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Kazaryan Takes Lead into Day 4; 58 Players Remain

AaronMcBride • Level 24: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Gor Kazaryan

Day 3 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event has come to an end with 58 players coming back to the Sochi Casino at Noon Sunday, August, 12.

Two-hundred players sat down at the start of the day, with the first aim being to make the top 119 places and a spot in the money. It wasn't until midway through the fifth level of the day that Konstantin Puchkov was confirmed as the bubble boy.

Gor Kazaryan will come back as the chip leader after he bagged 45,250,000 with Luke Thursfield (41,575,000), Maxim Panyak (37,875,000), Konstantin Uspenskii (35,250,000), Viacheslav Zhukov (30,800,000), and Aleksandr Chernikov (30,500,000) all coming back with big stacks.

Russian partypoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov playing in his home MILLIONS event will also be back for Day 4 with a stack worth 30,000,000.

He is joined by further notablöes such as Chin Wei Lim (19,825,000), 2017 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event finalist Vadim Lipovka (18,075,000), Niall Farrell (14,150,000), Denis Pisarev (11,000,000), Timothy Adams (9,925,000), Artem Metalidi (4,325,000), and Vladimir Troyanovskiy (9,450,000) will also return.

Day 3 Action

When the action got underway, there were several high profile exits in the early levels including Day 1d chip leader Dmitry Yurasov, the U.K.'s Jack Sinclair and former partypoker MILLIONS champion Maria Lampropulos. Yurasov came into the day with just over four million chips but was unable to spin it up, and Sinclair had the same fate after he ran pocket kings into pocket aces in the second level of the day.

Defending partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia champion Aleksandr Gofman was also on the receiving end of a bad beat with pocket kings after he saw his opponent's ace-queen hit top pair on the board to leave Gofman very short and just a few hands later his dream of back-to-back titles was over.

Dirk Bueker, the online qualifier turned Golden Chip winner, was unable to turn his free entry in the Main Event into a profit after he ran pocket queens into pocket kings to exit before the money bubble had burst.

When the final 123 players remained, the action in the Sochi Casino Poker Room went hand-for-hand with four eliminations needed before the final 119 were in the money.

A triple elimination in a single round of hands saw well-known players Igor Yaroshevskyy, Koray Aldemir and Manig Loeser depart after they all lost their respective all ins across three tables, which meant it was the stone cold bubble time. Short stack Aleksandr Babich put his tournament life on the line and hit on the river to survive, but Puchkov didn't have such luck just a few hands later when his ace-king all in was called by Oleksii Kravchuk with pocket queens. Puchkov found no help on the board, and he was confirmed as the bubble boy.

As expected a flurry of exits occurred after the bubble burst including partypoker ambassador Philipp Gruissem, Jessica Pilkington, and Day 1C chip leader Hadi Khordbin, who saw his pocket aces cracked by the pocket sixes of Kazaryan.

PokerNews will be back with all the Day 4 action as the players aim to make the final day, so be sure to tune back in from Noon.

Anatoly Filatov
Anatoly Filatov

Main Event Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatProperCountryChipsBig Blinds
381Shukhrat SalikhovUzbekistan9,000,00026
382Vyacheslav NikulinRussia12,950,00037
383Robbie RobinsonUnited Kingdom3,150,0009
384Gleb TremzinRussia8,425,00024
385Andrey IvlevRussia12,850,00037
386Aleksandr DenisovRussia9,350,00027
387Timothy AdamsCanada9,925,00028
388Niall FarrellScotland14,150,00040
391Mikhail GalitskiyRussia29,400,00084
392Anton SazonauBelarus20,000,00057
393Oleg NetalievRussia19,800,00057
394Gor KazaryanRussia45,250,000129
395Artem MetalidiUkraine4,325,00012
396Oleksii KravchukUkraine9,725,00028
397Anton ProninRussia15,950,00046
398Aben ZholgalievKazakhstan4,250,00012
401Igor OvcharenkoRussia14,750,00042
402Mikhail SurinRussia5,900,00017
403Denis PisarevRussia11,000,00031
404Vadim LipovkaBelarus18,075,00052
405Viktor KhodorenkoBelarus13,350,00038
407Andrey KotelnikovRussia6,800,00019
408Andrii NovakUkraine11,100,00032
411Maksim PakRussia12,975,00037
412Aleksandr LevashovRussia15,800,00045
414Andrey MalyshevRussia10,975,00031
415Viacheslav ZhukovRussia30,800,00088
416Vlada StojanovicSerbia5,300,00015
417Maksin MisuraRussia8,850,00025
418Saar WilfIsrael14,480,00041
421Aleksei IstominRussia21,975,00063
422Ekaterina FedyaevaRussia14,750,00042
423Anatoly FilatovRussia30,000,00086
424Alexsandr GukovRussia8,875,00025
426Said ButbaRussia24,125,00069
427Vahe MartirosyanArmenia11,800,00034
428Viktor MukhinRussia3,200,0009
431Colin MctaggartUnited Kingdom6,100,00017
433Aleksandr ChernikovRussia30,500,00087
434Roman ZhuravlevRussia14,450,00041
435Ramin BoyazitovRussia17,550,00050
436Aleksey ShaburovRussia6,100,00017
437Pavel GavrishRussia7,850,00022
438Rinat EnkovRussia13,000,00037
441Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia9,450,00027
442Gytis LazauninkasLithuania20,750,00059
443Andrey PateychukRussia18,250,00052
444Pavel ZuevRussia28,425,00081
445Sergey PichuginRussia4,875,00014
446Alexey MelnikovRussia28,325,00081
447Dmitriy AgafonovRussia16,000,00046
452Konstantin UspenskiiRussia35,250,000101
453Maxim PanyakRussia37,875,000108
454Oleg SemenovRussia9,050,00026
455Aibek LekerovKazakhstan5,300,00015
456Luke ThursfieldUnited Kingdom41,575,000119
457Chin Wei LimMalaysia19,825,00057
458Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan20,100,00057

Tags: Aleksandr BabichAleksandr ChernikovAleksandr GofmanAnatoly FilatovArtem MetalidiChin Wei LimDenis PisarevDirk BuekerDmitry YurasovGor KazaryanHadi KhordbinIgor YaroshevskyyJack SinclairJessica PilkingtonKonstantin PuchkovKonstantin UspenskiiKoray AldemirLuke ThursfieldManig LoeserMaria LampropulosMaxim PanyakNiall FarrellOleksii Kravchukpartypoker LIVEPhilipp GruissemTimothy AdamsVadim LipovkaViacheslav ZhukovVladimir Troyanovskiy