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Day 3 Completed

Kazaryan Takes Lead into Day 4; 58 Players Remain

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

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Gor Kazaryan ru
Gor Kazaryan
ru 45,250,000 7,250,000
Luke Thursfield GB
Luke Thursfield
GB 41,575,000 14,700,000
Maxim Panyak ru
Maxim Panyak
ru 37,875,000 16,075,000
Konstantin Uspenskii RU
Konstantin Uspenskii
RU 35,250,000 250,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru
Viacheslav Zhukov
ru 30,800,000 23,700,000
Aleksandr Chernikov ru
Aleksandr Chernikov
ru 30,500,000 800,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 30,000,000 4,000,000
Mikhail Galitskiy ru
Mikhail Galitskiy
ru 29,400,000 -5,600,000
Pavel Zuev RU
Pavel Zuev
RU 28,425,000 3,825,000
Alexey Melnikov RU
Alexey Melnikov
RU 28,325,000 -1,175,000
Said Butba ru
Said Butba
ru 24,125,000 -1,375,000
Aleksei Istomin ru
Aleksei Istomin
ru 21,975,000 7,975,000
Gytis Lazauninkas lt
Gytis Lazauninkas
lt 20,750,000 10,250,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz 20,100,000 1,600,000
Anton Sazonau by
Anton Sazonau
by 20,000,000 12,000,000
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
my 19,825,000 2,325,000
Oleg Netaliev ru
Oleg Netaliev
ru 19,800,000 -12,600,000
Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
ru 18,250,000 1,250,000
Vadim Lipovka by
Vadim Lipovka
by 18,075,000 3,375,000
Ramin Boyazitov RU
Ramin Boyazitov
RU 17,550,000 -1,450,000
Dmitriy Agafonov RU
Dmitriy Agafonov
RU 16,000,000 1,000,000
Anton Pronin RU
Anton Pronin
RU 15,950,000 11,900,000
Aleksandr Levashov ru
Aleksandr Levashov
ru 15,800,000 -200,000
Igor Ovcharenko ru
Igor Ovcharenko
ru 14,750,000 7,695,000
Ekaterina Fedyaeva RU
Ekaterina Fedyaeva
RU 14,750,000 -3,525,000

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Play Concluded

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

Day 3 play has now come to an end.

A full list of end of day chip counts will be posted shortly along with a recap of the day's action.

Solovyev Departs; Uspenskii and Galitskiy Among Chip Leaders

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Andrey Chernokoz lost a massive pot to Konstantin Uspenskii and was left with a mere four or five big blinds, and those remaining few chips vanished soon after. The same table features another big stack in Mikhail Galitskiy, and both may very well end up as the chip leader after Day 3.

Uspenskii raised to 700,000 in middle position and Chernokoz defended the big blind, then check-called bets of 600,000 on the {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop, 2.0 million on the {4-Clubs} turn and 5.5 million on the {10-Clubs} river. Uspenskii showed the {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for rivered trips and dragged in the massive pot.

Just prior to Chernokoz, it was Vladislav Solovyev that also ran out of chips. Aleksandr Levashov opened to 600,000 and called the button shove of Solovyev for 3.6 million.

Vladislav Solovyev: {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Aleksandr Levashov: {A-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The board came {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades} and that was it for Solovyev.

Mikhail Galitskiy ru
Mikhail Galitskiy
ru 35,000,000 13,000,000
Konstantin Uspenskii RU
Konstantin Uspenskii
RU 35,000,000 19,500,000
Aleksandr Levashov ru
Aleksandr Levashov
ru 16,000,000 6,300,000
Andrey Chernokoz ru
Andrey Chernokoz
ru Busted
Vladislav Solovyev RU
Vladislav Solovyev
RU Busted

Tags: Aleksandr LevashovAndrey ChernokozKonstantin UspenskiiMikhail GalitskiyVladislav Solovyev

Last Three Hands

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

The final three hands of the day will now be completed.

partypoker Ambassador Filatov Hits a Straight

AaronMcBride • Level 24: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Anatoly Filatov
Anatoly Filatov

partypoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov has just sent one of his opponents to the rail after he hit a straight with {5-}{4-}.

The board was down {2-}{7-}{3-}{6-}{k-}, and Filatov's opponent was happy to get his stock stack into the middle with {6-}{5-} but was unfortunate to see Filatov, who celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this week, reveal his hand made a straight.

Filatov moved up to 26,000,000 and is on course to make Day 4 in his home MILLIONS event.

Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 26,000,000 3,000,000

Tags: Anatoly Filatov

Reshetov Eliminated by Salikhov

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Maksim Reshetov pushed for his last 2.25 million from early position and Shukhrat Salikhov reshoved from the cutoff. Maxim Panyak, who had been doing shots with table neighbor Gleb Tremzin for some time, folded the {6-Spades}{2-Clubs} in the big blind.

Maksim Reshetov: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Shukhrat Salikhov: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The board came {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Reshetov was eliminated just before the end of the day.

Shukhrat Salikhov UZ
Shukhrat Salikhov
UZ 9,500,000 5,945,000
Maksim Reshetov ru
Maksim Reshetov
ru Busted

Tags: Gleb TremzinMaksim ReshetovMaxim Panyak

Khordbin Busts With Aces

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Hadi Khordbin
Hadi Khordbin

Day 1C chip leader Hadi Khordbin got involved into a bigger pot with new arrival Gor Kazaryan and check-shoved all in foe what appeared to be around 9 million after a flop of {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} when facing a bet of 2.0 million by Kazaryan from one seat over. The snap-call of Kazaryan followed and that was a bad sign for Khordbin.

Hadi Khordbin: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Gor Kazaryan: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Khordbin needed running hearts or one of the last two remaining aces in the deck to avoid the elimination, and his outs were reduced to just two after the {2-Clubs} turn. The {9-Clubs} fell on the river and that sealed his fate.

Gor Kazaryan ru
Gor Kazaryan
ru 38,000,000 15,000,000
Hadi Khordbin ir
Hadi Khordbin
ir Busted

Tags: Gor KazaryanHadi Khordbin

Hirs Departs With Trip Aces

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

Aliaksandr Hirs got his last 4,000,000 into the middle on the flop reading {j-Spades}{8-Spades}{a-Hearts} and was called by Andrii Novak.

Both players held top pair, but it was Novak who had the lead. Hirs turned over {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}, and Novak held {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds} and the river the {k-Spades}, to complete the win for Novak with a full house, as Hirs departed the tournament room just short of the chip bagging process.

Andrii Novak ua
Andrii Novak
ua 11,700,000 7,565,000
Aliaksandr Hirs by
Aliaksandr Hirs
by Busted

Tags: Aliaksandr HirsAndrii Novak