Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
Only 31 players began the day at the start of Day 3 in Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Just five and a half hours later players were already down to final table. In the first two hours of play, 13 players dropped extremely quickly, one after another, bringing the tables down to the final two tables right away. The first player to drop out of the tournament today was Sam Trickett, who ended his day quickly by losing a race to Jeff Papola. Next to go was Giuseppe Pantaleo, who lost a bunch of Carter Swidler early, then got turned by Grant Levy to exit te tournament.
Falling in 29th and 28th place were Ramin Hajiyev and Yaron Zeev Malki.Both players fell on simultaneous hands at separate tables. Falling next were Thayer Rasmussen, Igor Yaroshevskyy, and Petar Zografov
Viet Vo dropped in 22nd place when his pocket three were crushed by Jeff Papola's jacks. Falling in 21st was Grant Levy, who lost a race with Matt Berkey for a monster pot. Falling in 20th place was JC Tran, who was eliminated by the new chip leader, Matt Perrins. Closing out the final three tables was Alexandre Rivero, who lost yet another coin flip to Matt Berkey, bringing the field down to 18.
First to go from the final two tables was Christian Rudolph, who's lesser pair was no match for Antonio Buonanno's tens. Next to be eliminated was former spelling bee champion Pratyush Buddiga. Buddiga shoved his into Thomas Muehloecker's and never caught up. Carter Swidler was next to fall in 16th place when his straight ran into a flush.
Dan Martin and Jeff Papola were the next to fall and they did it in the same hand. After a raise and a shove from Jeff Papola with , Seth Berger reshoved all in with Martin made the call with creating a huge three way all in pot. Berger flopped an ace and it held up, giving him the double knockout and the chip lead. Ravi Raghavan was next to fall when his over pair was no match for Matt Berkey's two pair. Falling 12th was Olivier Busquet who found himself short stacked after a couple of bad beats. Busquet got his money with crushed with nines against Thomas Muehloecker's tens and never improved to be sent home.
In 11th place, just before the unofficial final table, it was Philipp Gruissem who fell. Gruissem shoved all in from the small blind over a limp from Matt Berkey, but Matt Perrins in the big blind woke up with a monster to send Gruissem to the rail. It was only a few more hands until player's made it to the official final table and only one player would not be joining them. That player was Matt Schulte. Schulte was lost when he shoved all in after a bet from Antonio Buonanno, but Buonanno had two pair and he quickly snapped off Schulte who just had middle pair.
With that the final nine players were set to bag and tag, ready to return for the final table tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. local time. Play will begin in the middle of level 25 with the blinds at 1,2000/2,4000 with a 4,000 chip ante. PokerNews.com will be here all day tomorrow with all the coverage so make sure to come back and make sure you see who is crowned as the next World Series of Poker champion.
In the final hand of the day, Antonio Buonanno limped in from the small blind, as Matt Schulte checked his option from the big blind. The flop came down , as Buonanno placed out a bet of 35,000 which was called. The fell on the turn, and Buonanno put out another bet of 75,000, before Schulte moved all in over the top, for not much more. The bet was called, as both players tabled their cards.
Schulte was at rick, committing the remainder of his stack in with a pair of tens, but running into Buonanno’s turned two-pair. He wouldn’t find a ten on the river that he needed, as the completed the board, sending him home in 10th place.
The action folded around to Matt Perrins in the small blind, who limped in, as Arthur Pro checked his option from the big blind. The flop came down , as Perrins checked his option. Pro bet out 75,000 and was called, before the fell on the turn. Perrins checked over to Pro once more, who didn’t stop his aggression, quickly reaching for chips, and betting out 150,000. Perrins called, and then checked for the third time, when the completed the board. Pro bet out 215,000, and was called, after a short tank from Perrins.
Pro mucked his hand, as Perrins tabled his for two-pair, which was enough to take down the pot.
“Nice catch on the turn,” said Pro, following the hand.
With ten players remaining, one more elimination is needed before the end of play for today.
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Matt Berkey limped in from the button, before Philipp Gruissem moved all in for his last 275,000 from the small blind. Matt Perrins was in the big blind, and quickly moved all in over the top, forcing Berkey out of the hand.
The board ran out to see Perrins flop top pair to extend his lead, eliminating Gruissem one short of the unofficial final table.
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The action started with Matt Berkey opening to 50,000 from the hijack, as the table folded around to Seth Berger on the big blind. He raised it up to 156,000, as Berkey thought about his decision. He then opted to bump it up once more, making it 272,000. Berger asked for a count, before bringing his bet back in, and sliding out yet another raise, this time totalling 531,000. Berkey sat motionless for almost a minute, before he announced all in, and was snap called.
Two of the biggest stacks in the room committed all their chip in pre-flop, but they were heading for a chop, as the board ran out .
Players are now continuing play down to the final table where they will stop until tomorrow at 1 p.m.