Stacked Lowball Table Offers Baker and Buchanan Bracelet Opportunity
With only nine players remaining in the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event, it is a stacked final table that will return to contest the bracelet today with both David Baker and Shawn Buchanan in with a shot of ending their bracelet drought.
Currently sitting in pole position is Baker, who leads the field with 381,000 in chips – over a 100,000 more than second-placed Benjamin Lazer – but if the action is as fast and furious as it was on Day 2, expect the lead to change hands a fair few times.
Behind that pair is another well-known player in the shape of Layne Flack (246,000 chips) and he’s also joined by fellow notables Jason Lavallee (232,000) and Farzad Bonyadi (188,000) before we get down to Shawn Buchanan in sixth place on 153,000.
The final table is rounded out by Randy Ohel (144,000), Von Altizer (77,000) and the short-stacked Josh Arieh on 22,000, meaning that there’s a wealth of talent still in contention and enough experience to make the final table a memorable one.
Certainly, with a 1st prize of $145,247 up for grabs and the chance for several players to add a WSOP title (or a second) to their collection of accolades, there’ll be plenty to play for when action resumes in the Rio this afternoon and our 22nd WSOP champion of 2012 is crowned.