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Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

Jake Schwartz Leads Going Into Final Day of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

Jake Schwartz is seeking his first WSOP bracelet

Today, the final 10 players of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship will battle it out on the green felt until a champion is crowned. Jake Schwartz enters Day 3 best positioned to take home the WSOP gold bracelet and $248,350 first-place prize with his 1.38 million in chips. Not far behind him, however, is two-time defending champion Adam Friedman, who is the only other player currently with over a million in chips (1.329 million).

Of course, several other top tournament players round out the final ten and will also be looking to take home the gold, including Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Mike Gorodinsky, and Phil Hellmuth — who is still fresh off his 16th bracelet victory and will be looking to further cement his poker legacy. Of the ten remaining players, eight are WSOP bracelet winners.

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Joao VieiraPortugal182,000
12Adam FriedmanUnited States1,329,000
13Jake SchwartzUnited States1,380,000
14Mike GorodinskyUnited States465,000
16Carol FuchsUnited States260,000
21Daniel NegreanuCanada457,000
22Phil HellmuthUnited States424,000
23Andrew KelsallUnited States324,000
25Matt GlantzUnited States343,000
26Mike MatusowUnited States410,000

Day 3 is set to begin at 2 p.m. local time and play down until a winner. The 90-minute levels will resume on level 17 and players will get 15-minute breaks after each level. Any extended breaks are to be determined by the remaining players.

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Tags: Adam FriedmanDaniel NegreanuJake SchwartzMike GorodinskyMike MatusowPhil Hellmuth