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Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon



Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon
Day 3 Completed

Russell Bags Event #26: $2,620 NLHE Marathon Chip Lead Followed by Hong and Guilbert

poolshir • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Matt Russell
Matt Russell

After another six levels of 100 minutes each, Day 3 of Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold’Em Marathon has come to an end. At the beginning of the day, 188 players returned to the tables with two goals in mind. First, to make it into the money. Second, to make it through to Day 4. Fifty-two players succeeded in both goals at the end of the day. Matt Russell takes the overnight chip lead with 1,260,000 in chips.

Russell collected some of those chips when he bluffed Ryan Leng and David Pham off their hands with ace-king on the jack-eight-five-ten-jack board. Leng’s pocket queens would have beaten them. But Russell’s bluff made it through. He is followed in the chip counts by Peter Hong with 1,205,000 and France’s Johan Guilbert with 1,204,000 in chips. Some of those chips Guilbert bagged belonged to Ben Palmer. Palmer had four-bet shoved with ace-king and Guilbert called with the pocket nines. Palmer paired the ace on the turn but ran into the rivered flush in the last level of the night.

Also bagging over a million in chips include Vladimir Alexandrov, Tuan Phan, Jason Wandling, and Sergio Fernandez. Bracelet winners Preston Lee, Mohsin Charania, Daniel Park, and Leng are also still in with a shot to win their second bracelet. Other players to keep an eye on include Erkut Yilmaz, Day 2 chip leader David Coleman, Anatoly Filatov, Francis Anderson, Joseph Cheong, and Corentin Ropert.

Sergio Fernandez
Sergio Fernandez bagged 1,005,000 at the end of Day 3

Taylor Hart was the one to burst the bubble when he called Joel Isla’s shove with ace-queen. Isla held ace-ten and got no help of the board as he left the tournament room while the rest of the field celebrated the fact that they were all in the money now. Soon after, the “seat open” announcements of the dealers could be heard throughout the rest of the day. Players like Adrian Mateos, Demothenes Kiriopoulos, Andre Akkari, Joao Vieira, Maxim Lykov, Maria Lampropulos, Christian Pham, Dillon Ott, Christopher Frank, Matt Berkey, Bertrand Grospellier, Cliff Josephy, Denis Timofeev, Marcel Vonk, Sam Cohen and Pham all cashed but didn’t bag at the end of the day.

When the 52 remaining players return at 1 p.m. local time on Thursday, June 13, they will start with Level 19 which features a small blind of 5,000, big blind of 10,000, and the big blind ante of 10,000. Six levels of 100 minutes each are scheduled with a 15-minute break after every level and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level.

The race is not even close to being run yet as there are three more days of play planned before the champion will be crowned. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there until the finish line so make sure to keep following the updates right here!

Tags: Adrian MateosAnatoly FilatovAndre AkkariBen PalmerBenjamin LudlowBertrand GrospellierChristian PhamChristopher FrankCliff JosephyCorentin RopertDaniel ParkDavid ColemanDavid PhamDenis TimofeevErkut YilmazFrancis AndersonJason WandlingJoao VieiraJohan GuilbertJoseph CheongMarcel VonkMaria LampropulosMatt BerkeyMatt RussellMaxim LykovMohsin CharaniaPeter HongPreston LeeRyan LengSam CohenSergio FernandezTaylor HartTuan PhanVladimir Alexandrov

Seat Draw Day 4 Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon

Webjoker • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4001Tuan PhanUnited States1,041,000104
Amazon4002Clyde WaltersUnited States770,00077
Amazon4003Vladimir AlexandrovUnited States1,107,000111
Amazon4004Ryan LengUnited States686,00069
Amazon4005Adam WaltonUnited States447,00045
Amazon4006Johan GuilbertFrance1,204,000120
Amazon4007Preston LeeUnited States796,00080
Amazon4008Yicheng XuUnited States495,00050
Amazon4009David ColemanUnited States551,00055
Amazon4012Marcelo Giordano MendesBrazil528,00053
Amazon4013Derek BowersUnited States496,00050
Amazon4014Sergio FernandezSpain1,000,005100
Amazon4015Anuj KwatraUnited States754,00075
Amazon4016Peter HongUnited States1,205,000121
Amazon4017Matt RussellUnited States1,260,000126
Amazon4018Cao SiyouChina100,50010
Amazon4019Nicholas SalimbeneUnited States679,00068
Amazon4021Chris GrigorianUnited States777,00078
Amazon4022Fiodor MartinoItaly125,00013
Amazon4023Scott PolingUnited States742,00074
Amazon4024Paul HizerUnited Kingdom471,00047
Amazon4025Mario NavarroSpain38,0004
Amazon4026Corentin RopertFrance270,00027
Amazon4027Daniel KirschCanada384,00038
Amazon4028Timothy MilesUnited States402,00040
Amazon4029Jason WandlingUnited States1,007,000101
Amazon4031Forouzan SotoudehCanada604,00060
Amazon4032Daniel ParkUnited States169,00017
Amazon4033Denys ShafikovUnited Kingdom730,00073
Amazon4034Yake WuChina701,00070
Amazon4035Roman KorenevRussia249,00025
Amazon4037Francisco RacioneroSpain276,00028
Amazon4038Dong Sheng PengChina458,00046
Amazon4039Martin MagalIsrael421,00042
Amazon4041Jason MormanUnited States216,00022
Amazon4042Jeffrey ChangUnited States84,0008
Amazon4043James AinsworthUnited States215,00022
Amazon4044Francis AndersonUnited States900,00090
Amazon4045Mohsin CharaniaUnited States454,00045
Amazon4046Francis WitekUnited States203,00020
Amazon4047Vladimir RevniagaUnited States394,00039
Amazon4048Erkut YilmazUnited States611,00061
Amazon4049Joseph LibertaUnited States1,030,000103
Amazon4051Yuejian WangUnited States143,00014
Amazon4052Jared KoppelUnited States562,00056
Amazon4053Gustavo DarosamunizBelize606,00061
Amazon4054Igor PinheiroBelize263,00026
Amazon4055Anatoly FilatovUnited States519,00052
Amazon4056Daniel DizenzoUnited States312,00031
Amazon4057Christopher MaUnited States686,00069
Amazon4058Joseph CheongUnited StatesDNR-
Amazon4059Joe CurcioUnited States184,00018

