Just nine players remain in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em, with three former bracelet winners still in contention.
Leading the way is David Miscikowski, who won his first WSOP bracelet in 2014 and will be in pole position to add another when play resumes at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
Other bracelet winners still alive are Davide Suriano and Joey Weissman. Suriano won his bracelet the same year as Miscikowski, but for Weissman, it will be just under 10 years since he grabbed a bracelet back in 2012.
Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|1||Nicholas Dolen||United States||6,125,000||31|
|2||Nathan Russler||United States||7,000,000||35|
|3||David Miscikowski||United States||9,800,000||49|
|4||Alex Foxen||United States||4,020,000||20|
|5||Joey Weissman||United States||4,980,000||25|
|7||Toby Boas||United States||2,075,000||10|
|8||Kevin Stevens||United States||5,690,000||28|
Day 3 Recap
A bumper field of 75 returned for Day 3 and they were led by Alex Foxen. Notables who hit the rail early included bracelet winners Stephen Song, Matthew Bode, Adrian Mateos along with GGPoker Ambassador Felipe Ramos and Women in Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu.
Several players were vying for the position of big stack, with Alexandros Theologis moving ahead after the eliminations of Jeffrey Tomlinson and Kitty Kuo in the space of 30 minutes. Then it was Niall Farrell's turn to go on a tear, joining Theologis with a stack of over four million, and leading the way at the three table redraw.
The field continued to get smaller, with Theologis ultimately making his exit in 18th place and start-of-day chipleader Foxen winning a flip to stay alive before doubling back to a healthy stack.
Farrell had dominated at times, but a huge double for Miscikowski — kings versus queens — saw him take a stranglehold as the final table approached. That pushed Farrell towards the exit, and he was eliminated in 12th place — the same position he finished in 2021.
With the tables combining at ten players, there was time left for just one more elimination as Lander Lijo hit the rail, with Miscikowski bagging the chip lead ahead of the final day tomorrow.