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

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

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

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Day 4 Table and Seat Draw

123md • Level 15
2841Matt Glantz259,000
2842Phil Galfond47,000
2843Barry Greenstein440,000
2844David Baker277,000
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
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
2987Roman Yitzhaki429,000
2988Vladimir Shchemelev1,181,000

Arieh Rising, Leads After Day 3

SantanaBandana • 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

SantanaBandana • 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

Shamus • 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

Shamus • 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