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Ryan Spittles Sixth in Chips in the WPT Prague Main Event

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The 2013 World Poker Tour Prague Main Event has reached its fourth day of play and only 21 of the 306 entrants still have chips to their name. Among the final 21 and in with a realistic chance of leaving Prague with a WPT title to their name is one of our very own, Sky Poker sponsored pro Ryan Spittles.

Spittles goes into the penultimate day’s play with a stack of 480,000 chips, which are enough to see him start the day in sixth place. Day 3 started well for Spittles, especially the second level of the day, as he won a a massive pot when his kings stayed ahead of Andreas Samuelsson’s queens. Then during level three, the action folded to Spittles in the small blind and he moved all in with what turned out to be {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. David Peters was the big blind and he decided to call off his reaminign 12 big blinds with {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. The ace-less {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} saw Spittles add to his stack and sent Peters to the rail with the unwanted title of WPT Prague Bubble Boy.

Peter’s exit locked up prize money of at least €6,000 for each of the 36 surviving players. Players such as Samantha Cohen (24th for €7,800), former European Poker Tour berlin champion Kevin MacPhee (23rd for €7,800) – Spittles busted MacPhee when his pocket threes held against MacPhee’s {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} – and the partypoker pro Kara Scott (22nd for €7,800) were a trio of the more established names to walk away with prize money on Day 3.

Judging by some of the stellar names still in this tournament, Spittles will no doubt be happier than some about his seat draw for Day 4. The popular Brit still has to lock horns with Scott Augustine, Carla Solinas, France’s Manuel Bevand and Dutch legend Goovert Metaal but it could have been much worse. Plus, Spittles covers all but Augustine on his table.

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Leading the final 21 into battle on Friday afternoon is Serbian Ognjen “Oggy” Sekularec and his massive stack of 1,322,000. Sekularec’s monster stack keeps him ahead of Vasil Firsau (1,199,999(, dangerous Russian player Andrey Shatilov (683,000), “Big” Roger Hairabedian (536,000), November Niner Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (468,000) and Chanracy Khun (384,000) to name five big names.

Play resumes at 2:00pm local time on Friday and continues until all but six of the 21 hopefuls are eliminated. Will Spittles be among the six final tablists? We sincerely hope so, Go Spittles!

2013 WPT Prague Main Event Stat-of-Day 4 Chip Counts

1Ognjen Sekularec1,322,000
2Vasil Firsau1,199,000
3Andrey Shatilov683,000
4Scott Augustine651,000
5Roger Hairabedian536,000
6Ryan Spittles480,000
7Marc-Etienne McLaughlin468,000
8Valeri Savov451,000
9Chanracy Khun384,000
10Govert Metaal336,000

Lead image courtesy of Alin Ivanov of the WPT Live Updates team.

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