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Silver Leads, Antonius Lurks, Greenstein Bubbles WSOPE Main Event - Poker Junkie

19 October 2011, By: Pokerjunkie.com
The 2011 WSOPE Main Event is officially the largest in history with 593 players, and after three days of action British pro Max Silver leads with just 25 players remaining.
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The 2011 WSOPE Main Event is officially the largest in history with 593 players, and after three days of action British pro Max Silver leads with just 25 players remaining.

Finnish poker superstar Patrik Antonius has also positioned himself for a Day 4 run while Barry Greenstein was the unfortunate bubble boy.

Silver Leads, Antonius Charging, Greenstein Bubbles

A total of 64 players will be paid in this event, but Barry Greenstein will not be one of them as he had the misfortune of being the bubble boy.

Greenstein moved all-in from the cut-off for around 28k and was called by Brian Roberts. Roberts was behind with Kh-Jh to the Ac-Jc for Greenstein.

The flop fell Qh-Jh-2h and Greenstein had to sweat 12 outs. The turn 5h spelled the end for Greenstein's Main Event run.

Max Silver is the chip leader heading into Day 4 with 1.78 million in chips. Chris Moorman, Amir Lehavot and Shawn Buchanan are all in the top 5.

Patrik Antonius has also worked his way up to the middle of the pack and will begin Day 4 with 696,000 in chips.

This is Buchanan's fourth cash out of seven events at the 2011 WSOP Europe. He finished second behind Michael Mizrachi in Event #5 and has pocketed €226,000 thus far.

Other notables still in the field include Jake Cody, John Duthie and Erik Seidel.

Players are competing for the Main Event bracelet and €1.4 million.

WSOP Europe Main Event to Be Streamed Live on ESPN3

The WSOP Europe final table will be streamed live on Thursday, October 20 starting at 8 a.m. US EST on ESPN3.com.

Coverage will continue on ESPN3 until a champion is crowned.

Lon McEachern and Olivier Busquet will serve as hosts for this final-table broadcast.

You may remember Busquet from his commentary during the WSOP Main Event this summer on ESPN3.com.

If you are unable to catch the live streaming or do not have access to ESPN3.com, the final table will be broadcast on Sunday, December 18 on ESPN2.

WSOP Europe Sets Numerous Records

WSOP officials sent out a press release on Tuesday highlighting some of the records set during the WSOP Europe this year.

In addition to numerous WSOPE records, two all-time records were set for poker in France.

The Main Event had the largest prize pool in French poker history with €5,692,800.

Whomever wins the Main Event will also become the winner of the largest first-place prize in France's history when he receives €1,400,000.

Other overall WSOPE records set were as follows:

  • Largest overall prize pool: €10,620,330
  • Most entries: 2,626
  • Most entries for one event: 771
  • Most Main Event entries: 593
  • Most Pot-Limit Omaha entries: 180
  • Most entries for 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em: 360
  • Most $1 million events: 6 of the 7 events this year had prize pools over $1 million U.S. dollars.

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