Day 3 of Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller began with 25 players and ended with one-fifth of that as five giants of the four-card game were left standing after just over seven hours of play.
Ka Kwan Lau is making his first big splash on the 2021 WSOP as he bagged the chip lead with 10,750,000. He emerged as a chip leader with two tables left and rode his momentum to the end.
John Beauprez spent much of the day short-stacked and indeed much of the tournament, but he finished the day with 8,725,000, which is good for the second largest stack. Beauprez is already the owner of a WSOP bracelet as he took down his first in 2013 in $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed, and is in a good position to add another to his cabinet.
Final Table Results
Maxx Coleman finished the day in third place with 5,730,000. He will be adding the biggest score yet to his already impressive WSOP, having five cashes already including one final table in Event #26: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Shaun Deeb finished the day with 3,640,000, fourth in chips, marking his second final table of the 2021 WSOP and his tenth cash. Deeb will be looking for a huge score in this prestigious event to set himself up for another WSOP player of the year run.
Veselin Karakitukov finished the day with 2,745,000, which is the short stack. The Bulgarian is making his first cash of the 2021 WSOP and has already guaranteed himself the largest cash of his career.
Remaining Five Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|8||Ka Kwan Lau||10,750,000|
Action of the Day
The day had a tepid start as it took nearly the entire first hour level for Gabriel Andrade to become the first elimination of the day to bring the field to its final three tables. The pace would pick up drastically after that as players began to his the rail at a steady pace; including Jerry Wong (22nd Place), Bryce Yockey (21st Place) and Joao Vieira (18th Place), who all met their maker before the final two tables.
From there it was smooth sailing as it took only an hour and a half to reduce the field from 18 down to the unofficial table of nine. Tommy Le’s valiant attempt to go back to back in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and the $25,000 High Roller came to an end when he was eliminated in ninth place to bring the field down to the official final table of eight.
Charles Sinn was the first victim of the final table as he was felted by Coleman when he ran his set of aces into a flush.
Play would slow down seven-handed, as it would take almost two hours before the next elimination, which would come in quite dramatic fashion. In what was the hand of the day, Ben Lamb got it all in with Beauprez preflop. Both players held aces and a chop was looking likely but Lamb flopped the nut flush to take a stranglehold on the hand. Beauprez turned trips and then hit a full house on the river to make his 1% equity on the flop come home and brutally send Lamb out the door in seventh place.
The night came to a close when David Benyamine was sent away by Deeb in sixth place.
The remaining five will return to the felt tomorrow at 4 p.m. to battle for the prestigious bracelet. PokerNews will pick up coverage there and carry it through to the final card, while PokerGO will stream the action until one man has all the chips in play.