|Blinds||2,000,000 / 4,000,000|
Wataru Miyashita raised to 5,100,000 from the button and Georgios Sotiropoulos defended his big blind. Both players checked the flop.
Sotiropoulos checked again on the turn and Miyashita bet 5,500,000. Sotiropoulos called and the river was checked down.
Sotiropoulos turned over for a missed straight draw, while Miyashita had for a pair of fives to win the first significant pot of heads-up play.
After just receiving a double, Jordan Meltzer raised all in for 52 million from the small blind and Wataru Miyashita snap-called from the big blind.
Meltzer woke-up with an ace but was in dominating position after Miyashita rolled over big slick and the runout ended his tournament in third place for $202,695.
Wataru Miyashita raised to 5,000,000 from under the gun before James Patterson moved his last 12,000,000 into the middle. Action folded back to Miyashita, who called.
The flop came down . "He hit an eight," Patterson said to his rail with an air of resignation. Drawing to runner-runner, Patterson came up empty on the turn and river and was eliminated in fourth place.
Wataru Miyashita shoved all in for 35,900,000 from the button on the first hand and won the blinds and antes.
On the next hand, James Rubinski went all in for 22,325,000 from under the gun, Miyashita re-shoved, and the rest of the table folded.
Neither player connected with the board and Miyashita won the pot with his queen-kicker, making Rubinski the first casualty of Day 3.
The cards have been dealt out to the remaining five players who have taken their seats on one of the featured tables in the Mothership and play begins with 25:16 remaining in Level 41.
The final day of the Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event gets underway at noon local time.
Yesterday's Day 2 saw 282 players return to the felt. After 19 levels of play, only five remained, with two-time WSOP bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos leading the pack by a large margin with 105,550,000 chips.
Sotiropoulos holds a commanding chip lead as he looks to capture his third WSOP bracelet; he returns to the tables with almost half of the chips in play. Attempting to chase down Sotiropoulos are the likes of Jordan Meltzer (39,075,000) and Wataru Miyashita (35,900,000), who are neck-in-neck in chips. James Patterson (26,600,000), and James Rubinski (22,325,000) are sitting towards the bottom of the chip counts with roughly ten big blinds each.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||414||1||James Rubinski||United States||22,325,000||9|
|Amazon||414||3||James Patterson||United States||26,600,000||11|
|Amazon||414||5||Jordan Meltzer||United States||39,075,000||16|
The final five players will return today at noon local time to the Amazon Gold section at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to play down to a winner. The event resumes in Level 41 with 25:16 remining where blinds are 1,200,000/2,400,000/2,400,000.
All five players have secured $196,466, but all eyes will be on the $812,270 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with the coveted WSOP Mini Main Event bracelet!
|6||Matthew Jewett||United States||$91,991|
|7||David Tuthill||United States||$71,661|
|9||Erkut Yilmaz||United States||$44,394|
Who will claim the Mini Main Event WSOP hardware? Stay tuned here as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all of the action as the day unfolds.