Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Dinner Break

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

Level 3 action brought to a close the registration period for the 2011 World Series of Poker. The official numbers were announced right before the dinner break and we're happy to report that this year's WSOP Main Event drew 6,865 entrants, making it the third largest in history. A prize pool of $64,531,000 was created, with over $8.7 million reserved for the winner.

We'll be on hiatus for 90 minutes, but in the meantime, read on to learn of all the interesting Level 3 developments.

First and foremost, let’s get to the list of eliminations that fell during Level 3. They included Frank Kassela, Jesse Martin, Nichoel Jurgens (formerly Nichoel Peppe), Melanie Weisner, Abe Mosseri, Tom Marchese, Cyndy Violette, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, and Jennifer Tilly.

Not everyone was so unfortunate in Level 3. Alan Sternberg (86,000) and Andrew Chen (131,000) managed to add to their big stack; while Chris Limo (130,000) Douglas Smith (103,800), Justin Filtz (94,000), Joe Tehan (86,000), and Antony Lellouche (77,000) are all among the big stacks.

Action will resume in 90 minutes when players return with their bellies full. Be sure to check back then for all the action and eliminations from Day 1d of the 2011 WSOP Main Event.