Vanessa Selbst leads after PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun day 3

Vanessa SelbstYesterday 125 players returned to the poker tables to play day 3 of the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun Main Event, and now only 24 remain in the hunt for the title and whopping first prize of $750.000.

Selbst playing aggressively

The big story of the day was aggressive playing Vanessa Selbst, who began the day with 542.600 in chips and was third in the total count before the day. The many starting chips seemed to work well for Selbst as she used her chips to overtake the tournament chip lead after day 3. Selbst played very aggressive throughout the day with relentless raising and 3-betting all day long. By the end of day 3 she had picked up 2.285.000 in chips, which leaves her in great position to go on to the final table today.

Another professional poker player, who had a great day at the felt, was Scott Seiver. From the start of day 3 his day looked to be short, as he began with merely 40.400 in chips, but somehow he managed to climb the leader board ending with 2.241.000 chips. After that performance he almost seems destined to go on to the final table today and Seiver will surely be one of the favorites at this stage in the tournament.

No easy day for either one

On the other hand Selbst and Seiver will not get an easy day as they are joined today on day 4 by many other great players. Yesterdays chip leader Jordan Morgan is still in the hunt and ended the day with a nice stack of 1.667.000 chips, while other notables including Cliff Josephy, Jonathan Aguiar, Peter Jetten and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso are still standing with 24 players left in the tournament.

We also had to say goodbye to a lot of great players on Day 3 as they hit the rail during play yesterday. Among the more prominent names was Phil Ivey, who was eliminated in 29th place, and we also lost James Akenhead, Ryan D’Angelo, David Williams, Sorel Mizzi, Jeff Madsen, and Team PokerStars Pros Dennis Phillips and Marcello Del Grosso.

The players will hit the tables again today at midday and play will resume until only eight remain for the final table. All players are now guaranteed $19.000 for their performance the last days, but surely are aiming for more. We will check back with more updates from the PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun, when the final table is found later today.

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