Scott Margereson leads MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event

UK's Margereson has a massive chip lead over the rest of the star-studded field.

The $10,300 buy-in MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event at the partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party generated a total of 948 entries. Only 135 of them (including 10 online qualifiers) managed to reach Day3.

All of the remaining players are in the money already, meaning at least $20,000 for them. Even though the exact payouts haven't been disclosed yet, some of the reminders will certainly take home much bigger shares of the $9,480,000 prize pool.

Scott Margereson from the United Kingdom managed to build the biggest stack, he accumulated 38,350,000 which puts him into a comfortable lead over current second, Germany's Phil Gruissem, who has 24,175,000 chips. The top 10 includes several household names, with the likes of Jorryt van Hoof, Sergi Reixach, Chris Hunichen or Sam Soverel.

Top 10 chip counts

Rank Player Chips
1 Scott Margereson 38,350,000
2 Philipp Gruissem 24,175,000
3 Jorryt van Hoof 23,000,000
4 Sergi Reixach 22,875,000
5 Chris Hunichen 19,000,000
6 Chino Rheem 18,150,000
7 Nino Ullmann 16,475,000
8 Marc Lange 15,925,000
9 Rayan Chamas 15,150,000
10 Sam Soverel 15,100,000

With blinds of 100K/200K/200K, many well-known faces have sizeable stacks. Partypoker's Dzmitry Urbanovich will start with 73 big blinds (14,625,000), Triton specialist, Chin Wei Lim has almost the same amount (14.6 million), while Hungary's András "probirs" Németh will return with 55 big blinds (10.9 million) and Ben Heath with 56.b blinds.

Others however only survived with short stacks, meaning they'll have to find an early double-up to avoid elimination. With 3.2 million, Kristen Bicknell can't take a deep run for granted, but Manig Loeser's 2.2 million doesn't look too strong either.

With 725,000 and 325,000 of chips, Ryan Laplante and Steve O'Dwyer are going to need a miracle to hang in there. The players return to the tables at 12 p.m. (ET) on Friday, November 22. You can follow the action live at PokerGO!