Hastings Currently Has Over 800k in ChipsPublished on July 10th, 2015 8:39 pm EST
The remaining players from Day 2AB and Day 2C of the World Series of Poker main event combined into one field today for the start of Day 3.
6,420 players elected to take part in this year's World Series of Poker main event, which is the eighth largest field in WSOP main event history. The result? A prize pool of $60,348,000, with the winner taking home $7,680,021.
There are currently 1,179 players left in the tournament with a great deal of play left in Day 3. The top 1,000 spots pay out a minimum of $15,000, which means that the money bubble in the event should be broken sometime this evening.
Here are the top five chip leaders as of this moment:
Amar Anand, 859,000
Brian Hastings, 813,900
Calvin Lee, 710,000
Michael Shanahan, 618,000
Upeshka De Silva, 606,400
Brian Hastings has had a particularly eventful summer - in addition to winning two World Series of Poker bracelets ($1,500 10-Game Mix, $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship), Hastings has also been accused of both multi-accounting (under the "NoleHayes" account on Pokerstars) and playing on Pokerstars using a VPN from the United States. A comment from Hastings about another player angle-shooting during a live World Series of Poker event resulted in Hastings himself being accused of improprieties.
Some of the other notable names who are still alive in the main event as of this moment include:
Matt Glantz, 416,000
Brandon Adams, 368,000
David Benefield, 350,000
Jake Cody, 290,000
David Sands, 262,000
Mike Matusow, 210,000
Justin Bonomo, 180,000
Daniel Negreanu, 125,800
Phil Hellmuth, 120,700
Antonio Esfandiari, 114,000
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker