Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
Day 3 of Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed has come to an end just six hours into play with the final six players returning to play for the bracelet on the ESPN feature table at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino tomorrow at noon.
The player who will lead the way is Joey Weissman who bagged 3,683,000. Weissman is no stranger to WSOP final tables having won Event #46 for $694,609 back in 2012, but he will be up against three other fellow bracelet winners in the form of Ryan D'Angelo (2,350,000), Nick Schulman (861,000), and Yue Du (796,000). Completing the line up are big stacks Antonio Barbato (2,205,000) and Bulgaria's Ognyan Dimov (2,560,000).
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Nick Schulman||United States||861,000||29|
|2||Ryan D'Angelo||United States||2,350,000||78|
|6||Joey Weissman||United States||3,683,000||123|
Day 3 action
Twenty-seven players returned for the day and sat around five tables in the Amazon room with Gabriel Baumgartner the player with the most chips in front of him. But the German was unable to continue the momentum he built up during Day 2 and ended up being eliminated in 22nd place for $15,168.
The final two tables were set after Frenchman Pierre Calamusa, who had seen his chip stack yo-yo up and down throughout the day, exited in 13th place for $19,469 after he ran ace-queen into Dimov's pocket kings and was unable to improve on the board.
Hon Cheong Lee then took 12th place ($25,342) before a hand occurred that would change the whole dynamics of the tournament. Jason Brin defended his big blind against Barbato and check-called a 32,000 bet on a six-of-clubs, ace-of-clubs, nine-of-clubs flop before both players checked on the nine-of-hearts turn.
The river was the ten-of-spades, and Brin bet 150,000 out of his 470,000 chip stack. Barbato thought for a minute before he announced all in. Brin made the call. Both players had a full house, but it was Barbato who had it better with tens-full-of-nines versus nines-full-of-aces. Brin was the shorter of the two stacks and was eliminated in 11th place for $25,342.
Jamie Rosen (10th) and Alexandr Lipkin (9th) cashed for $33,447 before end-of-day one chip leader Bart Lybaert (8th place) and Luke Brereton (7th place) busted almost simultaneously to set the final table. Lybaert shoved seven-eight-of-hearts from the button into ace-jack-of-spades held by Weissman in the big blind and could not improve on the board, as just moments later on the other table Brereton lost with pocket eights against the pocket tens of Barbato. Both players took away $44,750 for their troubles.
The day ended with 50 minutes left in level 26, so the players will be returning to blinds at 15k/30k/5k ante. With multiple bracelet winners on display and the first-place prize of $378,743, tomorrow looks set to be a very interesting day on the ESPN feature table and for the PokerNews updates. So make sure to keep coming back here!
A full recap of today's action is to follow.
Antonio Barbato raised from the button, and Ryan D'Angelo called from the small blind before Luke Brereton pushed a large stack of green 25,000 chips into the middle. Barbato moved all in, D'Angelo folded, and Brereton called.
Brereton was in bad shape and was unable to improve on the board which meant he departed from the field in 7th place for $44,750 and unfortunately misses out on a place at the ESPN feature table tomorrow, Sunday, June, 10.
With six players now remaining the chips will be bagged and tagged ready for the 12 p.m. restart were a winner will be played down to.
Bart Lybaert got moved to this table to balance the tables out. A few hands later, Lybaert shoved all in for 415,000 in total from the button and Nick Schulman called in the small blind. Joey Weissman checked his cards in the big blind and Schulman's stack. Weissman then decided to also shove. Schulman immediately folded.
The board ran out , Lybaert flopped a gutshot straight draw but the turn and the river bricked for him and he was sent to the rail in 8th place.
Joey Weissman raised to 65,000 from the button. Yue Du called in the small blind. Alexandr Lipkin shoved all in for 353,000 in the big blind. Weissman also shoved and Du quickly folded.
The board ran out to provide no help at all to Lipkin as he was eliminated in 9th place.
Joey Weissman completed the small blind and Yue Du raised to 64,000 in the big blind. Weissman called.
They both checked through the on the flop to the . Weissman bet 95,000, Du raised to 225,000 and Weissman called again.
The river completed the board with the and both players checked again. Weissman tabled for two pair, jacks and treys, to win the pot.
The tournament organization has just announced that the final table will be played on the Main feature table tomorrow instead of playing down to a winner today. Once the field has been whittled down to seven players, the two tables will be combined into one and moved to one of the outer feature tables here in the Amazon room.
Once the official final table has been reached, play will end for today and the six remaining players will come back tomorrow, Sunday, June 10th, at noon local time to play down to a winner.
The board read with about 300,000 in the middle already. Joey Weissman checked from the big blind and Jamie Rosen bet 125,000. Weissman called.
The on the river completed the board, Weissman shoved putting Rosen all-in. After going through everything in his head, Rosen called. Weissman tabled for trip eights and Rosen pushed his whole stack into the middle and got up from the table. The dealer mucked Rosen's hole cards.