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2012 WSOP Main Event: D'Alesandro will lead the way into Day 4

Tags: 2012 wsop main event, Antonio Esfandriari, Dave DAlesandro, gaelle baumann, vanessa selbst.
Posted on 13 July 2012 by "T".

After five levels of action-filled poker, Day 3 of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event came to an end with 720 remaining players. It started over 12 hours ago when 1,738 players returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with hopes of making it through the day, and Gaelle Baumann from France had the lead with 505,800 chips.

Just like Day 2 many big names hit the rail during Day 3 - to mention a few: Barry Greenstein, Eugene Katchalov, Nick Schulman, Brian Hasting, Ben Lamb (2011 WSOP player of the year) and former WSOP Main Event Champs Dan Harrington (1995), Robert Varkonyi (2002), Jerry Yang (2006), Peter Eastgate (2009) and defending world champ, Pius Heinz.

The new chip leader is Dave D'Alesandro (picture) with 1,100,000 chips, closely followed by Sean Rice (1,076,000) and Jacob Balsiger (1,065,000). Notable players with plenty of chips include, for example, Vanessa Selbst (814,000 - 10th place), Sorel Mizzi (738,000 - 15), Vivek Rajkumar (678,000 - 18) and Shaun Deeb (598,000 - 33), and The Big One for One Drop ($1 million buy-in tournament) winner Antonio Esfandriari (485,000 - 56).

The Day 2 chip leader Gaelle Baumann is still in the tournament, but she can now be found in 32nd place with 599,000 - about 90k more than she started Day 3 with. It will be interesting to see how things turn out for her during Day 4. Would be pretty amazing if a lady reached this year's final table!


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5 comments on "2012 WSOP Main Event: D''Alesandro will lead the way into Day 4"

 noonlion13/07/2012 11:44:03 GMT
Good to see Esfandiari still in. I think he's a much better player this year, he says his meditation is a great help to his game and also i heard some commentators say he is partying a lot less. Be one hell of a WSOP year if he final tabled.
 Fakiry13/07/2012 12:39:33 GMT
Vanessa is still in the race, i have a feeling she can do really well at this, she is showing a loto f confidence since the last tourney she won at this WSOP and i am sure the idea of being able to repeat the conquest is present in her mind. By now, she’s dealing very well with this subject, lets see how far can she get.
 pochui13/07/2012 20:44:25 GMT
magician is gonna pull the rabbit out of the hat once more....nope i don't think so- me is such a lottery, just look at the names already out, and one more thing that bugs me is that my name is also missing from me, really poker is so rigged, what else can i say- i think i am gonna change my middle name to "rigged"
 teddybears7313/07/2012 20:56:06 GMT
my dark horse for the tourney is going to be one of the young english players.
his name is jake cody and i've seen him on tv a couple of times and he looks like a rising star.
 Macubaas15/07/2012 05:24:19 GMT
The action so far was pretty good actually and the big favourites are still in the game Big Smile

How sick it would be if Antonio would also take down this tournament lol

Looking forward to the next day.

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