Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
After a shorter day's play with just four eliminations, Nick Petrangelo still holds the chip lead in Event #5: $100,000 High Roller. He bagged 12,150,000 in chips, ahead of Bryn Kenney in second place (10,200,000), with those two players the only ones with stacks in excess of 10 million.
"Today was a really uneventful day for me," said Petrangelo as the players bagged at the end of Day 3. "I had a few spots in the blinds, but other than that I was just folding.
"When you're nine-handed, most of the interesting pots will be in late position because you have to play snug ranges from early position. There were no real ICM pressure spots because of the stack sizes; a lot of the guys were the same, and me and Elio [Fox] were the same for a while, so no one really had a huge advantage. Even with the chip lead, you can't go crazy raising from early position, so it was pretty easy."
Petrangelo said that on the whole, play was pretty "normal" today, with no real ICM considerations to think of just yet.
"These pay jumps aren't as big as the ones when we get three- or four-handed. Later, the big stack should be able to put pressure on the other big stacks, but the medium stacks are going to just continue to play kinda normal.
"It's amazing when there are a bunch of short stacks and a few big stacks, say when there's a chip leader with 1.5x second place, because the bigger stacks that aren't the chip leader have to play for second place, but this isn't the case here yet. Something like that could develop, which could be advantageous to whoever has the big stack."
Day 3 Recap
With 10 players starting the final day, everyone knew that there was to be just one elimination before the redraw would move the remaining nine players around one table. It looked like that was going to come sooner than expected when Adrian Mateos ran threes into the kings of Chris Moore. That was until a three came on the river and Mateos doubled up.
Bryn Kenney would double through Stephen Chidwick on the feature table, with Moore doing the same through Jason Koon on the outer table. However, his double still left him short with just 12 big blinds, and after moving all in with nine-eight against the aces of Andreas Eiler, he was eliminated.
Petrangelo still held a commanding chip lead with nine left, almost five million chips clear of Elio Fox in second place. Fedor Holz was in the middle of the pack, but fell down the counts over a number of hands, including one where he used all six of his available time extensions before folding.
He got his last 15 big blinds in with pocket fives but was in bad shape against the sixes of Fox. There was no help for Holz who was eliminated, with Fox chipping up to put pressure on Petrangelo.
Fox would move into the chip lead after some early exchanges at the final table, which was highlighted by a distinct lack of major changes in chip distribution among the final eight. That was until Mateos three-bet all in with pocket sevens, only to run into the pocket aces of Kenney. The aces would hold, doubling Kenney up, and leaving Mateos with three big blinds. Mateos would be sent to the rail soon thereafter to leave play seven-handed.
Eiler had been quiet since the elimination of Moore, but he would secure a vital double at the final table which clipped the wings of chip leader Fox. Fox had turned two pair with Eiler making his straight. The pair got the chips in on the river, with Fox falling back to around eight million and Eiler on something similar.
Two hands later, Koon check-raised Kenney on a nine-high board and then jammed the queen turn. Kenney called with a pair of queens and Koon looked disgusted after flopping top pair. The river bricked and Koon was eliminated in seventh place.
Here's how the final six players line up ahead of Day 4:
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Bryn Kenney||United States||10,200,000||51|
|3||Nick Petrangelo||United States||12,200,000||61|
|4||Elio Fox||United States||8,620,000||43|
|5||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||5,740,000||29|
|6||Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||7,280,000||36|
Hand #39: Bryn Kenney opened with a raise to 335,000. Action folded around to the big blind where Jason Koon called.
The flop was and Koon checked. Kenney continued with a bet of 185,000. Koon then decided to check-raise, making it 405,000. Kenney called.
On the turn, Koon ripped it in, shoving in the rest of his stack, and Kenney called.
Koon only had a pair of fives while Kenney had turned top pair. The river was the which was a brick and that meant that Koon was sent to the rail in seventh place. For his run in this event, Koon collected $372,894. Kenney moved over 10 million chips after the hand.
With Koon's elimination players are now finished with play for the day. The final six will return tomorrow and a full recap of today's action will be posted shortly.
