Forty-one players took their seats this afternoon at the start of Day 3 in the World Series of Poker Event #5: $565 Colossus No Limit Hold'em, but only nine advanced to Wednesday's final table. The winner will take home the top prize of $1,000,000.
The chip lead is held by Mark Babekov, who ended the day with 19,025,000 in chips. Second in chips is Erkut Yilmaz with 16,000,00, followed by Taylor Black with 13,300,000 chips.
Among the notables at the final table are Matt Affleck and Luke Vrabel. The chip leader at the start of the day, Raul Martinez Requena, busted in a hand against Yilmaz in 11th place. After his bust-out the players merged onto the unofficial final table, where the bubble lasted a bit more than three hours until Jason Orrell was eliminated in 10th place.
|1||Erkut Yilmaz||United States||16,000,000|
|2||Thomas Pomponio||United States||10,125,000|
|3||Mark Babekov||United States||19,025,000|
|4||Ralph Massey||United States||5,300,000|
|5||Taylor Black||United States||13,300,000|
|6||John Hanna||United States||7,550,000|
|7||Luke Vrabel||United States||4,000,000|
|8||Kent Coppock||United States||11,500,000|
|9||Matt Affleck||United States||3,500,000|
The final table will continue Wednesday at 2 p.m. and play down to a winner. Follow all the updates here on PokerNews throughout the 2017 World Series of Poker. Below you can find the end-of-day-chip counts of all players.