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.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||1||1||Upeshka De Silva||United States||550,000||92|
|Brasilia||1||2||Mark Mcmillin||United States||550,000||92|
|Brasilia||1||3||Casey Carroll||United States||562,000||94|
|Brasilia||1||4||Jean Gaspard||United States||550,000||92|
|Brasilia||1||7||Louis Helm||United States||548,000||91|
|Brasilia||1||8||Olivier Busquet||United States||571,000||95|
|Brasilia||1||9||John Richards||United States||521,000||87|
|Brasilia||1||10||Taylor Paur||United States||536,000||89|
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:
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