We already covered Phil Hellmuth not winning his 12th bracelet, so instead of spending two minutes all sorts of time making up a hook for today, let’s just get into the updates.
:: Event #42 ($1,500 NLH) – With 25 remaining, James Schaaf takes the chip lead into the final day of play, stacked at 1,258,000. HIYA candidate Dean Hamrick is third overall with 858,000. Also remaining include the insufferably annoying Humberto Brenes (764,000), Mike Sowers (327,000), and Bernard Lee (48,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #43 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E.) – The money bubble broke right before play ended, and 23 remain. Cuong Do is the chip leader, stacked at 720,000. He would be a deep track HIYA guy, if you remember him from 2006. Other notables include but are certainly not limited to Brian Townsend (616,000), Carlos Mortensen (503,000), Nick Schulman (402,000), Scott Fischman (347,000), and where-the-eff-has-he-been-this-year Todd Brunson (274,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #44 ($2,500 Mixed Hold’em) – A field of 507 entered with 70 surviving to Day 2. Eli Elezra ended play as chip leader. We think you know where to get chip counts.