Monday, August 15, 2022 3:26 AM Local Time (about 7 hours and 43 minutes ago)
10-time WSOP Circuit champion Jeff Trudeau
When registration closed in the record breaking World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah's Cherokee with 1,558 entries, the hunt began for the biggest top prize ever awarded in a tournament at this stop.
Now, just 14 players remain on the final day of play with $364,104, a custom made WSOP ring and a seat into the Tournament of Champions awaits the winner.
Leading the way is Thong Ho with a massive 7,450,000 chips good for 93 big blinds when play resumes at 12:00 p.m. with blinds at 40,000/80,000 (80,000). He is followed by Bryan Emory with 6,125,000 and David Dowdy makes up the top three with a stack of 4,970,000.
WSOP gold bracelet winner and 8-time Circuit champion Michael Lech
The remaining field is loaded with WSOP champions with 25 total rings and 2 gold bracelets between the remaining players. The top of this list begins with 10-time ring winner Jeff Trudeau Jr. He looks to win his 11th ring and come within striking distance of the all-time winner Maurice Hawkins who currently has 14 rings.
Michael 'Miguel Fiesta' Lech is also still in the mix and has 8 rings along with a gold WSOP bracelet. David Moses has 2 rings himself along with a gold bracelet, Aditya Prasetyo has 3 rings and Brett Bader has 2 rings.
Everyone still in the hunt is guaranteed $24,842, and the pay jumps are getting bigger and bigger. Keep following along on WSOP.com for live updates on the way to crowning a new WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion at Harrah's Cherokee.
Day 3 Chip Counts