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Andrew Liporace Leads World Series of Poker Main Event As Field Approaches Money Bubble

Just 746 Players Remain, Battling For Top 693 Places


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The plan on day 3 of the 2014 World Series of Poker main event was to play five whole levels, but the field busted so quickly that tournament officials paused the clock and had the players bag up early with 53 minutes remaining so that the money bubble could be filmed by ESPN cameras.

A total of 1,864 players started day 3 and by the end of the night, only 746 remained. Just 53 of those players will go home with nothing, but the final 693 will be guaranteed at least $18,406.

Leading the way at the top of the overnight chip counts is Andrew Liporace. He along with Mehrdad Yousefzadeh were the only two players to cross the seven-figure mark with their stack.

There is also just one former main event champion remaining in the field, with Huck Seed surviving the day with a stack of 249,000. Other notables still in the hunt include brothers Vinny and Mukul Pahuja, Abe Mosseri, Daniel Alaei, Phil Galfond, Max Pescatori, John Juanda, Olivier Busquet, Faraz Jaka, Jonathan Little, Jens Kyllonen, Ola Amundsgaard Jeff Madsen, Dan Smith, Isaac Baron and the always dangerous Phil Ivey.

Day 4 of the main event starts at noon Friday. The blinds will continue for a little less than an hour at 2,000-4,000 with a 500 ante, giving the average stack of 268,753 just over 67 big blinds to work with.

Take a look at the top ten chip counts below. Click here for a look at the entire list.

1 Andrew Liporace 1,128,000
2 Mehrdad Yousefzadeh 1,124,000
3 Raul Mestre 988,500
4 Jesse Wilke 975,500
5 Scott Blackman 935,000
6 Andoni Larrabesanchez 923,000
7 Stephen Graner 911,0000
8 Per Karlsson 891,500
9 Rasmus Larsen 883,000
T-10 Roman Valerstein 850,500
T-10 David Tuthill 850,500

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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