After three tournament days and 37 levels of poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship has seen a field of 6,140 entries whittled down all the way to the final five, all in their pursuit to become the latest bracelet winner at the 2019 World Series of Poker.
The event was scheduled to play down to a winner on Day 3, however, the remaining five hopefuls will return at 2 p.m. local time for an unscheduled fourth day to determine a champion.
Leading the field into the final day of the tournament is Joe Foresman with 74,600,000, followed by WSOP bracelet winner Will Givens (45,500,000) and Germany's Steffen Logen (30,100,000).
Jeff Hakim (24,300,000) and Gleb Kovtunov (9,800,000) round up the remaining line-up and are no strangers to deep runs in international poker tournaments with more than $1.5 million and more than $700,000 in cashes respectively.
Seat Assignments for Day 4
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Will Givens||United States||45,500,000||56|
|5||Joe Foresman||United States||74,600,000||93|
Kovtunov will be the short stack heading into the day with 12 big blinds at 400,000/800,000 and a big blind ante of 800,000, but an early double up for the Ukrainian would lift him back into contention for the top prize of $397,903 and the coveted gold bracelet.
Stay tuned to find out who will emerge victorious, as the PokerNews team will provide hand-for-hand coverage until a champion is crowned.
|6||Mrityunjay Jha||United States||$77,308|
|7||David Goodman||United States||$58,988|