Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Day 3 began with 63 of the original 228 runners – just 36 eliminations away from the money. It took nearly ten hours to reach the money, and the bubble boy was Antony Lellouche, who suffered a terrible cooler – he ran kings into Bryan Colin’s aces.
Philipp Gruissem is once again the end-of-day chip leader. He finished Day 3 with 1,060,000 chips, with thanks to a massive pot he won against Ekrem Sanioglu. Gruissem and Sanioglu saw a flop of , and Gruissem checked to Sanioglu who fired 28,000. Gruissem check-raised to around 100,000, and Sanioglu quickly moved all in.
Sanioglu needled Gruissem, telling him he had “plenty of chips,” and Gruissem responded with an apology.
“I am sorry if I suck out on you,” he told Sanioglu as he called.
Sanioglu was well ahead with for a set of nines, but Gruissem was drawing live with . The on the turn was a brick, but the spiked on the river, giving Gruissem a winning straight.
Matt Salsberg had himself another nice day, finishing with 951,000 chips. Salsberg eliminated Marko Neumann, Tony G, David Benyamine, Patrick Sacrispeyre, and Antonio Subtil during Day 3, and according to Salsberg, he’s flopped five sets of deuces in the past two days.
Joining Gruissem and Salsberg at the top of the counts are Idris Ambraisse (591,000), Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes (440,000), Joe Serock (411,000), and Jérome Douieb (402,000).
When Lellouche burst the bubble, Jason Mercier was the first player to bow out. He was crippled down to less than ten big blinds during hand-for-hand play, and got the rest of his chips in the middle with against the of Florian Leconte. The jacks held as the board ran out , and Mercier was forced to settle with a mincash.
WPT Champions Club member Sean Jazayeri and Giacomo Fundaro were only other players to be eliminated after the bubble burst. Jazayeri moved his short stack in the middle with , and Serock looked him up with . Serock held, and Jazayeri hit the rail. A few hands later, Fundaro three-bet jammed with two sixes only to run into Mohsin Charania’s two kings. The kings held, and Fundaro was also eliminated.
Entering the day there were two former Grand Prix de Paris champions alive, but with Benyamine’s elimination only one remains; Theo Jorgensen. Jorgensen had a very up and down day, but he’s alive with 201,000 chips, and looking to be the first every two-time champion of this event.
All 24 players will return tomorrow at 1500 CEST to play down to the official final table of six. We’ll have all of the live updates here at PokerNews.com, so make sure to check back then.
The players will play four more hands then bag and tag for the evening.
Raphaël Abitbol limped in from early position, Dan Djorno opened on the button leaving just 12,000 behind, and Abitbol just called. The flop fell , and both players check. The turn was a , and Djorno moved all in. Abitbol called.
Djorno was on the brink of elimination, but a spiked on the river to keep him alive.
Bruno Lopes opened to 10,000 from middle position, Joe Serock called on the button, and Kyle Cheong moved all in for 61,500 from the big blind. Lopes folded, and Serock made the call.
The board ran out , and Cheong doubled.
Andrew Lichtenberger opened from under the gun, Giacomo Fundaro moved all in on his direct left, and Mohsin Charania re-shoved on his direct left. The action folded back to Lichtenberger, who folded as well.
Charania tabled two kings, Fundaro tabled two sixes, and the kings held, eliminating Fundaro in 25th place.
WPT Champions Club member Sean Jazayeri was just eliminated by WPT Season X Player of the Year Joe Serock. We missed the details, but according to Jazayeri, he busted with against Serock's .