Dia 3 Terminado
Dia 3 Terminado
Another day has come to its conclusion in the $5,300 MILLIONS Main Event at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival. With just 43 players remaining, one of partypoker's own, Jason Koon, has bagged a top stack with 71,975,000.
Koon has been playing poker all his life but has bombarded onto the high-stakes tournament scene within the last couple of years. He has amassed over $10.3 million in career live tournament earnings and has become a regular on the high-roller circuit. Recently signed by partypoker, Koon's poker career has taken off and he is one of the most recognizable and personable characters in the game.
The only players to hold a bigger stack at day's end is English poker pro, Michael Zhang. Zhang ran up a steady stack throughout the day and finished with 83,100,000. Rounding out the top three is Dan Dizenzo with an equally impressive 53,525,000. Some other familiar faces moving on to Day 4 include Felipe Ramos (41,775,000), Francois Billard (52,150,000), Charlie Godwin (39,850,000), and Ismael Bojang (19,950,000). Some of partypoker's own bagged chips alongside Koon such as partypoker Chairman, Mike Sexton (29,825,000), partypoker sponsored pro, Richard Dubini (12,850,000), and partypoker ambassador, Joao Simao (10,000,000).
The day began with 222 players returning and the field quickly dwindled. Just a few levels into the day, half of the field was sent to the rail and the money bubble approached. After three double ups, it was Kevin Eyster who found himself all in holding but was dominated by Graham Ivany's . Eyster was unable to come from behind and became the official bubble boy, leaving the remaining 111 players with at least a $10,000 payday.
Many notables were unable to reach the money including Phillip Gruissem, Benjamin Pollak, David Peters, Ema Zajmovic, and partypoker sponsored pros, Johnny Lodden and Roberto Romanello. Those that were able to make the money but not move on to Day 4 were Steffen Sontheimer (49th place - $22,500), Seth Davies (55th place - $22,500), Joseph Cheong (58th place - $20,000), Alex Foxen (65th place -$17,500), Brandon Cantu (74th place - $15,000), and Martin Jacobson (92nd place - $10,000).
The final 43 players will return on Friday at 12:00 P.M for Day 4 action with the blinds resuming at 250,000/500,000 and a button ante of 500,000. They will all be guaranteed at least $25,000 but will be looking to cement their place on the final table in search of the first-place prize of $1,000,000. The scheduled plan is to play down to a final table but that still remains to be unseen.
Day 4 Seat Draw
|12||5||Mike Sexton||United States||29,825,000||60|
|12||6||Jean Sebastian Dubois||Canada||3,025,000||6|
|13||1||Dan Dizenzo||United States||53,525,000||107|
|13||2||Vojtech Skalak||Czech Republic||13,575,000||27|
|13||7||Michael Zhang||United Kingdom||83,100,000||166|
|14||3||Maria Ho||United States||11,850,000||24|
|14||6||Diego Gomez Gonzalez||Spain||14,450,000||29|
|14||7||Josef Snejberg||Czech Republic||41,325,000||83|
|16||2||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||31,150,000||62|
|16||4||Charlie Godwin||United Kingdom||39,850,000||80|
|17||1||Jiri Horak||Czech Republic||10,400,000||21|
|18||7||Michael Sklenicka||Czech Republic||10,750,000||22|
|18||8||Jason Koon||United States||71,975,000||144|
Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the up-to-date action throughout the event.
|Jason Koon||partypoker Ambassador||71,975,000||-5,025,000|
|Felipe Ramos||GGPoker Ambassador||41,775,000||24,275,000|
Bartolomiej Machon pushed all in for 3.85 million in early position and Ruben Perceval shipped all in from the cutoff for 10.875 million. Jason Koon was in the big blind and made the call.
The flop came giving Perceval a flush and leaving his opponents drawing nearly dead. The turn was the putting a lock on the hand and the insignificant completed the board. Machon was eliminated, while Perceval put a small dent in Koon's stack to end the night.
|Jason Koon||partypoker Ambassador||77,000,000||-8,300,000|
The clock has been stopped and the has been drawn, which means players have five hands left until the end of the day.
Facing a raise to 900,000 from the player under the gun, Charlie Godwin put in a 3-bet to 2,400,000, with her opponent making the call.
The dealer spread a flop, on which Godwin continued with a bet of 3,600,00. Her opponent thought long and hard, but eventually conceded the pot as she builds her stack up to almost double-average.
Gilbert Diaz in the small blind and Preben Stokkan in the big blind got all of their chips in the middle preflop and it was another race situation. Diaz turned over and Stokken held .
The board ran out and Stokkan made a king-high flush by the river and that was good enough to earn him the double up. When the chips were all counted, Stokkan was all in for 23.875 million, leaving Diaz with just over 10.0 million.
With around 2.7 million in the pot and the board reading , Francois Billard checked from the cutoff. Seth Davies was on the button and bet 2.25 million. Billard called and the fell on the river.
Billard checked again and Davies pushed all in for around 6.5 million. Billard snapped him off and showed for quad threes. Davies tabled his and headed for the payout desk to collect his money.
Charlie Godwin and Luigi Knoppers got all of the chips in the middle preflop with Godwin being the player at risk for 19.65 million. Godwin held and was up against the of Knoppers in a classic race scenario.
The flop came and Godwin was still out front with her pair of queens. The turn brought the giving Godwin a set of queens, and Knoppers was drawing dead to the on the river. Godwin scored a massive double up to sit on a healthy chip stack in the last level of the night.
On a board, Maduka Meragal put out a bet and was quickly shoved on by his opponent. It didn't take long for Meragal to respond with a call, and the cards were on their backs.
Meragal had flopped top pair with and needed to fade a diamond versus his opponent's . The turn and river were both red, but neither were a diamond, and Meragal dragged in another big pot.