$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
Dia 3 Terminado

Partypoker's Jason Koon Bags a Top Stack After Day 3 of the $5,300 MILLIONS Main Event

[user339872] • Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Jason Koon
Jason Koon

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 {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} but was dominated by Graham Ivany's {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}. 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

TableSeatNameCountryChipsBig Blinds
121Pavel GonchakovRussia23,350,00047
122Dmitry GromovRussia4,800,00010
123Oskar PrehmGermany6,800,00014
124Michael MalmCanada6,100,00012
125Mike SextonUnited States29,825,00060
126Jean Sebastian DuboisCanada3,025,0006
127Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan19,250,00039
128Harri HamalainenFinland10,100,00020
131Dan DizenzoUnited States53,525,000107
132Vojtech SkalakCzech Republic13,575,00027
134Gilbert DiazFrance3,250,0007
135Maduka MeragalCanada39,400,00079
136Graham IvanyCanada34,115,00068
137Michael ZhangUnited Kingdom83,100,000166
138Jonas GjelstadNorway15,350,00031
141Lucas BlancoSpain13,575,00027
142Roberto VahlisColombia40,375,00081
143Maria HoUnited States11,850,00024
145Preben StokkanNorway47,800,00096
146Diego Gomez GonzalezSpain14,450,00029
147Josef SnejbergCzech Republic41,325,00083
148Francois BillardCanada52,150,000104
161Richard DubiniArgentina12,850,00026
162Jan BednarCzech Republic31,150,00062
163Ruben PercevalCanada25,400,00051
164Charlie GodwinUnited Kingdom39,850,00080
165Troy QuennevileCanada23,450,00047
167Ismael BojangAustria19,950,00040
168Serhii PopovychUkraine19,825,00040
171Jiri HorakCzech Republic10,400,00021
172Diego ZeiterSwitzerland26,025,00052
174Damian LomzaPoland23,750,00048
175Marc-Andre LadouceurCanada17,525,00035
176Luis GarlaBrazil9,000,00018
177Joao SimaoBrazil10,000,00020
178Sam GreenwoodNetherlands23,025,00046
181Josafat CruzMexico35,250,00071
182Jorge EllenaChile11,475,00023
183Felipe RamosBrazil41,775,00084
185Andrei ShatilovRussia6,250,00013
186Udo ErleiGermany21,675,00043
187Michael SklenickaCzech Republic10,750,00022
188Jason KoonUnited States71,975,000144

Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the up-to-date action throughout the event.

Tags: Benjamin PollakDan DizenzoDavid PetersEma ZajmovicGraham IvanyJason KoonJohnny LoddenKevin EysterKevin PollakMichael ZhangPhilipp GruissemRoberto RomanelloAlex FoxenBrandon CantuCharlie GodwinFelipe RamosFrancois BillardIsmael BojangJan BednarJoseph CheongMaria HoMartin JacobsonMike SextonPreben StokkanSam GreenwoodRuben PercevalSeth DaviesSteffen Sontheimer

End of Day Chip Counts (Completo)

[user339872] • Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Michael Zhang gb 83,100,000 36,600,000
Jason Koon us 71,975,000 -5,025,000
Dan Dizenzo us 53,525,000 -975,000
Francois Billard ca 52,150,000 -11,800,000
Preben Stokkan no 47,800,000 -100,000
Felipe Ramos br 41,775,000 24,275,000
Josef Snejberg cz 41,325,000 34,820,000
Roberto Vahlis CO 40,375,000 25,040,000
Charlie Godwin gb 39,850,000 -150,000
Maduka Meragal ca 39,400,000 -1,600,000
Josafat Cruz mx 35,250,000 23,710,000
Graham Ivany CA 34,115,000 25,715,000
Jan Bednar cz 31,150,000 17,925,000
Mike Sexton us 29,825,000 10,600,000
Diego Zeiter ar 26,025,000 19,460,000
Ruben Perceval ca 25,400,000 -100,000
Damian Lomza PL 23,750,000 17,415,000
Troy Quenneville ca 23,450,000 -5,350,000
Pavel Gonchakov ru 23,350,000 17,280,000
Sam Greenwood ca 23,025,000 10,600,000
Udo Erlei de 21,675,000 14,245,000
Ismael Bojang at 19,950,000 2,125,000
Serhii Popovych UA 19,825,000 15,005,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz 19,250,000 10,250,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca 17,525,000 -3,575,000

Leia tudo

Perceval Flops a Flush to Dent Koon's Stack

[user339872] • Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

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.

Ruben Perceval: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Jason Koon: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Bartlomiej Machon: {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {10-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} giving Perceval a flush and leaving his opponents drawing nearly dead. The turn was the {4-Clubs} putting a lock on the hand and the insignificant {7-Spades} completed the board. Machon was eliminated, while Perceval put a small dent in Koon's stack to end the night.

Jason Koon us 77,000,000 -8,300,000
Ruben Perceval ca 25,500,000 23,205,000
Bartlomiej Machon pl Eliminado

Tags: Bartlomiej MachonJason KoonRuben Perceval

Last Five Hands

• Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The clock has been stopped and the {5-Spades} has been drawn, which means players have five hands left until the end of the day.

Godwin Continues To Crush

• Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

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 {3-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} 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.

Charlie Godwin gb 40,000,000 -300,000

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Stokkan Rivers a Flush to Double Up

[user339872] • Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Preben Stokkan
Preben Stokkan

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 {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} and Stokken held {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} 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.

Preben Stokkan no 47,900,000 22,600,000
Gilbert Diaz fr 10,400,000 2,350,000

Tags: Preben StokkanGilbert Diaz

Davies Runs Into Quads

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With around 2.7 million in the pot and the board reading {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Spades}, Francois Billard checked from the cutoff. Seth Davies was on the button and bet 2.25 million. Billard called and the {8-Clubs} fell on the river.

Billard checked again and Davies pushed all in for around 6.5 million. Billard snapped him off and showed {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for quad threes. Davies tabled his {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and headed for the payout desk to collect his money.

Francois Billard ca 63,950,000 33,050,000
Seth Davies us Eliminado

Tags: Francois BillardSeth Davies

The Ladies Send Godwin a Massive Stack

[user339872] • Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Charlie Godwin
Charlie Godwin

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 {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and was up against the {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} of Knoppers in a classic race scenario.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and Godwin was still out front with her pair of queens. The turn brought the {q-Spades} giving Godwin a set of queens, and Knoppers was drawing dead to the {2-Diamonds} on the river. Godwin scored a massive double up to sit on a healthy chip stack in the last level of the night.

Charlie Godwin gb 40,300,000 20,300,000
Luigi Knoppers nl 25,000,000 16,320,000

Tags: Charlie Godwin

Maduka Can't Be Stopped

• Nível 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

On a {q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} 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 {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and needed to fade a diamond versus his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The {5-Hearts} turn and {a-Hearts} river were both red, but neither were a diamond, and Meragal dragged in another big pot.

Maduka Meragal ca 41,000,000 14,500,000

Tags: Maduka Meragal