David Williams, Daniel Negreanu Make Strong Start at 2010 WSOP

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Ace King
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PokerStars newest pro David Williams ranked among the top 5 chip leaders during Day 3 play of the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event. 

Williams Tweeted earlier in the day:

"Got up to 140k but lost two big hands. Down to 107k but still going strong."

PokerStars made its official announcement regarding Williams on Wednesday as he got set to play.

The company said in a statement:

Williams is one of the most successful poker players of all time, with big results in both No Limit Hold'em and mixed games. He has performed well playing in the biggest cash games around and to date has acquired $7,923,630 in live tournament winnings. Like so many others who have gone on to become big winners, Williams started out playing Magic: The Gathering, the collectible card game, and this ultimately introduced him to poker.

Also among the top 20 was Daniel Negreanu, one of the biggest names in poker today.

WSOP bracelet record holder, Phil Hellmuth, also kicked off play today and, at press time, was not faring well.

Hellmuth tweeted:

"So sick! One horrible round and I am down to $13,900...No bad luck stories here, maybe a few good luck ones soon though!!"

Hellmuth was dangerously close to busting out the first day as was noted online poker player Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, who at press time had only 9,000 chips. 

Among the players eliminated on Tuesday included 2006 Main Event champion Jamie Gold along with big name pros Dan Shak, Mark Seif, Liv Boeree, Bertrand Grospellier, Erick Lindgren, 2008 Main Event runner-up Ivan Demidov, and Jennifer Tilly.

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Ace King, Gambling911.com