Today started with 491 players, just 50 spots off the money. It didn’t take long for the money bubble to burst and eliminations kept up a quick pace throughout the day. The day ended with just 34 of the original 4,497 players. It is James Miller (1,088,000) leading the way with Kenneth Lind (1,057,000) and James McClendon (1,029,000) not far behind. All three players stayed under the radar while quietly accumulating chips to build impressive stacks.
Some of the notables that were lost in the flurry of bust outs include John Strzemp (125th), Young Ji (104th), Robert Varkonyi (73rd) and Dan Heimiller (39th), who busted during the last level of play. Hoyt Corkins (266,000), who placed fourth in this event last year, is looking to better his finish but has his work cut out for him as he sits with a below average chip stack.
The remaining players will be returning tomorrow to the Amazon Room at 11 a.m. battle it out for the first-place prize of $634,809 and a WSOP gold bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates and hand-for-hand coverage of the final table. See you back here tomorrow. Good Night from Las Vegas!