Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Jours
123

Brandon Caputo chipleader à 7 left, Michael Gathy en piste pour un 5e Bracelet

dsalituro • Niveau 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Brandon Caputo

The penultimate day of Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em has wrapped up with Brandon Caputo bagging the overnight chip lead with 7,280,000.

Caputo began the 10-handed unofficial final table in seventh chip position before scoring a huge double-up against Andrew Jeong near the end of the night. Caputo, who has 22 career WSOP cashes, will be seeking his first bracelet.

Right behind him on the leaderboard sits a player who's no stranger to closing out WSOP events. Michael Gathy takes 6,700,000 into the final day after knocking out Jeong to close out the night. Gathy already has four WSOP bracelets, all of them won in No-Limit Hold'em events since 2012.

Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout NLHE Final Table Seating and Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Harvey MathewsUnited States2,520,00021
2Gabriel AndradeUnited States4,900,00041
3David LolisUnited States2,295,00019
4Girish ApteUnited States2,425,00020
5Michael GathyBelgium6,700,00056
6Craig MasonUnited States2,780,00023
7Brandon CaputoUnited States7,200,00060

He would make history should he emerge the champion tomorrow. Only 26 players have ever won five bracelets, and Phil Hellmuth and Doyle Brunson are the only players with five No-Limit Hold'em bracelets.

Rounding out the leaderboard are Gabriel Andrade (4,900,000), Craig Mason (2,780,000), Harvey Mathews (2,520,000), Girish Apte (2,425,000), and David Lolis (2,295,000).

Michael Gathy
Michael Gathy can make history on Friday.

Action of the Day

Play began at 11 a.m. PST with 108 players remaining out of a starting field of 720. As the day wore on, several notables found their way to the payout cage, including Faraz Jaka (105th), Ben Yu (82nd), Darren Elias (68th), Christian Harder (33rd), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (32nd), and Niall Farrell (12th). Maria Konnikova, the last woman standing in the field, fell in 25th place.

The seven remaining players will return at Noon PST tomorrow to play down to a champion. On the line is $371,914 and, of course, the coveted WSOP bracelet, a dream all of these players except Gathy have never realized. The final table will be streamed live from the Mothership in the Amazon Room on PokerGo.

As always, PokerNews will be live providing updates and chip counts throughout the day until a new WSOP bracelet winner is crowned.

Tags: Ben YuBertrand GrospellierBrandon CaputoChristian HarderCraig MasonDarren EliasDavid LolisGabriel AndradeGirish ApteHarvey MathewsMaria KonnikovaMichael GathyNiall Farrell