Day 3 began with 149 players remaining from the overall number of 872. Out of those returning today, only 128 of them would make the money. Coming into the day, Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger had the chip lead with Andy "BKiCe" Seth right on his heels.
Seth did well enough to grind his way down to 26th place, where he ended up going out. Lichtenberger stayed towards the top of the leaderboard for most of the day, but relinquished command of the top spot after losing a 3.4-million chip pot to Sam Stein. Topping the field at the end of the day is Eric Blair, who bagged up 3.7 million.
A few of the members of Team PokerStars Pro made their way into the money. Bill Chen, Tom McEvoy and Greg Raymer all took home some cash, but it was fellow team member Vanessa Rousso who went the deepest. She busted in 25th place after a very solid run.
Play ended with 24 players remaining and 51 minutes left on the clock in Level 22. The final three tables will return tomorrow and grind it out to there's only eight remaining for the final table. Play will resume at 12:00 p.m. local time and be sure to be right back here at PokerNews for all the live updates. Also don't forget that the $25,000 High Roller Bounty Event starts up tomorrow. Get ready for a great day of poker!
Vanessa Rousso opened all in from the button for roughly 200,000. Big blind Tom Marchese asked for a count before calling with . Rousso turned up , in serious need of help. The board was a complete swing and miss, . That left Rousso without any chips, eliminated in 25th place. It also took us to the end of Day 3.
Steve Billirakis is doing his part, trying to eliminate the short stacks. He got in there against Andrew Chen for 220,000. Chen tabled Billirakis showed down . The board came clean for Chen, . He's up to about 450,000.