Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event has literally just come to an end after the 1,864 players that had done well enough to navigate this far, were reduced once more to the 746 players that will now return for Day 4.
The action on Day 4 was called to a halt earlier than plan simply because of the rate that players were being eliminated. It was estimated that an average of 300 were busting each hour, meaning that the bubble could have been passed. They ideally want all players in one room for that bubble, so decided to end the day so that tomorrow would see all players sharing the one room.
Andrew Liporace ended the day with the chip lead with a chip count of 1,128,000, though only just ahead of Mehrdad Yousefzadeh on 1,124,000. Of the big names to make it through to Day 4 we had Phil Ivey, Huck Seed, Ronnie Bardah, Christian Harder, Martin Jacobson and Jeff Madsen all made it through.
— Jonathan Little (@JonathanLittle) July 11, 2014
Not all were so lucky as we had a good amount of notable names heading for the exit doors on Day 3. Gavin Smith, Dan Kelly, Andrew Lichtenberger and PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Theo Jorgensen, Randy Lew and Jake Cody were the biggest of those names.
— Jake Cody (@JakeCody) July 10, 2014
Tried to resist busting but gotta with the plays and decisions we make! Maybe next time? Thanks for the support everyone! Really mean it!
— Randy Lew (@nanonoko) July 10, 2014
The money will start being paid when the field is down to 693 players, meaning we have little more than 50 to go on Day 4. The action will once again start at 12pm local time and we will have an update on the action once it has been completed.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Andrew Liporace – 1,128,000
2nd) Mehrdad Yousefzadeh – 1,124,000
3rd) Raul Mestre – 988,500
4th) Jesse Wilke – 975,500
5th) Scott Blackman – 935,000
6th) Andoni Larrabe – 923,000
7th) Stephen Graner – 911,000
8th) Matthew Sedgeman – 905,000
9th) Magnus Karlsson – 891,500
10th) David Tuthill – 850,500