Day 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open again provided us with plenty of top class poker action as the field was cut down from 100 players to just 21 remaining. There are many notables still left in the field and it looks like the final table this time around is going to be an incredibly tough one.
Mukul Pahuja is the leader as it stands right now with 8,125,000 chips but with names such as Blair Hinkle, Griffin Benger, Justin Bonomo and David Sands in the top ten with him, there are players that are super capable of overhauling his lead.
— Blair Hinkle (@blur5f6) August 27, 2013
Finished Day 3 of #SHRPO with 4.67 million. Coming back to 21 players tomorrow. 1.7 million up top!
— Griffin Benger (@GriffinBenger) August 27, 2013
— David Doc Sands (@Doc_Sands) August 27, 2013
Matt Glantz, Philipp Gruissem, Ravi Raghaven, Mike Matusow, Noah Schwartz, Matt Giannetti and Joe Serock all couldn’t do enough to progress into Day 4, though they did all walk away with some money for their efforts.
Many of these players then jumped into the High Roller which is still playing as of writing this, with Jason Mercier currently leading the event.
Busted 52nd. Cashed for $35k. Fun event. Got an hour to decide if I wanna jump in this @WPT_Alpha8 $100k … Any advice???
— Matt Glantz (@MattGlantz) August 26, 2013
Lost 1.3M pot vs docsands all in pre flop my Kq vs his KT to cripple me, then ship for 200k with 33 utg and lose to AK, 64th
— Matt Giannetti (@MattGiannetti) August 26, 2013
The Current Top Ten
1st) Mukul Pahuja – 8,125,000
2nd) Blair Hinkle – 6,550,000
3rd) Ryan Olisar – 5,745,000
4th) Derrick Cutler – 5,345,000
5th) Jeremy Kottler – 5,275,000
6th) Amir Lehavot – 4,895,000
7th) Griffin Benger – 4,670,000
8th) Justin Bonomo – 4,215,000
9th) Mark Radoja – 2,930,000
10th) David Sands – 2,850,000
Day 4 will yet again get underway at 12pm noon local time, with the aim for the remaining players now to make it on to that final table in order to give themselves the best shot at the title.
The Remaining Payouts
1st – $1,745,245
2nd – $1,163,500
3rd – $872,625
4th – $639,925
5th – $494,490
6th – $378,138
7th – $290,875
8th – $232,700
9th – $174,525
10th -12th – $116,350
13th – 15th – $90,170
16th – 18th – $69,810
19th – 21st – $58,175
Check in with us tomorrow and we will be able to reveal that final table and who is looking good for a bumper payout. Until then check out the interview below with the current chip leader.