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Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Barry Hutter Closing in on Second WSOP Bracelet; Four Players Remain in Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

TKBluffs • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter

Day 3 of Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end and Barry Hutter is leading the way after bagging up 6,265,000 in chips. Hutter was sitting behind a big stack for much of the night and caught fire in the last level to move into the chip lead.

With over US$4 million in live tournament winnings, Hutter already has a bracelet to his name which came back in 2015 in Event #14 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout and was good for a $283,546 payday — Hutter's second best cash to date. The US player will return on Day 4 with just three players standing between him and his second WSOP bracelet.

All four remaining players are guaranteed to make at least $163,404, but it is the $522,715 top prize, as well as the prestigious WSOP bracelet, that will be their focus when play resumes for the final day.

Portugal's Diogo Veiga sits in second with 5,195,000 and like Hutter, Veiga made his presence known in the late stages of Day 3.

Bulgaria's Radoslav Stoyanov will come back in third with 2,495,000 and the start of Day 3 chip leader Jonathan Abdellatif is the short stack with 1,350,000.

Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $522,715
2  $323,019
3  $228,241
4  $163,404
5Tom McCormickUnited States$118,552
6[Removed:17]New Zealand$87,179
7Anna AntimonyUnited States$64,991
8Cathal ShineIreland$49,126
9Todd IvensUnited States$37,660

A total of 31 players returned to action for Day 3, all of whom were already guaranteed a payday of $12,399. Michael Ciaravino was the first elimination, opening the floodgates for a slew of early exits and the field was whittled down to the final two tables in short order.

Hutter sent a number of players to the rail to seize the lead shortly after play became 18-handed, though Radoslav Stoyanov took over the top spot for a while after eliminating two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell in 11th place ($29,284) to set up the unofficial 10-handed final table.

Ryan Hall fell at the hands of Anna Antimony to set up the official final table shortly afterward, shoving pocket deuces into the latter's pocket tens preflop to depart in 10th place for a $29,284 payday.

The USA's Todd Ivens was the first official casualty, falling at the hands of Abdellatif after running a turned aces-up into the Belgium player's flopped set of eights, departing with $37,660 for his deep run.

Cathal Shine departed not long after the dinner break after running ace-jack into the ace-queen of Hutter with a preflop shove and the Irishman departed in eighth place for a $49,126 payday.

A series of short-stacked double-ups followed, before Anna Antimony got short and shoved queen-jack into the ace-seven of Hutter and she exited in seventh for $64,991.

It would be Abdellatif who scored the next knockout, sending New Zealand's [Removed:17] to the rail in sixth place after the latter got his last ten big blinds in with jack-six offsuit and was looked up by the Belgium with a dominating jack-nine, which improved to a full house by the river to send Yan off to collect his $87,179 prize money.

The final casualty of the day was Tom McCormick who departed shortly before the close of play, with Diogo Veiga doing the honors this time around. McCormick got the last of his chips in with pocket jacks and Veiga looked him up with ace-four suited and spiked the ace on the flop to send McCormick out in fifth for $118,552.

The final four players will return to the Brasilia room at 2pm local time to resume Day 4 play and one of these players will take home $522,715 along with the most coveted jewelry in poker. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to bring you coverage of all the action.

Tags: Barry HutterDiogo VeigaJonathan AbdellatifRadoslav Stoyanov

End of Day Chip Counts

TKBluffs • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Day 3 of Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end and it's Barry Hutter leading the final four players. A full recap of the Day 3 action will be posted shortly.

Barry Hutter us 6,265,000 1,765,000
Diogo Veiga pt 5,195,000 395,000
Radoslav Stoyanov bg 2,495,000 -705,000
Jonathan Abdellatif be 1,350,000 -200,000

Hands #184-186: Hutter Takes the Final Hands of the Night

TKBluffs • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #184: Barry Hutter limped the small blind and Diogo Veiga checked the big blind. They saw a flop of {a-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Hutter check-called a bet of 125,000. Both checked the {k-Clubs} turn and the {10-Hearts} river. Hutter showed {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Veiga showed {8-Spades}{6-Hearts} to chop the pot.

Hand #185: Hutter raised to 225,000 and Radoslav Stoyanov called from the big blind. They saw a flop of {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Stoyanov checked. Hutter better 200,000 and Stoyanov folded.

Hand #186: Hutter raised to 225,000 and the table folded.

Tags: Barry HutterDiogo VeigaRadoslav Stoyanov

Hands #179-183: Abdellatif Loses Big to Hutter

DegenOnTour • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter

Hand #179: Barry Hutter received a walk.

Hand #180: Jonathan Abdellatif limped from the button and Hutter called his small blind. Diogo Veiga checked and the flop was {4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Hutter checked to Veiga who bet 200,000 and Abdellatif raised to 675,000. Veiga called and Hutter was out of the way.

They both checked on the {K-Clubs} turn and on the {Q-Spades} river and Abdellatif took down the pot with {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts} after Veiga announced "nine high".

Hand #181: Abdellatif raised from the under the gun position to 235,000 and Radoslav Stoyanov called from the big blind. Stoyanov check-folded to a 175,000 bet on the {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop.

Hand #182: Veiga raised from the button to 200,000 and Abdellatif called from the big blind. The flop was {3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and Abdellatif check-called a bet of 175,000. The turn was the {A-Spades} and Abdellatif checked to Veiga. Veiga bet 550,000 and Abdellatif folded.

Hand #183: Abdellatif raised from the small blind to 350,000 and Hutter called from the big blind. The flop was {9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked.

