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Hellmuth Hunting Bracelet 15 In 2017 WSOP $10,000 Stud Eight-or-Better Championship

The 'Poker Brat' Among A Stacked Final 11 Set To Return For Day 3


Phil Hellmuth on day 2Phil Hellmuth is looking to make his first official final table of the 2017 World Series of Poker. The poker hall of fame member is the all-time WSOP title leader with 14 bracelets won and is within striking distance of increasing his total to 15. Hellmuth will enter the third and final day of the $10,000 seven card stud eight-or-better championship event in seventh chip position with 11 players remaining.

The chip leader going into day 3 is Andrew Kelsall with 965,000. There are several WSOP bracelet winners remaining in the field including 2016 runner-up in this event Randy Ohel, 2016 mixed triple draw event winner Chris Vitch, two-time bracelet winner Abe Mosseri and three-time bracelet winners Jonathan Duhamel, Brock Parker and Benny Glasser.

The tournament drew a field of 125 entries to build a $1,175,000 prize pool. Only the top 19 finishers cashed in this event. Plenty of big names hit the rail inside of the money, including Daniel Negreanu (18th – $15,182), John Monnette (17th – $15,182), Richard Ashby (15th – $16,800), Todd Brunson (14th – $19,130) and Chris Ferguson (12th – $22,396).

The final 11 players are all now guaranteed at least a $22,396 payday, with the gold bracelet and the $320,103 first-place prize set to go to the eventual champion. Play will resume at 2:00 p.m. local time and continue until a champion is decided.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into day 3:

Rank Player Chips
1 Andrew Kelsall 965,000
2 Christopher Vitch 925,000
3 Jameson Painter 919,000
4 Abe Mosseri 767,000
5 Brock Parker 609,000
6 Benny Glaser 477,000
7 Phil Hellmuth 420,000
8 Dan Shak 406,000
9 Alex Luneau 331,000
10 Jonathan Duhamel 228,000
11 Randy Ohel 203,000