Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em is down to the final six players, and to say that it's a stacked WSOP final table could be an understatement. Leading the way is 2017 WSOP Player of the Year and six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris "Jesus" Ferguson with a staggering 5,680,000.
Ferguson picked his spots throughout the day and steadily climbed the chip counts until a massive pot at the final table vaulted him out in front. A short-stacked Seth Davies was all in for 465,000 and Ismael Bojang isolated all in over the top for over 2,000,000.
Ferguson called for just over 1,500,000, turning over against the of Bojang and the of Davies. The board ran out clean for Ferguson who moved into the lead and never looked back.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Chris Ferguson||United States||5,680,000||95|
|2||Michael Marder||United States||1,765,000||29|
|4||Dylan Linde||United States||1,330,000||22|
|5||Ryan Laplante||United States||700,000||12|
Seat #2 at the final table will be filled be New Jersey native Michael Marder who has amassed nearly $750,000 in live career poker earnings.
Marder, who is primarily an east coast tournament grinder, has already notched his first WSOP tournament cash here in Event #43. He will return fourth in chips as he looks to turn his first WSOP cash into his first WSOP bracelet and $507,274.
Seat #3 is filled by Israel's Timur Margolin who ranks eighth on Israel's all-time money list and is no stranger to this very event. Margolin earned his largest career tournament cash in the2015 WSOP Event #47 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. He narrowly missed winning his first WSOP bracelet, finishing second to Matthew O'Donnell but taking home $341,338 for his runner-up finish.
Margolin caught fire at the final table and will come back to Day 4 second in chips with 3,520,000.
Dylan Linde will return in Seat #4 and he is just days removed from a fourth-place finish in the WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #39) for more than $76,000. Linde jumped right off the stage in the Brasilia room just two days ago to enter this event and he will return to that same stage tomorrow in search of his first WSOP bracelet.
WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante will return to Day 4 in Seat 5, and Day 3 was more of a game of patience for Laplante. For much of the day, Laplante grinded a short stack, but he stayed focused and kept his cool putting 700,000 in the bag.
Germany's Ismael Bojang rounds out the final table in Seat 6 and he is another accomplished tournament pro. Bojang has earned more than $2,800,000 throughout his illustrious poker career and ranks 25th on Germany's all-time money list. Bojang will come back to Day 4 third in chips with 2,610,000.
The final six players will return to the Brasilia Twitch stage at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, and play down to a winner with one of them taking home the $507,274 first prize along with the most coveted jewelry in the game.