2011 World Series of Poker

Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
Day: 3
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
kq
Prize
$1,720,328
Event Info
Buy-in
$50,000
Prize Pool
$6,144,000
Entries
128
Level Info
Level
27
Blinds
60,000 / 120,000
Ante
30,000

Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Day 3 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
1,819,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
1,633,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
George Lind us
George Lind
1,304,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru
Vladimir Shchemelev
1,181,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
1,174,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
1,137,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jason Lester us
Jason Lester
948,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
948,000
Yan Chen us
Yan Chen
887,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
876,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
774,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Minh Ly us
Minh Ly
715,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg de
Sebastian Ruthenberg
625,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
582,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
570,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Sebastien Sabic
Sebastien Sabic
550,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
500,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
440,000
Roman Yitzhaki us
Roman Yitzhaki
429,000
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
330,000
WSOP 6X Winner
David Baker us
David Baker
277,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
274,000
259,000
Alexandre Luneau fr
Alexandre Luneau
251,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
208,000
WSOP 2X Winner

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Day 4 Table and Seat Draw

Level 15
TableSeatPlayerChips
2841Matt Glantz259,000
2842Phil Galfond47,000
2843Barry Greenstein440,000
2844David Baker277,000
2845--empty----
2846Phil Hellmuth1,174,000
2847Michael Binger274,000
2848Josh Arieh1,819,000
    
2861Scott Seiver1,137,000
2862Jon Turner948,000
2863Brian Rast1,633,000
2864Doug Booth158.000
2865Yan Chen887,000
2866Shaun Deeb876,000
2867Owais Ahmed156,000
2868Alexandre Luneau251,000
    
2961Jeffrey Lisandro330000
2962George Lind1,304,000
2963Gus Hansen774,000
2964--empty----
2965Robert Mizrachi500,000
2966Marco Johnson570,000
2967David Oppenheim159,000
2968Minh Ly715,000
    
2981Sebastien Sabic550,000
2982Ben Lamb582,000
2983Jason Lester948,000
2984Rami Boukai208,000
2985Sebastian Ruthenberg625,000
2986--empty----
2987Roman Yitzhaki429,000
2988Vladimir Shchemelev1,181,000

Arieh Rising, Leads After Day 3

Level 15
Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

Day 3 of the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship is in the books, and our chip leader is Josh Arieh with 1,819,000 chips.

At the start of the day there were 74 runners, and after five more levels of play only 29 remain. We lost a handful of notables today including Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Greg Mueller, Erick Lindgren, Chad Brown, Eugene Katchalov, Justin Smith and Abe Mosseri.

Arieh isn't the only player over a million chips. Brian Rast (1,633,000), George Lind (1,304,000), Vladimir Shchemelev (1,181,000), Phil Hellmuth (1,174,000), and Scott Seiver (1,137,000) are all over seven figures.

Ben "Benba" Lamb entered the day with the chip lead, but tumbled down to 300,000 chips. He battled back however, ending the day with 582,000 of chips.

Our only former champion in the field busted in one of the last five hands of the night. During a hand of pot-limit Omaha, David Bach called all in on the river against Gus Hansen with the board reading {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Hansen showed {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Spades} for quad kings, and Bach was eliminated.

Hansen was the first player to eclipse a million chips, and was our chip leader for the majority of the day. He slipped during the last level, but is still commanding a healthy stack of 774,000 chips.

Play will resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. PDT, where we will play down to a final table.

For all of us at the Rio, goodnight and see you tomorrow!

Tags: Josh Arieh

Bach Busted by Quads

Level 15

Pot-Limit Omaha

When we reached the table, the board was already completed {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. David Bach fired 75,000, Gus Hansen raised to 225,000, and Bach called all in.

Hansen tabled {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Spades} for quad kings, Bach mucked, and Hansen won the pot.

Bach's elimination means that we are guaranteed to have a first-time winner of this illustrious event.

Tags: David BachGus Hansen

Five More Hands

Level 15

We've reached that point in the proceedings when the tourney clock is stopped, a card is drawn, and a number of hands to be played is prescribed. The card drawn tonight was a five, and so that's how many more hands will be dealt at each table.

A Little One for Lamb

Level 15

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ben Lamb opened for 17,000 from middle position, and it folded around to Rami Boukai who called from the small blind. The flop came {4-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Boukai checked, Lamb bet 26,000, and Boukai called.

The turn brought the {J-Clubs} and another check from Boukai. Lamb asked how much Boukai had behind -- about 200,000 came the response -- and then bet the pot. Boukai quickly let his hand go.

Boukai has around 220,000 as we near the end of play tonight. Meanwhile Lamb -- who began the day as chip leader -- is sitting on a below-average stack of about 450,000.

Tags: Ben LambRami Boukai