Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Vos Leads the Final Nine Players into the Final Day with Schemion, O'Dwyer, and Satubayev Still In Too
With just over 36 minutes left in Level 22, play has come to a stop as the final table of the €4,300 Main Event has been reached at the Master Classics of Poker here at Holland Casino Amsterdam. Out of the fifty players who returned at the start of the day out of 346 entries, only nine have made it through to the final day. They are all still in the running for the first-place prize of €260,878 and the famous "bordje".
For the first time, there is a brand-new chip leader in Pascal Vos with 2,455,000 in chips. Vos took it away from Shyngis Satubayev in the biggest pot of the day. Compared to the earlier days, the whole podium consists of Dutch players with Kevin Paqué (1,970,000) and Johan Rensink (1,605,000).
The six other players at the final table all represent a different country. Ole Schemion has won the Main Event here in Amsterdam before in 2012 when it still featured a buy-in of €5,250. Schemion laid claim to €286,200 for conquering a 212-strong field back then and could become the first two-time champion. Steve O'Dwyer is also still in with 29 big blinds. O'Dwyer is familiar with success here in Amsterdam, he took down an event here in March and won the €25,500 Super High Roller during the MCOP in 2018.
All nine remaining players are guaranteed at least €25,485 which won't be the biggest cash for any of the players. Out of Paraskevas Tsokaridis, Frederico Silva, Jan Bednar, and the Day 1a and Day 2 chip leader Shyngis Satubayev, the latter is the one who has collected the most cashes and possibly has the most experience. He closed a deal when they were three-handed in a High Roller in Monte Carlo in 2018 for €492,768. And that's just one of the many he has already collected.
This is what the players are still playing for:
|Place||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
Before the Final Table
The day started with 50 players in their seats but only 47 would be in the money. Bart Lybaert and Sonny Franco busted before the bubble and in the end, it would be Bas de Laat who would become the bubble boy after first having doubled up with queens versus the fours of Daniyar Aubakirov. He then called the shove of Bednar on the queen-trey-eight-four-nine board with ace-queen. Bednar had turned a set of fours to burst the bubble.
After the bubble burst, it was an all-in palooza all over the place. Players were doubling up and busting left, right, and center. Players like Paul Tedeschi, Marcel Vonk, Gary Hasson, Paul Hoefer, Jonathan Abdellatif, and Christopher Frank all busted during Day 3. Hassan Sey and Kimmo Kurko had both already won an event during the MCOP but failed to win their all-ins to make it two.
The Plan for Day 4
When the players return on Saturday, November 30 at 3 p.m. local time for the final table, they will first finish the 36 minutes which are left of Level 22 with a small blind of 10,000, big blind of 20,000 and a big blind ante of 20,000. Play will continue until a winner has been crowned and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action until the final all-in has been won.
This is how the players are seated for the final table:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
|8||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||815,000||41|
The nine remaining players have bagged up their chips for the final table tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time.
The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
Johan Rensink raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Floyd Rosner shoved in the small blind for 175,000. Ole Schemion quickly got out of the way and Rensink called.
The flop came for Rensink to pick up a gutshot to a straight but keep Rosner ahead.
The turn was the for Rensink to make a pair.
The river completed the board with the to not help Rosner as he bubbles the final table.
Steve O'Dwyer raised to 45,000 from the cutoff and was called by both Kevin Paqué and Floyd Rosner in the blinds.
They all checked through the flop to the on the turn. Paqué bet 55,000 and only O'Dwyer made the call.
The river completed the board with the . Paqué checked, O'Dwyer bet 140,000 but Paqué raised to 600,000. O'Dywer tanked for a while and then made the call but mucked when Paqué tabled for the flopped straight.
Kees Aerts shoved from the button for 400,000 and was called by Steve O'Dwyer in the big blind with the bigger stack.
The board ran out for O'Dwyer to flop a pair of jacks immediately to eliminate Aerts in 11th place.
The ten remaining players will now play hand-for-hand before being they can bag and tag their chips for the final table tomorrow, Saturday, November 30.
Kees Aerts shoved from under the gun for 185,000 and was called by Johan Rensink in the big blind.
The board ran out for Aerts to turn the pair of queens to double up with.
Dax Hagens shoved from the middle position for his last 150,000 and action folded to Ole Schemion in the big blind who made the call.
The board ran out to not bring any help to Hagens as Schemion rivered a set of tens to send Hagens to the rail in twelfth place.