The 2023 WSOP chugs along and they came very close to reaching the money bubble late on Day 3. They scheduled to play five full levels, and at the conclusion of Day 3 there were 1,517 players remaining out of the original 10,043 runners with the top 1,507 players earning a piece of the $93.4 million prize pool.
The top five stacks have over 1.7 million in chips. Antonio Mallol Heredia bagged the lead with 1.899M, and he holds a slim lead over three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth with 1.887M. Israel's Liran Betito has 1.775M in third place and ahead of Canada's Pei Li with 1.742M in fourth place, and Nicholas 'Dirty Diaper' Rigby in fifth with 1.72M.
Maurice Hawkins entered Day 3 as the chipleader. He lost the lead, but he's still alive and bagged over 1M in chips.
Among the notables with big stacks at least 1M in chips include... Chris Brewer, Faraz Jaka, Niko Koop, Ryan Tosoc, Jesse Lonis, James Carroll, Stephen Chidwick, Mo Hawkins, and Jason Somerville.
Those still in the hunt with under 1M stacks but in the top 600 in chips include... John Racener, Victor Ramdin, Minh Nguyen, Punnat Punsri, Julien Martini, Christian Harder, Matt Salsberg, Chris Moneymaker, Joe Liberta, Marton Czuczor, Chris Vitch, John Duthie, Uri Reichenstein, Dom Nitsche, Alex Foxen, Sergio Aido, Kalidou Sow, Scott Blumstein, Doug Polk, Jason Koon, Thomas Eychenne, Gary Benson, Arnaud Mattern, Dylan Linde, James Obst, Darryll Fish, Patrik Antonius, Phillip Hui, Niall Farrell, and Kyna England.
Some of those still alive between the Top 600 and 1,000 overall include... Elky, Davidi Kitai, Amit Makhija, Dario Sammartino, Joe Hachem, Johnny Chan, The Grinder, Sean Winter, Mark Teltscher, Toby Lewis, Sylvain Loosli, Tony Dunst, Quinn Do, Bruno Lopes, Yu Wang, Brett Richey, Scott Bohlman, Sonny Franco, Nate Silver, Philip Yeh, Johnny Bax, Todd Witteles, Joe Serock, Joe Cada, Barry Greenstein, Manig Loeser, James Romero, and Marco Johnson.
Among the small stacks that are under 200K and in the bottom 500 places include... Andrew Neeme, Jamie Gold, Theo Tran, Michael Adamo, Pierre Fromage, Ben Lamb, Ami Barer, Tony Cousineau, Nam Le, Jeff Shulman, Vinny Pahuja, and Donnacha O'Dea.
2023 WSOP Main Event
Prize Pool: $93,399,900
End Day 3 - Top 10 Chip Counts
1. Antonio Mallol Heredia (USA) 1,899,000
2. Chance Kornuth (USA) 1,887,000
3. Liran Betito (Israel) 1,775,000
4. Pei Li (Canada) 1,742,000
5. Nicholas Rigby (USA) 1,719,000
6. Pavel Dyachenko (Canada) 1,706,000
7. Michael Duek (USA) 1,678,000
8. Nicholas Lee(Canada) 1,639,000
9. Mason Vieth (USA) 1,602,000
10. Michael Monroig (USA) 1,552,000