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Matt Russell has bagged the Day 3 chip lead with 1,260,000 chips. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 1,260,000 375,000
Peter Hong us
Peter Hong
us 1,205,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 1,204,000 104,000
Vladimir Alexandrov us
Vladimir Alexandrov
us 1,107,000 772,000
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us 1,041,000 96,000
Joseph Liberta us
Joseph Liberta
us 1,030,000 570,000
Jason Wandling us
Jason Wandling
us 1,007,000 -13,000
Sergio Fernandez es
Sergio Fernandez
es 1,000,005 100,005
Francis Anderson us
Francis Anderson
us 900,000 410,000
Preston Lee us
Preston Lee
us 796,000 -292,000
Chris Grigorian us
Chris Grigorian
us 777,000 -13,000
Clyde Walters us
Clyde Walters
us 770,000 253,000
Anuj Kwatra us
Anuj Kwatra
us 754,000 -1,000
Scott Poling us
Scott Poling
us 742,000 217,000
Denys Shafikov ua
Denys Shafikov
ua 730,000 185,000
Yake Wu cn
Yake Wu
cn 701,000 256,000
Christopher Ma us
Christopher Ma
us 686,000 377,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 686,000 -114,000
Nicholas Salimbene us
Nicholas Salimbene
us 679,000 413,000
Erkut Yilmaz us
Erkut Yilmaz
us 611,000 6,000
Gustavo Darosamuniz BR
Gustavo Darosamuniz
BR 606,000 606,000
Forouzan Sotoudeh ca
Forouzan Sotoudeh
ca 604,000 -16,000
Jared Koppel us
Jared Koppel
us 562,000 -38,000
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 551,000 -49,000
Marcelo Giordano Mendes br
Marcelo Giordano Mendes
br 528,000 528,000

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

A selection of chip counts and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Fernandez Closes the Curtains on Pham

ajlamers • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Sergio Fernandez
Sergio Fernandez

David Pham raised to 18,000 in middle position and Sergio Fernandez looked down at his cards before plopping his butt back in his seat. He stuck in a three-bet to 45,000 and the action folded back to Pham who called.

The flop came {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Pham checked to Fernandez who bet 60,000. Pham check-raised all in for around 170,000 and Fernandez instantly called. Pham turned over {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} but was drawing nearly dead against the {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} of Fernandez.

The {9-Hearts} on the turn solidified Pham's fate and the {a-Clubs} on the river was just a formality. Pham sent his chips to his neighbor Fernandez who is now closing in on the one million chip mark.

Sergio Fernandez es
Sergio Fernandez
es 900,000 96,000
David Pham us
David Pham
us Busted

Tags: David PhamSergio Fernandez

Four More Hands

poolshir • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the players need to play four more hands before they can bag and tag for Day 4.

Kwatra Felts Van Krevelen

poolshir • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Rene Van Krevelen
Rene Van Krevelen

Rene van Krevelen shoved from the hijack for 76,000 and Anuj Kwatra called in the cutoff while the rest of the table folded.

Rene van Krevelen: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Anuj Kwatra: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for Kwatra to hit the higher two pair to eliminate Van Krevelen before the end of the day.

Anuj Kwatra us
Anuj Kwatra
us 755,000 -70,000
Rene Van Krevelen nl
Rene Van Krevelen
nl Busted
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au Busted

Tags: Anuj KwatraRene van Krevelen

Five-Card Straight Doesn't Bother Poling

ajlamers • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The action folded to Scott Poling in the cutoff who made it 20,000 to go. Mario Navarro called on the button as did the big blind. The flop came {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and the big blind checked to Poling who continued for 40,000. Navarro called and the big blind folded.

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Poling checked this time. Navarro made a small bet of 30,000 and Poling just called. The river was the {4-Spades} putting a straight on the board. Poling announced all in, putting Navarro to the test for his remaining 184,000 chips. After a minute, Navarro folded and Poling pulled in the pot.

Scott Poling us
Scott Poling
us 525,000 340,200
Mario Navarro es
Mario Navarro
es 184,000 143,000

Tags: Scott PolingMario Navarro

Schiff Shot Down by Charania

poolshir • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Emile Schiff
Emile Schiff

The player in the late position raised and Mohsin Charania called in the hijack. Emile Schiff shoved from the cutoff and Charania was the only one to make the call.

Emile Schiff: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Mohsin Charania: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} for Charania to eliminate Schiff as he hit a set of tens on the flop.

Shortly after, Eric Lescot was also eliminated on the same table.

Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 495,000 218,000
Eric Lescot be
Eric Lescot
be Busted
Emile Schiff jm
Emile Schiff
jm Busted

Tags: Emile SchiffEric LescotMohsin Charania