Saturday, July 11, 2009 | 1:35 a.m.
- ESPN’s feature table provides as much publicity as profitability (7-8-2009)
- Oldest player exits World Series of Poker (7-7-2009)
- Hundreds of poker players turned away from main event (7-6-2009)
- Bach pulls out marathon HORSE victory (7-1-2009)
- Poker’s HORSE a serious game (6-26-2009)
- Mike Caro: 'Mad genius' of poker (6-19-2009)
- Behind the scenes, tournament has stable of 850 dealers (6-6-2009)
The World Series of Poker Main Event field of 6,494 entrants is now down 810 players after more than 10 hours of action Friday.
Of the remaining players entering into Day 4 Saturday, 648 will cash in on part of the $61 million prize pool.
The unofficial chip leaders are:
1. Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier - 1,380,500
2. Ludovic Lacay - 925,000
3. Christian Heich - 870,000
4. Kasper Cordes - 796,000
5. Jordan Morgan - 785,000
6. Adam 'Nestegg' Bilzerian - 767,000
7. Saar Wilf - 765,000
8. Gabe Walls - 715,000
9. James Akenhead - 698,000
10. Brennan Hanson - 685,000
Other notables still remaining include Phil Hellmuth (550,000), Kenny Tran (532,000), Kara Scott (455,000), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (415,000), Phil Ivey (365,000) and Dennis Phillips (360,000). Last year's champion Peter Eastgate is also still hanging on with 310,000 chips.
Unfortunately George Costanza (Jason Alexander did not survive Day 3 and neither did Dutch Boyd or past champion Greg Raymer.
Play begins at noon Saturday at the Rio with five levels for the day.