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Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Day 3 Comes To An End

donpeters
Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee

That's a wrap for Day 3!

When play began several hours ago at noon, 66 remained. A full five levels and 44 eliminations later, only 22 are left to move on to Day 4 here in the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. Not only did we lose two-thirds of the returning field, but we also reached the money.

Still remaining are Phil Ivey, Viktor Blom, Hoyt Corkins, Arnaud Mattern and Barny Boatman. They'll all be moving on, but it's Ronald Lee with 947,000 in chips that's going to be the largest stack int her room.

Young Canadian Rudy Blondeau was the unfortunate soul who fell on the bubble after he ran {A-}{Q-} into pocket aces. Once he hit the rail to burst the bubble, Mark Thurgood, Darren Woods and Magnus Persson soon followed. They all made it to the money as did Matt Waxman, Freddy Deeb, late arrival today Bryn Kenney and Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

Barry Greenstein was the last elimination we saw on the day and he went out in true bad-beat fashion when his aces were cracked by Daniel Steinberg's pocket tens.

Pay resumes tomorrow at noon here in London and you can bet that it's going to be another great day of poker! We'll see you all then; goodnight.

Tags: Ronald Lee

End of Day 3 Chip Counts

[user66118]
Ronald Lee us
Ronald Lee
us 947,000 37,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 829,000 9,000
Andrew Pantling ca
Andrew Pantling
ca 821,000 -139,000
Danny Steinberg us
Danny Steinberg
us 768,000 58,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 705,000 30,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
us 657,000 -12,000
Hoyt Corkins us
Hoyt Corkins
us 566,000 86,000
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
fr 515,000 -35,000
Bojan Gledovic
Bojan Gledovic
500,000 -5,000
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 468,000 3,000
James Bord gb
James Bord
gb 445,000 63,000
Clint Coffee
Clint Coffee
438,000 -27,000
Fabrizio Baldassari it
Fabrizio Baldassari
it 382,000 42,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
Full Tilt Red Pro
gb 379,000 -27,000
Marc Inizan fr
Marc Inizan
fr 356,000 10,000
Dan Fleyshman us
Dan Fleyshman
us 336,000 76,000
Thomas Bichon fr
Thomas Bichon
fr 308,000 57,000
Anthony Newman us
Anthony Newman
us 280,000 20,000
Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 264,000 -46,000
Jani Sointula fi
Jani Sointula
fi 181,000 -25,000
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
Full Tilt Red Pro
ca 151,000 1,000
Roland de Wolfe gb
Roland de Wolfe
Full Tilt Red Pro
gb 113,000 -9,000

"Jesus Murphy!"

donpeters
Greg Mueller
Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller raised to 14,000 from the button and Anthony Newman shoved from the big blind for 125,000. Mueller tanked and began talking about how it was a race situation. He also said, "I told myself if he shoved I would call, I can't be a little b*tch about it now."

"I won't tell anyone," responded Newman.

"All right, it might hurt me, but I call," said Mueller.

Newman tabled the {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Mueller felt real good about his {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} now.

The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Mueller stayed in front. The turn brought the {2-Diamonds} and just like that...

"Oh my god!" yelled Muelled.

The river completed the board with the {Q-Spades} and finalized the double for Newman.

"Jesus Murphy!" exclaimed Mueller, as the chips were sent Newman's way. Mueller was knocked down to about 150,000.

Tags: Anthony NewmanGreg Mueller

Greenstein Eliminated, but Leaves a Parting Gift

donpeters
Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein

Daniel Steinberg raised to 15,000 from under the gun and action folded all the way around to Barry Greenstein in the big blind. Greenstein reraised to 45,000 and Steinberg thought for a minute or two. Steinberg then slid out two tall stacks of chips to put Greenstein all in. Greenstein quickly made the call and tabled the {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. Steinberg held the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

The flop came down {10-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Steinberg spiked a set to take the lead. The turn brought the {7-Diamonds} and the river the {3-Spades}. Steinberg wound up with a full house and the best hand to eliminate Greenstein just ten minutes before the end of the night.

