Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
There will be an extra day of action in the final bracelet event of the summer, as 12 players are still alive looking to become the next Little One for One Drop champion. None other than Matt Berkey will be in the pole position on Sunday, bagging up a monster stack of exactly 12 million in chips. He surged to the top with some late knockouts, including the last of the night against Luigi Knoppers.
Berkey has double the second biggest stack, Giuseppe Pantaleo, who has 5,175,000. DeJuante Alexander is also still alive hoping to one-up his finish in the Millionaire Maker earlier this summer, where he finished runner-up to Pablo Mariz. Alexander was able to score a late night double up when he won a flip against Kyle Shappelle.
There were exactly 100 players that came back on Saturday. Some of those that were lost along the way were Chris Ferguson (96th), Phong "Turbo" Nguyen (72nd), Jean Gaspard (69th), James Calderaro (64th), Upeshka De Silva (58th), Kevin Eyster (55th), Dan Heimiller (48th), Matt Affleck (42nd), and Eugene Todd (23rd).
Below you will see how the remaining field stacks up, as well as where they will be seated on Sunday. The action will pick up again at 2 p.m., and they will play down to a winner. PokerNews will have all of your updates then, including hand-for-hand coverage of the final table, so be sure to come back and enjoy the action!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Miranda||635||9||Richard Dixon||United States||2,785,000||23|
|Miranda||644||1||Kyle Shappelle||United States||2,845,000||24|
|Miranda||644||2||Matt Berkey||United States||12,000,000||100|
|Miranda||644||4||Dejuante Alexander||United States||1,840,000||15|
|Miranda||644||6||Samuel Vonkennel||United States||2,995,000||25|
Jeremy Dresch got his stack in the middle before the flop against Giuseppe Pantaleo who had him covered.
Pantaleo had a commanding lead with his kings and Dresch needed a lot of help from the deck in order to survive. The board ran out , which was no help to Dresch, and Pantaleo took the pot to end his run in this tournament on the last hand of Day 3.
Luigi Knoppers got his stack in the middle before the flop against Matt Berkey who had him covered.
Berkey had the preflop advantage with the better ace and Knoppers needed help from the deck in order to double up. The board ran out which was no help to Knoppers and Berkey took the pot to end his run in this event.
Dejuante Alexander got his entire stack of about 1,150,000 into the middle before the flop against Kyle Shappelle who had him covered.
Alexander was racing for his tournament life and needed to improve against Shappelle's pocket pair in order to survive. The board ran out and Alexander paired his ace to win the pot and double up.
Matt Berkey opened for 200,000 and called a three-bet from neighbor Martin Lesjoe to 500,000.
The heads-up flop came .
Berkey check-called a bet of 550,000 and they went to the turn card
Berkey checked again and a bet of 1,000,000 from Lesjoe persuaded him to lay it down.
Huihan Wu moved all of his short stack into the middle from the button and Matt Berkey called from the big blind to put him at risk.
Wu had the preflop advantage but Berkey caught up when the flop fell to pair his ten. The turn and river were no help to Wu and Berkey took the pot to send him to the cage.
[Removed:297] shoved from the small blind for about 1,100,000 and Kyle Shappelle called from the big blind to put Wenigwieser at risk.
Shappelle had the preflop advantage with the better ace and he was still best after the board ran out so he took the pot to end Wenigwieser's run in this event.