After three days of play, the original field of more than 6,000 players has trimmed down to the final six tables in Event #75: $1,111 Little One for One Drop. For the third straight day, the action was wild and the eliminations rapid, with the Day 3 starting field of 412 players whittled down to only 48 by day’s end.
Mike Dentale took home the end-of-day chip lead, bagging 13,400,000. Others bagging big stacks in the Pavilion Room included Pierre-Paul Paulin (11,285,000), Zachary Donovan (11,130,000), and Gérald Maron (10,495,000).
The 412 players that started the day were already in the money, and one of the earliest Day 3 exits was Cliff Josephy, who took home $2,678 for a 365th place finish. Peter Eichhardt finished 300th for $3,014, Ian Simpson took 258th place for $3,421, Mikhail Semin finished 227th for $3,421, and Felipe Ramos finished in 224th place to take home $3,916.
Start of Day 2 chip leader Shaun Deeb had nearly 4,000,000 in chips at one point in the day, but the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year hit a tough stretch in the middle levels and was eliminated in 118th place for $4,521. Loni Harwood (68th for $8,728), Mike Sexton (73rd for $7,314), and Men “The Master” Nguyen (84th for $6,179) were among the last of the WSOP bracelet winners to leave the tournament.
The final 48 return on Thursday for Day 4, with the plan to play all the way down to a champion. Day 4 begins at 1 p.m., and play begins at Level 31 with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.
This event could extend to a Day 5 if the champion isn’t decided Thursday, with that champion securing a WSOP bracelet and $690,686 first-place prize.
Follow all of the action with the PokerNews live reporting team as this large-field event hits its final stages, with a nearly $700,000 grand prize up for grabs.