And then there were nine.
Coming into the day it was fair to say that all eyes were on a pair of young guns; Jason Mercier and Steven "pikappraider" Burkholder. Those two final tabled this event last year, but were both eliminated during the day today unable to make a repeat performance.
Experience is still key however as four of our nine remaining players have made deep runs at the World Series. Nenad Medic (1), Blair Rodman (9), Trai Dang (1) and John "Tex" Barch (2) have all made final tables, but Medic and Rodman are the only bracelet owners.
Medic is our chip leader entering Day 3 with 1,504,000 chips and the closest player, Tex Barch, is nearly a million chips behind with 546,000.
Ashkan Razavi, Tyler Patterson, Chris Hyong Chang, Denton Pfister and Klinghammer Thibaut round out our final nine.
Event #20 will resume tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. PST, and we will play until the bracelet is claimed. Until then enjoy your night/morning/afternoon or whatever time of day it is!
Oh and LET'S GO USA!