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Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
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Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
Day 3 completed

Four Remain in $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY; Ryan Leng Bags Chip Lead After Day 3

LisaY • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng

Day 3 of Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY has concluded. 1983 players sat down to play at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino three days ago but now the final four are all that remain. Everyone who returns tomorrow has won at least $89,079. However, they will all be hoping to take down the top prize of $272,504, the title and a sought-after gold WSOP bracelet, which come with the first place.

Returning as chipleader tomorrow is Ryan Leng (5,440,000). Leng has had a rollercoaster of a day today, frequently sitting at the top and bottom of the leaderboard throughout play.

Leng had numerous tussles with Ranno Sootla and was fortunate to get a double and not a bust out in one particular hand where they both had top pair on the flop but Sootla had the better kicker. Leng found help on the turn to keep him in the competition. Some time later, the roles were reversed and Sootla got it in behind with ace-queen to Leng's ace-king suited but he managed to hit a queen. “Now we are even,” Sootla said after.

The Estonian, who started Day 3 as the chipleader, will return second in chips (3,835,000). In close third is Christian Nolte (3,405,000). Completing the final four is none other than 2013 Main Event runner-up Jay Farber (2,195,000) but even as the short stack, he will still come back with over 20 big blinds.

Jay Farber
2013 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jay Farber is among the final four

Final Table Action

At the unofficial final table, Quyen Hoang busted in 10th place ($16,928). Hoang was grinding through the day and moved in on the button with an ace but was unfortunate to run into another ace with a better kicker. Joining her shortly after was Mikhail Semin in 9th ($21,741). Semin shoved pocket sevens when the action was unopened but Sootla found pocket jacks and hit a set on the flop to win the pot.

Next to leave was Mark Mazza in 8th ($28,225) He hit top pair queens with ace-queen suited and got it in versus Leng's pocket aces. He couldn't crack the rockets and hit the rail. John Gulino was out next in 7th ($37,034). Gulino moved all in on an ace high turn with top pair and was called by Sootla who had an ace with a lower kicker and a flush draw. The river completed the flush and Gulino had to say goodbye.

Russell Rosenblum's time came when he three-bet all-in with king-jack over a raise from Farber and a call from Nolte. Nolte snap-called and had the best hand all the way through with ace-king. He finished in 6th ($49,107). Finally, it was Javier Gomez who had to leave, finishing in 5th ($65,799), after shoved ace-jack suited into a raise and a call and running into ace-queen.

Play resumes on Thursday, June 28 at noon in the Brasilia room at table #92. Players will come back in level 31 with blinds at 50,000 and 100,000 and a running ante of 10,000.

PokerNews will be at the heart of the action from beginning to the very end, bringing you live updates of each and every hand that is played at the final table.

Tags: Christian NolteJavier GomezJay FarberJohn GulinoMark MazzaMikhail SeminRanno SootlaRussell RosenblumRyan Leng

Play Halted

KaleGozer • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

With four players left, play has suspended for the night. The four remaining players will return on Thursday at noon to contest for the bracelet. A recap of today's action is to follow.

Javier Gomez Eliminated in 5th Place ($65,851)

LisaY • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Javier Gomez
Javier Gomez

Hand #76: Christian Nolte opened under the gun for 175,000 and Ryan Leng called on the button before Javier Gomez went all in from the small blind. Nolte folded and Leng snap-called.

Ryan Leng: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Javier Gomez: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}

Leng was out in front as the dealer put out the flop. It was {8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Gomez picked up some chop outs. The {4-Hearts} wasn't one of them and neither was the {k-Diamonds} river. Gomez just missed out on bagging up for Day 4 and instead had to head towards the payouts cage.

Javier Gomez es
Javier Gomez
es Busted

Tags: Christian NolteJavier GomezRyan Leng

Hands: #73-75: Gomez Fighting

LisaY • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #73: Javier Gomez moved all in from the cutoff. Everyone folded.

Hand #74: Gomez shoved all in from under the gun and got it through again.

Hand #75: Ryan Leng opened 185,000 blind versus blind and Gomez folded.

Tags: Javier GomezRyan Leng

Hand #69-72: Farber Makes a Move

MartianNews • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #69: Ranno Sootla called the small blind and Ryan Leng checked the big blind. The flop came {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Sootla led for 80,000.

Leng made the call and the {k-Spades} fell on the turn. Action checked to Leng who bet 245,000 and Sootla folded.

Hand #70: Leng moved all in from the small blind and Gomez folded.

Hand #71: Leng raised to 160,000 from the button and Jay Farber called from the big blind. The flop came down {10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and Farber check-called a bet of 125,000 from Leng.

The turn came the {7-Diamonds} and Farber checked to Leng who moved all in. Farber folded and Leng took down the pot.

Hand #72: Leng opened to 160,000 from the cutoff and Farber called from the small blind. Christian Nolte called from the big blind as well and the flop came {k-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}.

All three players checked and the turn came the {9-Spades}. Action checked to Nolte who bet 350,000 and Leng folded. Farber thought for several moments before throwing in his bounty chip, signifying an all-in of 1,485,000.

Nolte thought for a while and then decided to muck his cards. Farber took down the pot and moved back over the two million mark

Tags: Christian NolteJay FarberRanno SootlaRyan Leng

Hand 64-68: Nolte Adds to His Stack

MartianNews • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #64: Javier Gomez moved all in for 880,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #65: Ryan Leng moved all in from the small blind and Gomez folded.

Hand #66: Ranno Sootla opened to 175,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded.

Hand #67: Jay Farber called the small blind and Christian Nolte checked. The flop came {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Spades}, Farber bet 80,000 and Nolte made the call.

The turn came the {4-Spades} and Farber check-called a bet of 225,000 from Nolte. The river was the {q-Diamonds} and Farber check-called a bet of 450,000 from Nolte. Nolte showed {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for two pair an Farber showed a {k-Diamonds} as he mucked his cards.

Hand #68: Gomez moved all in and everyone folded.

Tags: Christian NolteJavier GomezJay FarberRanno SootlaRyan Leng

Hands #59-63: A Few Raise and Takes

LisaY • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #59: Jay Farber raised and won the blinds with a 160,000 open from middle position.

Hand #60: Christian Nolte opened to 175,000 from the cutoff and won the hand.

Hand #61: Nolte opened from under the gun this time and picked up the blinds again.

Hand #62: Ryan Leng limped the cutoff and Nolte checked his option. The board came {6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Both players checked the flop. Nolte lead for 150,000 on the turn and was called. He checked the river and Leng bet 160,000, which took it down.

Hand #63: Farber bet 175,000 on the button and Ranno Sootla peeled from the big blind. It fell {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} on the flop and Sootla check-called Farber's 150,000 continuation. He folded to the 405,000 barrel on the {j-Diamonds} turn.

Tags: Christian NolteJay FarberRanno SootlaRyan Leng

Hands #55-58: Some Back and Forth

LisaY • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #55: Ranno Sootla opened the button to 250,000. Ryan Leng folded the small blind and Javier Gomez passed from the big.

Hand #56: Sootla opened to 160,000 on the cutoff and Gomez moved all in for 790,000 from the small blind. Sootla laid it down.

Hand #57: Leng limped on the cutoff, Jay Farber made up the small blind and Nolte checked his option. The flop fell {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and everyone checked. Farber led 135,000 on the {a-Clubs} turn. Nolte folded and Leng called. Finally, on the {2-Clubs} river, they both checked and Leng won with {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Hand #58: Nolte limped blind on blind and Sootla checked. It came {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} on the board and Sootla took it down on the turn.

Tags: Javier GomezJay FarberRanno SootlaRyan Leng