Upon getting eliminated from every event, Greenstein signs a copy of his book "Ace On the River" for his opponent. He chronicles the hand that knocked him out and sticks his autograph on the inside cover. It's quite the nice gesture, especially when you've just lost a big buy-in tournament as what happened here. This one was extra interesting though.

When he saw Greenstein going to sign the book, Steinberg requested that Greenstein sign it and write something special to Steinberg's grandparents. "I hate to ask because of what just happened, but you could write something to my grandparents saying that their grandson is a very good poker player and he'll make a lot of money playing some day?" asked Steinberg. The table and Greenstein chuckled knowing that Steinberg won with only 20% on that hand.

"Not after the way you played that hand," commented Greg Mueller from across the table, joking with Steinberg.

Tags: Barry GreensteinDaniel Steinberg

Hoyt Corkins Doubles Through

[user46298]

Andrew Pantling raised in mid position to 16k and was called by the small blind before Hoyt Corkins reraised to a chunky 60k (leaving himself 180k behind). Back to Pantling who just announced, "All in," instead of pushing forward his enormous number of stacks, and when it passed back to Corkins he had a brief think before committing there and then with {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}. He was racing {A-Spades} {K-Clubs} and nothing to threaten his pair came down on the board, giving him a full double through and a new lease of life. Chip counts on that table after that hand are as follows:

Andrew Pantling ca
Andrew Pantling
ca 960,000 35,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 820,000 90,000
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
fr 550,000 -84,000
Hoyt Corkins us
Hoyt Corkins
us 480,000 -20,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
Full Tilt Red Pro
gb 406,000 51,000
James Bord gb
James Bord
gb 382,000 191,000
Dan Fleyshman us
Dan Fleyshman
us 260,000 -220,000

The Bar Beckons...

[user66118]

The plans for the day have finally been finalized. With twenty minutes to go.

The tournament staff has just informed the players that we'll be stopping at the conclusion of this level, in about 15 minutes. The chip bags will come out one level early, and we'll call it a night regardless of how many players we have left standing.

Chippies!

[user66118]
Ronald Lee us
Ronald Lee
us 910,000 250,000
Danny Steinberg us
Danny Steinberg
us 710,000 -90,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 675,000 75,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
us 669,000 -16,000
Bojan Gledovic
Bojan Gledovic
505,000 -100,000
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 465,000 -30,000
Clint Coffee
Clint Coffee
465,000 -5,000
Marc Inizan fr
Marc Inizan
fr 346,000 -29,000
Fabrizio Baldassari it
Fabrizio Baldassari
it 340,000 53,000
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
Full Tilt Red Pro
ca 331,000 1,000
Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 310,000 -43,000
Thomas Bichon fr
Thomas Bichon
fr 251,000 13,000
Jani Sointula fi
Jani Sointula
fi 206,000 -37,000
Anthony Newman us
Anthony Newman
us 135,000 25,000
Roland de Wolfe gb
Roland de Wolfe
Full Tilt Red Pro
gb 122,000 -3,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 121,000 -9,000

Corkins Doubles

donpeters

Hoyt Corkins just doubled through chip leader Andrew Pantling with pocket jacks against {A-}{K-}. The board ran out ten high and Corkins back up to about 500,000 while Pantling dropped back below one million.

Tags: Hoyt CorkinsAndrew Pantling

Timo-shanked

donpeters
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

David Peters raised to 14,000 from late-middle position and then Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in from the button for about 135,000. The two blinds folded and then quickly the word "Call" was muttered from Peters' mouth as he rolled over the {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}.

"Wow," was all that Timoshenko could mutter with the {K-Spades}{10-Spades} in his hand.

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{A-Hearts} and Timoshenko exited the tournament area as he was eliminated. Peters moved to about 730,000.

Tags: David PetersYevgeniy Timoshenko