2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$10,600 Main Event
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$10,600 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Raiden Kan Leads Final 30 Players; Ivey and Barer Still in Contention

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Raiden Kan
Raiden Kan

The 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship AU$10,600 Main Event began with 668 players, but after Day 3 concluded just 30 remained. Raiden Kan leads the field with 1,775,000 in chips, but two other names dominate the headlines.

Ami Barer is looking to do the improbable and defend his title, while the legendary Phil Ivey, who has won the AU$250,000 Challenge two out of the last three years, looks to add an Aussie Millions Main Event title to his résumé. Barer and Ivey bagged 443,000 and 439,000 respectively.

Others still in contention for the AU$1,600,000 first-place prize are European Poker Tour regular Andrew Chen (1,165,000); two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Brian Rast (1,156,000); online star Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker (943,000); Australian poker pro Grant Levy (471,000); World Poker Tour champ Jonathan Roy (467,000); and the brother of Joe, Tony Hachem (409,000).

Day 3 began with 135 players looking to claim a portion of the AU$6,480,000 prize pool by cracking the top 72. Among those to leave empty handed were Liam O'Rourke, Angel Guillen, Day 1b chip leader Ian Wassell, Stephen Chidwick, Jarred Graham, Ismael Bojang, Tony Bloom, Jay Kinkade, Gary Benson, Simon Deadman, Philipp Gruissem, and last year's third-place finisher Jake Balsiger.

The money bubble took a while to burst, but eventually it did in the first hand back from the dinner break. It happened in Level 16 (2,500/5,000500) when James Kennedy, who was extremely short, called all in from the small blind after Victor Teng had raised from under the gun. Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang and one other player called as well but folded after Teng continued for 22,000 on an {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop.

Teng: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Kennedy: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The hand was over by time the {6-Clubs} came on the turn and applause rang out around the room as the remaining players guaranteed themselves AU$15,000.

From there the in-the-money eliminations began to mount and included Spindler (70th – AU$15,000), Kane Kalas (62nd – AU$15,000), Eoghan O'Dea (60th – AU$15,000), Dylan Honeyman (56th – AU$20,000), Billy "The Croc" Argyros (53rd – AU$20,000), Terrence Chan (49th – AU$20,000), Huang (48th – AU$20,000), and 2014 WSOP Main Even runner-up Felix Stephensen (43rd – AU$20,000).

Stephensen fell in Level 18 (4,000/8,000/1,000) when his{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} couldn't overcome the {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} of Ivey on the final board of {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Just like that the Norwegian was gone from the 2015 Aussie Millions Main Event.

The remaining players will return for Day 4 action at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday and play down to the final table of seven. Will Ivey navigate his way to the final table? Will Barer's title defense continue? Join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team then as we bring your all the action and eliminations straight from the tournament floor.

While you wait, check out this video of Sarah Herring chatting with Phil Ivey on Day 3:

Tags: Raiden Kan

End-of-Day Chip Counts and Day 4 Table Draw (full)

donpeters • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
101Michael PedleyAustralia538,000
102Manny StavropoulosAustralia410,000
103Calvin HoHong Kong720,000
104Tony HachemAustralia409,000
105Brian RastUSA1,156,000
106Stevan ChewAustralia355,000
     
111Lita HsuChinese Taipei261,000
112James RannUnited Kingdom684,000
113David LongmateUnited Kingdom465,000
114Lennart UphoffGermany796,000
115Joel DouaglinNew Caledonia765,000
116Jan SuchanekNew Zealand657,000
     
251Jonathan RoyCanada467,000
252Grant LevyAustralia471,000
253Alex LynskeyAustralia671,000
254Anthony LeggAustralia482,000
255Gerald KarlicAustria1,085,000
256Ryan YuCanada640,000
     
281Michael AddamoAustralia867,000
282Jesse MckenzieAustralia487,000
283Mike McdonaldCanada160,000
284Ami BarerCanada443,000
285Sarkiss OsalianAustralia382,000
286Jannis BräuerAustria334,000
     
311Raiden KanMacau1,775,000
312Andrew ChenCanada1,165,000
313Terence CleeAustralia750,000
314Richard LyndakerAustralia993,000
315Phil IveyUSA439,000
316Dominic CoombeAustralia670,000
Raiden Kan MO
Raiden Kan
MO 1,775,000 175,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 1,165,000 -75,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 1,156,000 -394,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 1,085,000 105,000
Richard Lyndaker us
Richard Lyndaker
us 943,000 563,000
Lennart Uphoff DE
Lennart Uphoff
DE 796,000 226,000
Joel Douaglin fr
Joel Douaglin
fr 765,000 110,000
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
au 750,000 -10,000
Calvin Ho HK
Calvin Ho
HK 720,000 190,000
James Rann gb
James Rann
gb 684,000 -66,000
Alex Lynskey au
Alex Lynskey
au 671,000 111,000
Dominic Coombe au
Dominic Coombe
au 670,000 70,000
Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 657,000 157,000
Ryan Yu ca
Ryan Yu
ca 640,000 380,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 567,000 -108,000
Michael Pedley au
Michael Pedley
au 537,000 -188,000
Jesse McKenzie au
Jesse McKenzie
au 487,000 -203,000
Anthony Legg AU
Anthony Legg
AU 482,000 -48,000
Grant Levy au
Grant Levy
au 471,000 21,000
Jonathan Roy ca
Jonathan Roy
ca 467,000
David Longmate GB
David Longmate
GB 465,000 85,000
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 443,000 -102,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 439,000 49,000
Manny Stavropoulos au
Manny Stavropoulos
au 410,000 10,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 409,000 -201,000

