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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to Thursday, May 31, 2012

Event #3: 3,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha (512 player max)

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $865,410
  • Entries: 317
  • Remaining: 0
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05/31/12 11:01:06 AM PDT

Cards are in the air for the start of Day 3.

05/31/12 10:29:19 AM PDT

Annette Obrestad hunting for her first bracelet since 2007.

Day 3 of Event 3, $3,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Mix, of the World Series of Poker returns eight players vying for the first bracelet awarded of its kind. Three rounds are scheduled for play with the final two squaring of on the ESPN Main Stage.

Annette Obrestad, Jason Koon, Simeon Naydenov, David Benefield, Julian Powell, Gregg Merkow, Leif Force and Andy Frankenberger have survived six rounds of play to make it to this point. Frankenberger and Obrestad will be looking for their second WSOP bracelet, while the rest are playing for their first.

The first match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. in the Blue Section of the Amazon Room. The second round will begin at 4 p.m. with the bracelet match starting at 7 p.m. Follow all the heads up action live on

Quarterfinal Matchups

Jason KoonvsAnnette Obrestad
Simeon NaydenovvsDavid Benefield
Julian PowellvsGregg Merkow
Leif ForcevsAndy Frankenberger