Day 3 at the Main Event
July 15, 2011, Posted by Pokerfarm
The WSOP Main Event is starting to hot up. Pulses are racing and the mercury is rising as we near the money spots. A few hours ago the field was whittled down to just 852 players to end the day. We can almost smell the money and still have a few contenders from The Pokerfarm right there in the mix.
The big move from team Pokerfarm came from John Hewitt. John had a great day 1, followed by a difficult day 2 and went into day 3 with a relatively short stack. That didn't however stop him from going on the mother of all heaters and John now sits with 510,500 chips, good for a top 50 spot!
Going into day 4 we have 5 players remaining in addition to John and his monster stack; Jake Cody was having a great day but suffered a hiccup towards the end of the day to finish up on 121,000. Jean -Robert Bellande had another up and down day, swinging from c300k down to finish on 104,500 chips.
Our last South African standing is Darren Kramer who has little room for maneuvre going into tomorrow, but hopefully he can get some momentum going and put a run towards the cash. Surprise of the series has to be Pokerfarm's Jamie Whatmough, having gone under the radar at Pokerfarm HQ for being listed as Trevor Whatmough in the chip counts! He goes into tomorrow with a respectable 121,000 in chips.
Grinder of the day award again goes to Phil Hellmuth, showing that he really has some patience in these things - He takes 77,000 chips back to day 4 but you can never write him off. Other big names to go through include Daniel Negreanu (210,000) J-P Kelly (492,000) and Sami Kelopuro (654,500). Simpsons creator and ex husband of Jennifer Tilly Sam Simon has proved he isn't just good at making cartoons as he takes a chunky 509,000 chips into tomorrow.
Stacks are growing and it looks like we'll hit the money somewhere around the first or second level tomorrow. So far there are only 2 players over the million chips mark, being Darrel Jace (1,282,500) and our leader is Patrick Poirier with a whopping 1,328,000 chips. He's the man to catch tomorrow as we reach the cash and get ever closer to the November Nine.