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Barer Doubles

donpeters • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

From the hijack seat, Ami Barer raised to 20,000. Jan Suchanek reraised on the button to 55,000, and then the two players in the blinds folded. Barer moved all in for 262,000, and Suchanek tank-called.

Suchanek had the {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for two over cards against the {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} for the at-risk defending champion. The flop, turn, and river ran out {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, and Barer doubled up.

Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 545,000 80,000
Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 500,000 -250,000

Tags: Ami BarerJan Suchanek

Last Two Hands

MarcC • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The clock has been paused and each table will play two more hands before play ends for the day.

Levy Pays off Karlic

MarcC • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Gerald Karlic is back up to 980,000 after getting Grant Levy to pay off when he had two pair.

He opened to 20,000 from the cutoff and Levy peeled from the big blind to see a {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop. Karlic continued for 23,000 and Levy check-called. Both players checked the {a-Clubs} turn before Karlic went for more value on the {5-Clubs} river by betting 72,000. Levy check-called and mucked when Karlic opened {j-Spades}{9-Spades}.

Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 980,000 280,000
Grant Levy au
Grant Levy
au 450,000 217,000

Tags: Gerald KarlicGrant Levy

Chen Doubles Through Suchanek

donpeters • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen just catapulted to over 1.2 million in chips thanks to a big double up through Jan Suchanek.

When we arrived at the table, Chen was reraising to 200,000 over the 90,000 that Jan Suchanek had out in front of him. Suchanek then moved all in, and Chen called to put his entire 602,000 in chips on the line. He held the {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}, and Suchanek had the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

The {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} board kept Chen's kings in front, and he shot himself up towards the top of the leaderboard. Suchanek was knocked back to 750,000 in chips.

Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 1,240,000 515,000
Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 750,000 -250,000

Tags: Andrew ChenJan Suchanek

Liu and Nguyen Gone

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

After Tyrone Liu was eliminated from the tournament in 32nd place, Toan Ngoc Nguyen followed him out the door in 31st.

Nguyen's elimination came after he three-bet jammed for 235,000 or so from the button over the 22,000 open of Tony Hachem, who was in the cutoff. Hachem made the call and it was off to the races.

Hachem: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Nguyen: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

The {3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Spades} flop kept Hachem in the lead, but the {10-Spades} turn made things interesting as Nguyen picked up a spade draw. The {7-Spades} river actually gave Nguyen the flush, but it was the one spade he didn't want to see as it improve Hachem to sevens full of threes.

Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 610,000 90,000
Toan Ngoc Nguyen AU
Toan Ngoc Nguyen
AU Busted
Tyrone Liu AU
Tyrone Liu
AU Busted

Tags: Tyrone LiuToan Ngoc NguyenTony Hachem

Double Elimination Sends Trevallion and Day to the Rail

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Alex Trevallion
Alex Trevallion

Action folded around to Alex Trevallion on the button and he shoved all in for roughly 145,000. Manny Stavropoulos then moved all in over the top, and Gregory Day called off from the big blind for 78,000.

Trevallion: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Stavropoulos: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Day: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}

All three players held an ace, which meant it came down to the kicker. Stavropoulos was best in that department, and he paired it on the {4-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop to strengthen his position. Neither the {4-Hearts} turn nor {K-Diamonds} river changed a thing, and Day became the 34th-place finisher while Trevallion bowed out in 33rd.

It's been a good week for Trevallion, who won the AU$25,000 Challenge for AU$645,150 and final tabled the AU$100,000, which will conclude on Saturday.

Manny Stavropoulos au
Manny Stavropoulos
au 400,000 235,000
Gregory Day AU
Gregory Day
AU Busted
Alex Trevallion au
Alex Trevallion
au Busted

Tags: Manny StavropoulosGregory DayAlex Trevallion

Flourentzou Falls to Kan

MarcC • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Raiden Kan has moved up to around 1.6million after he eliminated Panayotis Flourentzou.

The action folded around to Flourentzou on the button and he moved all in for his last 145,000. Kan was in the small blind and made the call.

Flourentzou: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Kan: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran {2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} to see Kan off in 35th spot.

Raiden Kan MO
Raiden Kan
MO 1,600,000 360,000
Panayotis Flourentzou AU
Panayotis Flourentzou
AU Busted

Tags: Panayotis FlourentzouRaiden Kan