Some familiar faces have made their way to the Amazon to support the chip leader, Anton Morgenstern. Liv Boeree, Sorel Mizzi and Philipp Gruissem are on the rail, beers in hand, and cheering on their friend.
Three levels of play are complete on Day 5 of the Main Event, and the players are now on a 90-minute dinner break.
Max Steinberg spent much of yesterday as the chip leader, and ended the night as one of the big stacks. However, he had a rough go of it today, as he came to the featured table with just 330,000.
The first level of Day 5 is in the books. Out of the 239 players who started the day, now only 187 remain. Jon Lane, who started the day at the top of the leaderboard, still leads with over three million in chips.
We missed the hand, but Max Steinberg has relinquished his table chip lead to Dan Owen after a big hand. Max Steinberg @MaxJSteinbergLost a big hand making a wrong hero call (I was ahead on the turn fwiw).
Nikolai Sears opened to 35,000 from under the gun, as the action folded around to Max Steinberg on the small blind. He called, as did Bob Bright on the big blind. The flop came down and the option fell on Sears.
Generally speaking, the level that follows the dinner break in most tournaments is rather subdued.
Going into the dinner break, Max Steinberg tweeted that he had only lost two hands all day. He was the chip leader at the time, but apparently Steinberg's stack has dwindled a bit since dinner.
We came to the table on the river, with Max Steinberg and Mike Allis in the hand and the board reading . Allis pushed all in, and Steinberg called immediately.
After break, Max Steinberg continued what he's been doing all day: gathering chips. Alex Smith pushed all in preflop, and Steinberg was the only caller. Smith turned over , and Steinberg held .
Now that everyone left is in the money, a lot of players are really starting to have fun, especially if there are cameras nearby. We arrived at a table to see the dealer pull in a bet and a call on the flop.
On Day 3 of the 2013 Main Event, 1,753 players were whittled down to just 666. Unfortunately for 18 of those players, three long, grueling days of poker will all be for not, as only 648 will be making the money.
Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event is all over. Today marked a very important day for the event, as the survivors from all starting fields finally united together in one field of play.
We were able to catch the end of hand between Max Steinberg and Michael Mizrachi on one of the feature tables that saw the pair battling their way to a turn with the board showing .
Since eliminating Phil Ivey during Level 14, Max Steinberg has stayed pretty quiet. He did slide down to about 930,000 before playing a recent pot, though.
We've reached the final 20-minute break here on Day 3 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event. The board is showing that 792 players are still alive, and with only 648 players making the money, the bubble is rapidly approaching.
Phil Ivey began the day by chipping up from 198,800 to 330,000 in Level 11. He appeared on the verge of jumping into the top five, but lost a sizable pot to fall back to about 180,000.
Anthony Gregg raised to 7,000 in early position and Olaoluwa Okelola three-bet to 21,500 on the button. Max Steinberg, in the small blind, four-bet to 48,000 and Gregg got out of the way.
We've reached the dinner break of Day 3, and Dick van Luijk is the new leader after amassing a gigantic stack in Level 13.
Phil Ivey raised to 6,000 from under the gun and was called by the player in the hijack. Max Steinberg called from the big blind and the flop came down . Ivey continued for 15,000, both opponents called, and the turn fell.
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