David Einhorn flush with luck in poker's 'Main Event'

Greenlight Capital President David Einhorn sits at a poker table in Atlantic City, N.J.
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Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn is still alive after three days (and nearly 30 hours of play) in the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.

The head of Greenlight Capital is one of 6,683 players who put up the $10,000 tournament entry for a shot at the $10 million first prize.

Some 746 players remain, and on Friday the so-called money bubble will burst. Only 693 players will make the money, with the minimum cash being worth $18,406. The lucky player in 694th place gets free entry into next year's tournament; 695th gets nothing.

Currently Einhorn has 174,500 chips (from a starting stack of 30,000 on Day 1) putting him right in the middle of the pack.

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