Break #2: Somar Al-Darwich Takes Lead From Mark Kroon
Start-of-Day 3 chip leader Mark Kroon paced the field for most of the first two levels, but a new leader emerged just before the second break. Somar Al-Darwich doubled through Kroon moments before the end of the level to snag the pole position.
Mathew Huey is still within striking distance. Huey started the day in Pavilion and was moved into the Amazon Room during the first level of the day. It wasn't long before he picked up aces against Liberto's queens and got max value on a board to send Liberto out the door.
Also finding success in the past level was Michael Mizrachi, who climbed to 570,000. Millionaire Maker champ Benny Chen also crossed the 500K mark.
Phil Ivey had an excellent first level on Day 3 but took a dent to a stack when Phil Mader doubled through him at the ESPN stage. Ivey was still holding strong at 235,000 at last count.
Tony Dunst, David Benyamine, Shane Warne and Sam Grafton were among the casualties during Level 12. Grafton was eliminated at a feature table by reigning champ Greg Merson, who is still sitting comfortably with around 200,000 in chips.
The players are filtering out of the tournament area for a 20-minute break. See you back here shortly!