Two days ago, a whopping 1604 hopefuls entered the action packed Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em- Six-Handed. After 20 levels of play, we have just nine players left. Two players are standing above the rest at the moment: Robert Muzzatti has the chip lead with 1,445,000. Not far behind is Mark Darner, who holds 1,412,000.
There are three big name notables still alive today. Matt Glantz is looking to pull an Andy Bloch and erase his name from the "greatest players with no bracelet list" today. He has set himself well, as he comes into today fourth in chips. Matt Matros has claimed bracelets in back-to-back years, winning a $1,500 Limit Hold'em in 2010 and a $2,500 Mixed Hold'em last year. Matros comes into today as the second lowest chip stack, but don't count out this proven veteran. However, all eyes will be on one man: Mike "The Mouth' Matusow.
Matusow was one of the most well known figures in the game when the poker boom hit. You either loved or you hated his brash approach to the game, and you will be hard pressed to find a well known player who has been more up and over the past few years then Matusow. The Mouth has been relaitively quiet in recent years, and hasn't won a bracelet in four years, which also marks the last time he made a WSOP final table. He comes into today 4th in chips, and all the rail birds will have one eye on him.
The final nine players will be here in about half an hour, and we will get underway at 1:00 PM. We will award another bracelet today, so stayed tuned to Pokernews all day, as we will bring you all the updates from this exciting conclusion!