2007 PCA: Isaac Haxton holds chip lead going into Day 4

Isaac Haxton says he's doing "reasonably well." That's a bit of an understatement if you're talking about his chip stack (he was actually talking about his state of mind). Right now, he has a commanding lead over the remaining 16 players in the field. Not bad for a guy who's only been playing No-Limit for about nine months. Before that, he played only Limit.

We talked to him after play here at the PCA ended for the day. This will be Isaac's first big cash. He played at the WPT event at Foxwoods and an event at Turning Stone, but he says he didn't get anywhere at either of those. Here, though, he says it feels like he's been hitting every flop. Isaac says after several hours of live play, fatigue begins to set in. He thinks that's an advantage for the younger players, though. I asked him if he had any plans for his winnings, since he's now guaranteed at least $45,915. He replied, "I'm not going to do anything stupid." He says he's going to mostly put it away or invest the money. That's that Ivy League education for you, folks.

So, exactly how big is that chip lead? He currently sits with more than 3.7 million in chips. His nearest competitor, Jon Little, has 2 million.

Jon Little

The average stack is just over 1 million. We'll be coming back to the 8,000/16,000/2000 level.

Isaac Haxton 3,754,000
Jon Little 2,084,000
Robert Mizrachi 1,798,000
Antonio Ribeiro 1,532,000
Robert Ford 1,313,000
Ryan Daut 1,226,000
Scott Clements 1,060,000
Justin Bonomo 1,052,000
Paul Lui 807,000
Frank Rusnak 806,000
Jon Friedberg 792,000
Joe Marcal 629,000
Erik Riise 620,000
Mario Silvestri 548,000
Luis Chan 433,000
Frank Parisi 289,000

It was quite a day as we dropped more than 100 players out of the field, including 2006 PCA Champion Steve Paul-Ambrose who finished in 20th place. To get a look at the eight hours of action from Day 3, including tons of pictures and shots from the World Championship of Battleship Poker, check out the PCA Day 3 Live Blog.

Everyone who remains in the event is guaranteed $45,915 and has a shot at the $1.5 million first prize. For a full list of people who have cashed in this year's main event, check out the 2007 PCA Winners list.

The final sixteen players will return on Tuesday at noon to play down to the final six WPT televised table. The PokerStars Blog will be on hand to bring you more live blogging action.

See you then.