Hand #35: Aymon Hata opened to 350,000 from the button and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #36: From the small blind, Bryn Kenney limped in. Nick Petrangelo raised to 675,000 from the big blind and Kenney quickly let go of his hand.
Hand #37: From the cutoff, Andreas Eiler opened to 325,000. Elio Fox called from the big blind.
The flop was and both players checked to see the on the turn. There, Fox led out, betting 1,100,000 more than the size of the pot. Eiler thought for a bit, then called.
The river was the and Fox shoved. Eiler took one last look at his cards then snap-called, showing for the nut straight. Fox had for two pair, but it was no good so Eiler doubled.
Hand #38: Bryn Kenney opened to 335,000 from the cutoff and Stephen Chidwick called from the big blind.
The flop came down and both players checked to see the on the turn. Chidwick checked again and this time Kenny put out 635,000.
The river was the and both players checked again. Chidwick was holding but Kenney had that beat with for a better kicker, and he took down the pot.
Hand #30: Aymon Hata raised to 350,000 and Elio Fox defended his big blind. The flop came and Fox checked to Hata who bet 300,000, only for Fox to check-raise him to 750,000. Hata called and Fox bet 650,000 on the turn. The river was the . Fox checked and, after using two time extensions, Hata checked behind.
Fox showed for top pair, but Hata took the pot down with .
Hand #31: Jason Koon raised to 320,000 and Stephen Chidwick defended his big blind. The flop came and Chidwick check-called a bet of 220,000. The turn was checked by both players and the river was the .
Chidwick bet 1,340,000 and Koon soon folded.
Hand #32: Chidwick limped and Koon checked his big blind. Chidwick bet 160,000 on the flop and Koon called. The pair checked the turn and the river was the . Chidwick bet 250,000 and Koon folded.
Hand #33: Nick Petrangelo raised to 325,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #34: Aymon Hata limped in the small blind, but folded to a raise from Andreas Eiler to 625,000 in the big blind.
Hand #25: From the hijack seat, Bryn Kenney opened with a raise to 335,000. Jason Koon defended from the big blind with a call.
The flop was and Koon checked. Kenney put out a bet of 325,000 and Koon called.
Both players checked on the turn to see the river, and there Kenney led out with a bet of 935,000. Koon tanked through the entirety of two time extensions, then eventually decided to fold, so Kenney took the pot.
Hand #26: Elio Fox opened with a raise to 325,000 from the cutoff seat and Aymon Hata called in the big blind.
The flop was and Hata checked, then called a bet of 325,000 from Fox.
On the turn, both players checked. The river was the and Hata led out with a bet of 525,000. Fox tanked through one time extension, then eventually decided to fold, so Hata was awarded the pot.
Hand #27: Elio Fox opened again from the hijack, making it 325,000. Jason Koon called from the button and Andreas Eiler tagged along from the big blind.
The flop was and action checked over to Koon. He put out a bet of 360,000 and only Fox called.
The turn was the and both players checked. The river was the and Fox checked again. Koon put out a big bet of 1,400,000. Fox didn't think too long before moving all in with a covering stack, and Koon snap-folded twice as quick.
Fox claimed the chip lead with this pot, pushing over 15 million chips.
Hand #28: Elio Fox opened to 325,000 from middle position and that earned him the pot.
Hand #29: Elio fox raised again to 325,000 and action folded to the cutoff where Aymon Hata made it 925,000. Action folded back to Fox who called.
The flop was and Fox checked to Hata who fired 700,000. Fox quickly released so Hata took down the pot.
Hand #24: Adrian Mateos open-raised all in for 395,000. Elio Fox raised in the small blind and Stephen Chidwick folded his big blind.
Mateos picked up an open-ended straight draw on the flop. The turn was the and the river the , meaning Mateos was eliminated in eighth place for $295,066.
Play is now one elimination away from the end of the day. Stay tuned to PokerNews for the conclusion of the day.
Hand #23: Nick Petrangelo limped in the small blind and Elio Fox raised to 650,000. Petrangelo then three-bet to 1,900,000 and Fox quickly folded.