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Daniel Chutrov Leads on Day 3 of OlyBet Kings of Tallinn Main Event

Daniel Chutrov

Daniel Chutrov heads into Day 4 of the 2018 OlyBet Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event with the chip lead, bagging 638,000 in chips at the end of Day 3. The Bulgarian is shooting for his second big win after previously shipping the Unibet Open Glasgow in 2015.

The day began with 60 hopefuls competing for the €62,000 top prize or at least the minimum cash paid to the top 31 players. The first blind level witnessed a slew of eliminations before the action slowed down during the second level.

The money bubble was reached near the end of the fourth blind level of the day after Maksim Petrov was eliminated in 32nd place when his pocket jacks were unable to out flip his opponent's ace-king.

A break was scheduled shortly after, and it only took 30 minutes for the field to be further trimmed from 31 to 24 players with each player cashing for €2,110, including Team OlyBet Pro Raigo Aasmaa.

In addition to Chutrov, two other players finished the day with more than 600,000 in chips; Lithuania's Arunas Garunkstis (second - 626,000), and Team OlyBet Pro Dmitrijs Meless (third - 623,000).

Garunkstis began the day with a big stack and extended it by the end while Meless started the day with 132,000 and zoomed up in the standings consistently throughout the day.

Dmitrijs Meless
Dmitrijs Meless

After the day was over, Meless shared with PokerNews that his day started very strongly after he doubled up against a highly aggressive player with pocket jacks against pocket nines.

Meless: "I have a very good feeling about the rest of the tournament."

He further explained that he was moved to a softer table where he chipped up further by three-bet bluffing while he didn't have to go all-in once. He moved to a third table before the bubble and shared that a "green light" went off and he was raising just about every pot to chip up further.

Near the end the day, he took out two short stacks to bag a third-place stack into Day 4. The Latvian feels good about the rest of the tournament, even though he understands that anything can change at any time.

"Everything changes every minute," shared Meless. "But, I have a very good feeling about the rest of the tournament."

Also having a good day was Arto Antero Lehtonen ending the day with 514,000 in chips and Day 2 chip leader and Finnish poker legend Juha Helppi bagging a fifth-place stack of 474,000.

The action resumes tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time and will play down until the field is reduced from 24 players to 9 players. Blinds will resume at 5,000/10,000 with an ante of 1,000 for the remaining 30 minutes left on the clock when the day ended.

OlyBet Kings of Tallinn Top 5 in Chips After Day 3

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Daniel ChutrovBulgaria638,000
2Arunas GarunkstisLithuania626,000
3Dmitrijs MelessLatvia623,000
4Arto Antero LehtonenFinland514,000
5Juha HelppiFinland474,000

As was the case the past three days, the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor to provide complete coverage tomorrow and beyond until a winner is declared. Check the OlyBet Kings of Tallinn live updates in the PokerNews Live Reporting blog.

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