Abdellatif fired out a bet of 275,000 on the {8-Hearts} flop and Hutter called. The river was the {8-Clubs} and Abdellatif checked to Hutter. Hutter thought about it and put in a chunky bet of 1,650,000 and Abdellatif snap-called.

Hutter quickly opened up {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for a full house and Abdellatif threw his {2-Clubs} open in disbelief, sending his chips over to Hutter.

Diogo Veiga pt 4,800,000 -1,400,000
Barry Hutter us 4,500,000 1,400,000
Jonathan Abdellatif be 1,550,000 -950,000

Tags: Barry HutterDiogo VeigaJonathan AbdellatifRadoslav Stoyanov

Hands #173-178: Abdellatif Shoves Three Times in a Row

TKBluffs • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #173: Jonathan Abdellatif moved all in for about 1,700,000 and the table folded.

Hand #174: Diogo Veiga raised to 200,000, Abdellatif moved all in from the big blind for about 1,900,000 and Veiga folded.

Hand #175: Radoslav Stoyanov raised to 205,000 and Abdellatif moved all in for just over 2,000,000. Stoyanov folded and Abdellatif took the pot.

Hand #176: Veiga got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #177: Abdellatif limped in and Veiga raised to 400,000 from the small blind. Everyone folded and Veiga took the pot.

Hand #178: Barry Hutter raised to 225,000 and Abdellatif called. They went heads-up to the {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades} flop and Abdellatif checked. Hutter bet 225,000 and Abdellatif called. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and both players checked. The {a-Diamonds} hit the river and again both checked.

Abdellatif showed {k-Clubs}{4-Spades} for aces and kings and Hutter mucked.

Diogo Veiga pt 6,200,000 500,000
Radoslav Stoyanov bg 3,200,000 1,835,000
Barry Hutter us 3,100,000 500,000
Jonathan Abdellatif be 2,500,000 -1,400,000

Hands #168-172: Small Pots

DegenOnTour • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #168: Barry Hutter limps from the small blind and Diogo Veiga checked. Hutter bet out 125,000 on the {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop and Veiga folded.

Hand #169: Hutter raised from the button to 225,000 and everybody folded.

Hand #170: Radoslav Stoyanov limped the small blind and Jonathan Abdellatif raised to 350,000. Stoyanov called and the flop was dealt.

Stoyanov checked to Abdellatif on the {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop and Abdellatif fired out 225,000. Stoyanov called. The turn was the {J-Spades} and Stoyanov check-called again. This time the bet was 475,000 and after it was called the dealer put down the {9-Spades} river card.

Both players checked on the river and Stoyanov showed {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Abdellatif mucked his hand.

Hand #171: Stoyanov raised the button to 225,000 and Hutter called from the big blind. They checked it down on the {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop and the {4-Hearts} turn. Stoyanov bet 150,000 on the {4-Clubs} river and took down the pot after hutter folded.

Hand #172: Veiga received a walk.

Tags: Barry HutterDiogo VeigaJonathan AbdellatifRadoslav Stoyanov

Hands #166-167: Hutter Wins the Battle of the Blinds

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Hand #166: Jonathan Abdellatif got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #167: Abdellatif raised to 350,000 from the small blind and Barry Hutter called from the big. They went heads-up to the {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop and both checked. The turn was the {2-Diamonds}, Abdellatif bet 250,000 and Hutter called.

The river was the {j-Clubs}, Abdellatif bet 325,000 and Hutter called. Abdellatif showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and Hutter turned over {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} to take the pot with fours and deuces.

Tags: Barry HutterJonathan Abdellatif

Tom McCormick Eliminated in 5th Place ($118,552)

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Tom McCormick
Tom McCormick

Hand #165: Jonathan Abdellatif raised to 235,000 and Diogo Veiga reraised to 750,000 from the button. With the action on Tom McCormick in the big blind, he moved all in for 1,775,000. Abdellatif quickly folded and Veiga called.

Diogo Veiga: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Tom McCormick: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The dealer fanned the {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Veiga's rail erupted as he paired his ace in the window to take the lead. The turn {2-Diamonds} was no help to McCormick and the {5-Clubs} completed the board.

Veiga's top pair was enough to earn him the pot and the elimination. McCormick finished in 5th place and took home $118,552 for his efforts.

Diogo Veiga pt 5,700,000 400,000
Tom McCormick us Busted

Tags: Diogo VeigaJonathan AbdellatifTom McCormick

Hands #160-164: Three-In-A-Row For Abdellatif

DegenOnTour • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #160: Barry Hutter raised to 225,000 from the cutoff and Diogo Veiga called on the button. Both blinds folded and the {10-Spades}{A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop was dealt. Hutter check-called a bet of 230,000 from Veiga and the turn was the {2-Clubs}. They both checked and did the same on the {K-Diamonds} river.

Hutter won the pot by showing {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

Hand #161: Veiga raised from the cutoff to 225,000 and Radoslav Stoyanov raised all in. Veiga folded and Stoyanov collected the pot.

Hand #162: Jonathan Abdellatif raised to 250,000 from the small blind and Hutter folded from the big blind.

Hand #163: Abdellatif raised from the button to 235,000 and both blinds folded.

Hand #164: Abdellatif raised to 235,000 and Stoyanov called from the big blind. The flop was {Q-Spades}{K-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Stoyanov checked to Abdellatif. Abdellatif bet 225,000 and Stoyanov folded. Adam Owen shouted "Hattrick!" from the rail as Abdellatif stacked his chips.

Tags: Barry HutterDiogo VeigaJonathan AbdellatifRadoslav Stoyanov