Day 3 of the PokerStars Blowout Series: $215 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] resumes play at 6:05 p.m. GMT with 23 players out of 31,855 entries returning to the battlefield to compete for the first-place prize of $632,426. They have all secured at least $10,887 out of the $6,371,000 prize pool but are all looking to climbing up that pay ladder.
Leading the pack today is Romania's "UnHuman3" with 154 big blinds as they bagged 122,991,718 in chips on Day 2. They are followed in the top five by "Olegent" (77,440,795), "DoEasyMoney" (62,808,998), "Sergiu "seserman01" Cornea" (55,211,856), and "Eduardnho11" (44,417,889).
Day 1 chip leader "Magdebob1993" also made Day 3 but with 31,311,886 chips, they're coming back with a slight below-average stack. Other familiar names to return for a fight today include Francis "NoHayMiedo*" Cruz and Gustavo "gremistaAK" Pinto.
When play resumes, the remaining players will finish Level 53 which features a small blind of 400,000, a big blind of 800,000, and a running ante of 100,000. Once 16 players are left, the level duration will increase to 20 minutes each and play will continue until a champion has been crowned.
The PokerStars Twitch channel will be providing cards-up coverage with a security delay with commentary provided by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton from 6:30 p.m. GMT. But PokerNews will be there from the first elimination until the final table closes so make sure to keep following along right here for all the live updates,