Welcome to PokerNews' Day 4 coverage of Event 57, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed. A field of 474 players is down to just two, each looking to capture the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet, as well as the $1,136,197 first-place prize. Gregory Merson is in the lead with 9,835,000, but Keith Lehr proved last night, despite being the shorter stack, that he won't be an easy out. He has 4,380,000.
This is Merson's third cash of the 2012 WSOP and his first career WSOP final table. He just missed out on one earlier in the summer when he came in fifth in Event 28, the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Four-Max. He's certainly proven his short-handed prowess and a WSOP bracelet will cement that.
Lehr, meanwhile, is no stranger to WSOP success. He has a bracelet from 2003 when he won a $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event. This is his fourth WSOP final table and Lehr hopes to add a second bracelet to his wrist.
Play is set to resume at 1:00 PM local time, about ten minutes from now, so keep it here to see who will become the latest WSOP champion!