2010 WSOP Main Event: The Horror Of Day 3
July 13, 2021
Day 3 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event saw 2,557 total players, from numerous different Day Ones and Day Twos, all finally unify on the same day, only to cruelly feast upon each other until their total group was cut down by more than half.  Like zombies and humans trapped in the same mall, the players from Day 2a and Day 2b crushed together and showed no mercy while attempting to take every last life sustaining chip from each other, leaving only 1,203 still twitching by the time authorities quelled the carnage at the end of the night’s battle.

Reporters trying to assess the destruction afterwards discovered many familiar friends had been cut down during the slaughter including PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso, Jim Bechtel, Thomas “Thunder” Keller, Scott Seiver, 97-year old Jack Ury, Erik Seidel, Lacey Jones, Jeff Sarwer, Maria Ho, Sully Erna of Godsmack, Phil Laak, David Singer, Steve Sung, David Williams, Chris Moneymaker, Paul Wasicka, Kara Scott, David “Devilfish” Ulliott, Daniel Negreanu, Eugene Katchalov, and even the defending champion Joe Cada, but luckily as these comrades fell, new heroes arose including many, many, Mizrachis.

Robert, Eric Danny and Michael amazingly all survived the brutal day as did PokerRoad’s own Barry “The Bear” Greenstein, Gavin “The Caveman” Smith and Court “The Hick” Harrington, yet though all have some ammunition to work with when the next cruel surge begins, each must now contend with some true monsters which swelled to unreasonable size as a result of Day Three’s feeding. 

Some of the biggest stacks heading into Day 4 include Alexander Kostritsyn (534,100), Johnny Lodden (656,400), Eric “basbaldy” Baldwin (499,600), Matt Keikoan (481,600) and two-time WSOP Main Event champion Johnny Chan, who with 636,000 in tournament chips must now be considered one of the biggest and most imposing threats still alive, despite not quite overtaking chip leader James Carroll (803,000).

456 more players must still fall in this contest of will before any of this year’s players can finally collect dividends upon their bravery, and by most estimations all of those 456, and more, will be eliminated during today’s (7/13) Day 4.  To witness that horror as it unfolds, via internet and monitor, visit for live on-site updates powered by PokerNews.
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