2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
Day 3 Completed

Day 3: 337 Players Survive

Spectators at the World Series of Poker have their choice of players to root for
Spectators at the World Series of Poker have their choice of players to root for
Only 337 players survived the carnage of "Money Day." Now that the money bubble has burst, many of these players will be satisfied with nothing less than the final table. There is a wide variety of players still alive in this field, and everyone should have someone to root for tomorrow.

There are top tournament pros like Gus Hansen, Humberto Brenes, Chad Brown, Jason Lester, Lee Watkinson, David Levi, Brandon Adams, and Mimi Tran.

There are top online players like Sorel 'Imper1um' Mizzi, Jared 'Waco Kid' Hamby, Darrell 'Gigabet' Dicken, Hevad 'Rain' Khan, Matt 'Mattster24' Sterling, and Peter 'Nordberg' Feldman.

There are top Europeans like Julian Gardner, Thor Hansen, Donnacha O'Dea, and Willie Tann.

There are former world champions Berry Johnston ('86), Huckleberry Seed ('96), Scotty Nguyen ('98), Carlos Mortensen ('01), and Robert Varkonyi ('02).

There are 2007 WSOP bracelet winners Bill Edler and Alex Kravchenko.

There are seasoned veterans like Billy Baxter, Hans 'Tuna' Lund, and Mike Laing.

There are even celebrities -- actor Tobey Maguire ("Spider-Man"), musician Sully Erna (lead singer, Godsmack), and television writer/producer Sam Simon (co-creator of "The Simpsons") have already outlasted nearly 95% of the field.

But wait ... there's more.

There's the blind player, Hal Lubarsky, who uses an assistant to read the cards and whisper them into his ear. He's still in the hunt for the final table.

There's Kenny Tran, who was a surprise at the final table of $50,000 H.O.R.S.E., but has followed it up by becoming the first player to a million chips in the Main Event.

There's the uber-aggressive young Italian, Dario Minieri, who doesn't know the word "slow," and took the chip lead in the last half-hour of Day 3. As an online player, he accumulated so many player's bonus points that he used them to buy a Porsche. He's the big threat heading to Day 4.

The remaining 337 players will play another five levels tomorrow (Friday), and then play down to the final 27 players on Saturday (Day 5). Everyone who survives Saturday will be guaranteed at least $333,490.

Sunday (Day 6), the players will battle for the nine seats at the final table. Everyone who survives Sunday will be guaranteed at least $525,934.

Monday is an off day. Get some sleep.

Tuesday is the big day -- the final table of the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. Nine players, one of whom will go down in poker history as the world champion, earning $8.25 million. The final five will become millionaires.

Regardless of who you're rooting for, you'll want to return to PokerNews.com at 12:00 noon PDT each day for complete coverage of all the action.

Recent Eliminations: Places 338-376

The following players won $39,445:
338 Santiago Terrazas
339 Simone Rossi
340 Camillo Calabrese
341 Thomas Burandt
342 Brian Hearn
343 Dolph Arnold
344 Steven Kuhn
345 Jose Severino
346 Jared Okun
347 Dennis Marcum
348 Wing Tso
349 John Doucet
350 Alexander Johnoff
351 Kevin Chan
352 Christian Toth
353 George Ramsey
354 Demetrios Arvanitis
355 Team PokerNews Player Nils Ersson
356 Jesper Hougaard
357 Robert Mizrachi
358 George Vazanellis
359 Thomas Vinas
360 Robert Roseman
361 Andrew Brokos
362 Sam Ditson
363 James Dawick
364 Pamela Brunson
365 Christopher Hamman
366 Darin Haddock
367 Michael Ium
368 Kyu Cho
369 Weldon Johnson
370 Jonathan Goldberg
371 Kathy Jamison
372 Brian Darmanin
373 Keith Gipson
374 Brian Collins
375 Lee Biddulph
376 Franklin Welca

Day 3 Comes to an End

Day 3 comes to an end, and the surviving 337 players go through the usual count-chips-bag-'em-and-tag-'em procedure. They'll return to action tomorrow at 12:00 noon PDT.

Return to PokerNews.com for complete live coverage, with chip counts, hand updates, money finishes, photos, and video interviews.

Chip Leader Dario Minieri

Chipleader Dario Minieri
Chipleader Dario Minieri
Dario Minieri is an aggressive young online player from Rome, Italy, and he is the first player in this field to cross the two million mark in chips. We've been following Minieri for a while now, and he seems to take the words "bet" and "raise" as a personal challenge.

Now that he is the chip leader, he becomes that much more dangerous to everyone else in this field.

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Straighter Straight

Board: {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

Atlan Nicolas and Tom Burandt get it all in on the turn. Nicolas has {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Burandt has {4-Spades}{5-Spades}. Straight over straight -- and Nicolas joins the exclusive club of million-chip players. Burandt is out.

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Recent Eliminations: 377-399

Todd Phillips - 380th Place
Todd Phillips - 380th Place
The following players won $34,644:
377 David Wilson
378 Ronald Philpott
379 John Strzemp
380 Todd Phillips
381 Andrew Barton
382 William Davidson
383 Gregg Jaffy
384 Charles Anderson
385 Stuart Spear
386 Dennis Lane
387 Pat Dattilo
388 Michael Cooper
389 Daniel Goldstein
390 Andre Wagner
391 Brent Sheirbon
392 Leif Force
393 Chris Collins
394 Jong O
395 Gregory Hobson
396 Casey Childress
397 Team PokerNews Player Oliver Maingay
398 Steven Ettenger
399 Jay Perkins

Severino Severed by Chip Leader

Dario Minieri
Dario Minieri
Board: {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Jose "hedd2782" Severino is all in on the flop with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, for 220,000, and Dario Minieri calls with {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. The top pair, top kicker holds up, and Minieri breaks two million -- he's at 2,400,000. Severino is out.

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Maria Ho Doubles Through Tim Belles

Tim Belles and Maria Ho were heads up. The flop was {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. Belles moved all in. Ho went into the tank for five minutes before she called with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Belles showed {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. The turn was the {10-Spades}. The river was the {4-Spades}. Ho increased her stack to 485,000, while Belles slipped to 440,000.

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Clint Schafer Up to 950K

Clint Schafer flopped a set with {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} on a board of {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. George Vazanellis raised him all in for 350K and Schafer called. George Vazanellis showed {A-Spades}{J-Spades}. His hand could not improve and Schafer increased his stack to 950,000.

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