From an initial 6,501 runners, the field has been narrowed to just 39 players as they enter the fourth and final day of Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em.
Today is the day that someone is guaranteed to take home the $966,577 top prize and, of course, the WSOP gold bracelet.
Returning players have already earned at least a very impressive $25,369 from their initial $1,500 investment. Most of the original $8,678,835 prize pool is still up for grabs, with Japan's Yoshiya Agata leading the way with a stack of 19,475,000.
Day 1A chip leader Frank Lagodich has battled his way back to second place in the tournament, with a current stack of 16,450,000. Rounding out the top five are WSOP bracelet winner Anthony Spinella (15,850,000), Australia's Andrej Senic (15,375,000), and Francis Anderson (15,300,000).
Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Day 4 Big Blinds|
|2||Frank Lagodich||United States||16,450,000||55|
|3||Anthony Spinella||United States||15,850,000||53|
|5||Francis Anderson||United States||15,300,000||51|
|8||Max Steinberg||United States||12,875,000||43|
|10||Ricardo Eyzaguirre||United States||12,100,000||40|
WSOP bracelet winners Jeremy Saderne (14,400,000), Max Steinberg (12,875,000), Calvin Anderson (9,925,000), Joao Simao (4,900,000), and Justin Saliba (2,675,000) are also still in contention, with Anderson seeking a special third bracelet.
The remaining field will play one-hour levels until a winner is decided, taking 15-minute breaks every two levels. The 60-minute dinner break will commence at the end of Level 39 (roughly 7 p.m. local time).
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