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Day Three of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship was completed on Thursday, at the Rio in Las Vegas.

The field size was whittled down even further from an initial door-busting number, as 1,875 participants who survived the first two days of tournament action were cut in half to less than 900 players that remain alive (Note: At press time, there are estimated to be 853 players remaining. The official number and players will be released early Friday morning).

Chip Leaders: Patrick Poirier (Tupper Lake, NY) has 1,328,000 in chips. His only previous two cashes at the WSOP total $6,707 in prize money, which means Poirier is now playing on the biggest stage of his poker life. Read more