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Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Day 3 of The Marathon Ends with Three Big Names at the Top

poolshir • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka ended Day 3 as the chip leader of Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em with a stack of 2,838,000. Maurice Hawkins finished second with 2,423,000 and John Phan sits in third with 2,374,000. Fifty-six players are still in the running for the $690,469 top prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.

The day started with 268 players and 264 of those would be in the money. As expected, hand-for-hand play started quite quickly. There was only one all-in during the first hand of hand-for-hand play and Pascal Hartmann did not manage to stay in the tournament.

Maurice Hawkins had a strong start to the day and never really disappeared from the top of the chip counts. But Faraz Jaka really kept building his stack all day long. There are many other notables left in this field, including Ana Marquez (1,035,000), Upeshka De Silva (799,000), Eric Baldwin (617,000) and Kristen Bicknell (401,000).

Play resumes Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Brasilia room and is scheduled to play seven 100-minute levels again. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to catch all the action so do come back to follow it all.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7221Chris BolekUnited States175,00011
Brasilia7222Upeshka De SilvaUnited States799,00050
Brasilia7223Jose LatorreGS517,00032
Brasilia7224Brennan BenglisUnited States619,00039
Brasilia7225Jeffrey TurtonUnited States969,00061
Brasilia7226Josh WeissUnited States783,00049
Brasilia7227Maurice HawkinsUnited States2,423,000151
Brasilia7229Uriel Remi LevyUnited States200,00013
       
Brasilia7231Breixo GonzalezSpain662,00041
Brasilia7232Maxim SorokinRussia1,567,00098
Brasilia7233David SmartUnited States404,00025
Brasilia7235Christopher McnallyUnited States519,00032
Brasilia7236Markus KuhnenUnited Kingdom899,00056
Brasilia7237Andrew DennisUnited States400,00025
Brasilia7238Julian StuerGermany1,085,00068
Brasilia7239Riley FullerUnited States508,00032
       
Brasilia7241Samuel PhillipsUnited States1,200,00075
Brasilia7242Rafael GonzalezUnited States388,00024
Brasilia7243Matthew VaughanUnited States290,00018
Brasilia7245Adrian MateosSpain218,00014
Brasilia7246Neel MurthyUnited States952,00060
Brasilia7247Joseph Di Rosa RojasVenezuela1,613,000101
Brasilia7248Tim ReillyUnited States632,00040
Brasilia7249Alex MassmanUnited States1,195,00075
       
Brasilia7261Thomas LutzUnited States723,00045
Brasilia7262Saurabh PatelUnited States590,00037
Brasilia7263Bartlomiej MachonPortugal619,00039
Brasilia7264Mark ShavesUnited States84,0005
Brasilia7266Jeffrey TomlinsonUnited States950,00059
Brasilia7267Darryl RonconiUnited States1,206,00075
Brasilia7268John ThorntonUnited States572,00036
Brasilia7269Alexander LynskeyAustralia493,00031
       
Brasilia7271Faraz JakaUnited States2,838,000177
Brasilia7273Michael HadaUnited States394,00025
Brasilia7274Ana MarquezSpain1,035,00065
Brasilia7275Fredrick ArniUnited States250,00016
Brasilia7276Daniel ErlandssonSpain675,00042
Brasilia7277Eric BaldwinUnited States617,00039
Brasilia7278John PhanUnited States2,374,000148
Brasilia7279Pratik GhatgeUnited Kingdom924,00058
       
Brasilia7281James TianUnited States1,056,00066
Brasilia7282Yu LiUnited States1,039,00065
Brasilia7283David EldridgeUnited States637,00040
Brasilia7284Rubem MouraoBrazil832,00052
Brasilia7286Kristen BicknellCanada401,00025
Brasilia7287Xixiang LuoChina1,622,000101
Brasilia7288Kou VangUnited States620,00039
Brasilia7289Montgomery ColeUnited States490,00031
       
