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World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Day 3: Von Kriegenbergh Dazzles

Taylor von Kriegenbergh

The World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown continued on Friday with the remaining 145 players returning to action. At the end of the day, only 51 of them remained. Finding his way at the top of the leaderboard was Taylor von Kriegenbergh with 1,080,500 in chips. Hot on his heels was Abbey Daniels with 1,016,500 in chips. After that, there was a huge drop-off to the player in third place, Justin Zaki with 461,000.

Von Kriegenbergh had a great day on the felt, including a massive hand he won against Steven Levy during Level 13 with the blinds at 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante. There was already about 100,000 chips in the pot, according to the WPT Live Update Team, and the board read {10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{A-Spades}.

Von Kriegenbergh bet 42,500 and Levy made the call. The river completed the board with the {Q-Clubs} and von Kriegenbergh fired the same amount, 42,500. Levy tanked and then made the call. Von Kriegenbergh tabled the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for top two pair, coming on the turn and river, and won the pot worth nearly 300,000 in chips.

While von Kriegenbergh was thriving on the day, others were dying. Some of those players who made it to Day 3 but couldn’t advance further included Dan O’Brien, Hiren Patel, Randy Dorfman and Annette Obrestad. Lauren Kling was also eliminated, falling at the hands of von Kriegenbergh on the last hand of the day.

Kling got the last of her money in on a king-high flop holding {K-}{10-}. Von Kriegenbergh held a dominating {A-}{K-} and was able to hold from there and move over one million in chips.

The original plan was to play down until the money was reached, which was set at 45 players, but play was stopped a tiny bit short for the day. Some of the notables who will be returning for Day 4 are Timothy “T.K.” Miles (427,000), Todd Terry (410,000), Darren Elias (260,500) and Mike Beasley (174,000). The face of the WPT, Mike Sexton, also still remains with 192,000 in chips.

Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChips
1Taylor von Kriegenbergh1,080,500
2Abbey Daniels1,016,500
3Justin Zaki461,000
4Tommy Vedes446,500
5Brent Roberts441,000
6Timothy "T.K." Miles427,000
7Bruce Snell427,000
8Curt Kohlberg413,500
9Todd Terry410,000
10James Mackey374,500

Day 4 will kickoff at 1200 EDT (1600 GMT) in Hollywood, Florida, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday and you can be sure to find the recap right here on PokerNews.

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