2016 PokerStars Festival - New Jersey

Main Event
Dias: 3

David Johnston Leads; Dombrowski, Gagliano, Howe, and Affleck Follow

David Johnston
David Johnston

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of the PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event.

The starting field of 208 players is down to just 23, each looking to capture the first-place prize of $38,220. On top of the chip counts is David Johnston with 534,000, and a talented pack is hot on heels. Chris Dombrowski (494,500), Michael Gagliano (484,000), Dan Howe (480,000), and Matt Affleck (418,000) round out the top five chip counts. Also still in the field are PokerStars qualifier Peter Smyth (102,500), PokerStars Team Online's Randy Lew (100,500), NJCOOP Main Event champion Jesse "ROU$EY" Elliott (84,500), and Darren Elias (66,000).

The plan for the day is to play until the final table of eight players is reached. Each player right now is guaranteed $2,331, and a seat at the final table will lock up $4,455.

Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Peter SmythUK102,500
12Jason AcostaUSA137,000
13Darren EliasUSA66,000
14Robert CheungCanada53,000
15Randy LewUSA100,500
16Dan HoweUSA480,000
17Eli KimUSA113,500
18Jovy OunthongdyUSA268,500
21Sridhar SangannagariUSA338,500
23Jack DuongUSA51,000
24John GulinoUSA246,500
25Rocco DicondinaUSA93,500
26Wayne GerichtenUSA54,000
27Matt AffleckUSA418,000
28NIck AguileraUSA247,000
31Ruben CostaUSA132,600
32John KimUSA109,500
33David VamplewUK219,000
34Tom RevelloUSA199,500
35Jesse ElliottUSA84,500
36David JohnstonUSA534,000
37Chris DombrowskiUSA494,500
38Michael GaglianoUSA484,000

Play begins at 11 a.m., so keep it here throughout the day for live updates on the action.