Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Play has come to an end in the CA$10,000 Main Event at the 2019 partypoker MILLIONS LIVE North America. It took less than six levels to bring the field down to 16 players and the tournament director decided to bag up the chips early with only two tables remaining.
Leading the pack when the action resumes on Day 4 will be Danick Landriault from Hawkesbury, Ontario. Landriault went on a tear after the dinner break and it all started from a failed bluff attempt from Bryn Kenney. Not long after, Landriault flopped a full house against Philipe Pizzari Pinto's pocket queens and raked in nearly a 70 million chip pot. To finish the day, Landriault eliminated last year's third-place finisher Tony Ruberto in 19th place as he bagged up 97,200,000, nearly one-fifth of the total chips in play.
After play concluded, Landriault mentioned that he doesn't play a lot of live tournaments and mostly focuses on cash games and a little bit of online play. Landriault is a regular at the Playground Poker Club and won his way into the Main Event via one of the satellites. With the final tablists guaranteed a six-figure payday, Landriault could find himself a new career at the felt.
The next closest stack to Landriault belongs to Kevin Rabichow with 45,475,000. Rabichow was the Day 2 chipleader but he remained fairly quiet on Day 3 which turned out to be all he needed to do. The sole remaining partypoker pro Joni Jouhkimainen also bagged a healthy stack with 44,750,000 and John Cayley was the only other player over 40 million chips with 44,525,000.
Day 3 kicked off with 66 players returning to the felt, only three eliminations away from the money. The action was slow to start until just over halfway through the first level when the money bubble burst. Cedrick Angove-Bernier found himself all in for 2,750,000 and thought he would be in great shape to double up with pocket kings, but unfortunately, he ran into the pocket aces of Olivier Rebello-Frechette.
The bustouts came fast and furious afterward which saw the likes of Sergio Aido, Tom Hall, Manig Loeser, Philippe D'Auteuil, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Griffin Benger, and Sam Grafton all hit the rail. Only 26 players returned from dinner break and when Orpen Kisacikoglu and Maurice Hawkins exited the tournament, they were down to just three tables.
Mike McDonald, who once held a spot atop the leaderboard, was one player everyone wanted to keep their eye on. He was moved away from the feature table and his short stack didn't last much longer. McDonald's ace-high was no match for Erik Lemarquand's pocket nines and "Timex" finished in 22nd place. Former GPI #1 ranked player Bryn Kenney was looking to add another title to his collection but his four-bet jam with king-queen sent him home in 18th place just before the day wrapped up.
The action will get back underway at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow and the schedule is to play down to the final six players. There will be 9:36 remaining in level 26 with the blinds at 200,000/400,000 and a 400,000 big blind ante. At the start of level 29, the blinds will be increased to 90 minutes in length. Each player is now guaranteed to walk away with at least CA$40,000 but they will all have their sights set on the first-place prize of CA$1,000,000.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back to bring you all of the live updates throughout the entire event so keep it locked here.
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|61||1||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||24,000,000||60|
|61||7||Upeshka De Silva||United States||22,325,000||56|
|62||6||Kevin Rabichow||United States||45,475,000||114|
There is 9:32 remaining in this level of 200,000-400,000 and a 400,000-big blind ante.
Day 3 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America Main Event Concludes with Danick Landriault Leading Final 16
Day 3 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 Main Event has concluded with the 521-player field reduced to 16 players.
Although two more levels remained on the structure sheet, the Tournament Staff decided to pause play with just two tables remaining. Danick Landriault is the overall chip leader with 97.2 million in chips ahead of John Cayley and Kevin Rabichow.
Day 4 will kick off on Saturday, May 25, at 12 p.m. (EDT) with the plan to play down to the final table of six players.
A full recap of the day, along with a full list of chip counts will be posted later tonight.
Action folded to Josh Kay on the button, and he moved all in for 2,200,000. John Cayley called in the small blind, and the cards were tabled.
The board ran out and Kay was eliminated from the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America Main Event in 17th place for a CA$30,000 payday.
Bryn Kenney opened to 850,000 in the hijack and Ruben Perceval three-bet to 2,800,000 in the cutoff. The button and blinds folded and Kenney four-bet shoved all in for around 16,500,000. Perceval looked back at his cards and then stuck in some chips to call.
Perceval was in a dominating position and the flop of was no help to Kenney. The landed on the turn and the completed the board to send Kenney home in 18th place.
On the feature table, Santiago Plante was the short stack and got the last of his 4,750,000 chips in the middle. He found an opponent in Senthuran Vijayaratnam who had Plante in bad shape.
The board ran out and provided little sweat before sending Plante home in 19th place.
Upeshka De Silva raised to 800,000 from under the gun and Erik Lemarquand called next to act.
Seyedrohollah Ettehadi called in the cutoff, and John Cayley came along from the small blind.
The flop checked through to reveal the on the turn.
Lemarquand bet out 2,000,000, and all three of his opponents folded.
Tony Ruberto raised to 3,500,000 from the hijack, leaving himself with just 2,500,000 behind. Danick Landriault three-bet to 8,000,000 in the cutoff and the rest of the table quickly folded while Ruberto made the call.
Landriault was in a dominating position and the flop of changed nothing. The turn was the and the river was the to send Ruberto home in 20th place.
Danick Landriault opened to 800,000 in the cutoff before Castrillon Fontan three-bet to 2,500,000 from the button.
Action folded back to Landriault, and he called as the flop landed .
Landriault checked, Fontan bet 1,800,000, and Landriault called before the checked through on the turn.
The river landed the and Landriault led out for 3,000,000. Fontan slid out a stack of chips amounting to a raise of 11,000,000 total.
Landriault uses two of his 60-second time extension chips, and then called.
Fontan tabled his for queens-full, and Landriault mucked.