After ten levels of play, the tournament director has called it quits on Day 2 of Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em. There will be 14 players returning to the felt for Day 3 in search of the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and €134,407.
Leading the field when the action resumes will be Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho who amassed a chip stack of 4,350,000. Ferreira Filho won a couple of big pots of Asher Assis who held the chip lead at one point and went on cruise control from there. The Brazilian has over $1,000,000 in career earnings with his largest cash coming back in 2014.
It's a bit of a family affair as Ferreira Filho's father, Luiz Ferreira, is also one of the remaining 14 players in the field. The more experienced player in the family will head into Day 3 with 510,000 chips. It will be an interesting dynamic if the father and son combo can land themselves at the final table in search of their first gold bracelet.
There are also a couple of bracelet winners remaining who will be looking to add some more jewelry to their collection. Mykhailo Gutyi is the most recent champion, coming off a victory in Event #4: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter. Gutyi will carry forward a stack of 1,275,000 chips. The other is Timur Margolin who won his first bracelet this summer in Las Vegas in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. Margolin may have the most experience and success among the remaining players with over $1.5 million in career earnings.
Day 3 Seating Assignments
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|80||2||Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho||Brazil||4,350,000||109|
|94||3||Amar Begovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1,660,000||42|
|94||6||Michal Mrakes||Czech Republic||960,000||24|
The day began with 165 players returning to the Poker Arena in King's Casino but that number quickly diminished. With only 100 players getting paid, it was a race to the money bubble and players were busting out left, right, and center. Once the money bubble was reached, the action came to a halt and it took over 40 minutes to complete just six hands on all of the tables. In order for the bubble to burst, it took a cooler hand of Yoan Argence's pocket kings running into the pocket aces of Chin Wei Lim.
The fast-paced eliminations picked up again with players guaranteed €1,605. Guillaume Diaz made it into the money with less than one big blind but he quickly bowed out. Some other notables to find a cash include Michael Magalashvili, Maria Lampropulos, Vojtech Ruzicka, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Madsen, Jaroslav Peter, Kalidou Sow, and Anson Tsang.
The action will resume at 2:00 PM on Monday with the live stream scheduled to kick off one hour later. The blinds will continue at level 25 at 20,000/40,000 and a 40,000 big blind ante. When the final eight players are reached, the hole cards will become available on the live stream.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back to bring you all of the coverage until a champion is crowned. Stay with us to find out who will be the next WSOP bracelet winner!