The WSOP Circuit is finishing off its final event of the year in the Los Angeles area. The Bicycle Casino is the latest stop on the WSOP Circuit. This year's event had a modest buy-in of $1,675, but it attracted 842 entries and a prize pool in excess of $1.2 million. We're down to the final 16 players and Paul Nguyen is sitting atop the big stack with 2.2M. The Unabomber Phil Laak went deep on Day 3, but he busted late in the night and finished in 18th place.
Late on Day 2, the money bubble burst. Last year's champ Valentin Vornicu went deep enough to cash, but busted in 51st place. On Day 3, several notables were gunning for the final table but fell short of the mark. Phil Laak went the deepest, but he busted in 18th place. Other notables who cashed on Day 3 included Jack Duong (90th place), James Collopy (83rd), David Singontiko (81st), Melanie Weisner (79th), Scott Clements (67th), Matt Salsberg (58th), Marco Johnson (52nd), Nipun Java (39th), David ‘The Dragon' Pham (34th), Jared Jaffee (31st), Lily Kiletto (20th), Jesse Yaginuma (19th), and Phil Laak (18th).
With 16 players left, Paul Nguyen is the chip leader with 2.2M. Rounding out the Top 5 in chips are... Harry Arutyunyan, Mark Hamilton, Ankush Mandavia, and Alex Massman. Also lurking in the top 10 are Tuan Le, Mike Shin, and David Mendelson. And everyone's favorite local, Eddy Sabat, is still alive with one of shorty stacks.