Ausmus, who finished fifth in the 2012 WSOP Main Event for over $2m, bagged up just over 1m in chips for the edge on the field heading into Day 4 today.
Ausmus was the only player to crack the 1m mark. He’s followed by Blake Barousse at 815,000 and Eric Froehlich at 755,000.
Also cracking the top five in chips is 2011 PCA main event champ Galen Hall (734,000) and recent WSOPC Caesars winner David Tuthill (613,000).
Harman, Laak Among Final 63
All 63 players remaining are now assured of a min-cash ($18,260) but given the depth and quality of the field a lot would be disappointed if that’s all they pocketed.
Paul Volpe (570,000), David Peters (375,000), Dan Shak (310,000), Jennifer Harman (304,000) and Zach Hyman (302,000) all topped the 300k-chip mark.
Japan’s first WSOP bracelet winner Naoya Kihara (299,000), Brit Sam Razavi (281,000), Phil Laak (266,000) and Noah Schwartz (236,000) are also all decently stacked.
The top 10 in chips heading to Day 4:
- 1. Jeremy Ausmus 1,014,000
- 2. Blake Barousse 815,000
- 3. Eric Froehlich 755,000
- 4. Galen Hall 734,000
- 5. David Tuthill 613,000
- 6. Paul Volpe 570,000
- 7. Ryan Franklin 551,000
- 8. Benjamin Zamani 499,000
- 9. Alexander Venovski 415,000
- 10. Warwick Mirzikinian 378,000
Action picks up from the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles at 12 pm. PT and will play down to the final 18. A tantalizing $1,004,090 awaits the winner.
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