Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
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.
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!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||400||1||Tuan Phan||United States||1,041,000||104|
|Amazon||400||2||Clyde Walters||United States||770,000||77|
|Amazon||400||3||Vladimir Alexandrov||United States||1,107,000||111|
|Amazon||400||4||Ryan Leng||United States||686,000||69|
|Amazon||400||5||Adam Walton||United States||447,000||45|
|Amazon||400||7||Preston Lee||United States||796,000||80|
|Amazon||400||8||Yicheng Xu||United States||495,000||50|
|Amazon||400||9||David Coleman||United States||551,000||55|
|Amazon||401||2||Marcelo Giordano Mendes||Brazil||528,000||53|
|Amazon||401||3||Derek Bowers||United States||496,000||50|
|Amazon||401||5||Anuj Kwatra||United States||754,000||75|
|Amazon||401||6||Peter Hong||United States||1,205,000||121|
|Amazon||401||7||Matt Russell||United States||1,260,000||126|
|Amazon||401||9||Nicholas Salimbene||United States||679,000||68|
|Amazon||402||1||Chris Grigorian||United States||777,000||78|
|Amazon||402||3||Scott Poling||United States||742,000||74|
|Amazon||402||4||Paul Hizer||United Kingdom||471,000||47|
|Amazon||402||8||Timothy Miles||United States||402,000||40|
|Amazon||402||9||Jason Wandling||United States||1,007,000||101|
|Amazon||403||2||Daniel Park||United States||169,000||17|
|Amazon||403||3||Denys Shafikov||United Kingdom||730,000||73|
|Amazon||403||8||Dong Sheng Peng||China||458,000||46|
|Amazon||404||1||Jason Morman||United States||216,000||22|
|Amazon||404||2||Jeffrey Chang||United States||84,000||8|
|Amazon||404||3||James Ainsworth||United States||215,000||22|
|Amazon||404||4||Francis Anderson||United States||900,000||90|
|Amazon||404||5||Mohsin Charania||United States||454,000||45|
|Amazon||404||6||Francis Witek||United States||203,000||20|
|Amazon||404||7||Vladimir Revniaga||United States||394,000||39|
|Amazon||404||8||Erkut Yilmaz||United States||611,000||61|
|Amazon||404||9||Joseph Liberta||United States||1,030,000||103|
|Amazon||405||1||Yuejian Wang||United States||143,000||14|
|Amazon||405||2||Jared Koppel||United States||562,000||56|
|Amazon||405||5||Anatoly Filatov||United States||519,000||52|
|Amazon||405||6||Daniel Dizenzo||United States||312,000||31|
|Amazon||405||7||Christopher Ma||United States||686,000||69|
|Amazon||405||8||Joseph Cheong||United States||DNR||-|
|Amazon||405||9||Joe Curcio||United States||184,000||18|
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.
A selection of chip counts and a recap of today's action is to follow.
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 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 but was drawing nearly dead against the of Fernandez.
The on the turn solidified Pham's fate and the 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.
The tournament clock has been paused and the players need to play four more hands before they can bag and tag for Day 4.
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:
The board ran out for Kwatra to hit the higher two pair to eliminate Van Krevelen before the end of the day.
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 and the big blind checked to Poling who continued for 40,000. Navarro called and the big blind folded.
The turn was the and Poling checked this time. Navarro made a small bet of 30,000 and Poling just called. The river was the 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.
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.
The board ran out 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.