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2015 partypoker WPT Prague Main Event Day 3: O'Dwyer in Strong Contention With 18 Left

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  • After Day 3 of 2015 partypoker.net WPT Prague Main Event, Steve O'Dwyer is in strong contention with 18 left.

After three days of play in the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Prague Main Event, Steve O'Dwyer is in strong contention to become a Champions Club member. O'Dwyer sits in seventh place out of the 18 remaining players with 442,000 chips, while Pavel Plesuv from Moldova leads the way with a massive 1.2 million stack.

Top 10 Day 3 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCount
1Pavel Plesuv1,229,000
2Pavel Veksler1,053,000
3David Abreu627,000
4Sergio Aido595,000
5Henrik Hecklen525,000
6Ihar Soika459,000
7Steve O'Dwyer442,000
8Anton Afanasyev413,000
9Pavel Savin386,000
10Pedro Marques326,000

The day started with 60 hopefuls, but plenty of those were sent to the rail quickly. Ludovic Geilich and Tony Dunst were among the first players to get knocked out, as were Charlie Carrel and Paul Tedeschi. Chip leader Brian Senie looked to continue his good run, but Day 3 wasn't kind to him. Senie lasted for quite some time, but in the end he found himself all in on the bubble for his tournament life. Senie chopped that hand to earn a cash, but a little while later he busted in 24th place.

While Senie managed to make the money, the same couldn't be said for GPI leader Byron Kaverman. The American pro busted short of the money, together with other notables like Dimitar Danchev, Ole Schemion, Gaelle Baumann and Michael Wang.

Once the money was reached, WSOP bracelet winner Valdemar Kwaysser (26th - €6,000), WPT debutant Ben Heath (22nd - €6,800), and Day 1a chip leader Aliaksei Boika (20th - €7,600) all fell. Among the final 18 still alive are notables Atanas Kavrakov, Igor Yaroshevskyy, Yann Dion, Henrik Hecklen and Sergio Aido.

However, O'Dwyer is by far the biggest star left in the field. The American pro with Irish roots has a staggering $11.2 million in live tournament earnings, which is $3.6 million more than the other 17 players combined. Three players — Yaroshevskyy, Soika and Dion — have more than a million in earnings, while Hecklen and Aido are very close as well.

Day 4 looks to be very exciting as just six players will make it through to the official WPT final table on Sunday. Be sure to tune back in tomorrow at 2:00 CET for more coverage of the event.

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