The World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic is in full swing in California where the $10,000 buy-in main event has reached its fourth day of play. Just 63 of the 517 entrants remain, among them are two of the United Kingdom’s most talented players Sam Razavi and Toby Lewis.
Both of our heroes have managed to progress to the money places and have each locked up a score of at least $18,360. In fact it was Razavi who burst the money bubble to secure a payday for the surviving players.
With blinds of 3,000/6,000/1,000a, Razavi open from the small blind and put Arlo Dobson all in for 23,000 effective. Dobson tabled and he was up against Razavi’s less-than-stellar . Dobson stayed ahead on the flop and the turn, but the on the river improves Razavi to a pair of sevens, which eliminated Dobson, burst the bubble and brought Day 3 of the tournament to a close. That hand boosted Razavi’s stack to 281,000 (46 big blinds) with the average sized stack being 246,190.
Made Day 4 of the #WPT #LAPC with 281k, average 241k. 63 left, in the money. 63rd=$18k, 1st=$1MIL. #MoniezFollow @Sam_Razavi
Lewis, fresh from signing as an IveyPoker Pro will go into Day 4 armed with a 235,000 stack. This latest cash is Lewis’ second in a WPT main event, his previous cash being for €11,282 ($14,662) that he was awarded for finishing 26th in the WPT Prague Main Event in December 2012.
Made day 4 of @LAPC got average stack and were in the money leeeggooooFollow @810ofclubs
When Day 4 begins at noon local time today Razavi and Lewis will be sharing the same table. Their starting table looks like this:
As you can see, Razavi and Lewis have drawn a very tough table indeed but both can definitely hold their own in that company. Their reward for progressing to Day 5 will be bragging rights for making it into the last 18 players and a guaranteed payout of at least $49,630.
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews tomorrow to discover the fate of our boys. You can of course follow the action unfold over on the WPT Live Updates page.
WPT L.A. Poker Classic End-of-Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts
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