63 Pacific Northwest players have made it to Day 3 of the @WSOP Main Event, including Portland-area:
oh, and Jonathan Levy of Brooklynnnnnnnnnnnnn
— Poker Mutant (@pokermutant) July 7, 2018
Day 3 of the Main Event is where it all comes together. Surviving players from all of the starting days are mixed together for the first time. Only 35% of the original entrants remain, and less than half of them (1,142) will make it to the money.
Last year, there were just 18 players remaining before the money bubble after the end of Day 3’s planned five levels, and another level was added. The bubble broke after 1am, but everyone who could came back knowing they weren’t going home empty-handed.
Wonka is still in as well!
— The Poker Guys (@2PokerGuys) July 7, 2018
NOTE: The @2PokerGuys inform me that Nick Getzen (who’s a regular on their streamed cash and tournament games as “Wonka”) is also in Day 3, but I didn’t pick up his table draw because the report shows him as from Atlanta. Draw added below.
Selected Table Draws Day 3 (2,786 players; median stack=204,900)
Jonathan Levy has the table chip lead but there are two contenders close on his heels, including 2012 Main Event runner up (and MTV True Life star) Jesse Sylvia. The other player with a lot of chips—Ted Lawson—is nobody to sneeze at, either, with nearly $3M in recorded cashes, a WSOPC Ring, and WSOP bracelet in Omaha. Gionni Demers placed 20th in the 2011 Main Event.
Joe Brandenburg starts the day with 2014 WSOP final tablist Billy Pappas in Seat 1.
Kao Saechao is in reasonably good shape, though Chris Kruk is two seats to his right. Kruk won the PCA High Roller this January and the partypoker MILLIONS North America High Roller in April. Also, this from Day 2A:
Guy at my table was reported chip leader with 334k. Accidentally miscounted and actually has 184k. Welcome to the main event.
— Christopher Kruk (@KrukPoker) July 5, 2018
Clarke Straus has WPT champs Marvin Rettenmaier and Brian Altman to take chips from.
I’s do more but running out of time!
Nick “Wonka” Getzen is the leader, with 2011 Main Event 6th-place finisher Eoghan O’Dea. Salvatore Bonavena won EPT Prague in 2008.