Brasilia7291Joshua SmithUnited States1,604,000100
Brasilia7292Kong LiUnited States154,00010
Brasilia7293Patrick MahoneyUnited States644,00040
Brasilia7294Michael KaneUnited Kingdom720,00045
Brasilia7295Darren JudgesUnited Kingdom351,00022
Brasilia7296Joseph PottsUnited States1,087,00068
Brasilia7298Andrew JerniganUnited States870,00054
Brasilia7299Bill GermanisCanada772,00048

Tags: Ana MarquezEric BaldwinFaraz JakaJohn PhanKristen BicknellMaurice HawkinsPhilipp HartmannUpeshka De Silva

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

BrettC • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 2,838,000 -162,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 2,423,000 23,000
John Phan us
John Phan
us 2,374,000 -56,000
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
cn 1,622,000 372,000
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ve
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
ve 1,613,000 983,000
Joshua Smith us
Joshua Smith
us 1,604,000 789,000
Maxim Sorokin RU
Maxim Sorokin
RU 1,567,000
Darryl Ronconi us
Darryl Ronconi
us 1,206,000
Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 1,200,000 130,000
Alex Massman us
Alex Massman
us 1,195,000 695,000
Joseph Potts US
Joseph Potts
US 1,087,000 87,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 1,085,000 -275,000
James Tian us
James Tian
us 1,056,000 331,000
Yu Li cn
Yu Li
cn 1,039,000 -36,000
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
es 1,035,000 75,000
Jeffrey Turton us
Jeffrey Turton
us 969,000 199,000
Neel Murthy us
Neel Murthy
us 952,000 -170,000
Jeffrey Tomlinson us
Jeffrey Tomlinson
us 950,000 295,000
Pratik Ghatge gb
Pratik Ghatge
gb 924,000 104,000
Markus Kuhnen de
Markus Kuhnen
de 899,000 -351,000
Andrew Jernigan us
Andrew Jernigan
us 870,000 550,000
Rubem Mourao BR
Rubem Mourao
BR 832,000 567,000
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
us 799,000 -21,000
Josh Weiss us
Josh Weiss
us 783,000 -21,000
Bill Germanis ca
Bill Germanis
ca 772,000 537,000

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Hawkins Takes One From Jaka

[user340040] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins

With about 200,000 in the pot and the board showing {5-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} {9-Spades}, action was on Faraz Jaka in the big blind and he checked. Maurice Hawkins was in early position and fired out a bet of 133,000. Jaka called.

The river was the {10-Hearts} and Jaka checked again. Hawkins took a moment and then fired out a bet of 500,000. Jaka thought for a minute and then elected to fold, showing {5-}{3-} for two pair as he mucked his hand.

Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 3,000,000 -240,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 2,400,000 495,000

Tags: Faraz JakaMaurice Hawkins

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The floor has just announced that three hands have to be played before the day is officially over. We currently have 56 players left.

Maria Ho Hits the Rail

[user340040] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Fan favorite Maria Ho let us know how she was eliminated after getting it in with pocket queens versus pocket kings. She fought a hard battle and will be seen in many other events over the summer.

Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us Busted

Tags: Maria Ho

Biggest Fold of the Tournament?

[user340040] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka and Pratik Ghatge got into a massive pot. Unfortunately the action was partially recounted to us so we don't have the full story for you.

Jaka and Ghatge went heads up to a flop of {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Jaka check-called on the flop and the turn was the {10-Hearts}. Jaka check-called again and the river was the {3-Diamonds}. Jaka check-shoved the river, having Ghatge covered. Ghatge had about 850,000 remaining at the time and had what appeared to be a 300,000 bet in front of him on the river. After tanking for a long time, Ghatge elected to fold.

This is where it got very interesting. Ghatge asked Jaka if he would show and Jaka said, "You can pay to see," setting the price at $100. Ghatge snap-called that offer and Jaka told the dealer to show his hand. The dealer flipped over {q-}{10-} giving Jaka a full house. Ghatge then said to the dealer, "show mine." The dealer opened his hand and showed {10-}{10-} for the fourth nuts and a smaller full house. The entire table was amazed at Ghatge's fold. He even got a tap of the table from Jaka.

Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 3,240,000 1,450,000
Pratik Ghatge gb
Pratik Ghatge
gb 820,000 -555,000

Tags: Faraz JakaPratik Ghatge