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Doyle Brunson Has Top 50 Stack With Less Than 700 Left In World Series Of Poker Main Event

Poker Legend Looking For Main Event Title At 80 Years Of Age


Via WSOPCould Doyle Brunson win one more main event before he rides off into the sunset?

The poker legend, winner of 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, including two main event titles, ended Day 3 of the 2013 main event on Thursday with an unofficial stack of 626,000, which put him well within the top 50 with 666 left in the game’s most prestigious tournament.

Brunson Tweeted that he left 15 minutes before play ended to get some sleep. He originally said he wasn’t going to play any tournaments this year due to a lack of energy.

Notable eliminations from the day include Liv Boeree, Phil Hellmuth, Jeff Shulman, Glen Chorny, Jason DeWitt, Darren Elias, Christina Lindley, Freddy Deeb, Kenny Tran, Dan O’Brien, Jonathan Aguiar, Tom McEvoy, Kevin MacPhee, Haralabos Voulgaris, Randy Ohel, Philipp Gruissem, Erika Sands Moutinho, Dan Cates, Phil Ivey, Tony Gregg, Andy Frankenberger, David Benyamine, Johnny Chan, Tony Dunst, Jeremy Ausmus, Barry Shulman, Tony Cousineau, Jason Senti, Elio Fox, Scott Seiver, Jean-Robert Bellande, Robert Mizrachi, Amanda Baker, Allen Kessler and Elisabeth Hille.

Bellande was one of the chip leaders entering the day, but lost a big pot when his A-K was beat by K-10, and then became short when his pocket kings ran into pocket aces.

Ivey was the victim of arguably the biggest cooler of the tournament so far. He had a ton of chips and flopped a set of threes, but lost to Max Steinberg who flopped a set of tens. Steinberg used the hand to end the day with 987,500, good for a top-five stack.

Other notables with huge stacks include Bryan Pellegrino (752,000), Kyle Julius (751,000), Tuan Le (630,000), Luke Schwartz (620,500), Annette Obrestad (564,000), Russell Thomas (562,000), Jon Turner (558,000), Jonathan Jaffe (555,000) and Melanie Weisner (536,000).

Defending champ Greg Merson ended Day 3 with 390,500.

Everyone is chasing Maxx Coleman, who ended the day with 1,071,500.

The money bubble would burst sometime Friday during Day 4.



over 7 years ago

Take it down, Doyle!! Railing you from Texas!


over 7 years ago

Go Get Em Texas Dolly