2010 WSOP Main Event Day 3 - Mizrachi Brothers Go Deep and Johnny Chan in Top 10
Day 3 of the 2010 WSOP Main Event kicked off on Monday with 2,557 players returning and looking to move ever closer to the money bubble.
David Assouline started the day as chip leader with 387,000 in chips. Other players still healthy in chips and in contention were Johnny Chan, Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, Cole South and Archie Karas.
The oldest WSOP Main Event participant, Jack Ury, was eliminated during Day 3 play. He had only 8,700 in chips to start the day and actually failed to show up at the start of play.
His chips were blinded off in his absence. Hopefully we will see him return next year to break his own record for oldest Main Event participant.
The field of ladies was reduced as we lost three big-name players with Maria Ho, Lacey Jones and Vanessa Rousso all eliminated during Day 3.
Ho ran A-J into A-K while Jones ran Ad-Qd into pocket sevens.
Rousso reminded everyone why playing middling suited connectors can be costly. She turned a flush holding 10d-7d and moved all-in. Unfortunately, her opponent held Qd-4d for a better flush and Rousso's day was done.
Compncards nailed another of his Main Event predictions when he said that Joe Cada would not cash in this Main Event. Cada was knocked out on Day 3 when he ran Ac-Qs into an opponent's pocket tens.
Cada picked up a flush draw, but failed to hit and as such we will have a new World Champion.
Daniel Negreanu's lackluster WSOP also came to an end on Day 3. Negreanu was all-in with J-8 at the turn and the board showing A-8-J-K.
His opponent held Q-10 for a turned straight. The river missed Negreanu, and his WSOP is over.
The big story so far in this event is the reemergence of Johnny Chan. Chan was the chip leader for a good portion of Day 3 play and finished the day 9th in chips with 636,000.
Chan won the Main Event in 1987 and 1988, the last player to win back to back Main Events. He also finished 2nd in 1989 to then youngest-ever Main Event Champion Phil Hellmuth.
Another huge story developing in this Main Event are the Mizrachi brothers as all four are still alive. Robert Mizrachi has 343,000, Danny Mizrachi has 129,100, Eric Mizrachi has 95,000 and Michael Mizrachi has 92,000 in chips.
Only Robert is above average in chips, with average standing currently at around 170,000. However, there is still a lot of play left. How incredible would it be if all four Mizrachi brothers were able to make deep runs in this event?
James Carroll is the chip leader heading into Day 4 play, sitting on 803,000 in chips. Johnny Lodden is also in the top ten with 656,400.
Cole South is well above average with 478,600 and Scott Clements is looking to go deep with 459,600. Lauren Kling is the top woman in the field with 361,600 (as per her Twitter account) and Vanessa Selbst is also above average with 245,000
Just over 1,200 players remain in the Main Event and they all will return Tuesday to play to the bubble. 747 players will make the money tomorrow and it is expect that the bubble will be reached sometime late tomorrow.
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