Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Twelve Return to Fight It Out in Event #26

Ryan Welch leads the way in Event #26

Two days ago another of the hugely popular $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em events kicked off with 1,594 players sitting down to chase the dream of World Series of Poker glory and a huge payday in Event #26. The final 12 return today to decide a winner.

Ryan Welch is out in front with 1,524,000 chips. Welch is chasing his second bracelet having won the Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em back in 2010. Nearest in the counts to Welch is Dan Smith, who bagged up 887,000 last night. Smith has 14 cashes at the WSOP to his name but has yet to capture the ultimate prize. Smith was the chip leader for most of Day 2 but lost a couple of big hands to see him pegged back to second place currently.

Will Failla, who starts with 421,000, has a long history with the WSOP including 27 cashes, so he, too, will be out to wrap a bracelet around his wrist to prove the ultimate point.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as play resumes at 1 p.m. when we will bring you all the eliminations and comprehensive hand-for-hand coverage when the official final table of nine is reached. One player will be walking away with $408,953 and a WSOP gold bracelet.

Tagovi: Dan SmithRyan WelchWill Failla