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2016 WSOPC Caribbean: Werner Eder Claims the Lead on Day 1c of Event #3, 43 Make Day 2

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The third and final starting day of the $365 No Limit Hold'em $50,000 GTD Event #3 at the 2016 WSOPC Caribbean brought the best turnout with a total of 96 entries to create a total field of 236 entries. The top 24 spots will get paid a minimum of $670 and the winner can look forward to a payday of $17,700 as well as the elusive World Series of Poker Circuit ring, the first of nine to be awarded during the inaugural festival at the Casino Royale on Sint Maarten.

After 14 levels of 30 minutes each, it was Austria's Werner Eder who claimed the lead among 23 survivors with 109,500, ahead of fellow countryman Mario Eder (99,500) and Ben Beighle (89,400). Another Austrian made it in the top five overnight for Day 1c in Chan Ping Hsiung (88,600) while several local players made it through too. Tommie Janssen busted in the last hand of level nine and re-entered just before the registration closed; the Dutchman eventually accumulated 73,500.

The 43 remaining players will return tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. local time when the tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner. The level duration increases to 40 minutes for Day 2 and 50 minutes for the final table. The action recommences at blinds of 1,200-2,400 with a running ante of 400. There are several short stacks and 19 hopefuls will eventually leave empty-handed.

Day 1c started strong and the field had soon grown bigger than both previous flights to ensure that the guarantee would be eclipsed. Eventually, a prize pool of $70,800 was generated. Many players took advantage of the re-entry option in the first nine levels of play, but only few did so successfully to bag up chips.

Claudette Nannini quadrupled her stack within the first three levels and headed into the dinner break with 45,000 chips; the local player and last woman standing on Day 1c advanced with 74,000. Several others failed to do so; Belkacem Habassi, Attila Juhas, Peter Lawson, Dominick French, Martin Ryan and Tony Makhlouf all joined the rail.

Peter Lawson played very aggressively and built his stack up all the way to 115,000 before imploding and busting less than half an hour later. Martin Ryan was another big stack that ran out of chips. Christophe Rosso, Eder and Angelo Flanders all doubled through him and Ryan busted in the second last level of the night. French was eventually eliminated in the last two hands of the day after first check-raising with ace-queen against Beighle on an ace-high flop and pushing when a ten appeared on the turn. Beighle, however, had ace-ten and called to leave the Canadian very short.

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count*
31Layne FlackUSA66,900
32Christophe EnriciSint Maarten64,000
33Claudette NanniniSint Maarten74,000
34David DonoghueUK20,200
35Wener EderAustria109,500
36Christophe RossoSint Maarten74,400
37Jacco van LimptNetherlands63,700
41Mohammed ElmazouniNetherlands71,400
42Tommie JanssenNetherlands73,500
43Rodrigue RobineauSint Maarten118,800
44Frederic ManiezSint Maarten57,900
45Donald SpenceUSA42,300
46Julien BonnelFrance78,400
47Jean-Pierre DidierFrance86,600
81Erwin HammerAustria16,700
82Hatice DemirSint Maarten127,100
83Bernard ChetritGuadeloupe52,000
84Patrick AlainSint Maarten34,400
85Sean StollTrinidad & Tobago13,200
86Peter HajszanAustria72,700
87Felix SangNetherlands50,300
88Dietmar WappAustria34,100
91T, SlamaniFrance55,700
92Jose DelgadoUSA46,700
93Arman BosnakyanCanada48,300
94Stephane GenetSint Maarten76,000
95Ben BeighleUSA89,400
96Robbie BakkerNetherlands159,000
97Angelo FlandersSint Maarten43,800
111Augusto CavazziniItaly52,600
112Johan DijkhoffzSint Maarten53,600
113Brett MurrayCanada18,900
114Marvin BrowneSint Maarten80,000
115Mohamed NahedSint Maarten63,400
116Mario EderAustria99,500
117Jose DuzansonSint Maarten16,200
121Cedric CavalierMartinique7,800
122William HicksUSA202,900
123Ashram RagoonananTrinidad & Tobago39,200
124Daniel AllafortFrance43,600
125Dueval FentonSint Maarten41,800
126Pierre GoetzSint Maarten89,000
127Chan Ping HsiungAustria88,600

Another side event determined a winner today, or better six winners, and William "Timmy" Hicks in seventh place. The $135 Survivor Event #8 drew 33 runners for a prize pool of $3,300 and the top 20 percent were supposed to receive $500. Hicks, who will be the chip leader for Day 2 of Event #8, eventually had to settle for $300 while Osman Demir (Turkey), Jean Mrakic (France), Lucas Rastello (France), Ingrid Etienne (Martinique), Carina Eisenwagner (Austria) and Albert Lunenborg (Sint Maarten) all earned $500.

Besides the restart of Event #3, Monday will also see the start of Event #10, a $365 Six-Handed Event that awards the second WSOP Circuit Ring, as of 6 p.m. local time. The respective $65 Turbo Satellite starts at 4 p.m. and another edition of the $135 Survivor Event kicks off at 9 p.m. local time.

  • Werner Eder leads the field after Day 1c of Event #3 of the 2016 WSOPC Caribbean.

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