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WSOP Main Event Day 3 - Dunst, Allan & Marsters Surging Towards The Cash

Posted at 04:45 2010-07-14

There are just 1,203 players remaining in the hunt for the WSOP Main Event top prize and we’re starting to get down to the business end of play.

Traditionally Day 3 has seen the bubble burst, however with numbers up from last year and less levels being played each day, the remaining players will jump into the money sometime during day 4.

It was a slow start to the day for many, after the infamous PokerStars party the night before at The Palms, where Snoop Dogg headlined. The Rain Nightclub was buzzing and the open bar flowing with the temptation too great for some.

The Aussies who continued to make a good charge at the prize pool on Day 3 include Tony Dunst (405,800), David Allan (377,000), Tim Marsters (253,000) and Jonathan Karamalikis (210,100). Also still in contention and making it safely through the field were Matthew Pearson (162,100), Jackie Glazier (124,700), Jeff Fenech (100,000), Tyron Krost (67,000) and Mel Judah (48,700). Team APL also still have two representatives hoping to emulate the feat of Charlie Elias last year with a deep run, but still with some work to do for Phil Faux (115,900) and Nick Filippopoulos (77,800).

New Zealand’s first WSOP bracelet winner and durrrr-crusher, Simon Watt was also in good shape, making it through the day sitting comfortably on 331,400.

Joel Dodds, Peter Aristidou, Amanda De Cesare, Jai Kemp, Kent Hunter and Gary Benson were among the casualties for the day.

During the day we caught up with Jamie Glazier who has been kept busy railing his wife Jackie during the Main Event.  He also provides some tips on mental conditioning on the felt!

 

 

The big story coming out of day’s play was back-to-back Main Event champion, Johnny Chan, who lived up to his nickname as the Orient Express, racing to the top of the chip count leader board for most of the day. Certainly the fields were a lot less back in 1987 and 1988 when Chan won the Main Event, however it doesn’t detract from the amazing feat, especially when he almost made the hat-trick in 1989 with a runner-up placing to Phil Hellmuth.

Chan will share a table at the start of day 4 with 888poker representative Jeff Fenech, which is sure to be a table to keep an eye on.

All the action kicks off at 12pm local time so stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all of the live updates from the tournament floor.

 

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