WSOP 2012 Day 3: Main Event Winners And Losers

WSOP 2012 Day 3: Main Event Winners And LosersDay 3 of the 2012 WSOP Main Event saw 1,738 survivors from the original 6,598 starting field play for 12 hours, at the end of which roughly 720 players still remained. With the 666 place money bubble looming, the players will now be hoping to at least make the min-cash of $19,227 although all will have their sights firmly set on a gold bracelet, and the $8.5 million first place prize.
Amongst those notable names unable to survive the brutal action on Day 3 was a whole slew of past Main Event champions, including Dan Harrington (1995), Robert Varkonyi (2002), Jerry Yang (2006), and Pius Heinz (2011). Peter Eastgate (2008), too, hit the rail after getting his chips in holding Ah-6h on a 2c-3h-5h flop but was called and eliminated by Nghi Tran with 10c-10h.
Following these players out the Rio was Phil Galfond, Barny Boatman, Faraz Jaka, Gabe Kaplan, Sammy Farha, Abe Mosseri, Barry Greenstein, John Racener, Eugene Katchalov, Brian Hasting, Ben Lamb, Viky Coren and Karina Jett.
Finishing the day at the top of the chip counts was online pro Dave D’Alesandro (photo right) with 1,1m chips, followed by Sean Rice (1.076m) and Jacob Balsiger (1.065m). However, start of Day 3 chip leader Gaelle Baumann managed to only add another 90k to her stack and has slipped to 46th spot with 599k.
Notable names taking big stacks forward to Day 4 include Vanessa Selbst in 12th (814k), Sorel Mizzi in 19th (738k), Vivek Rajkumar (678k), Jason Somerville (637k), Marcel Luske (602k), Shaun Deeb (598k), JP Kelly (506k), Antonio Esfandriari (485k) and Sam Holden (424k).
Other players surviving the days action include Maria Ho (382k), Johnny Chan (374k), Eric Baldiwn (368k), John Juanda (357k), Chris Moorman (305k) and Liv Boeree (207k) and Jason Mercier (87k).
Finally, Daniel Negreanu started the day with 277,200 in chips but closed out with a short stack of just 109k. Negreanu was unlucky to lose a huge pot with pocket rockets, and tweeted:
“Just lost 250k pot AA vs QT flop A74 turn K river J. I still have 200k though but that wasn’t fun lol.”
The action resumes at noon Las Vegas time today time when we will see our first money cashes.

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