After a ton of close calls Joe Serock is still hunting his first major poker title.
Day 3 is done at WPT Borgata with last season's Player of the Year Joe Serock among those leading the final 27.
Serock finished in sixth position, trailing players like Taylor Paur and Ryan Paluf on the charge to tomorrow's final table.
Leading the pack, and the only player to eclipse the 3 million mark, is Houston, Texas poker player Yung Hwang.
Hwang will more than triple his lifetime live tournament earnings should he take down this title and the $730k first-place prize.
Other players of note to make it through to Day 4 include WSOP bracelet winner Chris Reslock (594,000) and WPT champion champion Matt Salsberg (567,000).
The money bubble took two hours to break at Borgata with big-name players like Jason Koon, Mohsin Charania and Christian Harder coming up short of the cash.
Making it into the money but falling short of the final 28 were Ana Marquez (34th), Matt Glantz (36th), Bryn Kenney (38th) and Keven Stammen (54th).
Here are the top 10 chip counts heading into Day 4 of the 2013 Borgata Winter Poker Open:
- Yung Hwang – 3,039,000
- Jeremy Druckman – 2,598,000
- Sam Taylor – 2,390,000
- Taylor Paur – 2,080,000
- Ryan Paluf – 1,630,000
- Joe Serock – 1,578,000
- Mark Wahba – 1,490,000
- Russel Crane – 1,477,000
- Mike Gogliormella – 1,173,000
- Anthony Zinno – 1,012,000
Serock in Striking Distance Again
Joe Serock is getting 2013 started with a bang, having already pocketed $100k for a third-place finish at the NBC Heads-Up Championship and a $46k score at the PCA Main Event.
But despite boasting one of the most consistent records in the game, a major title has so far eluded Serock.
He's finished third at two different WPT main event final tables and has two runner-up finishes in bracelet events at the World Series of Poker.
So far his live tournament earnings total just under $2 million.
Serock has three scored over $300k under his belt but if he should finish first or second in this event he will set a new personal best.
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