The WSOP is young so far, as there have only been seven bracelets awarded in open play events(this excludes the $500 Casino Employee's event). Of those seven winners, two of them are still alive in this event, and looking for their second bracelet of the summer.
Nick Jivkov won Event #5 $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem, besting a final table that included Daniel Negreanu, Tommy Vedes, and Jonathan Aguiar. Jivkov took home just under $190,000 for his efforts, but a win in this event would top that. Jivkov currently has 17,000.
Leif Force is also still alive here in the Brasilia room. Force is fresh off his win in Event #3 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha, where he beat Jason Koon in the finals. Force pocketed just over $200,000 with that result. Force is sitting with 18,000.