Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

Olivier Busquet Leads on Day 3 of Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

Olivier Busquet

At noon local time, Day 3 of Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT is set to begin with the final 10 players in the hunt for a gold bracelet, bragging rights, and the first-place prize of $229,923.

Olivier Busquet leads the field with 571,000 chips, but with the shootout format, all of the stacks are within close proximity of one another. John Richards comes in as the shortest stack with 521,000, just eight big blinds less than the chip leader.

Other notable players remaining in the field include Jan Schwippert, Upeshka De Silva, Jean Gaspard, Linglin Zeng, and Taylor Paur. De Silva, Gaspard, and Paur are all seeking their second WSOP bracelet, while the rest are in the hunt for their first. Busquet came close in both 2015 and 2016 after finishing in third place in the Millionaire Maker and the Heads-Up Championship, respectively, and seeks redemption today.

The remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $14,675 for making it to Day 3, while the players finishing in 11th through 50th place on Day 2 all received min-cashes worth $6,407. A total of 369 players entered this event, making up a prize pool worth $996,300.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia11Upeshka De SilvaUnited States550,00092
Brasilia12Mark McmillinUnited States550,00092
Brasilia13Casey CarrollUnited States562,00094
Brasilia14Jean GaspardUnited States550,00092
Brasilia15Jan SchwippertGermany564,00094
Brasilia16Linglin ZengChina548,00091
Brasilia17Louis HelmUnited States548,00091
Brasilia18Olivier BusquetUnited States571,00095
Brasilia19John RichardsUnited States521,00087
Brasilia110Taylor PaurUnited States536,00089

The blinds will begin at 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante and play will continue until a winner is crowned. Levels will increase every 40 minutes, with a 15-minute break every three levels, and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level of the day at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Here is a look at what the final ten are playing for:

PlacePrize (USD)

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Jogador Fichas Progresso
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 571,000
Jan Schwippert de
Jan Schwippert
de 564,000
Casey Carroll us
Casey Carroll
us 562,000
Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 550,000
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
us 550,000
Mark McMillin us
Mark McMillin
us 550,000
Linglin Zeng cn
Linglin Zeng
cn 548,000
Louis Helm us
Louis Helm
us 548,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 536,000
John Richards us
John Richards
us 521,000

Tags: Jan SchwippertJean GaspardJohn RichardsLinglin ZengOlivier BusquetTaylor PaurUpeshka De Silva