For anyone willing to put their skills to the test, there is no place like the World Series of Poker which brings together poker players from near and far and provides them with the chance to increase their total live earnings with another million at best. This Wednesday witnessed the official Day 3 of Event #68: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em which brought the surviving participants closer to the coveted generous paychecks and the desired WSOP gold bracelet.
At the moment there is only one hotspot when it comes to poker in Las Vegas and this is Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino which is this year’s host of the 49th edition of WSOP. There are only so much poker tournaments in a festival and they are bound to come to an end at a given time. WSOP is currently experiencing its last days of poker action which has been graciously hosted by the leading hospitality brand.
The charitable initiative behind this set of tournaments dedicated its efforts and generated buy-ins to the international organization which focuses on water initiatives around the globe in hopes of achieving a better future. Once all three starting flights of this event were over, the total number of players willing to make it into the tournament had reached some 4,732 which could be defined as one of the rather popular poker events featured in the rich schedule of this year’s WSOP.
As a result of their joint efforts, they were able to increase the overall prize pool to some $4,258,800, which is going to be divided among the top 710 players on the official leader board of the poker tournament. The minimum amount of cash payout which could be claimed reaches $1,500, whereas the big winner of the event is set to bag some $559,332 for his deep run in the premium tournament.
Tournament Progresses towards Its Final Day of Action
This is motivating enough for every participant to demonstrate their best skill and to go far in the structure of the event. At the beginning of Day 3, there were 125 players returning for action, as all of them managed to make it this far. Over the span of the day, their number was slowly but surely reduced until there were only 14 of them remaining on their seats.
Among them, there was a poker player who succeeded in generating the largest chip stack amounting to some 6,715,000 and that was Chirstopher Staats. Thanks to his performance on the felt he managed to place a considerable gap between the top and runner-up places on the end of the day rank list. The second place was claimed by Erwann Pecheux from France bagging some 6,495,000 at the end of the day. Keeping his distance behind them was the player on the third position, Richard Cox who amassed a total of 5,250,000 in chips.
The chip leader at the beginning of the day, Justin Liberto is also going to continue ahead towards Day 4 with a chip stack of 2,140,000. Many of the well-known names familiar from big poker festivals around the world could not make it through the day and had to exit the tournament sooner than originally planned.
Bulgarian player Ivaylo Sivinov was eliminated at 45th place and could not make it to the last day of action. Another player from Bulgaria, Nikolay Yosifov also could not reach further than the 77th position on the official leader board. Dominik Nitsche has total live earnings amounting to the impressive $15,268,438, but he also could not make it among the 14 players progressing ahead.