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Event #57 Main Event Day 3
- Number of players entered Day 1A: 1,116, Remaining 821
- Number of players entered Day 1B: 873, Remaining 655
- Number of players entered Day 1C: 1,696, Remaining 1,106
- Number of players entered Day 1D: 2,809, Remaining 1,816
- Number of players on Day 2A: 1,476, Remaining 607
- Number of players on Day 2B: 2,922, Remaining 1,436
- Number of players on Day 3: 2,044, Remaining 789
Day 3 WSOP Notes: -- Players competed for four complete levels on Day 2B. Play ended after Level 9.
When play resumes at Level 10, blinds will be 600-1,200 with a 200 ante. The average stack size
is about 105,000. Play on Day Two ended at 10:40 pm. This is expected to be the last "short day"
of the Main Event. Most remaining days are predicted to go at least five levels.
Here is the current status of all former WSOP Main Event champions who played in this year's championship:
1972: "Amarillo Slim" Preston - eliminated on Day 2
1975/1976: Doyle Brunson - eliminated on Day 1
1978: Bobby Baldwin - STILL ALIVE (142,200)
1983: Tom McEvoy - eliminated on Day 1
1986: Berry Johnston - eliminated on Day 2
1987/1988: Johnny Chan - eliminated on Day 2
1989: Phil Hellmuth - STILL ALIVE (142,900)
1993: Jim Bechtel - STILL ALIVE (55,000)
1995: Dan Harrington - STILL ALIVE (181,400)
1996: Huck Seed - eliminated on Day 1
1998: Scotty Nguyen - eliminated on Day 2
2000: Chris Ferguson - STILL ALIVE (76,000)
2001: Carlos "the Matador" Mortensen - STILL ALIVE (57,900)
2002: Robert Varkonyi - eliminated on Day 2
2003: Chris Moneymaker - eliminated on Day 1
2004: Greg "Fossilman" Raymer - STILL ALIVE (95,900)
2005: Joe Hachem - STILL ALIVE (138,900)
2006: Jamie Gold - eliminated in Day 1
2007: Jerry Yang - eliminated on Day 1
2008: Peter Eastgate - STILL ALIVE (110,700)
10:55 AM -- Play will begin at 12 noon for Day 3. So who else is still surviving at this point?
From our spreadsheet list fresh from the WSOP, we see (brother of Joe Hachem) Tony Hachem 46,900,
Kido Pham 47,000, Thom Werthmann 241,100, Jeff Lisandro 229,300, David Benyamine 228,800, Nasr El Nasr
from Germany 211,100, Andy Black 215,700, Paul Wasicka 184,900 and WPT announcer and poker champion
Mike Sexton with 169,000.
12:00 PM -- Professional player Captain Tom Franklin gave the directive to "Shuffle Up And Deal!",
and with that Day 3 was started. Within seconds dealers were shouting, "All-in and a call!" so the action
is serious today. Players will start at level 10 and continue for a total of five levels which
will end at level 14. Come back from time to time, we'll keep you informed.
1:05 PM -- Erik Seidel
moved in with pocket Q's and met pocket A's to lose the balance of his chips.
Seidel is now on the sidelines. Roland De Wolfe
is out of the Main Event thanks to the set of 6's
made by his opponent. Brian Micon is no longer at the tables. His all-in with pocket J's were overcome
by the paired Kings of the other player. Phil Ivey
has already jumped up 30,000 to 376,000 in his stack.
1:29 PM -- Jason Young went out of the tournament swearing loudly as he got up from his chair.
His A Q suited could not compare to the paired 4's of the other player, and needless to say he
was very upset over it. Bill Gazes is gone too, but he was much more mature than Young was. Gazes
pushed it all to the middle with pocket 7's verses the other player holding A K suited. Another King
on the river spelled disaster for Gazes and sent him to the rail.
2:07 PM -- Andrew Gaw has rocketed from his starting 386,800 to over 585,000 chips. Player Franklin Grigsby
hasn't been as lucky, as he's watched his stack fall from his starting amount of 424,000 to 190,000.
Farzhad Rouhani just busted after his Broadway straight was not enough to fend off the flush hand
of the other player.
2:51 PM -- Action is now on level 11 with blinds at $800/$1,600 with an ante of $200.
Franklin Grigsby had bad luck continue to plague him as his stack endlessly bled away. With his last 40,000
pushed to the center, it was shipped to the winner as Grigsby's paired 8's was not enough to win
against the paired Q's of the other player. Eric Lynch passed his stack to Hevad Khan after losing
to the two pair Khan made (5's and 6's) by the river, leaving Eric on the rail.
3:41 PM -- Jennifer Harman
vacated her chair soon after her Q 10 suited for a diamond flush draw
failed to materialize. There are over 500 players gone from the field at this time.
WSOP Player of the Year This title will go to Jeff Lisandro as was announced over the microphone!
4:54 PM -- Bill Edler
has been eliminated from the Main Event. After a flop of 7 J 10, a 3 popped up
on the turn which was enough to have Bill go all-in with his pocket 3's. He was called by a player who had
pocket 10's giving the other player a larger set. The river card was no help and Bill calmly shook
hands with those at the table and left.
Also among the departed are Humberto Brenes, Dario Alioto and
Kirill Gerasimov. Play has been moved up to level 12 with blinds of $1,000/$2,000 and ante of $300.
5:54 PM -- Latest to become railbound was Jean-Robert Bellande. He was on a 4 card flush draw with
A K suited on the flop, but the other spade never came and Bellande was no more. 2004 Main Event champion Greg Raymer also
is gone from the tables. He went all-in with pocket 10's and met with the nefarious pocket A's of an evil player. (The guy was not evil, we just like Raymer.)
