It was an unusually short day at the World Series of Poker as the $10,000 buyin Main Event Day 3 ended with Andrew Liporace(1,128,000 chips) in lead followed by Mehrdad Youzafzadeh(1,124,000) . With 746 players left in the field that started with a record 6,683, the money bubble burst at 693 on Day 4 tomorrow.
WPT Champion Dan Smith, Griffin Benger and 2014 WSOP Bracelet Winner John Kabbaj are some of the bigger stacks as the day dawned. Phil Ivey who started Day 3 as the big stack stays afloat with just about the stack he started with. He started with with 505,000 chips and now has 552,500 chips which is above chip average of around 270,000. India’s best poker player Aditya Agarwal is still in contention with 235,500 chips. Giving him company is Apoorva Goel but with a much smaller stack of 39,500 chips.
2013 November Niner Mark Newhouse remains in the contention with 630,000 chips while last years champ Ryan Reiss went down. From the five previous Main Event chanpions who started the day, Huck Seed is the only remaining former Main Event Champ in the field and has 249,000 chips. 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu started the day with around 38,000 chips, took it up to 80,000 early on but had a bad outing to bust out.
From the 1,864 players who started the Day 3, other big stacks who ended shy of the Million stack include Raul Mestre (988,500), Jesse Wilke (975,500), Scott Blackman (935,000) and Andoni Larrabe (923,000). Some of the notables who busted out on Day 3 include Antonio Esfandiari, Amit Makhija, Chris Moneymaker, Ole Schemion and Blair Hinkle.