Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
In a day which saw the bubble burst almost without incident, Day 3 of the 2014 partypoker World Poker Tour UK Main Event was defined by two big moments. Tamer Kamel busting three players in two hands giving himself an average stack for the final table of six with 30 players left, was the first, but that matched topped by the final hand of the night.
Simply because of that last hand, which saw Fraser Macintyre depart in 17th place with just 13 minutes left of the fifth level of the day, former World Series of Poker November Niner Antoine Saout finished the day as chip leader. The pot was worth over 2 million in chips, and with it Saout stood alone with 2.317 million — over 500,000 more than anyone else. Kamel consolidated his stack to remain in second place with 1.782 million, while Ben Warrington finished as the only other person over seven figures, with 1.294 million.
The bubble was quickly reached inside the first level of the day, and Ian Simpson was the unlucky man during the third hand of hand-for-hand play. Simpson had shoved with the over the top of David Peters' raise, but the American called with the and managed to spike two pair on a board of to guarantee the remaining 45 players a minimum payout of £6,000.
Among those to pick up the minimum payout were Sin Melin, Morten Mortensen, Sergio Aido, and Chris Moorman. Moorman lost a crucial flip with nines to Dahe Liu's ace-king before the British player put his remaining chips in with king-queen against Antonio Buonanno's ace-jack and was unable to spike. Buonanno himself would go on to become a victim of Kamel's streak to the top, while Peters (30th for £6,500) and Jake Cody (26th for £7,000) were other notable exits.
Still remaining are Sylvain Loosli (523,000), Day 2 chip leader Adrian Mateos (443,000), former top ranked online player in the world Patrick Leonard (290,000), and the short-stacked Luca Moschitta (158,000).
On Saturday, the tournament will play down from 16 to the final six, however long that takes. On Sunday, the final table will be played with holecards face up on a delayed live stream. We'll have the link here on PokerNews, plus our live updates, so look out for all of that coverage coming your way.
Day 4 will restart at 1 p.m., and we hope to see you then!
For Episode #260 of the PokerNews Podcast, Donnie and Rich are joined by none other than the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion, Martin Jacobson. Topics include Jacobson's final-table preparation, his big win, and the true pronunciation of his last name.
A full recap will follow shortly.
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Wow, the biggest pot of the night and also was the very last hand.
Matas Cimbolas opened to 24,000 from under-the-gun and was called by Najib Kamand in the next seat along. Fraser Macintyre called from the cutoff, Antoine Saout called from the button and Phillip Mighill called in the big blind.
The flop was and everyone checked to Saout who bet 68,000. Everyone folded except Macintyre who made the call to see the on the turn.
Macintyre checked again and Saout announced a bet of 200,000. Macintyre had around 800,000 left and began to tank for about a minute before he check-raised all in. Saout called instantly.
"Oh s**t," said Macintyre, "good luck boys." The Scot left the table before the river was dealt. Saout won the biggest pot of the night and is over 2 million.
With 13 minutes left on the clock, the tournament is over for the evening.
There's been very action to speak of in the last 20 minutes. Luca Moschitta and Stefano Garbarino are the two shortest stacks and both are looking for spots to push in.
Antoine Saout opened to 25,000 preflop and it was passed around to Christos Kyrianou who moved all in for about 260,000. Passed back to Saout and the Frenchman snap-called.
The board ran out teasing a few chop outs on the way but ultimately all the chips headed to Saout.
Sylvain Loosli has doubled up through Luca Moschitta with against .
Patrick Leonard has also doubled up, he pushed with for 123,000 and was called by Leo McClean's but the board came to make Leonard the nut flush.