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Next PSIT 3 Features the Mouth, the Moneymaker, and the Boy Genius

Players Played for a Prize Pool Worth $1.2 Million


Fox Sports Network (FSN) will show the world how the fourth cluster of six players played their first-round match during the Poker Superstars Invitational 3 (PSIT 3) this Sunday.

Ted Forrest, Erick Lindgren, Mike Matusow, Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, and Greg Raymer make up the fourth and final group of players. Each group played five times and points were awarded for position of finish. The top 16 point leaders advanced to the second round.

Mike Sexton, Antonia Esfandiari, and Card Player Magazine CEO Jeff Shulman all won the first round of their matches and are tied at the top of the leader board with 10 points as the PSIT 3 prepares to air its fourth show. The winners of each match also receive $10,000.

Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Tilly, and Phil Hellmuth all finished second in their matches and are close behind the leaders with seven points each.

After the qualifying round, the remaining players split into four four-handed groups and played a freezeout. The winner received $15,000 and advanced to the quarterfinals. The remaining players then played each other again three-handed. The winner of each group also received $15,000 and advanced to the next round.

Play went on like this until there were only two players left. They played for a bulk of the prize money and viewers are going to have to wait until the end of the season to find out who won. The winner of the heads-up match received $400,000 and the runner-up $140,000.

Before it got down to two players, the remaining eight played in the Poker Superstars Invitational Championship, a winner-take-all event for $500,000.

The new season of PSIT 3 just started three weeks ago. The show will air for 34 weeks.

The tournament was held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas during a week in November. Besides the players already mentioned, Johnny Chan, Todd Brunson, Carlos Mortensen, Freddy Deeb, Gus Hansen, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, Joe Hachem, Eli Elezra, Mimi Tran, and Cyndy Violette played in the event.

PSIT 3 airs every Sunday at 8 p.m. local time. A repeat of the previous week's show airs at 7 p.m.