2010 World Series of Poker

Event #2: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
Days: 3
Event Info

2010 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #2: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Day 3 Completed

Official Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
WSOP 5X Winner
Vladimir Schmelev ru
Vladimir Schmelev
David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
Poker Hall of Famer
Abe Mosseri us
Abe Mosseri
WSOP 2X Winner
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
1,227,000 -30,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
WSOP 4X Winner
Mikael Thuritz se
Mikael Thuritz
Allen Bari us
Allen Bari
WSOP 1X Winner
James Van Alstyne us
James Van Alstyne
WSOP 1X Winner
John Juanda id
John Juanda
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
Lyle Berman us
Lyle Berman
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
WSOP 3X Winner
Ilya Bulychev ru
Ilya Bulychev
Kirk Morrison us
Kirk Morrison
WSOP 1X Winner
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
WSOP 1X Winner
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
WSOP 8X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
David Singer us
David Singer
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

That's A Wrap, Grinder Out In Front!

Michael Mizrachi will lead the way into Day 4
Michael Mizrachi will lead the way into Day 4

We started the day with 54 of the world's finest mixed game players and after 12 hours of game time, the field has been reduced to just 21. Some of today's casualties included Barry Greenstein, Noah Boeken, Scotty Nguyen, Jeff Lisandro, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and the defending champion David Bach.

The early story was the rise through the pack of Alexander Kostritsyn who at one stage had more than double the chips of second place with just 31 players remaining. But like a good cycling peloton, the pack reeled in the runaway leader and by the day's end had surpassed the young Russian.

Michael Mizrachi, Vladimir Schmelev and David Oppenheim all had a very solid day on the felt, with Grinder bagging up the chip lead with 1.483 million in chips. Check out our chip counts page shortly for the official end-of-day counts.

Join us once again from 3pm tomorrow as we do it all again with Day 4 of this $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. We'll have some tense moments as we burst the money bubble and then surge towards our final table lineup. We look forward to your company then!

Hasan Habib Eliminated

Hasan Habib
Hasan Habib

Stud 8/b

Hasan Habib was all in on fifth street against Kirk Morrison, holding a pair of deuces and a low draw while Morrison held a pair of queens. Morrison made aces up on sixth street and neither player made a low, Habib heading to the rail in the final minutes of Day 3.

Morrison is up to 610,000.

Tags: Hasan HabibKirk Morrison

Oppenheim Trips Over Van Alstyne

No Limit Holdem

Four players limped in to see a cheap flop of {Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Action checked through to James Van Alstyne on the button who tossed out 35,000. John Juanda and Alexander Kostritsyn got out of the way but David Oppenheim made the call.

The turn brought the {K-Clubs} and play checked to Van Alstyne who fired a second barrel worth 60,000. Again Oppenheim made the call.

The river was the {A-Clubs} and again it was checked to Van Alstyne who bet once again for 100,000. Oppenheim made the call but mucked when Van Alstyne showed {7-Hearts}{6-Spades} for trip sevens.

Tags: James Van AlstyneDavid Oppenheim

Schulman A Non-Believer


Nick Schulman has just caught Lyle Berman's hand firmly in the cookie jar. The game was Stud and Berman raised fourth street, before firing bets on fifth, sixth and seventh streets, with Schulman calling him down the whole way.

Berman: (X-X) {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{A-Spades}{4-Spades} (X)
Schulman: ({6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}) {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} ({a-Clubs})

Schulman could only muster a pair of sixes but it was enough as Berman mucked. Schulman is up to 665,000 with Berman down to 330,000.

Tags: Lyle BermanNick Schulman

Tight Is Right

Play has definitely tightened up over this last level. This usually happens when one enters the twelfth hour of play for the day as fatigue starts to set in. Of course, the fact that we are inching our way towards the biggest money bubble at the World Series of Poker would also have a little something to do with it!

Schulman Catches Singer


David Singer completed with the {4-} and Nick Schulman made the call with his {8-}. Singer led the betting on every street with Schulman happy to call him down.

Singer: ({8-}{7-}{6-}) {4-}{2-}{Q-}{7-}
Schulman: ({3-}{5-}{7-}) {8-}{10-}{9-}{4-}

Singer's 8-7-6 wasn't quite enough as Schulman tabled an 8-7-5 to take it down. Singer slips to 350,000 as Schulman moves up to 420,000.

Tags: David SingerNick Schulman