Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
Just ten players remain, with Ryan Leng taking a solid chip lead into Day 4 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
Leng will bring 4,500,000 chips into Wednesday’s action, with Josh Arieh the only other player over three million (3,025,000).
Those ten players are all in the money, following a nearly 90-minute bubble that ran through the dinner break before Robert Campbell was finally eliminated by Leng to give the final ten a guaranteed min-cash of $82,623.
Seat Assignments Day 4 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
|414||1||Nick Schulman||United States||1,280,000|
|414||2||Ryan Leng||United States||4,500,000|
|414||3||Dan Cates||United States||2,310,000|
|414||5||Chris Brewer||United States||2,025,000|
|Button Seat 1||2 Hands 2-7 Single Draw|
|421||1||Mike Wattel||United States||670,000|
|421||2||Josh Arieh||United States||3,025,000|
|421||3||Matt Glantz||United States||1,575,000|
|421||5||Paul Volpe||United States||900,000|
|Button Seat Six||3 Hands 2-7 Triple Draw|
Those that missed the money included Adam Friedman, Alex Livingston, and Christopher Vitch who each entered the day with top five chip stacks. $25,000 HORSE champion Jesse Klein fell two spots before the bubble, and current WSOP Player of the Year leader, Anthony Zinno was also eliminated just before the bubble.
Daniel Negreanu managed to survive and make the money after suffering a brutal cooler versus Chris Brewer that made him the short stack on the bubble. “Kid Poker” then managed to run his stack up to 780,000 by night’s end, keeping him in contention Wednesday.
The final ten players will return to the Amazon room at 2:00 pm local time to play down to the final five for the official streamed final table. The players will have a day off Thursday, before the final table is played out on Friday, where they’ll play for the top prize of $954,020.
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The final 10 players have bagged and tagged their chips for the night and will be back on the following day to play down to the final five. Full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
Josh Arieh raised under-the-gun and was called by Mike Wattel.
Both players drew two and Wattel check-called a bet from Arieh.
Wattel drew two and Arieh drew one on the second draw and Wattel again check-called.
Both players drew one on the final draw and Wattel led out for a bet. Arieh folded after a bit of thought and Wattel collected the pot.
No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Dan Cates raised to 50,000 in the cutoff and Nick Schulman three-bet to 240,000 in the big blind. Cates tanked for 90 seconds and called. They engaged in a staring contest as Schulman patted and Cates took one. Schulman then checked and Cates bet 400,000. Another tank by Schulman for more than two minutes followed and he opted to fold.
Chris Brewer raised the button and was called by Nick Schulman in the small blind. On a flop, Schulman check-called and the turn was checked through. Schulman check-called the river and Brewer won the pot with the .
Daniel Negreanu raised to 70,000 in the cutoff and Chris Brewer called on the button, Ryan Leng filled up from the big blind. On a flop, Leng checked and Negreanu bet the pot for 240,000 with 30,000 behind. Brewer called and Leng folded.
Negreanu then jammed the turn and Brewer called.
"We need a heart or a four," Negreanu announced while he recorded for his vlog. Sure enough, the arrived on the river and Negreanu doubled.
Daniel Negreanu: / /
Nick Schulman: / /
Daniel Negreanu completed with an ace and was called by Nick Schulman. Negreanu bet fourth street to receive a call and both checked fifth. Schulman bet his lead on sixth for Negreanu to call and they checked seventh. Schulman tabled for a nine-five and Negreanu grabbed his cards in frustration, bending one of them in a sheer frustration.
"I was gonna say he ace looks marked but that one definitely is," Chris Brewer joked when the ten of diamonds was very obviously damaged.
Robert Campbell got his last 130,000 chips in on third street versus Ryan Leng, and it was a very fair fight to start, as both players held premium starting hands. Campbell started with , while Leng held .
By sixth street, Campbell was ahead with a made nine-six, while Leng had paired twice, but had plenty of outs with .
On seventh street, Campbell improved to , but Leng turned over his river card quickly and slid a into his holding to make a winning , eliminating Campbell and bursting the bubble.
The final 10 players are all now guaranteed $82,623