Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Fierro Leads Final 21; Berkey and Cunningham in the Mix

Nicolas Fierro

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and the 2013 World Series of Poker for the final day of the Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em!

Just three days 2,161 players took to the felt to see if they could etch their names in the WSOP record books, but after 21 hours of poker, only 21 players remain with their hands reaching skywards to the gold bracelet and $525,272 in prizemoney.

Nicolas Fierro bagged the most chips in the early hours of the morning with 965,000 but has Matt Berkey - fresh off a 3rd place in Event 21 - snapping on his heels with 886,000. Joao Dorneles Neto (788,000), Richard Dubini (759,000) and five-time WSOP bracelet holder Allen Cunningham (697,000) all round out the top five. Griffen Benger (610,000), Garry Gates (489,000), David Nicholson (409,000), Kara Scott (314,000) and Jared Hamby (204,000) are also well-place in their quests for capturing their first bracelet.

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4091Joao Dorneles Neto788,000
4093Richard Dubini759,000
4094Chad Eveslage507,000
4095Matt Berkey886,000
4096Gonzalo Ramirez155,000
4097Griffen Benger610,000
4098Jared Hamby204,000
4101David Nicholson409,000
4102Jorge Breda371,000
4104Nicolas Fierro965,000
4105Kara Scott314,000
4107Peter Hengsakul272,000
4108Jeffrey Izes172,000
4109David Mcmann309,000
4153Alex Maturi253,000
4154Fred Berger523,000
4155Garry Gates489,000
4156David Tran534,000
4157John Alexander220,000
4158Allan Vrooman279,000
4159Allen Cunningham697,000

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand from 1:00 p.m. local time providing continuous live updates as the final 21 players play down until just one remains. Stay tuned for every flopped set, turned straight and rivered flush live from Event #40 and the 2013 World Series of Poker!

Žymos: Nicolas Fierro