Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Heads Up Play Continues Tomorrow

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Nikolaus Teichert hold the chip lead.
Nikolaus Teichert hold the chip lead.

The conclusion of 10 levels happened just 25 hands into heads-up play, with Nikolaus Teichert and Vincent Maglio set to return tomorrow at 1 p.m. They will then finish what they started and determine who will claim the World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $730,756. Heads-up play began with the players nearly equal in chips, but at the conclusion of the night, Teichert leads with 7,620,000 while Maglio holds 5,415,000.

The day started with 23 players and it took about five hours for the final table to be set, with Sebastien Comel the chipleader as nine-handed play began. The road to the final table saw the following players, whose names you might recognize, making the money: Jonathan Tamayo (23rd) and Owen Crowe (11th), as well as Day 2 chipleader OJ Ojiri (19th).

It took 22 hands before the first elimination from the final table occurred. Nicolas Levi finished ninth, when his {a-Spades}{3-Spades} ran into the {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} of Teichert. Levi's elimination was followed by that of Sebastien Comel, when his {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} couldn't hold against Josh Arieh's {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. It took over one hour to lose our seventh-place finisher, Nicolas Faure, when he found his {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} dominated by Teichert's {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}.

Just six hands later, the next elimination came when Kirill Rabtsov couldn't win a race against Sergey Lebedev. Another hour went by before fifth-place finisher, Josh Arieh found himself all in with one pair against the nut straight of Vincent Maglio. Thirty-eight hands went by before the fourth-place finisher, Sergey Lebedev shoved with king-high into Maglio's ace-high. Just three hands and a few minutes later, Dan Owen ran his {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} into Teichert's {a-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a third-place finish.

And that brings you up to date. As mentioned above, play will continue tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Amazon Room. Stay with PokerNews as we continue to cover this final table and all of the action here at the WSOP.

Tags: Dan OwenJonathan TamayoJosh AriehKirill RabtsovNicolas FaureNicolas LeviNikolaus TeichertOJ OjiriOwen CroweSebastien ComelSergey LebedevVincent Maglio

Back and Forth

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #121: Vincent Maglio raised to 200,000 and Nikolaus Teichert folded.

Hand #122: Teichert completed the small blind and Maglio checked his option. Maglio led for 125,000 on the {4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop and Teichert made it 400,000. Maglio folded and Teichert took the pot.

Hand #122: Maglio raised to 200,000 and Teichert reraised to 600,000. Maglio released his hand.

Hand #123: Teichert raised to 200,000 and Maglio reraised to 550,000. Teichert called and the {3-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop was dealt. Maglio continued for 375,000 and Teichert folded.

Hand #124: Maglio raised to 200,000 and Teichert 400,000. Maglio called and the {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop was dealt. Teichert bet 500,000 and Maglio folded.

Tags: Nikolaus TeichertVincent Maglio

Hands 113-120

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #113: Vincent Maglio raised to 200,000, and Nikolaus Teichert made it 575,000. Maglio called. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Teichert fired 475,000, and Maglio raised to 1,050,000. Teichert gave up the pot.

Hand #114: Teichert raised to 200,000, and Maglio called. The flop was {a-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, and both players checked to see the {7-Spades}. Maglio fired 275,000, and Teichert called. The river was a {3-Clubs}, and Maglio checked. Teichert immediately reached for chips, and he slid 600,000 in. Maglio folded.

Hand #115: Maglio raised to 200,000, and Teichert called. Teichert led out on the {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop, and Maglio folded.

Hand #116: Teichert raised to 200,000 and was called. The flop came {q-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, and both checked. A {6-Spades} turned, and Maglio bet 250,000. Teichert folded.

Hand #117: Maglio raised to 200,000, Teichert called. The {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Clubs} flopped, and Teichert check-folded.

Hand #118: Teichert raised to 200,000, Maglio called. He then checked the {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, and Teichert won with a bet.

