6/28/10 – The poker action continued on several events at the 41st World Series of Poker in Las Vegas over the weekend, and the much anticipated Tournament of Champions kicked off.
In event 45, the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em competition, 35 players – all that remains from a massive original field of 3 100 – returned for what they hoped would be the final day on Sunday afternoon, with UK player Sam Trickett leading the charge on chip counts at 922 000.
By late night Sunday, Day 3 action had seen all but three players dismissed, including Trickett, with only Raymond Coburn (5 600 000), Jesse Rockowitz (5 500 000) and Thiago Nishijima (2 800 000) still in the game by level 28.
Play looked set to continue into the wee small hours of Monday morning.
Sunday afternoon also saw the return to the felt of 21 survivors in event 46 – a $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better contest that started out with 284 players in a stellar field that was reduced to first 130 and then 21.
Sergey Altbregin was the chip leader going into Day 3, chased by Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott and veteran player Perry Green, who holds three WSOP bracelets and finished second to Stu Ungar in the Main Event back in 1981.
By late night Sunday level 24 had been reached and the battle still raged, with only six players left standing, led by Dan Shak (1 080 000) and Joe Ritzie (940 000).
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