2023 World Series of Poker

Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,250,000 / 2,500,000
Players Info - Day 3
Players Left

Record-Breaking Field Down to 3,538 for Day 3 of Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship

Nicholas Rigby
Nicholas Rigby

Welcome to Day 3 of Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Yesterday was the end of late registration and when all was said and done, it turned out that this year’s Main Event drew a record-setting 10,043 players – shattering the old record of 8,773 set way back in 2006. Today, the remaining 3,538 players from Days 2abc and 2d will combine into a single field.

Leading the pack is Maurice Hawkins, who took the overall chip lead after bagging 941,000 last night. Not far behind him is Nicholas Rigby, who was responsible for busting Phil Hellmuth on stream yesterday en route to ending Day 2d with 921,500.

Hawkins has yet to win a bracelet, but he is the current World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring leader after winning his 15th earlier this year at Harrah's Cherokee. Hawkins only has three modest cashes from this year's WSOP, but he is now in prime position to make a deep run in the Main Event and add to his $4.7 million in career tournament winnings.

Start of Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Maurice HawkinsUnited States941,000376
2Nicholas RigbyUnited States921,500369
3Christopher BrammerUnited Kingdom879,000351
4Jeffrey ShapiroUnited States878,000351
5Julio BelluscioArgentina825,500330
6Beqir SalihuUnited States801,000320
7John SofillasUnited States780,000312
8Nick MarchingtonUnited Kingdom716,000286
9Heitor SaraivaUnited States665,500266
10Jacob MitichUnited States660,000264

Some other notables still in the hunt with big stacks include Patrik Antonius (584,500), Shota Nakanishi (500,500), Kathy Liebert (477,00), Stephen Chidwick (472,500), Chris Brewer (467,000), Chance Kornuth (449,500), and Tom Dwan (426,500).

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

The remaining players will all be looking to take a piece of the staggering $93,399,900 prize pool. A total of 1,507 players will take home at least $15,000 for their efforts and the eventual winner will receive $12,100,000 in addition to the coveted Main Event bracelet.

Play is set to begin at 12 p.m. and continue for five two-hour levels. Day 3 will begin on Level 11, which features 1,000/2,500 blinds with an 2,500 big blind ante. As with previous days, players will get a 20-minute break after each level and a 75-minute dinner break will be held after Level 13 (~6:40 p.m.).

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the action from this historic, record-setting World Series of Poker Main Event!

Tags: Chance KornuthChris BrewerChristopher BrammerHeitor SaraivaJacob MitichJeffrey ShapiroJohn SofillasKathy LiebertMaurice HawkinsNicholas RigbyNick MarchingtonPatrik AntoniusPhil HellmuthShota NakanishiStephen ChidwickTom Dwan