Hand #119: Maglio raised to 200,000, Teichert called. The {2-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flopped, and Maglio folded to a bet.

Hand #120: Teichert raised preflop and won.

Tags: Nikolaus TeichertVincent Maglio

Maglio Gaining Control

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #106: Nikolaus Teichert raised to 200,000 and Vincent Maglio folded.

Hand #107: Maglio raised to 200,000 and Teichert made the call. Both players checked the {4-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs} flop. Teichert folded to a bet of 175,000 by Maglio on the {3-Clubs} turn.

Hand #108: Teichert raised to 200,000 and Maglio came along. Maglio checked the {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop and teichert bet 250,000. Maglio made the call and checked the {6-Diamonds} turn. Teichert checked behind and the {8-Diamonds} river was dealt. Maglio led for 375,000 and Teichert called. They each had a ten in their hand and chopped the pot with two pair.

Hand #109: Maglio raised to 200,000 and Teichert made the call. Maglio won the pot with a 175,000 bet on the {7-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{a-Spades} flop.

Hand #110: Maglio recieved a walk.

Hand #111: Maglio raised to 200,000 and Teichert reraised to 600,000, Maglio folded and Teichert won the pot.

Hand #112: Teichert folded to a reraise by Maglio.

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First Hands of Heads Up

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #99: Vincent Maglio raised to 200,000. Nikolaus Teichert called. The flop came {3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}, and Teichert checked. Maglio bet 250,000, and Teichert called. The turn was a {10-Hearts}, and Teichert again checked. Maglio checked behind him, and a {j-Clubs} was the river. Teichert bet 500,000, and Maglio quickly folded.

Hand #100: Teichert raised and won the pot.

Hand #101: Maglio limped in, and Teichert checked. The flop came {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}, and Teichert check-called 100,000. They both checked the {9-Hearts} and then the {2-Clubs}. Teichert showed {j-}{4-} for a straight and took the pot.

Hand #102: Teichert limped, Maglio checked. They checked through to the river, and the board was {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Both checked again, and Maglio won with {7-}{4-}.

Hand #103: Unknown action.

Hand #104: Maglio got a walk.

Hand #105: Maglio raised to 200,000. Teichert raised to 600,000, and Maglio folded.

Tags: Nikolaus TeichertVincent Maglio

Dan Owen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($312,516)

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #96: Nikolaus Teichert raised to 200,000 and Dan Owen made the call. Both players checked the {q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop. Owen led for 275,000 on the {9-Diamonds} and Teichert released his hand.

Hand #97: Vincent Maglio raised to 200,000 and Owen and Teichert both come along. All three players checked the {2-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop. Owen checked the {7-Hearts} turn, Teichert made it 275,000 and Maglio called. Both players checked the {k-Diamonds} river. Teichert showed {q-}{j-} and won the pot with a pair of queens.

Hand #98: Owen raised to 350,000 and Teichert made it 600,000. Owen answered by declaring all in and Teichert snap-called.

Owen: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Teichert: {a-Spades}{5-Clubs}

An ace came out right on the flop and held up on the board {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. Teichert took the pot and eliminated Owen in 3rd place to set up heads up play.

Tags: Dan OwenNikolaus TeichertVincent Maglio

Sergey Lebedev Eliminated in 4th Place ($225,392)

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Sergey Lebedev - 4th Place
Sergey Lebedev - 4th Place

Hand #94: Vincent Maglio raised to 200,000, and Dan Owen made it 600,000 on the button. Maglio pushed all in without much delay, Owen folded after some thought.

Hand #95: Sergey Lebedev moved all in from the small blind, and Maglio called.

Maglio: {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}
Lebedev: {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

The board came {4-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, and Maglio sent Lebedev out of the tournament in fourth.

Vincent Maglio 6,350,000 2,350,000
Sergey Lebedev ru Busted

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Level:
31
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000