On the first day of play in Event #70: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em at the 2017 World Series of Poker, 718 players took to the felt in pursuit of the first prize of $135,098 and the WSOP gold bracelet, but only five will take chips out of a bag at the start of Day 3. Heidi May leads the way with 1,752,000, quite a significant lead over the next largest stack which belongs to Deborah Worley-Roberts (861,000).
Behind them in third is Julie Dang with 458,000, and Jana de la Cerra (280,000) and Katie Ansorge (250,000) round out the final five.
Play will begin on Sunday at noon local time and the remainder of the field will play one-hour levels until a winner is determined. There will be 30 minutes of Level 21 at the beginning of the day before Level 22 begins.
Check back here for updates on the action from the PokerNews live reporting team. The seat draw and chip counts at the start of Day 3 are as follows:
|Amazon Gold||7||1||Julie Dang||United States||458,000|
|Amazon Gold||7||2||Deborah Worley-Roberts||United Kingdom||861,000|
|Amazon Gold||7||3||Jana de la Cerra||United States||280,000|
|Amazon Gold||7||4||Katherine Ansorge||United States||250,000|
|Amazon Gold||7||5||Heidi May||Australia||1,752,000|