Welcome to a bonus day in Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em as the seven remaining players return at 2 p.m. local time to play down to a winner. The tournament attracted 865 entries to create a prize pool of $1,495,363, with each player pocketing at least $35,164. But at the end of the road, the winner will walk away with the gold World Series of Poker bracelet and $276,067.
Jinho Hong will start the day in pole position with 7,785,000 in chips. Trailing him on the podium are Punnat Punsri (6,280,000) and Daniel Weinman ( 2,975,000). They are joined by Jakob Miegel, Yuri Dzivielevski, George Rotariu, and Pavel Spirins.
Final Table Seating Draw
|1||Daniel Weinman||United States||2,975,000||15|
|5||Jinho Hong||South Korea||7,785,000||39|
This is Weinman's third final table appearance after winning $255,359 in Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and finishing as the runner-up in Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud for $63,835. Dzivielevski is playing on his fourth final table of this summer and came close to adding a third bracelet to his collection in Event 56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship but fell just short after being bested by Dan Cates. For both players, this is their first No-Limit Hold'em final table. Will one of them be able to close it out?
Today promises to be an exciting day as any player could take it down as they will all do their utmost to claim that bracelet and the bragging rights as play resumes in the Bally's Event Center here at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. When the action kicks off at 2 p.m., they will start with Level 31 which features a small blind of 100,000, a big blind of 200,000, and a big blind ante of 200,000.
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