Who Are *You* Rooting For?
There were 337 players who survived the carnage of Day 3 -- "Money Day." (For a full list of survivors, chip counts, and Day 4 seating assignments, scroll down below.)
Now that the money bubble has burst, many of these players will be satisfied with nothing less than the final table. There is a wide variety of players still alive in this field, and everyone should have someone to root for tomorrow.
There are top tournament pros like Gus Hansen, Humberto Brenes, Chad Brown, Jason Lester, Lee Watkinson, David Levi, Brandon Adams, and Mimi Tran.
There are top online players like Sorel 'Imper1um' Mizzi, Jared 'Waco Kid' Hamby, Darrell 'Gigabet' Dicken, Hevad 'Rain' Khan, Matt 'Mattster24' Sterling, and Peter 'Nordberg' Feldman.
There are top Europeans like Julian Gardner, Thor Hansen, Donnacha O'Dea, and Willie Tann.
There are former world champions Berry Johnston ('86), Huckleberry Seed ('96), Scott Nguyen ('98), Carlos Mortensen ('01), and Robert Varkonyi ('02).
There are 2007 WSOP bracelet winners Bill Edler and Alex Kravchenko.
There are seasoned veterans like Billy Baxter, Hans 'Tuna' Lund, and Mike Laing.
There are even celebrities -- actor Tobey Maguire ("Spider-Man"), musician Sully Erna (lead singer, Godsmack), and television writer/producer Sam Simon (co-creator of "The Simpsons) have already outlasted nearly 95% of the field.
But wait ... there's more.
There's the blind player, Hal Lubarsky, who uses an assistant to read the cards and whisper them into his ear. He's still in the hunt for the final table.
There's Kenny Tran, who was a surprise at the final table of $50,000 H.O.R.S.E., but has followed it up by becoming the first player to a million chips in the Main Event.
There's the uber-aggressive young Italian, Dario Minieri, who doesn't know the word "slow," and took the chip lead in the last half hour of Day 3. As an online player, he accumulated so many player's bonus points that he used them to buy a new Porsche. He's the big threat heading to Day 4.
The remaining 337 players will play another five levels today, and then play down to the final 27 on Saturday (Day 5). Everyone who survives Saturday will be guaranteed at least $333,490.
Sunday (Day 6), the players will battle for the nine seats at the final table. Everyone who survives Sunday will be guaranteed at least $525,934.
Monday is an off day. Get some sleep.
Tuesday is the big day -- the final table of the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. Nine players, one of whom will go down in poker history as the world champion, earning $8.25 million. The final five will become millionaires.
Regardless of whom you're rooting for, you'll want to return to PokerNews.com at 12:00 noon PDT for complete coverage, with chip counts, hand updates, money finishes, photos, and video interviews.