Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey Decide to Join Tournament on Day 3

Published on 2010-07-13 22:28:00

-WPT Bellagio Cup - Logo A number of poker’s biggest names decide to take advantage of the extra-late registration for the WPT Bellagio Cup VI event on Tuesday.

Tournament organizers decided to keep registration for the WPT Bellagio Cup VI open until 1:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, a full two days after the tournament got under way.

The idea was to lure some of the people who were busting out of the World Series of Poker main event, and it worked.

Some of the names who decided to register on Day 3 of the event included:

Phil Hellmuth (who made another big entrance)
Phil Ivey
Daniel Negreanu
Tom “durrrr” Dwan
Chris Ferguson

In total, approximately 50 players decided to try their luck and register to play on Day 3 of the event. This ended up creating a total field size of 353 players, which resulted in a prize pool of a little over $3.5 million (the eventual winner will walk way with about $875k).

There are currently 53 players left in the event with three levels left in Day 3. Ravi Raghavan and Rick Salomon are both leading the way with 800k stacks, while Justin Smith (775k) and Jordan Morgan (737k) are close behind.

Some of the notable names who are still alive in the tournament:

Annette Obrestad - 460k
Joe Hachem - 310k
Men Nguyen - 170k
Phil Ivey - 155k
Todd Brunson - 80k

The current average chip stack is around 266k.

According to Worldpokertour.com, the top 50 spots in this event will pay out, meaning that names like Phil Ivey have almost cashed, despite signing up to play just a few short hours ago.

Some of the names who hit the rail on Day 3 included:

Phil Hellmuth
Daniel Negreanu
Tom Dwan
Lex Veldhuis
Phil Laak


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