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Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Max Silver Leads the Way Into Day 3 of Event #53

Brentharrington • Level 19: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Max Silver

The final seven players of Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Max. bagged their chips to return on Thursday to their seat at the unofficial final table.

The day started with 73 players returning, and they went flying to the rail fast and furious. Stuart Rutter, Jason Mercier, Andre Akkari and Jack Duong joined the 62 other players that failed to make Day 3.

The money bubble lasted for more than an hour when, finally, Joseph Risi was eliminated, while Philip Rhee made it into the money with only 300 chips. And it was Max Silver (1,021,000) who ended the day as the big stack after a three-level surge that netted him 1-million chips.

The WSOP Player of the Year leaders tried their hand at trying to catch Ray Henson. John Racener (13th) and James Obst (25th) made the money, but ultimately busted before gaining on the players who were still playing the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight or Better tournament.

The remaining players are competing for the $172,645 first-place prize and a WSOP gold bracelet.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia21David OlsonUnited States97,000
Brasilia22Mickey CraftUnited States445,000
Brasilia23Lena WangUnited States395,000
Brasilia24Guowei ZhangUnited States510,000
Brasilia25Georgios KapalasGreece475,000
Brasilia26Ayman QutamiUnited States792,000
Brasilia27Max SilverUnited Kingdom1,021,000

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Player Chips Progress
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 1,021,000 71,000
Ayman Qutami us
Ayman Qutami
us 792,000 324,000
Guowei Zhang us
Guowei Zhang
us 510,000
Georgios Kapalas gr
Georgios Kapalas
gr 475,000 -10,000
Mickey Craft us
Mickey Craft
us 445,000 5,000
Lena Wang us
Lena Wang
us 395,000 20,000
David Olson us
David Olson
us 97,000 -253,000

Tags: Andre AkkariJack DuongJames ObstJason MercierJohn RacenerRay HensonStuart Rutter