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North American Poker Tour -- Mohegan Sun Day 3

Vanessa Selbst Leads the way with 2,285,000 and Vanessa Rousso Climbs the Leader Board

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Vanessa SelbstDay 3 at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event welcomed 125 players back to the felt and then play saw the field shrink to the predetermined number of 24 players. The money bubble burst when 104 remained and it took two-and-a-half hours for the players to find their way into the money.

Two big names are at the top of leader board tonight. Female professional poker player Vanessa Selbst (pictured right) led the way with 2,285,000, and close behind her is Scott Seiver with 2,241,000. Other big names in the top 10 included day 2 chip leader Jordan Morgan, Cliff Josephy, and Jonathan Aguiar. Peter Jetten ended the night with a strong stack for the second night in a row with 785,000 and Team PokerStars pro Vanessa Rousso charged up the standings to end the night with 720,000.

All of these players will return at noon EDT tomorrow to begin play at 10,000-20,000 blinds with a 2,000 ante with the average stack at 895,000. You can follow along with all of the action on the PokerStars blog feed, and be sure to check back at CardPlayer.com tomorrow night for another summary of the action. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 3 in Connecticut:

Day 3 Chip Leaders:

Vanessa Selbst — 2,285,000
Scott Seiver — 2,241,000
Dale Jamison — 1,687,000
Jordan Morgan — 1,667,000
Cliff Josephy — 1,326,000
Derek Raymond — 1,300,000
Alan Sternberg — 1,151,000
Brandon Hall — 1,050,000
Zachary Fritz — 925,000
Jonathan Aguiar — 899,000

Notable Day 3 Cashes:

29: Phil Ivey — $16,000
30: Matt Woodward — $16,000
32: David Fox — $16,000
34: Todd Terry — $13,500
38: James Akenhead — $13,500
39: Alex Keating — $13,500
42: Ryan D’Angelo — $11,500
47: Vinny Pahuja — $11,500
59: Eric Froehlich — $9,500
74: Michael Martin — $8,500
78: David Williams — $8,500
81: Sorel Mizzi — $8,500
86: Dennis Phillips — $8,500
89: Marcello Del Grosso — $7,500
91: Jeff Madsen — $7,500
94: Lars Bonding — $7,500
104: Tomislav Dobrilovic — $7,500

Hand of the Day:

Jordan Morgan Ends the Day Strong with Quad Jacks

Ronald McGinnity moved all in on a board of QSpade Suit 9Spade Suit JHeart Suit JDiamond Suit and Jordan Morgan made the call. Their cards:

McGinnity: KHeart Suit 10Spade Suit
Morgan: KClub Suit JSpade Suit

River: JClub Suit

Morgan spiked a fourth jack on the river for quads to top the straight of McGinnity and win the hand.

Remaining Payout Structure:

1st $750,000
2nd $428,000
3rd $240,000
4th $190,000
5th $150,000
6th $115,000
7th $85,000
8th $60,244
9th-10th $47,000
11th-12th $38,000
13th-14th $29,000
15th-16th $23,000
17th-24th $19,000