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Neil Channing Third In Chips In Event #43; Only 20 Remain

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Black Belt Poker's Neil Channing is looking to become only the second UK & Ireland player to win a bracelet at this year's World Series of Poker when Event #43 recommences. Event #43 is the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event, a tournament that attracted a huge field of 2,770 of which only 20 of them are still in contention for the bracelet and the $654,380 first place prize.

Although a regular at the WSOP for many years Channing is yet to win a coveted bracelet but he has come close on numerous occasions. Back in 20008, the same year that he won the Paddy Power Irish Open, Channing finished fourth in a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event, then in 2010 he finished as runner-up to Joshua Tieman in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout. He seems to get closer and closer to a WSOP win every two years; perhaps this is Channing's year?

Channing will start the day by un-bagging 1,319,000 chips, enough to put him in third place. The man everyone has to catch is Zach Clark on 1,342,000 though the likes of EPT Campione finalist Balazs Botond (1,320,000), James “” Mackey (1,074,000) and Team PokerStars Pro Online Randy “nanonoko” Lew (402,000) will all have a say in who eventually walks away with some much sought-after poker jewellery.

Can Channing go all the way in Event #43 and bring home a bracelet? Tune into the official live reporting pages after 13:00 Las Vegas time (21:00 UK) for all the action, as it happens. From the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Event #43 Top 10 Chip Counts

1stZach Clark1,342,000
2ndBalazs Botond1,320,000
3rdNeil Channing1,319,000
4thJames Mackey1,074,000
5thJohn Nelson1,019,000
6thJesse Yaginuma709,000
7thMichael Morogousky621,000
8thHenry Lu573,000
9thMark Ketteringham525,000
10thFrancois Dur502,000

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