Justin Bonomo Currently Leads Event

Published on July 4th, 2016 11:28 pm EST

The 3d version of the World Series of Poker 2016 chip.  Black colour.The $50,000 Poker Players Championship, which is considered by many to be the toughest tournament to win in poker, is winding down to its conclusion.

Of the 91 players who started the tournament, just 22 remain. Justin Bonomo, who has been enjoying a strong run in this year's World Series of Poker, is currently in the chip lead with a number of hours left of play on Day 3.

There are many stories that could play themselves out over the remainder of the tournament.

One of the biggest? Howard Lederer, a disgraced former owner of Full Tilt Poker, is still alive in the event. The poker world is already fuming over the appearance of both Lederer and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson at this year's World Series of Poker - it's easy to imagine the anger if Lederer were able to take down the event.

Daniel Negreanu is also alive in the event. In addition to the interesting Negreanu/Lederer dynamic (Negreanu has gone after Lederer on multiple occasions in the past), "Kid Poker" is also in the hunt for his 7th World Series of Poker bracelet.

Another story? Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, who has won this tournament TWICE (2010 and 2012), is also still alive. Winning this tournament three times in 7 years would be a truly remarkable accomplishment.

There is also the possibility that we could see two Mizrachi brothers at the final table, as Robert Mizrachi is also still alive in the event. Both Mizrachi brothers have healthy chip stacks as of this moment.

As if that weren't enough, Jason Mercier is still alive in the event as well. Mercier, who has already won two bracelets this year, stands to win some monstrous bracelet bets if he wins another gold bracelet this year.


Daniel Alaei, Todd Brunson and Brian Rast are some of the other names who are still in the tournament as of this moment. With so much talent and so many storylines, the finish of this tournament should be something spectacular.


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