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2012 World Poker Tour Copenhagen Day 3: Barshak Leads Final Two Tables

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Season XI of the World Poker Tour continued on Thursday with Day 3 of the WPT Copenhagen Main Event. After four levels and change, Stanislav Barshak leads the remaining 18 players with 830,000 chips. Also still alive are Day 2 chip leader Frei Dilling Kjaer, Jimmy Jonsson, Robin Ylitalo, Peter Jepson, and Steve O’Dwyer.

En route to the chip lead, Barshak eliminated Jesper Mertz. Mertz flopped a set of threes, but was dominated by Barshak’s flopped set of nines. The turn and river were both bricks, and Barshak added to his stack. With a win, Barshak would bank the largest score of his live tournament career — his largest score do date is $57,031 for finishing 11th in Event #57: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em — Six Handed at the 2012 World Series of Poker.

The bubble burst during Level 15, when Ramaneetharan Selvanajagam was eliminated by Jan Djerberg. Selvanajagam was all in and at risk holding {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}, which actually dominated Djerberg’s {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, but the board ran out {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}!

Prior to the bubble bursting there were a handful of eliminations, including Jenny Svensson, Jonas Klausen, and Niko Mykkonen. Klausen was all in preflop holding {a-Spades}{j-Spades}, which was dominated by Djerberg’s {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. Klausen found no help on the flop, turn, or river, and was eliminated.

Sergii Baranov, who recently finished runner-up in the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event and was one of the leaders entering the day, busted shortly after the bubble burst. With the blinds at 2,000/4,000/500, Ylitalo opened to 8,000, Bircan Cakar, three-bet to 27,000, and Baranov cold-called. Ylitalo called as well, and the flop came down {k-}{10-}{4-}. Ylitalo checked, Cakar fired 68,000, and Baranov moved all in. Ylitalo folded, but Cakar called.

Cakar held two tens for a set, Baranov held {a-}{k-} for a pair of kings, and Cakar held, eliminating Baranov from the competition.

O’Dwyer, the winner of a recent WPT National Series Denmark event, survived the day, but is one of the short stacks. He and Philip Jacobsen were heads up on a board of {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}, and O’Dwyer check-called a bet of 22,000. The {3-Hearts} completed the board, and O’Dwyer checked again. Jacobsen fired 80,000, and O’Dwyer called. Jacobsen tabled {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a flush, O’Dwyer mucked, and O’Dwyer will enter Day 4 second-to-last in chips.

Play ended on Thursday when Alexander Petersen was eliminated in 19th place. Petersen was all in preflop holding pocket sevens, and was crushed by Jacobsen’s pocket kings. The kings held, and Petersen earned $9,221 for his efforts.

Here’s how the final two tables look:

11Jimmy Jonsson494,000
12Niclas Martinsson307,000
13Stanislav Barshak830,000
14Robin Ylitalo329,000
15Christian Honore95,000
16Kenny Kousgaard131,000
17Steve O’Dwyer110,000
18Frei Dilling Kjaer691,000
19Martin Tonnesen477,000
21Peter Jepson250,000
22Birkan Cakar265,000
23Jan Djerberg719,000
24Claus Nielsen141,000
25Thor Drexel268,000
26Jens Kerper628,000
27Emil Olsson302,000
28Morten Klein349,000
29Philip Jacobsen501,000

Day 4 will begin at 1200 CET (0300 PDT) on Friday, where the remaining 18 players will play down to a six-handed final table. As always, you can find a full recap of all of the action right here at

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