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2010 WSOP Main Event Reflect Part 9 – The real day of survival

August 6th, 2010 No comments
Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier survived the carnage of day 3 at the ESPN Secondary Featured table

After a one day layoff, the Main Event of the 2010 World Series of Poker was back in action with a different feel.  On day 3, the remaining 2,557 who still had chips all resumed play on day 3, marking the first time in the event that all the players were in action on the same day.  What this meant for the Pavillion room was that just about every table was in action.  That wouldn’t last very long.

By the math, 1,203 players would survive the day, marking yet another day in which the gigantic field was trimmed down by about half.  At this rate, the words “SEAT OPEN ON TABLE ____” were heard an average of every 21 seconds. Read more…