Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Henson Chases First Bracelet in Event #56, the Final $1,000 of WSOP 2014

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Raymond Henson

A record-setting 2,525 players entered this $1,000 no-limit hold'em event two days ago and the final 16 will return today to determine a winner.

Raymond Henson is chasing his first WSOP bracelet and leads the way having bagged up 897,000 chips at the close of play last night. Meanwhile Steve "gboro780" Gross is not too far behind with 859,000 and is looking to add a second bracelet to his name having won one in pot-limit Omaha last year. Just behind those two is Richard Milne of Scotland, a stalwart of the European Poker Tour, sitting in third place with 827,000.

Other notables in the field today include World Poker Tour champion and TV producer Matt Salsberg (494,000), Justin “Stelthmunk” Schwartz (354,000), Neo Hoang (237,000), and Bastian Fischer (219,000).

Follow all the action right here as they play down to a winner today with play resuming at 1 p.m. The PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you details of every elimination including hand-for hand coverage starting from the final nine as one player seeks to place the coveted WSOP gold bracelet on his wrist and win a life-changing $403,483.