Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for Day 3 of Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha!
Just two days ago 452 players took to the felt, and now all that is left is just 13 players eyeing the third Pot-Limit Omaha WSOP bracelet of the series and the $541,747 first prize.
The overwhelming chip leader is Phil Laak who won two monster three-way pots late in Day 2 to see his chip stack sky rocket. The first saw him hold with bottom two-pair before the second one launched him over 1 million in chips when his overpair and flush draw held against a Fernando Brunca's full wrap and Phil Galfond's semi-wrap.
Once the day ended, Laak had amassed an impressive 1,087,000-chip stack to sit well ahead of Canadians Joseph Leung (818,000) and Sorel Mizzi (735,000). Also in contention are WSOP bracelet winners Richard "Chufty" Ashby (426,000), Kory Kilpatrick (333,000) and David "Bakes" Baker (308,000).
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand when play recommences at 1:00 p.m. (PDT) as we provide extensive live updates throughout the day of every pot, re-pot and full wrap as we write the path of the Event #42 Champion!