The starting field of 6,737 players in the 2016 WSOP Main Event is down to 800 players at the end of Day 3 action today at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Belgian pro Kenny Hallaert will resume the Day 4 battle in chip lead position with a stack of 1,709,000. Jared Bleznick (1,607,000), Duy Ho (1,480,000), Kilian Kramer (1,400,000), and Mark Zullo (1,390,000) are the other players in top 5 chip counts of Day 3.
Team India has 5 players in the battlefield led by Ex-Adda52 pro Aditya Sushant in 36th place with 1,039,000 chips. Team Thrill pro Sharavan Chhabria (445,000), Akshay Bharadwaj (387,000), Aditya Agarwal (125,000) and Raghav Bansal (84,000) are the remaining 4 Indians keeping the bracelet dream alive.
Adda52 pro Amit Jain, PokerBaazi pro Paawan Bansal, Team Thrill pro Dhaval Mudgal, Raghav Bansal, Sumit Asrani, Shashank Jain, Mauris Noronha, Jaideep Sajwan, Phani Ramineni are the Indian players eliminated on Day 3.
Adam Furgatch became the unlucky bubble in the Main Event. In the last hand, he was down to just 6,000 chips at that point, and he stuck it in with queen-nine. Big stack George Zisimopoulos put him at risk with ace-seven, and a board full of blanks ended Furgatch’s run as the bubble boy. His 1,012th place finish didn’t earn him any money, but it did earn him a free seat into next year’s Main Event
The final 1,011 players were all guaranteed a payout of at least $15,000. 211 players finished in the money on Day 3.