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WPT Championship Day 3 results with 62 players standing strong

The search for a new WPT World Champion continues with 62 players left after grinding three days into the event. Steve "MrSmokey1"′Billirakis is the current leader and an eminent candidate for tournament champion. He has already obtained his WSOP trophy in 2007 as the youngest ever bracelet winner. Taking the $2,100,000 first-place prize in 2009 World Championship Event wont be easy; the remaining field is topped off with some of the toughest players in poker with healthy stacks. Payout structure marks the bubble at top 50 making the money in this event; 12 more players will have to hit the rail without cashing in. The poker action continues at the Bellagio on Wednesday.bellagio-wpt-championchip-2009

Top 10 after day 3:

1.  Steve Billirakis 1,722,000
2.  Matt Hyman 1,663,000
3.  Mark Seif 1,315,000
4.  Nenad Medic 1,306,000
5.  David Singer 1,116,000
6.  Blake Cahail 1,059,000
7.  Phil Ivey 1,036,000
8.  Nick Binger 1,036,000
9.  David Baker 952,000
10.Freddy Deeb 932,000

Level 15: 4k - 8k, ante 1,000
Average stack: 543,548
Players remaining: 62 of 337

Notable eliminations:

Jean-Noel Thorel
Annie Duke
Johnny Chan
Martin De Knijff
Erica Schoenberg
Steve Zolotow
Shaun Deeb
Layne Flack
Hoyt Corkins
Howard Lederer
Daniel Negreanu

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