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Bubble bursts at the Main Event; 337 left in hunt for $8.25 million

13 July 2007

The bubble burst at the Main Event of the World Series of Poker last night, and 284 players finished the day with at least $20,320 in winnings. The remaining 337 players are eying the $8.25 million first-place prize as play resumes today at noon PST for Day 4.

Rome's Dario Minieri, who won €125,780 in a European Poker Tour event last October, will start the day with a healthy chip lead, holding $2.4 million. Jeff Weiss of Florida is second with just over $1.5 million.

Kenny Tran, who was fifth in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, sits in fifth with nearly $1.2 million.

Five former winners are still in the field, including: Huck Seed (1996, $544,000); Robert Varkonyi (2002, $424,000); Scotty Nguyen (1998, $321,000); Carlos Mortensen (2001, $284,000); and Berry Johnston (1986, $203,000).

Other notable players still in contention include: Gus Hansen ($1.0 million); Isaac Haxton ($791,000); Kirk Morrison ($772,000); Bart Hanson ($738,000); Lee Watkinson ($737,000); Bill Edler ($673,000); Julian Gardner ($471,000); Chad Brown ($454,000); Jason Lester ($439,000); John Spadavecchia ($402,000); Alexander Kravchenko ($371,000); Thor Hansen ($342,000); Daniel Alaei ($299,000); Humberto Brenes ($210,000); Mimi Tran ($144,000); Tobey Maguire ($131,000); Hasan Habib ($127,000); and Billy Baxter ($105,000).

Bubble bursts at the Main Event; 337 left in hunt for $8.25 million is republished from CasinoVendors.com.
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Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.

Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.