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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2011

WSOP Main Event - Day 3; Poirier & Jace Lead

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When it all started there were 1,864 players that took their seats in the Amazon or Pavilion Rooms. Another piece of poker history was unfolding.  Although history is never ending at the WSOP as a continual new line fills journal after journal, this history maker is the very first time ESPN has beamed major action live to poker fans around the world. All the drama, color, and insanity of poker action packed into a stream of molten energy moving to one goal, the final table, was taking place.

The semi-live coverage on ESPN (30-minute delay) brings comprehensive daily/nightly coverage of the majority of the tournament to a nationwide network. The coverage runs through July 19th - until the "November Nine" finalists are determined. The regularly scheduled 32 broadcast hours will run on Tuesday night on ESPN and an additional 34 hours of semi-live coverage will air.

When the chips were bagged for the night, chip leader was Patrick Poirier with 1,328,000 in chips and Darryl Jace not far behind holding 1,282,500.

Huck Seed, Joe Cada, and Tom McEvoy - former WSOP Main Event champions - were eliminated on Day 3 but four were still in the mix: Phil Hellmuth, Robert Varknoyi, Carlos Mortensen, and Berry Johnston.

Many well known players were still alive, to name a few: Bryan Devonshire, J.P. Kelly, Ben Lamb, Joseph Cheong, Blair Hinkle, Shannon Shorr, Erick Lindgren, Tony Hachem, David Chiu, Darus Suharto, David Sands, Leif Force, Matt Stout, Allen Cunningham, Freddy Deeb, Steve Brecher, Sorel Mizzi, Jake Cody, John Shipley, Adam Junglen, Vanessa Rousso, Garry Gates, David Oppenheim, Daniel Negreanu, Todd Brunson, Chris Bjorin, Jeffrey Lisandro, David Diaz, David Bach, Bill Gazes, Jeff Madsen, Mickey Appleman, and Humberto Brenes.

Among well known players that were eliminated: Mike Caro, Noah Boeken, Victor Ramdin, Will “the Thrill” Failla, Patrik Antonius, Sam Stein, Shaun Deeb,  John Racener, Steve Dannenmann, and more.

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Ben Lamb was the chip leader at the start of Day 3 but he slid back to the middle of the pack. His day ended with about 350,000 in his stack.

Joseph Cheong, the only 2010 November Nine survivor in the field, would be returning with 410,500 in chips. Other notables returning are: Guillaume Darcourt (681,500), Peter Jetten (657,000), Bryan Devonshire (596,500), Ben Tollerene (595,500), Amanda Musumeci (528,500), JP Kelly (492,000) and Kevin Saul (392,500).

Phil Hellmuth
has been up the down staircase through a lot of the main event and Day 3 probably was the biggest rollercoaster ride where he managed to bag 77,000. The 12th bracelet and leader for WSOP Player of Year have to be two bright lights dangling just off the edge of the horizon for him.

Day four will find the Money Bubble breaking with the player bursting it receiving a free seat in the 2012 WSOP Main Event and those left in the field will each be guaranteed to receive at least $19,359 in prize money.

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