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Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Chris Ferguson Leads the Final 6 in Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em as he Looks for 7th WSOP Bracelet

LiveReporter • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em is down to the final six players, and to say that it's a stacked WSOP final table could be an understatement. Leading the way is 2017 WSOP Player of the Year and six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris "Jesus" Ferguson with a staggering 5,680,000.

Ferguson picked his spots throughout the day and steadily climbed the chip counts until a massive pot at the final table vaulted him out in front. A short-stacked Seth Davies was all in for 465,000 and Ismael Bojang isolated all in over the top for over 2,000,000.

Ferguson called for just over 1,500,000, turning over {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} against the {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} of Bojang and the {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} of Davies. The board ran out clean for Ferguson who moved into the lead and never looked back.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Chris FergusonUnited States5,680,00095
2Michael MarderUnited States1,765,00029
3Timur MargolinIsrael3,520,00059
4Dylan LindeUnited States1,330,00022
5Ryan LaplanteUnited States700,00012
6Ismael BojangGermany2,360,00039

Seat #2 at the final table will be filled be New Jersey native Michael Marder who has amassed nearly $750,000 in live career poker earnings.

Marder, who is primarily an east coast tournament grinder, has already notched his first WSOP tournament cash here in Event #43. He will return fourth in chips as he looks to turn his first WSOP cash into his first WSOP bracelet and $507,274.

Seat #3 is filled by Israel's Timur Margolin who ranks eighth on Israel's all-time money list and is no stranger to this very event. Margolin earned his largest career tournament cash in the2015 WSOP Event #47 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. He narrowly missed winning his first WSOP bracelet, finishing second to Matthew O'Donnell but taking home $341,338 for his runner-up finish.

Margolin caught fire at the final table and will come back to Day 4 second in chips with 3,520,000.

Dylan Linde will return in Seat #4 and he is just days removed from a fourth-place finish in the WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #39) for more than $76,000. Linde jumped right off the stage in the Brasilia room just two days ago to enter this event and he will return to that same stage tomorrow in search of his first WSOP bracelet.

WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante will return to Day 4 in Seat 5, and Day 3 was more of a game of patience for Laplante. For much of the day, Laplante grinded a short stack, but he stayed focused and kept his cool putting 700,000 in the bag.

Germany's Ismael Bojang rounds out the final table in Seat 6 and he is another accomplished tournament pro. Bojang has earned more than $2,800,000 throughout his illustrious poker career and ranks 25th on Germany's all-time money list. Bojang will come back to Day 4 third in chips with 2,610,000.

The final six players will return to the Brasilia Twitch stage at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, and play down to a winner with one of them taking home the $507,274 first prize along with the most coveted jewelry in the game.

Tags: Chris FergusonDylan LindeIsmael BojangMichael MarderRyan LaplanteSeth DaviesTimur Margolin

Jeff Hakim Eliminated in 7th Place ($65,284)

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Jeff Hakim
Jeff Hakim

Hand #32: Jeff Hakim had been nursing a short stack for some time and was in the big blind when Timur Margolin set him all in from the small blind. Hakim made the call and they tabled their cards.

Jeff Hakim: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Timur Margolin: {q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

It was a flip as they headed to the flop. It came down {7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and Margolin pushed into the lead. Neither the {8-Hearts} turn or the {k-Hearts} river could turn things around for Hakim and he leaves in sixth place.

Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 3,520,000 720,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb Busted

Tags: Jeff HakimTimur Margolin

Hands #30-31: Ferguson Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

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Hand #30: Timur Margolin opened the action from under the gun, making it 125,000 to play. Chris Ferguson called in the small blind, taking them to a {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop.

Ferguson checked and Margolin continued for 150,000. Ferguson went over him to 450,000. After thinking for a minute or so, Margolin upped it again, three-betting to 950,000. With the action back on Ferguson, he took a little time before pushing his mountain of chips over the line. Margolin snap-folded and Ferguson scooped the chips.

Hand #31: Ferguson opened the button to 130,000, and with no callers, he took another little pot to add to his mammoth stack.

Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 5,650,000 1,110,000

Tags: Chris FergusonTimur Margolin

Hands #22-29: Ferguson Extends His Lead

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Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Hand #22: Timur Margolin raised to 125,000 from early position and the table folded.

Hand #23: Ismael Bojang raised to 140,000 from the button and took the blinds.

Hand #24: Chris Ferguson raised to 130,000 from the button and Margolin called from the big blind. They saw a flop of {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and both checked. The turn was the {q-Hearts} and Margolin check-called a bet of 160,000.

The river was the {k-Spades} and Margolin checked. Ferguson bet 500,000 and Margolin quickly folded.

Hand #25: Bojang raised to 125,000 and Margolin reraised to 500,000 from the small blind. Bojang folded and Margolin took the pot.

Hand #26: Ryan Laplante shoved for 690,000 under the gun and the table folded.

Hand #27: Margolin raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and took the blinds.

Hand #28: Jeff Hakim moved all in from the cutoff for 325,000 and took the blinds.

Hand #29: Hakim shoved for over 400,000 and the table folded.

Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 4,540,000 990,000

Tags: Chris FergusonIsmael BojangJeff HakimRyan LaplanteTimur Margolin

Hands #17-21: Back and Forth

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Hand #17: Michael Marder limped blind versus blind against Timur Margolin. Margolin upped it to 200,000. The board ran out {9-Spades}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Hearts} and on the river, Marder check-called a 190,000 bet with {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, which was good against Margolin's {q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}.

Hand #18: Marder won the next small pot too. It was opened by Ismael Bojang in middle position and Marder called behind on the button. No chips were committed postflop and Marder took it down with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} on a {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} board.

Hand #19: Bojang opened the following hand too, raising 135,000. Dylan Linde defended his big blind and the flop came out {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Both players checked and the turn was a {a-Clubs}. It went check-check again and finally the river card was dealt. Linde led out for 110,000 and Bojang called, showing {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. The pocket pair was good to win the pot against Linde's {10-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

Hand #20: Everyone gave Ryan Laplante a walk. When he peeked at his cards, he showed {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}.

Hand #21: Margolin opened middle position and was called by Linde on the button. Margolin didn't continue on the {k-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop but did bet 160,000 on the {j-Clubs} turn and 420,000 on the {8-Diamonds} river and Linde called both. He mucked, though, on seeing Margolin's {6-Spades}{5-Spades} two pair.

Tags: Dylan LindeIsmael BojangMichael MarderRyan LaplanteTimur Margolin

Andre Haneberg Eliminated in 8th Place ($49,498)

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Andre Haneberg
Andre Haneberg

Hand #16: Timur Margolin raised to 140,000 from under the gun and Andre Haneberg moved all in from the cutoff for 875,000. Ismael Bojang re-shoved all in from the button for 1,485,000 and Margolin folded.

Ismael Bojang: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Andre Haneberg: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

It was a cooler for Haneberg as Bojang woke up with pocket kings behind him on the button. The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Bojang's kings held up to earn him the elimination.

This was Haneberg's first WSOP tournament and he parlayed his $2,500 entry fee into an eighth-place finish for $49,498.

Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 2,800,000 -150,000
Andre Haneberg de
Andre Haneberg
de Busted

Tags: Andre HanebergIsmael BojangTimur Margolin

Hands #13-15: Raise, Take It Down

TKBluffs • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #13: Timur Margolin raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and took the blinds.

Hand #14: Jeff Hakim moved all in for 500,000 and the table folded

Hand #15: Margolin raised to 125,000 from early position and the table folded.

Tags: Jeff HakimTimur Margolin