Welcome back to PokerNews' third day of coverage of Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Leading the final nine players into today's action is Todd Brunson, son of the legendary Doyle Brunson and a man chasing his second career gold bracelet. Brunson holds a very sizable lead on the field, with 980,000 in chips — 430,000 ahead of his closest competitor.
Sitting in third place in the leaderboard coming in will be none other than 13-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. While the majority of Hellmuth's bracelets have come in hold'em (12), he'll be looking for his second non-hold'em piece of hardware here today. He'll enter with 404,000 in chips.
Also here is the 90-year-old Henry Orenstein, the creator of the hole-card camera, Holocaust survivor, bracelet winner, and holder of around 100 patents. This man is making a run for the ages, but he'll have some work to do as he enters Day 3 with the second-to-shortest stack of 112,000.
Jesse Martin is another notable at the final table looking to add a second WSOP bracelet to his trophy case, with Steve Landfish, Matt Grapentien, Ben Yu, James Obst, and Henrik Hecklen rounding out the field.
Play is scheduled to kickoff at 2 p.m. local time, so be sure to stay tuned for the action that will begin shortly.