Thirty-three players began Day 3 of the PokerStars UKIPT Cork Main Event with high hopes, but by the time the curtain came down to conclude a day of frantic action, just eight players still had the dream of becoming a UKIPT champion alive.
The dream is certainly alive for Pawel Keller who will start the final table as the overall chip leader with 1,524,000 chips. Although Keller leads, he is less than seven big blinds ahead of Day 2’s chip leader, Thomas Finneran (1,415,000 chips). According to the PokerStars Blog, Keller and Finneran hold over 50% of the chips in play between them, making for an interesting dynamic when play resumes on Monday.
Also making it to the final table are Iceland’s Fridjon Thordarson, Day 1a’s end-of-day chip leader Pacal Tongi, Alexander Rhys-Davies, Nicholas Newport, Stephen McGrath and the last woman standing, Deborah Worley-Roberts.
Worley-Roberts stands a chance of becoming the UKIPT’s first-ever female champion, though she will have to chip away at Finneran and Keller’s huge chip lead first. Worley-Roberts is sure to be well supported when the cards go back into the air on Monday.
UKIPT Cork Main Event Final Table Seat Draw
Each of the eight final table members is now guaranteed €5,910 in prize money. The prizes begin to increase rapidly herein with a top three finish worth at least €24,960 and the champion leaving Cork with €60,440.
Play resumes at 12:00 and will continue until just one man, or woman, has all of the chips in front of them. Who will that be? Check back in on Tuesday morning to find that out.
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