WSOP Main Event Update: Big Name Pros Still Remain

The 2013 World Series of Poker is about to wrap things up and the most anticipated event of the series is underway. The Main Event saw 6,352 players pony up $10,000 to compete, which created a prize pool of $59,708,800. The top player at the end will earn just over $8.3 million and with several hundred making the money, everyone wants to hold out as long as possible. Game play has now reached Day 3 and several top pros are still in contention for the gold bracelet.

As of the latest update to, several pros are still in contention. Phil Ivey held just under 200,000 while Annette Obrestad is holding strong for the ladies at 196,600. Kenny Tran has a leg up with 301,300 chips but Victor Figueroa is in a good lead with just over 460,600 in chips. Figueroa has been on a roll this past WSOP, earning tenth place in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament, Event #34, earning $15,525.

The chip leader is just above Figueroa with 507,300 chips. Mark Kroon came into day 3 with the chip lead and it will be interesting to see if he can hold on to the lead to return as the chip leader tomorrow. Kroon finished in 25th place in Event #26, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Seniors Championship earlier this month and has not cashed out in the WSOP Main Event since 2011 when he finished in 399th place.

The tournament still has a ways to go and many players are running neck and neck in chip stacks. Players are sure to begin to go all in to try and take a few out to narrow down the field. As of today there are just over 1700 remaining and players must get down to 648 to finish in the money.