OWEN CROWE LEADS FINAL 11 HEADING INTO DAY 3 OF THE BICYCLE CASINO MAIN EVENT

March 13, 2018 - 03:08:11 AM EST  | 

OWEN CROWE LEADS FINAL 11 HEADING INTO DAY 3 OF THE BICYCLE CASINO MAIN EVENT

Owen Crowe bagged the chip lead of the Bicycle Casino Main Event after an stellar last level. Crowe will bring 2,700,000 into Day 3 and will look to turn that in a victory and circuit title. To start the day, Crowe began with 164,500 and stayed steady for most of the day, until the last two levels when he finally hit a hot streak, bounding from right around 500,000 to almost 3 million. Despite having over $1,000,000 in World Series of Poker Earning, Crowe is still looking for his first ring to add to his collection, and could do so with a victory on Tuesday. 

The day began with 159 players (the 143 from Day 1A and 1B and 16 new entrants as well), but at the end of the night only 11 players will return for Day 3. Both the Day 1A chip leader, Adam Miller, and Day 1B chip leader, Kristy Arnett, are still alive as well as 10 more levels of play are in the books. 

As registration closed, a prizepool of $1,057,500 was announced, creating a first place prize of $216,790. From there it was a race to the money as players dropped quickly left and right, including many of Day 2's new entries, including Scott Stewart, Joseph Cheong, and Ryan Lenaghan to name a few. Along with them several others fell short of the money, including Eddy Sabat, Valentin Vornicu, Ari Engel, and Nipun Java. The bubble didn't last long either as hand for hand play lasted only one hand. Simon Brooks was the victim, falling when his ace-nine was unable to match up to Adam Swan's ace-king. With that, the rest of the field was guaranteed a payday of at least $2,960.

From there, players kept falling quickly as more and more names were added to the payout list. Among them were Adam Geyer, Kevin Eyster, Bruce Kramer, Mohsin Charania, Dan Heimiller, Warren Sheaves, Luke Brereton, as well as former main event champion Joe McKeehen. McKeehen fell to Ben Keeline in a cooler situation, getting pocket kings all in against pocket aces and busted in 38th place for $3,530. Keeline would make it a bit further, but eventually fell as well, dropping in 14th place when his pocket jacks lost a race against Kevin Gimble's king-queen. Gimble turned a queen and Keeline walked away with a $13,270 pay day. 

The final 11 players will be back at 1 p.m. to finish out play with a slew of big names still remaining, including Kristy Arnett (520,000), Brett Murray (1,930,000), Tom Braband (2,530,000) and David Pham (1,910,000). Everyone remaining is guaranteed a payday of $16,305 but all of them are looking for the first place prize as well as WSOPC ring to add to their collections. WSOP.com will have updates on all the action so be sure to stay tuned for it all. 

Chip Counts For Day 3: 

1 - Owen Crowe - 2,700,000
2 -Tom Braband - 2,530,000
3 - Brett Murray - 1,930,000
4 - David Pham - 1,910,000
5 - Martin Carnero - 1,220,000
6 - Kevin Gimble - 960,000
7 - Adam Swan - 900,000
8 - Nick Palma - 650,000
9 - Kristy Arnett - 520,000
10 - Adam Miller - 485,000
11 - Scott Saunders - 295,000

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Results So Far 
Updates From Day 2


 
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