Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Jared Jaffee in Pole Position to Capture First World Series of Poker Bracelet

Jared Jaffee

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em.

The starting field of 1,475 entrants is down to just 10 players, each looking to capture a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet, as well as the first-place prize of $405,428.

On top of the chip counts entering Day 3 is Jared Jaffee with 1.583 million, the only player with a seven-figure stack. This marks the Brooklyn native's 12th career WSOP cash and all that stands between him and his first bracelet are nine opponents. Second in chips is Mark "dipthrong" Herm with 927,000 and he is followed by two-time bracelet winner Brandon Cantu with 918,000. For Cantu, this marks his seventh cash of the 2014 WSOP and despite his critics, Cantu has a chance to join an exclusive group by capturing a third bracelet.

Here are the Day 3 seating assignments and chip counts:

4462Joseph Alban594,000
4463Michael Coleman200,000
4464Mike Watson388,000
4491Brandon Cantu918,000
4493Gustavo Kamei437,000
4494Xiao Peng654,000
4501Jeff Gross550,000
4502Mark Herm927,000
4503Jared Jaffee1,583,000
4504Anton Smirnov381,000

Play is set to resume at 1 p.m. and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide you live updates of all of the exciting action!

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