Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Gal Yifrach had a day to remember after he went from start-of-day short stack to final six chip leader in just over four hours in Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship.
When the final 16 returned to action at 2 p.m. in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Yifrach had just 319,000, but by the end of the play, the American bagged a massive 5,385,000 for the clear lead at the top.
Yifrach will be looking to claim his second WSOP gold bracelet when the action resumes at noon on Tuesday, July 16, but will be challenged by Anuj Agarwal (4,350,000), Dong Chen (2,540,000), Kahle Burns (1,855,000), Leonard Maue (1,495,000) and Ben Heath (710,000).
Official Final Table
|2||Gal Yifrach||United States||5,385,000||108|
|4||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||710,000||14|
|5||Anuj Agarwal||United States||4,350,000||87|
Action of the Day
It took 90 minutes for the final two tables to be set after Simon Deadman (16th), Jeffrey Trudeau (15th), Lauren Roberts (14th) and Vicent Bosca Ramon (13th) all departed with $28,618 for their efforts.
Trudeau's early elimination came as a shock after he started the proceedings in the top three chip counts, but after his five-bet jam from the small blind with ace-deuce was called by Agarwal on the button with pocket kings, Trudeau was unable to survive.
Alan Goehring (12th-$36,151) then ran his short stack into pocket queens and departed before Ramin Hajiyev (11th-$36,15), who had held the Day 2 chip lead for an extended period, saw his ace-jack dominated by the ace-queen of Markus Gonsalves after all the chips went into the middle preflop.
James Romero (10th-$46,962) finally saw his deep run ended after seesawing between the top and bottom of the chip rankings. Romero's shove was pocket sixes came up against pocket kings, and no miracle board followed.
Stefan Huber (9th-$46,962) laddered his way up despite being all-in on several occasions, but his run for a place at the final table was ended when his pocket jacks lost a crucial race against ace-queen.
The penultimate player to see their dream end was Gonsalves, (8th-$62,684). The American got it in good with ace-five against Burn's king-queen, but the Australian saw his holding improve to trips after the board fell and Gonsalves departed to the cash desk.
In the final hand of Day 3, Agarwal called in the small blind for 50,000, and Eric Kurtzman (7th-$62,684) raised to 250,000. Agarwal's shove with king-queen was snap-called by Kurtzman who held ace-jack, but when the run-out came queen-high, Kurtzman was confirmed as the unfortunate player to miss out on a spot at the official final table.
The players will return to play under the lights of the feature table where their battles will be streamed via CBS.
Join us back here at PokerNews then as we find out who will take home $630,747 and one of the last awarded WSOP gold bracelets of the summer!
Anuj Agarwal called in the small blind for 50,000, and Eric Kurtzman raised to 250,000.
With the decision back on Agarwal, he moved all in, and Kurtzman called.
Kurtzman held the preflop lead, but Agarwal paired his queen on the flop.
Kurtzman was unable to regain his advantage after the turn, and river cards fell and departed in 7th place for $62,684.
The final six will now bag their chips and return at noon on Tuesday, July 16, to compete for the title.
A recap of the day's action will follow.
The remaining seven are now on a 15-minute break.
Kahle Burns raised to 85,000 from under the gun and Dong Chen three-bet to 250,000 from the next seat.
The action folded back around to Burns, and he moved all in.
Chen gave his cards a quick look and then called.
Chen held his advantage on the flop, but Burns picked up additional outs to the wheel.
But the turn and river cards were no use to Burns and Chen secured the double up at the expense of the Australian.
|2||Gal Yifrach||United States||5,400,000||135|
|4||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||900,000||23|
|5||Anuj Agarwal||United States||3,100,000||78|
|6||Eric Kurtzman||United States||1,100,000||28|
Kahle Burns and Markus Gonsalves tangled one more time when all the chips got in the middle. Gonsalves was at risk with against the of Burns.
The flop was dealt which gave both players a piece. The on the river didn't change a lot at first sight but it turned out to be a very significant card when the river was the . Burns won the hand with a full house while Gonsalves busted.
He finished in seventh place and he cashed for $62,684.
The board fell and Gal Yifrach bet 140,000 from the big blind, which Dong Chen called from the cutoff.
The hit the river and Yifrach bet 500,000. Chen went into the tank for two minutes and then open-folded for top two pair.
"How do you fold that," said Yifrach before mucking his cards and picking up the pot.