Day 3 of Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em starts up at 12 noon local time in the Brasilia room where today yet another World Series of Poker champion will be crowned.
Among the remaining 23 competitors is five-time WSOP champion Jason Mercier who looks to snag his sixth bracelet. He comes into the day with 457,000, good for 38 big blinds. Andy Frankenberger bagged up 525,000 and 43 big blinds to work with as he seeks bracelet number three.
Leading the field to start today is Samuel Phillips with a healthy 1,289,000 (107 BB), closely followed by Canadian James Florence (1,284,000) and Brandon Ageloff (1,200,000). In addition to these top stacks, the field is stacked with fierce competitors including Mohsin Charania (1,045,000), Mathieu Selides (399,000), Phil Collins (258,000), Rainer Kempe (240,000) and Cary Katz (145,000).
Day 3 will begin halfway through Level 21 with blinds at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. As usual, there will be a 15-minute break every two levels with a scheduled 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level of the day. This event will play down to a winner, with first place pocketing $364,438 and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet.
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