2016 WSOP Main Event: Day 3 Winners And Losers

A total of 2,186 survivors returned to the Rio Casino to compete in a communal Main Event Day 3, but by the end of a day in which the money bubble burst, just 800 players still remained with their WSOP dreams  intact.
Losers
Anyone finishing in the top 1,011 places was guaranteed a payout of at least $15,000, and while Adam Furgatch became this year’s bubble-boy, he at least received a free pass through to next year’s main event. Not so fortunate for a whole slew of other pros who were sent to the rail empty-handed, including Michael Mizrachi, Vanessa Selbst, David Chiu, Adrian Mateos, Scott Seiver, Tony Dunst, Bertrand Grospellier, and David Williams.
Phil Hellmuth, too, went away with nothing to show for his efforts, with the 14-times WSOP bracelet winner later tweeting:
“(1) One of my worst @WSOP in the last 10 years. One final table, one 15th place, only 3 cashes and tons of “Close to cashes.” Blah. (2) my last 9 hands at 2016 @WSOP lost K9ss to A9 on AK97 board, then My KK to their AK all in pre. Sadly, seems fitting way to end my WSOP.”
Amongst those players cashing in at a money spot before exiting the competition was Shannon Shorr, Scott Clemens, Jake Schindler, Noah Schwartz, Kitty Kuo, and Keven Stammen.
Winners
Ending Day 3 in pole position was Belgian pro Kenny Hallaert (photo) on a 1.7m stack, with other notable pros finishing on big stacks including Antonio Esfandiari (1.38m), Shaun Deeb (1.34m) Marc-Andre Ladouceur (1.3m) and Melanie Weisner (1.2m).
Top 10 Stacks
1: Kenny Hallaert 1,709,000
2: Nolan King 1,610,000
3: Eugene Kotlyarevskiy 1,560,000
4: Jared Bleznick 1,540,000
5: Kilian Kramer 1,490,000
6: Mike Shin 1,385,000
7: Antonio Esfandiari 1,381,000
8: Farhad Jamasi 1,351,000
9: Shaun Deeb 1,340,000
10: Duy Hu 1,320,000
Four former champions hoping to repeat their previous WSOP main event glory are Johnny Chan (588k),Greg Raymer (732k), Ryan Riess (270k) and Tom McEvoy (202k).
Other big name pros still in contention includes Steve O’Dwyer (1.17m), Ray Dehkharghani (1.18m), Tom Marchese (1.13m), Antoine Saout (1.11m), Andrew Lichtenberger (589k), and Mike Gorodinsky (483k), to name but a few.
Day 4
The players are currently on an overnight break, and will return to the action at 12 p.m. today.

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