Event #23: $2,500 Seven-Card Stud
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Stud Championship Down to 10; Frank Kassela Leads

Chip Leader Frank Kassela

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and the 2013 World Series of Poker for the final day of the Event #23: $2,500 Seven Card Stud!

What started with 246 players on Wednesday evening, sees just 10 players remaining all with an equal chance of writing their names in the WSOP history books and claiming the gold bracelet and $145,520 in first-place prize money. The WSOP history books will not only see a bracelet winner crowned but potentially see a player carve their name in those books as being one of the game's greats.

Chip leader already has two stud bracelets but they are both in Stud Eight-or-Better and Razz, so he can become one of the select few to own a stud bracelet in each discipline with a win here. David Chiu has four bracelets to his name with the last coming in 2005, and if he can grab his second stud one today he will join a list of players that include Daniel Negreanu, Jeffrey Lisandro, John Juanda and Stu Unger who each have five. Michael Mizrachi however can join Chiu with four, and with two Poker Player's Championships his mixed games are second-to-none over the past few years.

Freddie Ellis, Adam Friedman and Gary Benson can't be forgotten as they each have a bracelet in this game. Ellis won the Stud Championship back in 2009 while Friedman won a Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo bracelet last year. However if Benson can win the event today he will become what we believe the player with the longest gap between bracelets as he won his Stud bracelet in 1996 - 17 years ago.

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4461--empty----
4462Gary Benson213,500
4463--empty----
4464Helmut Koch157,500
4465--empty----
4466Michael Mizrachi128,000
4467Adam Friedman74,500
4468Frank Kassela331,500
    
4471--empty----
4472--empty----
4473Matthew Ashton277,500
4474--empty----
4475Scott Seiver237,500
4476Jesse Martin84,000
4477Freddie Ellis26,000
4488David Chiu295,000

Play is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. local time with the final 10 players playing down until the newest Seven Card Stud Championship winner is crowned. Make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews as we provide continuous updates of every rolled up pair, rolled down trips and double bet live from the 2013 World Series of Poker!

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