WSOP Main Event Day 3 Cuts Down 2,044 Players to 800.

WSOP Main Event Day 3 Cuts Down 2,044 Players to 800.

Monday, 13 July 2009

After two gruelling days of poker, Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event began in the Rio and continued for five blind levels until the 2,044 players who began the day were whittled down to 800.

French Starcraft sensation-turned poker God Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier enjoyed the honour of finishing the third day as chip leader, being the first player to hit a seven-figure chip count and winding up with over $1.3m in his stack.

This sudden chip increase is due to Jerry Wong, who moved all in on the river after ElkY had raised. Grospellier made the call with middle set and with that pot, broke the one million chip mark.

Ludovic Lacay, Jordan Morgan, Alex Kostritsyn, Phil Hellmuth and Kenny Tran are all finishing Day 3 with a healthy chip stack, poised to take a run at it. The money bubble bursts at 648 players so with 800 left, tension is rising.

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