Another 10 levels are in the book and only 17 remain in Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better. The day began with 139 players all still alive attempting to make it to the final 45 and beyond, but at the end of the day the money bubble was breached and only 17 were left standing.
Plenty of notables fell just short of the money while some made it through the money and fell after. Some of those to fall short of the money were Eric Baldwin, Huck Seed, Thomas Keller, Yueqi Zhu, Jeff Madsen, and Matt Giannetti among others. Right on the bubble, Ali Eslami was eliminated by Ari Engel when Engel caught a flush and a better low to send him packing. After the bubble there were plenty of notables left alive, but they too fell one by one until there was just two tables remaining. Some of the notables who made the money but failed to travel further were Amnon Filippi, Gavin Smith, Mike Matusow, Raymond Davis, Tom Koral and Mark Gregorich.
Joe Hachem managed to stay alive until the final three tables of the night was as well. Hachem cruised by with an average or short stack for most of the day but during the last level of the night Hachem took a brutal beat to get sent home just short of the final two tables.
Coming in with the chip lead tomorrow is Alexey Makarov who cruised under the radar building his stack all day long. Although we didn't catch Makarov play any huge pot, he was able to build up the biggest stack in the room and will lead the final 17 players when they return at 2 p.m. local time tomorrow. Just behind Makarov are John O'Shea, Zhen Cai, and Ashly Butler. Butler was on a short stack for most of the day but was able to pick it up in the last few levels of the night to end as one of the chips leaders.
The players will return to the Amazon Room tomorrow where they will battle it out to a winner. Seventeen players remain, but only one can claim the bracelet so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com where we'll bring you all the updates from Day 3 of Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better.