WSOPE 2012 Main Event: Day 3 Winners And Losers

WSOPE 2012 Main Event: Day 3 Winners And LosersDay 3 of the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event saw the remaining 77 player field whittled down to just 24 competitors. All the players who succeeded making it through thus far are now guaranteed a minimum of €26,611 for their hard fought efforts with a €1,022,376 first place prize awaiting the eventual winner.
Amongst the 29 players eliminated short of the money bubble on Day 3 was Sam Trickett, Jonathan Little, Jean-Robert Bellande, Tobias Reinkemeier, Dan Smith, Martin Jacobson and Sam Cohen.
Justin Bonomo then became the first player to cash in the competition after finishing in 48th spot (€20,150), later tweeting: “Shoved KJo hand after bubble burst and @EugeneKatchalov got me w A8s. I asked him, “Why do you hate me?”
Other players making the money but busting on Day 3 included Daniel Negreanu in 43rd (€20,150),  Eugene Katchalov in 40th (€21,250), JC Alvarado in 33rd (€21,250), Philipp Gruissem in 29th (€22,982), and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier in 25th (€22,982).
With Day 4 blinds resuming at 4k/ 8k with a 1k ante, the overnight chip leader is 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong (photo) on a 1.381m stack, followed by France’s Paul Tedeschi (1.07m),  Ukraine’s Sergii Baranov (1.05m) and UK online grinder Christopher Brammer in 4th spot (956k). Next, are two of the biggest names in tournament poker in the guise of Jason Mercier in 5th (824k) and Phil Hellmuth in 6th (741k).
There are also a whole contingency of other notable names still remaining in the tournament including Liv Boeree (411k), Scott Seiver (251k), David Benyamine (217k) and Andy Frankenberger (186k) which should make for a highly entertaining Day 4.
The €10,450 WSOPE Main Event resumes today at 12 p.m. CET when the remaining 24 competitors from the original  starting field  of 420 will return to the Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes and play down to a final table of eight.

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