A total of 33 players are returning for Day 3 of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em at Bally's and Paris in Las Vegas Nevada. The field yesterday returned with 826 players out of the 14,112 initial entrants.
Play quickly went underway as faces dropped from the field and bounties were collected, with the largest $1,000,000 bounty going to Matt Glantz, who ended up finishing in 42nd place for $20,730 as well. Still remaining to be claimed is one $100,000 bounty, one $50,000 bounty and a couple of $25,000 bounties remain with one of these players looking to claim it.
The chipleader coming into the day is Michael Smith who comes in with 50,300,000, good for 63 big blinds for the start of the day. Smith went on a late-night spin-up and found his stack quadrupling in size during the last few levels of the night. Smith has racked up a few WSOP cashes throughout his career, but never a bracelet and today he has put himself in prime contention to do so.
Natalie Hof comes in as second in chips with 37,600,000 and as one of three women remaining in the tournament. Hof is coming off of an eighth place finish in the Ladies Event for $16,710 and is continuing her strong performance this WSOP. Looking for her best lifetime cash and first bracelet, she has also put herself in a great position to collect bounties.
Also still in the field are a pair of brothers Daniel De Almedia (17,300,000) and Caio De Almedia (6,300,000), Florian Duta (26,700,000), Libby Wilson (11,900,000), Nellie Park (10,600,000), and James Alexander (9,800,000). This field possesses no former bracelet winners, guaranteeing that this event will see a new champion rise and collect their career best score of $750,120.
Action will begin at Level 36 at 1 p.m. in Paris Purple with blinds at 400,000/800,000 and an 800,000 big blind ante. Levels will last 40 minutes, with a 15-minute break after every three levels. Players will play down to a winner today, stay tuned to PokerNews for all updates regarding this event as well as the rest of The World Series Of Poker.