Bax and Baron make $5k PLO Day 3

Cliff Josephy
Cliff Josephy doesn't care for your questions.

Sorel Mizzi and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy lead the WSOP's $5k Pot Limit Omaha event with eleven players still in contention.

Meanwhile, highly-touted youngster Isaac Baron is the short stack with just seven big blinds after a trying day that saw him flirt with the chip lead earlier in Day 2.

"I just have to get luckier earlier tomorrow than I was expecting," Baron told

"I was expecting to have to get lucky when it got a little more short-handed at the final table, but now I'm probably going to have to get lucky at the beginning, double up and go from there."

Despite his precipitous fall from grace, Baron told he didn't feel his play was entirely to blame.

"I've played pretty well," he said. "I might have made a couple of bad decisions but it's been a rollercoaster, which isn't really surprising."

Josephy credited his own 805k stack to solid play and good timing.

"I didn't do anything outrageous or special up to this point," he said. "I've just played well and solid and let the weaker players make mistakes."

He told his plan for tomorrow's final table is simple.

Jonathan Little were all eliminated early.

Action resumes Friday at 2 p.m. with 213 survivors.

Event 37 - $10,000 World Championship Stud Hi-Lo

A total of 164 players bought-in for the Stud 8 World Championship and by 3 a.m. 54 of that number had been eliminated.

Among the early retirees were Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Carlos Mortensen and Jennifer Harman, while Tuan Le's 230,000 stack was enough to put him at the top of the chip leaderboard.

Also in contention are Daniel Alaei, David Benyamine and Dario Alioto, among others.

Action resumes at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Check out the 2009 WSOP section for more coverage from the Rio.

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