Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm

After the third day of action in the 2016 PCA Main Event, the field has thinned down to 73 players. Leo Pires from Brazil began the day as the chip leader and managed to end the day in the top spot once again. The money bubble burst on Day 3 with only the top 135 players getting a cut of the prize pool. First place pays out $833K. Can Leo Pires go wire-to-wire? Or will Fedor Holz or Jason Mercier make a run?

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At the 2016 PCA Main Event, Brazil's Leonardo Pires ended Day 2 and Day 3 as the chip leader. Can he stay on top for Day 4? (Photo by Joe Giron, Courtesy of PokerStars Blog)

The third day of action at the 2016 PCA Main Event in the Bahamas was a rather boring day. Despite the bubble bursting, no one relieved themselves!

 

Day 3 of the PCA Main Event began with Brazilian Leo Pires as the chip leader and Day 3 ended with Leo Pires as the chip leader with over a 2M stack. The money bubble came and went. Fewer than 75 players advanced to Day 4. Notables who cashed included... JC Alvarado (91st), Kevin MacPhee (99th), Allen Chainsaw Kessler (107th), and Sam Greenwood (116th).

 

Day 4 of the Main Event began with 73 players remaining.

 

A trio of French/Belgium players were still alive: Paul-François Tedeschi, Renaud Desferet, and Davidi Kitai. Paul-François Tedeschi ended Day 3 in the Top 5 as 5th overall in chips with 834K.

 

For updates, head over to PokerStars Blog for coverage of the PCA Main Event and the start of the 25K High Roller.

 

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After the third day of action in the 2016 PCA Main Event, the field has thinned down to 73 players. Leo Pires from Brazil began the day as the chip leader and managed to end the day in the top spot once again. The money bubble burst on Day 3 with only the top 135 players getting a cut of the prize pool. First place pays out $833K. Can Leo Pires go wire-to-wire? Or will Fedor Holz or Jason Mercier make a run?

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At the 2016 PCA Main Event, Brazil's Leonardo Pires ended Day 2 and Day 3 as the chip leader. Can he stay on top for Day 4? (Photo by Joe Giron, Courtesy of PokerStars Blog)

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