Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Just nine players remain in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em, with three former bracelet winners still in contention.
Leading the way is David Miscikowski, who won his first WSOP bracelet in 2014 and will be in pole position to add another when play resumes at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
Other bracelet winners still alive are Davide Suriano and Joey Weissman. Suriano won his bracelet the same year as Miscikowski, but for Weissman, it will be just under 10 years since he grabbed a bracelet back in 2012.
Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|1||Nicholas Dolen||United States||6,125,000||31|
|2||Nathan Russler||United States||7,000,000||35|
|3||David Miscikowski||United States||9,800,000||49|
|4||Alex Foxen||United States||4,020,000||20|
|5||Joey Weissman||United States||4,980,000||25|
|7||Toby Boas||United States||2,075,000||10|
|8||Kevin Stevens||United States||5,690,000||28|
Day 3 Recap
A bumper field of 75 returned for Day 3 and they were led by Alex Foxen. Notables who hit the rail early included bracelet winners Stephen Song, Matthew Bode, Adrian Mateos along with GGPoker Ambassador Felipe Ramos and Women in Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu.
Several players were vying for the position of big stack, with Alexandros Theologis moving ahead after the eliminations of Jeffrey Tomlinson and Kitty Kuo in the space of 30 minutes. Then it was Niall Farrell's turn to go on a tear, joining Theologis with a stack of over four million, and leading the way at the three table redraw.
The field continued to get smaller, with Theologis ultimately making his exit in 18th place and start-of-day chipleader Foxen winning a flip to stay alive before doubling back to a healthy stack.
Farrell had dominated at times, but a huge double for Miscikowski — kings versus queens — saw him take a stranglehold as the final table approached. That pushed Farrell towards the exit, and he was eliminated in 12th place — the same position he finished in 2021.
With the tables combining at ten players, there was time left for just one more elimination as Lander Lijo hit the rail, with Miscikowski bagging the chip lead ahead of the final day tomorrow.
Lander Lijo decided it was time, and put the entire 2,600,000 he had in the middle.
Nathan Russler was the last player to act, and he called for half of his stack to put Lijo at risk.
Lijo's pocket pair was in front until the flop of , and then Russler's top pair was better.
A for the turn gave Russler top two pair, and Lijo needed a nine, but this time it was not meant to be when the finished the board.
Lijo was eliminated and the final table was established for tomorrow's final Day 4.
The final ten players have been sent for what is likely to be their last 15-minute break of the night.
With around five minutes left in the level, the ten remaining players have resumed play. The tournament director has just told the players that the day will end when the next elimination has taken place.
This is how they are seated:
|Seat||PLAYER||Country||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|1||Nicholas Dolen||United States||6,680,000||45|
|2||Nathan Russler||United States||4,240,000||28|
|3||David Miscikowski||United States||9,860,000||66|
|4||Alex Foxen||United States||4,020,000||27|
|6||Joey Weissman||United States||4,230,000||28|
|8||Toby Boas||United States||2,525,000||17|
|9||Kevin Stevens||United States||5,200,000||35|
Michael Marder put in his last 750,000, and it folded around to Alex Foxen, who didn't instantly call.
After a few moments of the classic Foxen stare down, both players were in the pot, and the cards were tabled.
Marder was behind, but his cards were live.
The flop gave Foxen middle pair , and Marder needed some help.
After the made the turn and gave Foxen two pair, players told Marder good game before the completed the board and Marder's elimination was official.
Stefan Lehner raised to 300,000 from the button and David Miscikowski made the call from the big blind.
The flop came , Miscikowski check-called the 225,000 continuation-bet of Lehner.
The turn was the and Miscikowski checked again. This time, Lehner fired a bet of 775,000 out and got called again.
The completed the board and Miscikowski checked for the final time. Lehner barreled a bet of 2,175,000 over the line for Miscikowski to tank and then call. Lehner nodded and tabled the for the missed flush draw. Miscikowski showed the for the pair of queens and the pot.