Hand #6: Mickey Craft raised from early position and Ayman Qutami defended the big blind. The flop came and Qutami check-folded when Craft bet.
Hand #7: Georgios Kapalas raised from the button and Max Silver defended the big blind. The flop came and Silver checked. Kapalas bet and Silver raised. Kapalas called.
The turn was the and Silver bet. Kapalas folded.
Hand #8: Kapalas raised again the next hand and Silver three-bet from the small blind. Kapalas called. The flop came and Silver bet. Kapalas called. The action repeated on the turn, , and the river, , and Silver showed for the winner.
Hand #9: Guowei Zhang raised and Qutami three-bet from middle position. Zhang called. The flop was and Zhang check-called a Qutami bet. The turn was the and both players checked.
Both players checked the on the river and then chopped the pot both holding an ace.
Hand #1: Mickey Craft raised and Ayman Qutami called from the small blind. The flop was and Qutami check-called a bet. On the turn Qutami bet and Craft called. They both checked the river, and the of Craft won the opt.
Hand #2: Guowei Zhang raised and Croft called. The flop was and a bet from Zhang took the pot.
Hand #3: Georgios Kapalas won with a raise and take.
Hand #4: Lena Wang raised from the small blind and Zhang called. The flop was and a bet from Wang took the pot.
Hand #5: Craft raised and won the blinds and antes.
Welcome back to Event #53, the $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Max. The unofficial final table was set in the early hours of Thursday and the final seven players return today to play down to a winner with first place worth $172,645.
Max Silver, a professional poker player from England, is the currently chip leader with over 25 percent of the chips in play. He surged into the lead in the last three levels of play despite his repeated assertions delivered over Twitter that, “I still have no idea what I’m doing.” Silver has 24 WSOP cashes worth $1,127,940, but he has yet to place a gold bracelet around his wrist.
Ayman Qutami leads the chase pack with 792,000. Georgios Kapalas from Greece on 475,000 is the only other non-American in the field and David Olson returns as the short stack with 97,000.
Play resumes at 2 p.m. in Brasilia when the next player to be eliminated will receive $16,760. From there the official final table will be set and they will play until a new champion has been crowned.
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