When he did get up, he signed his fossil card marker and gave it to the person who busted him. Allen
Kessler lost his all-in with A K verses another player with pocket 5's. The board brought no love to
Allen and he will have to come back next year for a shot at a Main Event bracelet. Oh, we forgot to tell you, Raymer
this year has sunglasses with the eyes of a lizard for inquiring minds who want to know.
7:12 PM -- Raymond Rahme had his pocket 10's crushed by a player who called his under the gun
all-in with pocket A's, only to see an Ace on the flop and two 6's by the river for a full house. Ouch! Danny Fuhs also
became a railbird after his opponent flop a set of Jacks. And the field has shrunken down to where
the Brasilia room is closed with the last table folded. Everything Main Event poker is now in the Amazon room.
8:25 PM -- Players have returned from a 90 minute dinner break. Head count is 1,071 and we
have two more levels to go. Now the money will be reached at 648th place. Will we see it tonight?
Maybe, but just check back with us and we'll let you know what happens.
9:02 PM -- Additional players who are no longer in the game include Pamela Brunson, Carlos
Mortensen, Adam Schoenfeld and Ville Wahlbeck. The top 6 players with chip counts are:
10:05 PM -- Top player John Juanda
is no longer at the tables. His all-in under the gun move was a
flush draw that was overshadowed by his opponents two pair (A's and 8's). Joe Awada also fell victim
to the two pair (A's and 10's) of another player, but Joe will probably come back next year to try again.
Last two pair victim for this post was Nam Le who made two pair himself with 9's and 8's, but lost to
the bigger pair (K's and 9's) of the other player.
- Gabe Walls -- 680,000
- Peter Kremenliev -- 610,000
- John Hammer -- 590,000
- Kyle Wilson -- 580,000
- James Akenhead -- 578,000
- Amir Lehavot -- 555,000
10:49 PM -- Players have been at level 13 and will soon move on to level 14 with blinds at
$1,500/$3,000 and ante of $400. This will be the last level of the evening. We may not see the money
as the player count is at 999. The top 6 players with chip counts are:
Others still at the tables include Alexander Kostritsyn 632,000, Theo Tran 520,000, Phil Hellmuth
500,000, Mike Sexton 430,000, actor Lou Diamond Phillips 400,000, Jesper Hougaard 350,000, Burt Boutin 300,000,
Phil Ivey 290,000 and Antonio Esfandiari 268,000.
- Bertrand Grospellier -- 1,100,000
- Ludovic Lacay -- 890,000
- Saar Wilf -- 820,000
- Jordan Morgan -- 770,000
- Tony Cavezza -- 755,000
- Gabe Walls -- 725,000
11:46 PM -- Things are changing fast as Owen Crowe who shot up to over 1 million chips an hour
ago, has lost over 50% of his stack through hands that went bad on him. Right now he has 410,000 chips.
There are less than 880 players at the tables during this final level of play.
Players who were headed away from the tables for good: Jason Alexander, Thomas Keller, Lee Markholt,
Shane Schleger and Amit Makhija.
1:24 AM -- Scott Newman had his pocket Q's overrun by the 9 high straight made by the other
player. What was Newman's response? He takes a hand full of chips in each hand and slams them into
the middle of the table before walking away. Next, Shawn Buchanan lost his stack to a player who made a
set of Queens on the turn and ended up riding the rail.
One player we thought would make the cut, but didn't was 2009 WSOP Player of the Year John Lisandro.
In a hand with John Myung, Lisandro produced pocket K's and ran into the flush made by Myung on the flop.
There was nothing he could do but walk away. At least he took home some serious mementos of this WSOP!
Make sure you join us tomorrow as we are less than 200 from the money. Should be very exciting play!
The total number of people moving on to Day 4 are 789. Here are the top 50:
Chip Leader Day 3 Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier
- Bertrand Grospellier -- 1,380,500
- Ludovic Lacay -- 896,000
- Jason Brice -- 858,500
- Benjamin Jensen -- 835,500
- Kasper Cordes -- 796,000
- James Akenhead -- 794,000
- Billy Kopp -- 792,000
- Tyler Patterson -- 784,000
- Adam Bilzerian -- 767,000
- Christian Heich -- 735,500
- Jordan Morgan -- 705,000
- Marc Etienne McLaughlin -- 701,000
- Dieter Albrecht -- 695,500
- Saar Wilf -- 693,500
- Harry Kazazian -- 683,500
- Paulo Gomes -- 679,000
- Christian Tardea -- 678,500
- Matt Affleck -- 670,000
- Jamie Robbins -- 669,500
- Kenny Tran -- 666,500
- Gabe Walls -- 665,500
- Ed Perry -- 653,500
- Daryl Jace -- 652,500
- Kevin Schaffel -- 649,000
- Michael Casella -- 642,000
- Adam Latimer -- 639,000
- Brian Powell -- 634,000
- Joao Lima -- 628,500
- Mads Anderson -- 625,000
- Eli Adler -- 624,500
- Stan Jablonski -- 622,500
- Ben Lamb -- 622,000
- Bob Whalen -- 598,000
- Bernhard Perner -- 596,500
- Brennan Hanson -- 593,500
- Wesley Ismay -- 592,000
- Peter Kremenliev -- 587,500
- Loic Degrou -- 585,500
- Tommy Vedes -- 580,500
- Dominik Kulicki -- 573,000
- Steven Doebler -- 572,500
- Thai Tran -- 571,500
- Joe Luht -- 562,000
- Michael Jurgens -- 556,500
- Craig Boyd -- 553,500
- Ken Harbaugh -- 551,000
- Nasr El Nasr -- 545,000
- Blair Hinkle -- 542,000
- Charlie Elias -- 539,500
- John Hammer -- 539,000