WSOP 2013 Main Event: Day 3 Winners And LosersJuly 12, 2013 12:51 pm
Day 3 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event saw 2,696 survivors from the original 6,352 starting field play for over 10 hours, at the end of which just 666 players were still left in contention. With the 648 place money bubble fast approaching, the remaining players will now be hoping to at least make the minimum cash of $19,106 although all will have their sights firmly set on a gold WSOP bracelet, and the $8,359,531 first place prize.
Amongst the notable names hitting the rail on Day 3 was Phil Ivey, who started Day 3 on a healthy sized stack which was then cut-down to size after hitting two pair (8-6) and going all-in on an 8-6-5 flop against Phil Mader (J-J), only for a J to subsequently fall on the river. A little while later Ivey (3-3) lost his remaining chips having hit a set on an A-10-3 flop at the same time as his opponent Max Steinberg with pocket tens.
Following Ivey out of the Main Event was Phil Hellmuth, Liv Boeree, Jon Aguiar, Matt Berkey, Phil Collins, Gabe Nassif, Mathias de Meulder, Theo Jorgensen, Adrienne Rowsome and Mikhail Shamalov.
Progressing through to Day 4 at the top of the chip counts was Maxx Coleman (1.07m), followed by Josh Prager (993k), Max Steinberg (987k), Dick van Luijk (940k), Vladimir Geshkenbein (900k) and Nick Schwarmann (893k).
The 1977 Main Event winner Doyle Brunson also finished Day 3 in the top 20 on a 626,000 stack, with a whole slew of other big names still in contention. These include Luke Schwartz (620k), Annette Obrestad (564k), Melanie Weisner (536k), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (455k), Leo Margets (430k), Ivan Demidov (420k), Greg Merson (390k), Michael Mizrachi (379k), Jake Cody (350k), Marcel Luske (386k), Isaac Haxton (311k) and Humberto Brenes (132k), to name but a few.
Day 4 will get underway at 12pm Las Vegas time, when 18 players will leave empty-handed before the money bubble finally bursts.