Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
After a day where many saw their dreams of becoming a WSOP millionaire fade some still have that glimmer of hope intact, and no more so than Vitor Rangel who will lead the returning 29 players for Day 4 of Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK with the $1,037,451 first-place prize in their sights.
Rangel bagged 8,910,000 but James Carroll who has 8,165,000, Harald Sammer (7,170,000) and Rittie Chuaprasert (5,785,000) follow closely behind.
Michael Benko (5,250,000), Colin McHugh (4,310,000), James Salmon (4,210,000), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Billirakis (4,145,000) and Jimmy Chen (4,000,000) also bagged considerable stacks.
Day 3 Action
When play in the Amazon room got underway, 257 chip stacks were still at the tables. However, this number reduced quickly, and after ten 60-minute levels, just 29 remained.
There was a rare occurrence at the beginning of the day after the overnight seat draw brought two players together with the same name. Daniel Wojcik, of the United States, was sat next to Canada's Daniel Wojcik when play got underway. The latter Wojcik only had 16 big blinds and exited within an hour after he was unable to spin up his stack.
The first two million pot occurred when Frenchman Alexis Fleur four-bet all in with ace-king and lost to Almedin Imsirovic's pocket kings. However, Imsirovic was unable to continue with his momentum and ultimately exited in 98th place for $7,911.
Five-time WSOP ring winner Kurt Jewell, bracelet winner Tyler Patterson and start-of-day big stack Jimmy Guerrero all exited before the second break, with James Stewart, who came into play with over a million chips, departing in 100th place for $6,794.
Start-of-day chipleader Billirakis, the youngest ever bracelet winner aged 21 years and ten days, saw his stack yo-yo throughout the day but eventually pulled it back to progress into Day 4 with a top-ten stack.
One player who will need a lot of luck tomorrow is David Cabrera Polop after he bagged 20,000 chips, worth just one ante. But it remains to be seen how he fairs with his 'chip and a chair'.
The players will return Wednesday, June 27th, at 11 a.m. local time and will start the day on level 31 with the blinds at 50,000-100,000 and a 15,000 ante.
Stay tuned with PokerNews to find out who the next WSOP Millionaire will be!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||430||1||Raj Singh||United States||2,900,000||29|
|Amazon||430||2||Chad Eveslage||United States||2,250,000||23|
|Amazon||430||4||James Carroll||United States||8,165,000||82|
|Amazon||430||5||Jimmy Chen||United States||4,000,000||40|
|Amazon||430||7||Steve Billirakis||United States||4,145,000||41|
|Amazon||430||9||David Neiman||United States||3,255,000||33|
|Amazon||431||1||James Salmon||United States||4,210,000||42|
|Amazon||431||3||Darryl Woodruff||United States||1,600,000||16|
|Amazon||431||4||David Cabrera Polop||Mexico||20,000||1|
|Amazon||431||6||Justin Quincannon||United States||3,255,000||33|
|Amazon||439||1||Jang Lee||United States||385,000||4|
|Amazon||439||5||Mstr Lynch||United States||1,925,000||19|
|Amazon||439||7||Daniel Corbett||United Kingdom||2,420,000||24|
|Amazon||439||9||Francis Rusnak||United States||2,645,000||26|
|Amazon||447||1||Raul Manzanares Lozano||United Kingdom||3,365,000||34|
|Amazon||447||5||Vitor Rangel||United States||8,910,000||89|
|Amazon||447||6||Daniel Sprung||United States||2,040,000||20|
|Amazon||447||7||Rittie Chuaprasert||United States||5,725,000||57|
|Amazon||447||9||Frank Flowers||United States||2,500,000||25|
Players have bagged their chips for the day. End-of-day chips counts and a recap is to follow shortly.
Three more hands will be played at each table before players bag and tag for the night.
Aditya Agarwal moved all in on the button for around 1,150,000. The player in the small blind quickly called for less.
The board came and Agarwal took down the pot, sending his opponent to the exit.
James Broom moved all in from early position, and James Carroll called in the next seat. The rest of the table folded and the cards were turned on their backs.
Broom wasn't able to hit what he needed on the board and exited just before the end of Day 3.
All the chips were in the middle and Justin Quincannon, in the small blind, was having his stack counted with pocket jacks in front of him with the board down .
Frank Flowers, on the button, had pocket kings in front of him and was unfortunate to lose the pot after he had his opponent dominated preflop.
Quincannon secured a full double-up to 3.2 million.
The short stack player at Table #401 moved all in from the cutoff, and Steve Billirakis called in the blinds.
The flop came with a king, but importantly also an ace. Billirakis, who started the day as chip leader, held to score another elimination and move up to 4.5 million.