Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
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Sam Stein vs. Davide Suriano For the Bracelet!

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Sam Stein seeks bracelet #2

Welcome to Day 3 of PokerNews' coverage of Event #40: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. After seven rounds of matches, only two players remain from the starting field of 136 entrants. What's on the line? A coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each player is guaranteed $207,347 as of now, but going along with a bracelet is a first-place prize of $335,553.

Both Sam Stein and Davide Suriano beat stiff competition to reach the championship match. Here is a look at their respective roads to get here:

RoundSam SteinDavide Suriano
Round of 128David SchnettlerScott Seiver
Round of 64Bryn KenneyDan Cates
Round of 32Sam TrickettShane Moran
Round of 16Max SilverSerkan Kurnaz
Round of 8Scott BaumsteinAnkush Mandavia
Round of 4Scott DaviesDaniel Colman

For Stein, it's a chance to capture his second bracelet. His first came in 2011, winning a $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Meanwhile, this marks Suriano's fourth-career WSOP cash and first above four figures. Suriano is set to blow that number out of the water with today's result.

Play is scheduled to begin at noon, so be sure to keep it locked here at PokerNews as we provide hand-for-hand coverage of the championship match!