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World Series of Poker: Abe Mosseri Leads Final 22 Players In $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Players Staring At Nearly Six-Figure Bubble


Abe Mosseri Leads Final 22 PlayersCard Player’s 2014 WSOP coverage is sponsored by CarbonPoker.

One of the biggest bubbles of the summer looms for the final 22 players in the World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Only 14 will make the money, ensuring a payout of at least $99,388. The other eight players will take home nothing but a loss of their initial buy-in.

Day 3 of the event began with 55 players and saw the field steadily shrink under the weight of the mounting blinds and antes. Notables such as John Juanda, Phil Ivey, Eli Elezra, Bertrand Grospellier and Doyle Brunson failed to advance.

However, some players put themselves into great position heading into the money bubble, such as overnight chip leader Abe Mosseri, who bagged up 1,727,000. He is followed by Brandon Shack-Harris, who is enjoying a breakout summer after finishing first, second and third in various mixed games events at this year’s series.

Other notables still remaining include Matt Glantz, Robert Mizrachi, Scott Seiver, Jonathan Duhamel, Todd Brunson, Jason Mercier and the only female remaining, Melissa Burr, who is gunning for her third final table of the summer.

Play will resume Wednesday at 2 p.m. local time with the hope of playing down to the final table.

Here is a look at the overnight chip counts.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Abe Mosseri 1,727,000
2 Brandon Shack-Harris 1,185,000
3 Matt Glantz 1,083,000
4 Robert Mizrachi 1,020,000
5 Frank Kassela 1,004,000
6 Scott Seiver 886,000
7 Elior Sion 800,000
8 James Obst 758,000
9 Jonathan Duhamel 747,000
10 Jesse Martin 726,000
11 Chun Lei Zhou 676,000
12 Melissa Burr 622,000
13 Todd Brunson 585,000
14 Brock Parker 581,000
15 Gary Benson 547,000
16 Ola Amundsgard 520,000
17 Allen Kessler 469,000
18 David Steicke 403,000
19 Jason Mercier 375,000
20 John Hennigan 263,000
21 David Oppenheim 216,000
22 Vladimir Shchemelev 138,000

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