2012 World Series of Poker

Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Tage: 3

Ten Players, One Bracelet; Day 3 Awaits

Charalampos Lappas
Charalampos Lappas

Welcome back to the third and final day of Event #47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. Just 10 players survived the first two days of potting, repotting, split pots, quarters, and scoops, all that's left from a whopping field of 978.

That huge field created a total prize pool of $1,320,300, the bulk of which is still left to be given out to these final 10. Charalampos Lappas returns to the biggest chip stack today with just under 1 million chips, thanks primarily to his having claimed a big pot versus the Russian Viatcheslav Ortynskiy in the very last hand of Day 2, leaving the Russian with less than two big blinds to start today's play.

Just behind Lappas is Steven Loube of Atlanta, Georgia who also sports a nearly 1 million-chip stack. Loube caught a rush of hands during the last level-and-a-half of Day 2 to position himself with Lappas at the top of the counts.

But this is PLO Hi-Low, which means a lot can change quickly. Just ask David "Doc" Sands who last year in this same event had more than twice the second-place player's stack with 10 players remaining only to fall in 10th and bubble the official final table.

Here's where players will be seated today up on the main stage in the Pavilion Room, along with their starting stacks:

1Roch Cousineau505,000
2Kyle Carlston277,000
3Paul Taylor180,000
4Steven Loube947,000
5Timothy Finne455,000
6Paul Ewen234,000
7Viatcheslav Ortynskiy27,000
8Charalampos Lappas994,000
9Cameron Mckinley477,000
10Sonu Sharma300,000

The action starts about an hour from now. Come back here to follow it all as we find out who among these 10 will emerge as the next WSOP gold bracelet winner.