New Orleans (May 10, 2015) — A total of 110 players from 554 starting returned to Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans Sunday to jockey for one of the top 63 in-the-money spots in the property’s World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event. The restart was littered with notable pros including bracelet winners Loni Harwood, Cliff Goldkind, Tom Franklin and Larry Wright as well as chip leader Steve Moore, John Dolan, Brandon Adams, Maurice Hawkins and five-time ring winners Valentin Vornicu and Kyle Cartwright. Following 10 levels and nearly 12 hours of action, play narrowed to just 10 remaining with Louisiana’s own Jared Ingles leading the way.

Ingles claims 2,600,000 and leads the unofficial final table comfortably with the next closest stack belonging to Hugo Perez who holds 2,210,000. For Ingles, who finished 56th in the 2010 WSOP Main Event for $138,285, a victory would earn him his first piece of WSOP hardware and his largest career score. Perez, a final tablist during the same summer Series as Ingles’ deep run, also hopes for his largest career score and first career win. The pair at the top are the only two players to bag more than 2,000,000 chips.

Joining the tournament’s chip leaders for Day 3 will be Southern pros and multiple-time ring winners David Nicholson and John Holley. Nicholson edged out Holley bagging 1,455,000 to Holley’s 415,000. The table’s shortstack, meanwhile, belongs to Joseph Alesna who previously finished 10th in this season’s Main Event at Palm Beach Kennel club and looks to improve on that run here in the Bayou.

While the above names are still in contention’s for the tournament’s top prize, not everyone on Day 2 went home happy. The money bubble burst just over two hours into the restart, but not before Dolan, Adams, Hawkins and others hit the rail shy of a payday. Those to one-up the aforementioned notables and head home with a score include Ashly Butler (56th, $2,717), Dolan (53rd, $2,950), Cartwright (51st, $2,950), “Boston” Rob Mariano (48th, $2,950), Casino Championship points leader Cory Waaland (46th, $2,950), Wright (42nd, $3,241), Harwood (32nd, $4,055), four-time ring winner Caufman Talley (30th, $4,612), Austin Buchanan (24th, $6,208) and Christopher Conrad (11th, $13,030).

Two other players with a strong showing include the father-son duo of Bob and Robbie Beck. Bob, the elder Beck, busted Robbie late in Flight A, but Robbie came back with a vengeance to bag Flight B. The pair advanced to Day 2 and Robbie got the last laugh finishing 38th for $3,241 and besting his dad’s 57th-place finish and $2,717 score.

Up-to-date results from the event are available on WSOP.com.

Main Event action resumes Monday at noon CT. Each of the 10 remaining players is assured $13,030 with the tournament’s champion pocketing $174,514, a Circuit gold ring and a berth in the National Championship.

Live updates throughout the tournament’s conclusion will be available right here on WSOP.com.

Harrah’s New Orleans Day 3 chip counts:

Play begins with blinds 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante

1. Jared Ingles - 2,600,000
2. Hugo Perez - 2,210,000
3. Damian Radanov - 1,700,050
4. David Nicholson - 1,445,000
5. John Lauve - 900,000
6. Tai Cao - 705,000
7. Corey Hochman - 655,000
8. John Holley - 415,000
9. Tony Sanchez - 330,000
10. Joseph Alesna - 310,000