An eventful Day 3 at the World Series of Poker Main Event concluded with native New Yorker, Patrick Poirier, leading a field which is now reduced to the final 852. Poirier was the first player to breach the magical million chip mark – a feat that was also accomplished by compatriot Daryl Jace – and these two players will have a 300,000 chip advantage over third placed Chris Kwon when Day 4 starts tonight.
What Goes Down …
It was a poor start to Day 3 for UK poker players, with the quick elimination of Neil Channing and Sam Trickett. Channing had quickly doubled up on his overnight stack but was still only sat with 35,000 chips when he shoved with A♦ Q♣ against Jonathan Jaffe´s A♠ 10♥. The board flopped 10♠ 3♥ 6♠ and with no help from the turn or river, Channing was eliminated.
Sam Trickett was well ahead on the flop when he called an all-in shove with his last 75,000 chips. His K♣ 9♣ matched two friends on the Q♦ K♠ 9♥ flop, but his opponent was holding K♥ J♦ and, when the Q♠ dropped on the river, both players held two pairs – Trickett´s opponent having the superior kicker which sent the Aussie Millions Champion off to the rail.
… Must Come Up
British hopes of winning the most valuable prize in live poker took a big leap late in the day, when Jake Cody – who had been quite short-stacked earlier on – took down several large pots, including one of over 50,000 chips when his A♥ K♥ matched with A♠ K♣ on the board to kill his opponents attempted bluff. Jake was able to use his increased chip stack to bully his way to a few more pots and finished the day with 121,000 chips.
The best performance of the day by a UK poker player came from Bury St Edmunds star Rupert Elder, who substantially increased his stack from an overnight 188,300 chips to 604,000 chips and currently lies in thirty-third position. JP Kelly and David Vamplew also enjoyed an excellent day and feature prominently in our selected chip count below.
|81||Reggie Lyons (IRE)||463,000|
Four more 2 hour levels will be played tonight, with blinds starting at 2,000/4,000 (Ante 500). Good luck to all UK poker players still involved in the Main Event!