Can Mike Sexton improve upon last year’s runner-up finish and capture his second WSOP bracelet? Will Xuan Liu become the first woman to win an open event since 2008? Can Chris Tryba, a stud master in his own right, lay claim to his first bracelet? These are just a few of the lingering questions as we enter the third and final day of Event #4 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better.
Both Liu and Tryba are well positioned to make a push for the title as the top two chip counts, while Sexton has his work cut out as he is one of the short stacks. Joining them in pursuit of the $201,559 first-place prize are a plethora of pros including Cory Zeidman, who final tabled this event last year; the veteran Chris Bjorin; Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson; 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela; and the 2010 Poker Players Champion Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi.
As if that list isn’t stacked enough, Jimmy Fricke, David Singer, Adam Roberts, Frankie O’Dell, Marsha Waggoner, John Monnette, Todd Brunson and Owais Ahmed join them in Day 3 action. Needless to day, it is one of the most accomplished fields we’ve seen in quite some time.
Action is set to get underway at 2 p.m. PST, which is less than a half hour now. There’s no telling how long it will take, but the final 23 will play down to a winner today, crowning the fourth bracelet winner of the 2012 WSOP.