The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship is down to about 800 players after Day 3 concluded a few hours ago. Belgian poker pro Kenny Hallaaert (picture) bagged up 1.7 million and the chip lead, and not far behind him are some well-known faces - including Atonio "The Magician" Esfandiari with 1.3 million, Shaun Deeb with 1.2 million and Eugene Katchalov 1.2 million.
There are no former Main Event winners left in the competition as, for example, 14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and reigning champion Joe McKeehen both fell on Day 3, which started with 2,186 players.
Other bracelet who were eliminated during Day 3 include David Chiu, Adrian Mateos, David Benyamine, Vanessa Selbst, David Williams, Scott Seiver, Ted Forrest, Bertrand Grospellier, Tony Dunst, and Brandon Shack-Harris.
Day 4 will continue on Friday at noon local time. All remaining players are guaranteed to take home $16,007 - with their eyes on the world champion title and $8 million in prize money!
Check back on Monday morning for another brief update on the Main Event.