The Quest for the Final Table Starts at 2 p.m.
It's time for Day 3 of Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship as the field is down to the final 16 players. The tournament started two days ago and a total of 272 hopefuls gave it a shot for one of their last chances at WSOP glory during the 2019 World Series of Poker in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. They will all be battling it out for the top prize of $630,747 while they are already guaranteed to take home at least $28,618.
Anuj Agarwal bagged the overnight chip lead as he ended Day 2 as the only player with more than 2 million chips. Agarwal survived the second day with 2,171,00 which is a little more than double the average stack of 1,020,000. His closest pursuers are Markus Gonsalves (1,777,000) and Jeffrey Trudeau (1,651,000).
Eric Kurtzman (1,311,000) is also still competing and he sits in fourth place at the start of Day 3. Kurtzman had a very good start on the first day of the tournament when he won one of the craziest three-way all-in situations ever. Kurtzman won the big pot with a straight flush against the nut flush and a full house. He managed to win about 200,000 in that pot with the blinds still at 200/300.
Bracelet winners Ben Heath (937,000) and Gal Yifrach (319,000) are the only players that are looking for their second piece of WSOP gold. Yifrach will start the day as the short stack but he will start the day with about 16 big blinds.
Blinds start at 10,000/20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000 and the plan is to play down to the final six but that is subject to change. Make sure to keep tuned in to PokerNews to follow the latest updates.