There have been many historic days in the long and storied history of the World Series of Poker. Only looking through recent years, some of those days have included Tom Dwan finishing runner-up to Simon Watt in the 2010 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, Phil Hellmuth winning a historic 14th bracelet in the $10,000 Razz Championship in 2015, and Brian Rast winning his second $50,000 Poker Player's Championship in 2016.
But if — and some might say it's a big if — Doyle Brunson goes on to win Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball, then today will be will be talked about by those who attend this annual spectacle of poker for years to come.
Brunson comes into the final day fifth in chips from the final 11, with 2017 bracelet winner Mike Wattel currently leading the way. Such is the poker-playing talent still in this field, as just four of the remaining players are yet to win a bracelet. Could Galen Hall, Dario Sammartino, James Alexander or Shawn Sheikhan write their own names into poker history?
Here's how the players are seated heading into the final day:
|Seat||Table||Name||Country||Chip Count||Table||Name||Country||Chip Count|
|1||439||Brian Rast||United States||477,000||447||Dario Sammartino||Italy||394,000|
|2||439||John Hennigan||United States||87,000||447||Empty|| || |
|3||439||Empty|| || ||447||James Alexander||United States||21,000|
|4||439||Farzad Bonyadi||United States||440,500||447||Empty|| || |
|5||439||Mike Wattel||United States||1,293,000||447||Todd Brunson||United States||185,000|
|6||439||Shawn Sheikhan||United States||645,500||447||Doyle Brunson||United States||470,500|
|7||439||Galen Hall||United States||517,000||447||Ray Dehkharghani||United States||195,500|
The whole day's play will be live streamed on PokerGO once it gets underway at 2 p.m. local time. Stay tuned for PokerNews to catch all the action!