It is time for a scintillating day of World Series of Poker action in a vital Day 3 of Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker, as a remaining field of 170 will play for ten more levels to cut the field down to a few tables.
Today will be on of those watershed days in big tournament poker where many hopefuls will go from simply having a dream, to having a legitimate shot by the end of the night and could be a day that many will remember for a long time.
Starting the day as chip leader is Darryl Ronconi who bagged 2,545,000 chips last night. His spin up to leader was quite the story as he was on the stone bubble with less than ten big blinds but survived and is now in position for a deep run.
Apolinaro Luis (2,345,000) and Thomas Eychenne (2,275,000) are the other players who bring in over 2 million in chips to Day 3.
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Among the big stacks is Faraz Jaka, who is seventh in chips with 1,625,000. He will be looking to make a big run on Day 3 to set himself in good position for his potential first bracelet.
Some of the other notable players remaining who will be vying to turn Day 3 into a big one are; Vanessa Kade (1,520,000) who sits just outside the top ten stacks in eleventh. Day 1b chip leader Stephen Song, who has a healthy stack with 1,385,000, bracelet winners Michael Wang with 1,310,000 in chips, Ryan Hagerty (1,170,000), Craig Varnell (765,000) and David Pham (650,000).
Day 3 starts at 12 p.m. local time on October 11 in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament resumes at level 22 with blinds of 25,000/50,000/50,000. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break around 7:00 p.m. local time.
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