Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for Day 3 of Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Two days ago 2,224 players entered the field for their shot at a six-figure payday. After reaching the money on day one, 186 players returned to day two, assured a payout of at least $1,981.
Several notables made a deep run, but were not able to make the end of day two. David Peters (60th), Phil Collins (48th), Andrew Lichtenberger (45th), Jimmy Fricke (43rd), Russell Thomas (41st), Thayer Rasmussen (39th), Mark Radoja (29th), Michael Katz (14th) and Jeff Gross (13th) all made nice runs but would see their hopes for the win dashed.
Kyle Cartwright leads the Final 12 with 973,000 and Daniel Dizenzo is not far behind at 912,000. Former November Niner Ylon Schwartz has played nice and steady and goes into day three stacked at 832,000, good for third.
The twelve remaining players will be playing down to a winner today and are gunning for the coveted bracelet and a first place prize of $360,435.
Play will resume at 1:00pm Vegas time and we will be reporting the action live, including hand for hand action once we reach the final table of nine.