After play was halted well into the night of Day 3, Andrey Zhigalov and Timothy Frazin will return today at 12:00 p.m. to conclude their heads-up battle. It shouldn't take long to decide a winner in Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. and for one player, it will be their first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. The winner will also be pocketing a cool $202,787 while the runner-up will take home $125,336.
The heads-up battle went on for over three hours late on Day 3, with the lead changing multiple times. Frazin held a large chip advantage for the majority of the night, but as the levels continued, Zhigalov started to mount his comeback. At one point, the Russian even held a large chip lead himself, but was unable to close it out before play was stopped.
When the action resumes today on level 33, Zhigalov will begin play with 3,080,000 chips, holding a slight lead over Frazin's 2,510,000 chips. The blinds will be 75,000/150,000 for flop games or 30,000 ante and 50,000 bring-in for stud games. The limits will be 150,000/300,000, leaving not much wiggle room to work with.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as we bring you full coverage of the event until a winner is crowned.