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Ivey, Isildur1 in WSOPE ME Final 22
The 2010 WSOPE main event is down to 22 players and a few of poker’s biggest stars are among them.
Day 3 began Sunday in London with 66 players remaining and Swedish online high-stakes phenom Viktor “Isildur1” Blom holding the lead.
The 36-player money bubble broke in the first half of the day and the field went to dinner with just 28 remaining.
When they returned, Canadian Andrew Pantling jumped into the lead becoming the first player past the one million chip mark, but a few hits late saw him dip below, allowing online pro Ronald Lee to take control before play was halted with 22 remaining.
Pantling, who made runner-up in the WSOPE’s £2,500 Six-Max event last week, also saw online pro David Peters push past him on the leader board.
Peters made fourth in that very same event.
Phil Ivey remains in the thick of it, sitting with a top ten stack, as does the aforementioned Blom, Hoyt Corkins, Nicolas Levi and Arnaud Mattern.
The UK’s Barney Boatman, Roland de Wolfe and Canadian two-time WSOP bracelet winner Greg Mueller are also still in the hunt for the £830,401 first place prize.
Well known pros including Freddy Deeb, Barry Greenstein, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Bryn Kenney were among those that cashed, but failed to progress to the final 22.
Play will resume inside the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square at 12 p.m. London time Monday with plans to play down to the final nine.
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Here are the top ten chip counts heading into Day 4:
1 Ronald Lee 947,000
2 David Peters 829,000
3 Andrew Pantling 821,000
4 Daniel Steinberg 768,000
5 Viktor Blom 705,000
6 Phil Ivey 657,000
7 Hoyt Corkins 566,000
8 Nicolas Levi 515,000
9 Bojan Gledovic 500,000
10 Arnaud Mattern 468,000