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WSOP Main Event Narrowing Down

11/7/2008
At the beginning of Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event, 1,307 players started but only 474 made it to the next round, and that much closer to a money finish. Brian Schaedlich started the day as chip leader, but fate took a turn for the worse and he ended up finishing the day with only 22,000. It’s not the recognition anyone looks for at the Main Event, or in any tournament for that matter, but Steve Chung burst the money bubble with little to no fanfare. On a happier note for Chung, though, he won’t leave totally empty handed as Harrah’s threw him a $10,000 bone by securing his seat for next year's Main Event.

So Jeremy Joseph emerged as the new chip leader for Day 4 with 1,470,000 in chips. And Jeremiah Smith, Owen Crowe, Alexander Kostritsyn, and Dag Martin Mikkelsen round out the top five in chips just below Joseph. Considering the remaining field, Day 3 was the day many big pros were sent to the rail including Jennifer Harman, Vanessa Rousso, Phil Gordon and Thor Hansen. However, two prior Main Event champions remain. Phil Hellmuth enters Day 4 shooting for his 12th bracelet, while Johnny Chan looks for his 11th and third Main Event Championship.
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