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Josh Arieh Leads Final 29 In World Series of Poker $50,000 Player's Championship

Hellmuth, Seiver, Hansen, Greenstein, Oppenheim and Galfond All Still Remain


Josh AriehWith only 29 players remaining in the 2011 $50,000 WSOP Player’s Championship, we are just 14 spots away from one of the biggest money bubbles in poker.

On Tuesday, just over half of the surviving field will make the money and be guaranteed $108,503. The others will have to wait until next year and wonder what could have been.

Those who will battle it out for day 4 action include chip leader Josh Arieh, who is stacked with three times the average with 1,819,000. Unlike some others who had a wild, variance-filled day in the 10-game mixed format, Arieh stayed strong and steady, slowly accumulating chips to build upon his eighth place standing heading into the day.

There are five others who will join Arieh in the overnight seven-figure chip club including Brian Rast, George Lind, Vladimir Schchemelev, Phil Hellmuth and Scott Seiver.

David BachNow that David Bach has been eliminated, there are no remaining former champions in contention. Bach last nearly the entire day before losing a pot-limit Omaha hand to Gus Hansen’s turned quad kings.

The action will resume at 3:00 PST at the Rio with a plan in place to battle down to the final table of eight. With some much money on the line, there’s a chance that play could tighten up. Then again, the mounting blinds and antes could force these players to gamble sooner than later if they want to stay in the hunt for the bracelet, the Chip Reese trophy and the $1,720,328 first-place prize.

Among notables still in the hunt are… pretty much everyone remaining in the field. Check out the chip counts below for the complete list.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Josh Arieh 1,819,000
2 Brian Rast 1,633,000
3 George Lind 1,304,000
4 Vladimir Shchemelev 1,181,000
5 Phil Hellmuth 1,174,000
6 Scott Seiver 1,137,000
7 Jason Lester 948,000
8 Jon Turner 948,000
9 Yan Chen 887,000
10 Shaun Deeb 876,000
11 Gus Hansen 774,000
12 Minh Ly 715,000
13 Sebastian Ruthenberg 625,000
14 Ben Lamb 582,000
15 Marco Johnson 570,000
16 Sebastien Sabic 550,000
17 Robert Mizrachi 500,000
18 Barry Greenstein 440,000
19 Roman Yitzhaki 429,000
20 Jeffrey Lisandro 330,000
21 David Baker 277,000
22 Michael Binger 274,000
23 Matt Glantz 259,000
24 Alexandre Luneau 251,000
25 Rami Boukai 208,000
26 David Oppenheim 159,000
27 Doug Booth 158,000
28 Owais Ahmed 156,000
29 Phil Galfond 47,000


11 years ago



11 years ago

Josh will blow his lead by being too aggressive and then tilt off his the rest of his chips like he always does, guarantee it.