Just two players remain out of a 1,763-entry field in Event #58: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2017 World Series of Poker. The two return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at 1 p.m. to battle it out for the gold bracelet along with the $395,918 that awaits the winner.
After 10 full hours of play and 167 hands on the official final table on the third day of play, Artur Rudziankov (8,935,000) and Mario Prats (4,290,000) decided to bag up for the night.
Rudziankov, who just turned 29 years old two weeks ago, is aiming to become the second-ever player from the Czech Republic to win a WSOP bracelet after Tomas Junek took down a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event in 2012. Meanwhile 30-year-old Prats was born in Barcelona and currently resides in Prague.
Rudziankov will have a 2-to-1 chip lead over his opponent when the action resumes with 30 minutes left in Level 31 and blinds of 60,000-120,000 with a running ante of 20,000.
|Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Artur Rudziankov||Czech Republic||8,935,000||74|
|3||Timothy Miles||United States||$176,455|
|4||Arman Zolnoorian||United States||$128,645|
|6||Lee Watkinson||United States||$70,618|
|7||John Esposito||United States||$53,184|
|8||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||$40,500|
|9||Scott Lychwick||United States||$31,187|