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Moritz Dietrich Leads Final 45 in partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Main Event

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  • Moritz Dietrich leads the 45 remaining players still in contention for £1,000,000

After eight levels of 75 minutes each on Day 3 of the record-breaking 2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till Dawn £5,300 Main Event in the home of poker in the United Kingdom, only 45 players bagged up chips to remain in contention for the trophy and top-prize of £1,000,000.

Day 2 saw the field reduced to just 253 hopefuls and reached the money with a min-cash worth £5,000. On Day 3, the cardroom of the Dusk Till Dawn was filled with non-stop poker action once again and it was Moritz Dietrich (lead photo) who came out on top with 78,115,000. Dietrich is followed by the last two women in the field, £550 Phase 1 Online qualifier Katie Swift accumulated 74,040,000 while Maria Lampropulos follows in third with 57,540,000.

partypokerLIVE Millions Top 5 going into Day 4

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Moritz DietrichGermany78,115,000
2Katie SwiftUnited Kingdom74,040,000
3Maria LampropoulosArgentina57,540,000
4Thomas DunwoodieUnited Kingdom54,470,000
5Mateusz RypulakPoland48,675,000
Katie Swift
Katie Swift second in chips going into Day 4

Five players are still in for another massive payday on top as part of a last special longer competition from the Caribbean Poker Party in Punta Cana last November as there's an additional £100,000 up for grabs for the last man standing.

Golden Chip £100,000 Last Longer Contenders

PlayerCountryChip Count
Thomas DunwoodieUnited Kingdom54,470,000
Mateusz RypulakPoland48,675,000
Jacob MulhernUnited Kingdom25,200,000
Jonas LauckGermany23,710,000
Thomas BoivinBelgium10,250,000

Other notables and big stacks include Sergio Castelluccio (45,785,000), Vicente Delgado (44,750,000), David Peters (43,540,000), Jake Cody (40,000,000), Igor Kurganov (35,420,000), Jon Spinks (34,815,000), 2016 IO champion Daniel Wilson (20,385,000), David "MissOracle" Yan (19,250,000), Javier Gomez (13,800,000) Ben Jackson (12,560,000) and Iaron Lightbourne (10,900,000).

Tom "Jabracada" Hall, who reached the final table of the £10,300 High Roller and eventually finished third earlier this festival, advanced with 29,935,000 while Stephen Chidwick (2,085,000) will be the shortest stack when play resumes on Saturday with blinds at 400,000/800,000 with and a running ante of 80,000.

Within the first two levels of the day, 101 players were sent to the payout desk.

Within the first two levels of the day, 101 players were sent to the payout desk. Dejan Pustoslemsek arrived just in time to see his cards hit the muck in the first hand while he was forced all in for an ante. Others that also had to settle for the min-cash of £5,000 were Chris Moorman, Robin Ylitalo, 2016 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Peter Eichhardt, Christopher Frank, Rainer Kempe and Craig McCorkell. Moorman got his short stack in with king-ten suited against the ace-queen of Miguel Riera and the Spaniard made trips queens.

The second payout step saw plenty of notables run out of chips such as Faraz Jaka, Dario Sammartino, David Vamplew, Mustapha Kanit, Steve O'Dwyer and the partypoker ambassadors Tony Dunst and Sam Trickett. O'Dwyer saw his hopes destroyed in two confrontations with Ivan Gabrieli after the latter first called all-in with queen-high on the river and was good before doubling with ace-queen full versus ace-king on the river of an ace-high board. O'Dwyer was left with little chips left and busted soon after.

The eliminations kept coming at an incredible speed, and Manig Loeser, Ivan Luca, Mike Leah, partypoker pro Anatoly Filatov, Jussi Nevanlinna, Marvin Rettenmaier, and Andreas Hoivold were all gone before half-time and the dinner break. That left Mike Sexton as the last ambassador of the online poker giant, and the American saw his pocket kings cracked by the pocket eights of Tommaso Briotti after getting the chips in preflop via four-bet shove. Sexton eventually finished 82nd for £15,000, and Luciana Manolea, Dermot Blain and Ian Simpson all had to settle for the same amount as well.

