Welcome to Day 3 of PokerNews' coverage of Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. After seven rounds of matches, only two players remain from the starting field of 136 entrants. What's on the line? A coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each player is guaranteed $207,347 as of now, but going along with a bracelet is a first-place prize of $335,553.
Both Sam Stein and Davide Suriano beat stiff competition to reach the championship match. Here is a look at their respective roads to get here:
|Round||Sam Stein||Davide Suriano|
|Round of 128||David Schnettler||Scott Seiver|
|Round of 64||Bryn Kenney||Dan Cates|
|Round of 32||Sam Trickett||Shane Moran|
|Round of 16||Max Silver||Serkan Kurnaz|
|Round of 8||Scott Baumstein||Ankush Mandavia|
|Round of 4||Scott Davies||Daniel Colman|
For Stein, it's a chance to capture his second bracelet. His first came in 2011, winning a $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Meanwhile, this marks Suriano's fourth-career WSOP cash and first above four figures. Suriano is set to blow that number out of the water with today's result.
Play is scheduled to begin at noon, so be sure to keep it locked here at PokerNews as we provide hand-for-hand coverage of the championship match!