Liporace Leads, Ivey Stalls, Pierce Out as Main Event Nears Money

The massive 6,683-player field for the 2014 WSOP Main Event is now just 746 to end Day 3 with New Orleans' Andrew Liporace bagging the overnight chip lead.

One of the first players to hit the magical 1 million-chip mark, Liporace finished with 1,128,000 for top spot.

He's just one big blind ahead of Mehrdad Yousefzadeh, though, who bagged up 1,124,000.

Rounding out the top 5 are Spaniard Raul Mestre (988,500), Jesse Wilke (975,500) and Scott Blackman (935,000).

Benger Rises, Ivey Idles, Pierce Busts

Paul Pierce
Impressive showing for Pierce ends on Day 3.
 

With the money bubble appraoching fast at 683 players plenty of big names made their moves to the top of the counts.

David Tuthill (850,500), Dan Smith (817,000), Griffin Benger (792,500), John Kabbaj (780,000) and Ali Eslami (770,000) all climbed into the top 25 to end the night.

Kenny Tran (728,500), Martin Jacobson (721,500), Ola Amundsgard (644,000) and Ankush Mandavia (624,000) also ended Day 3 well stacked.

Chip leader coming into Day 3, the great Phil Ivey, didn't generate quite the momentum he did on Day 2c but still finished with a healthy 522,500.

NBA star Paul Pierce, who went a long way to changing the perception of athletes as poker players, lasted into the last level before falling to the rail with a lesser two-pair.

Look for a recap of all the day's action over in our live updates section and tune in today for more. Ask us anything and we'll find out for you! The top 10 chip counts:


  • 1. Andrew Liporace 1,128,000
  • 2. Mehrdad Yousefzadeh 1,124,000
  • 3. Raul Mestre 988,500
  • 4. Jesse Wilke 975,500
  • 5. Scott Blackman 935,000
  • 6. Andoni Larrabesanchez 923,000
  • 7. Stephen Graner 911,000
  • 8. Rasmus Larsen 883,000
  • 9. David Tuthill 850,500
  • 10. Roman Valerstein 850,500

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