2012 World Series of Poker

Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 3

Chaplin Leads Going into Day 3; Many Notables Still in the Hunt

Jackie Glazier - looking to be the first woman to win an open event this year.
Jackie Glazier - looking to be the first woman to win an open event this year.

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for Day 3 of Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em! Today is to be the day where we play down to an eventual winner, though, with 30 players still in the hunt - there is still a long ways to go!

Best positioned to bring home the gold bracelet is our Day 2 chipleader Joseph Chaplin - who managed to break the million chip mark and bag up 1,085,000. Right behind Chaplin is the only other player who broke 1 million during Day 2 - Jackie Glazier (1,077,000), who is also our last woman standing in the event.

That being said, there is still plenty of well-known poker talent left in the field who will by trying their best to rise to the top. Also looking to take down the bracelet, and the $742,072 prize that goes with it, are poker pros Scott Montgomery, Jason Koon, Dan Shak, JP Kelly, Shannon Shorr and Fabrice Soulier, who just last year took down the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for a cool $609,130 and his first-ever gold bracelet.

Here are the seating assignments and chips going into Day 3:

TableSeatPlayer (chips)
4461Peter Nguyen (507,000)
4462— Empty --
4463— Empty --
4464Mario Puccini (216,000)
4465Jason Koon (320,000)
4466John Hice (126,000)
4467Kevin Schaffel (466,000)
4468Fabrice Soulier (344,000)
4469Shannon Shorr (154,000)
4471— Empty --
4472Alejandro Trevino (350,000)
4473— Empty --
4474Morten Mortensen (484,000)
4475Greg Ostrander (586,000)
4476Dylan Hortin (740,000)
4477Michael McNeil (154,000)
4478Elio Fox (697,000)
4479JP Kelly (742,000)
4481Daniel Buzgon (219,000)
4482William Givens (332,000)
4483Kyle Frey (361,000)
4484Dan Shak (330,000)
4485Vincent Bellissimo (275,000)
4486Paul Vas Nunes (642,000)
4487Darryl Ronconi (374,000)
4488Scott Montgomery (554,000)
4489Evan McNiff (224,000)
4491— Empty --
4492Niall Farrell (285,000)
4493Jackie Glazier (1,077,000)
4494Roger Fontes (250,000)
4495Karim Lehoussine (157,000)
4496David Lunde (43,000)
4497— Empty --
4498Joseph Chaplin (1,085,000)
4499Hiren Patel (457,000)

So there you have it - will Chaplin ride his chip lead into a win? Will Jackie Glazier become the first woman to win an open World Series of Poker Event this year? (The last woman to accomplish this was Vanessa Selbst - when she took down a Pot-Limit Omaha event in 2008.) Or will victory fall the way of one of the many remaining pros?

Play is set to begin at 1:00 PM PST so please stay tuned right here with us at PokerNews as the action unfolds and we race our way to finding another WSOP champion!

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