Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
Days:
1234

Simultaneous Doubles

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Over on Table 282, David Benefield opened to 27,000, Ben Tollerene three-bet to 65,000 from the blinds, and Benefield four-bet to 135,000. Tollerene five-bet shoved for 454,000, Benefield called, and the hands were turned up.

Benefield: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Tollerene: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{q-Clubs}, and Tollerene's jacks held.

At the very same time there was a double up on Table 288. Russell Carson open-shoved for 127,000 and found a call from Greg Dyer. Carson's {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} was racing against Dyer's {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, and Carson held when the board ran {4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

Ben Tollerene 915,000 461,000
Greg Dyer 580,000 -129,000
Russell Carson 265,000 136,000
David Benefield 168,000 -454,000

Tags: Ben TollereneDavid BenefieldGreg DyerRussell Carson

Level:
21
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
2,000

Welcome to Day 3 of Event #46 $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em/Six Handed

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Chip Leader Mike Sowers
Chip Leader Mike Sowers

Welcome to the third and final (hopefully) day of Event No. 46, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed. Today, the final 22 players of a 474-player field will return to battle their way to the final table in the hopes of capturing the $1.15 million first-place prize. Leading the way is none other than Mike Sowers, who bagged up 1,468,000 in chips at the end of Day 2.

Joining Sowers is a laundry list of notables including Chris Moorman (1,458,000), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (1,409,000), David Benefield (622,000), Lee Markholt (368,000), and Ben Lamb (501,000).

Headed into Day 3, there are two major storylines to keep an eye on. First and foremost, Lamb is fresh off a victory in Event #42 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship where he captured his first WSOP gold bracelet and the accompanying $814,436 first-place prize. Combine that with his second-place finish in Event #31 Pot-Limit Omaha, for which he earned $259,918, and he currently current sits atop the WSOP Player-of-the-Year Race. Not including this event, Lamb has 486.25 points, which is more than 60 points ahead of his nearest competitor.

Like Lamb, Grospellier is seeking his second bracelet of the summer after emerging victorious in Event #21 Seven Card Stud Championship to win the $331,639 prize. Grospellier currently sits in 18th on the POY Leaderboard with 299.25 points, a total he is guaranteed to add to no matter where he finishes in this event. Capturing two bracelets in the same year is rare, let alone in two Championship Events. Both Lamb and Grospellier have the opportunity to accomplish that here in Event #46. If either is able to do so, it’ll no doubt go a long way in helping them compete for the coveted POY title.

The plan for the day is to either play ten levels or down to a winner, whichever may come first. Given the structure and the players' willingness to mix it up, we're predicting it will be the latter.

Play resumes at 2:30 P.M. PST, which is about a half an hour from right now. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be brining you all the action, chip counts, and eliminations from the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship, so join us then!

Day 3 Seat Draw and Chip Counts

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TableSeatPlayerChips
2761Jeremy Menard537,000
2762Bertrand Grospellier1,409,000
2763Mike Sowers1,468,000
2764Lee Markholt368,000
2765Nick Grippo886,000
2766Matthew Hyman559,000
    
2821Ben Tollerene454,000
2822Chris Moorman1,458,000
2823Tyler Smith184,000
2824Taylor Paur1,005,000
2825--empty----
2826David Benefield622,000
    
2881Tristan Wade269,000
2882Joe Ebanks893,000
2883Ben Lamb501,000
2884Russell Carson129,000
2885Greg Dyer709,000
2886Thorsten Schafer411,000
    
2941William Thorson674,000
2942Chris DeMaci639,000
2943--empty----
2944Daniel Reijmer437,000
2945Chris Klodnicki273,000
2946John Patgorski269,000
Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
Day 3 started