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Pascal Lefrancois won the £25,000 High Roller

High Roller regular Sergey Lebedev lost a big flip with pocket queens against the ace-king of Jon Spinks and took home £17,500, and Anton Wigg, Jack Salter, Keven Stammen as well as Kristen Bicknell all claimed the same payday. Tobias Reinkemeier was among those to make it one payout step further and the German became the last casualty of Day 3 when his pocket tens failed to hold up against the king-jack suited of Javier Gomez.

All remaining 45 players have £20,000 locked up for their efforts, and Day 4 is scheduled to play down to the official nine-handed final table for the big showdown on Sunday.

Today also featured another starting day of the £2,500 Turbo 8-Max Event that features a guaranteed prize pool of £1,000,000. Furthermore, the £25,000 Super High Roller drew a field of 14 entries and the top three spots were paid. £10,300 High Roller runner-up Bartlomiej Machon finished third this time around, while Pascal Lefrancois and Mustapha Kanit agreed to an ICM deal and left £25,000 up for grabs. Ultimately, it was Lefrancois who emerged victoriously and took home £151,300.

£25,000 Super High Roller Final Result

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in £)Prize (in $)
1Pascal LefrancoisCanada£151,300*$193,291*
2Mustapha KanitItaly£120,300*$154,188*
3Bartlomiej MachonPoland£67,900$87,027

*denotes ICM deal of the last two players

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action until a winner is crowned, and there will also be a live stream of the final table on Sunday as well on a security delay of 30 minutes. Tune back in tomorrow as of 1 p.m. local time to find out who will make it to the big showdown at the Dusk Till Dawn!

Main Event Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
211Ben MorrisonUnited Kingdom19,845,000
212Sergio CastelluccioItaly45,785,000
213Mark GardnerUnited Kingdom24,400,000
214Paul ByrneUnited Kingdom26,590,000
215Dean LyallUnited Kingdom13,500,000
216Noah VaillancourtCanada21,060,000
217David YanNew Zealand19,250,000
218Thomas BoivinBelgium10,250,000
     
251Javier GomezSpain13,800,000
252Antti HalmeFinland19,410,000
253Andrew TuxworthUnited Kingdom35,000,000
254Patrice BrandtGermany15,930,000
255Soenke JahnGermany12,000,000
256Neel MurthyUnited States38,990,000
257Daniel StanwayUnited Kingdom20,670,000
     
261Ben JacksonUnited Kingdom12,560,000
262Tom HallUnited Kingdom29,935,000
263Katie SwiftUnited Kingdom74,040,000
264Warren RussellCanada14,080,000
265Andreas SamuelssonSweden15,440,000
266Mark KelsallUnited Kingdom39,665,000
267Jon SpinksUnited Kingdom34,815,000
     
271Ashley WilliamsUnited Kingdom23,685,000
272Moritz DietrichGermany78,115,000
273Christoffer StahleSweden26,755,000
274Jonathan LemonUnited Kingdom9,200,000
275David PetersUnited States43,540,000
276Jake CodyUnited Kingdom40,000,000
277Maria LampropoulosArgentina57,540,000
     
371Antonio CosentinoItaly34,800,000
372Ben FarrellUnited Kingdom6,000,000
373Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom2,085,000
374Jeremy PantinUnited Kingdom38,715,000
375Grzegorz GrochulskiPoland16,225,000
376Mateusz RypulakPoland48,675,000
377Vicente DelgadoSpain44,750,000
378Daniel WilsonIreland20,385,000
     
381Thomas DunwoodieUnited Kingdom54,470,000
382Tommaso BriottiItaly42,525,000
383Kris LeeUnited Kingdom10,945,000
384Jacob MulhernUnited Kingdom25,200,000
385Iaron LightbourneUnited Kingdom10,900,000
386Igor KurganovRussian Federation35,420,000
387Jonas LauckGermany23,710,000
388Xia KeChina11,295,000
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