Welcome to Day 3 coverage of Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
After five rounds of matches, only four players remain from the starting field of 129 entrants. What's on the line? A coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each player is guaranteed $125,454 as of now, but alongside the bracelet is a first-place prize of $324,470.
John Smith, Ryan Riess, Adrian Mateos and Charlie Carrel have each won five consecutive matches to reach this point, but they'll have to win two more to climb the mountain and capture the bracelet.
Here were their respective paths to this point:
|Round||John Smith||Ryan Riess||Adrian Mateos||Charlie Carrel|
|Round of 128||Osman Ihlamur||Goran Mandic||Daniel Negreanu||Timothy Adams|
|Round of 64||Dietrich Fast||Dimitar Danchev||Ian O'Hara||Stephen Chidwick|
|Round of 32||Chance Kornuth||Kane Kalas||Eric Wasserson||Jason McConnon|
|Round of 16||Russell Thomas||Dan Smith||Taylor Paur||Chris Moore|
|Round of 8||Jack Duong||Olivier Busquet||Ryan Hughes||Ryan Fee|
Will Ryan Riess add a second WSOP bracelet to go along with his 2013 Main Event title? Will Charlie Carrel's terrific recent run continue? Will Adrian Mateos capture his third WSOP bracelet before his 23rd birthday? Or will Purple Heart recepient John Smith follow last year's runner-up performance with a win this year?
The action is set to kick off at 3:00 p.m. with Smith vs. Riess. Following the conclusion of that match, Mateos and Carrel will take to the felt. The championship match will take place shortly afterward, so be sure to follow along as we provide live updates on the action, as the quest to crown the newest bracelet winner concludes!