Welcome back to the Rio! We are coming to you live from the Amazon Room for Day 3 of Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em. Yesterday, we knocked the tournament down to just 25 players, and we will hopefully play down to a winner today, though there is a 3:00 AM hard stop in place. Leading the way is Leonid Bilokur, who comes into today with 318,000 in chips. Ian Johns and Chris Swan are nipping at his heels, and there's a few other notable names who still have a shot at the bracelet.
Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri leads the notables in chips, bringing 214,000 to the tables. He will be joined by the likes of Roland Israel (199,000), Isaac Haxton (72,000), and Jennifer Harman (60,300).
We will be underway in about 15 minutes here. The blinds will start today at 3,000-6000, with the limits being 6,000-12,000. We will be here all day to bring you all the action. Thanks for tuning into Pokernews, and very shortly, we will shuffle up and deal!