile, Marin comes in as the Cinderella story of the final table with just $5,176 in WSOP earnings over three cashes. Having guaranteed himself at least $87,687 for his work in this event so far, he’s already blown away his previous best WSOP cash of $2,597 from the Mini Main Event this summer, and he’s also surpassed his best-ever live cash of almost $68,000 from an event in Florida in 2013.
Action will resume at Level 31 with the first hand of Razz, with Stud game antes of 75,000 with a 250,000 bring-in and 250,000 / 500,000 limits. Flop games will also have limits of 250,000 / 500,000, so with the stakes so high, it will be a sprint to the finish.
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