Dia 3 Terminado
Dia 3 Terminado
After Day 3 has concluded in Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em and it's American Stephen Song who leads the way, looking for his second World Series of Poker bracelet after this event played down from 46 players to just five.
Song holds a commanding lead going into the final day's action, but his four talented opponents are not quite ready to give up the fight just yet.
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Five
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Stephen Song||United States||23,320,000||58|
|5||Elio Fox||United States||5,635,000||14|
Many notable players came back for Day 3, including four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, the 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada, four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno and fan favorite Jimmy D'Ambrosio.
The field lost multiple bracelet winners as they played down from the last three tables of 18 players. Sandeep Pulusani (18th), Robert Mizrachi (14th), Anthony Spinella (13th), Jonas Lauck (9th) and Day 2 chip leader Ezequiel Waigel (7th).
The fairytale story of the day didn't have a happy ending for the player. Jimmy D'Ambrosio had gone down to his last big blind, a single 25,000 chip, with 18 left. He ended up busting in 15th after he had ran his stack up to 900,000 chips. D'Ambrosio was super animated after he won four all-ins in a row. People were starting to think it would be a repeat of the Yuliyan Kolev run in the Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em. It was not meant to be though.
The official final table bubble boy was British player Patrick Sekinger who was one of the shortest stacks at the table. Sekingere got his two pair in against the straight of Tamer Alkamli and did not improve.
Song will come into the final five with a commanding chip lead (23,320,000) with only Elio Fox, the only other bracelet winner left. All other players are vying for their first WSOP gold. The other players left trying to stop Song are Jonathan Pastore (5,950,000), Alkamli (8,710,000), Fox (5,635,000) and Paraskevas Tsokaridis (2,590,000).
They have 25 minutes left on level 30 with blinds at 200,000 / 400,000. The final five players will return to contend for a bracelet and $771,765 live from the grand stage at Bally's Convention Centre from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 24. The stream will be available for viewing through YouTube live stream on the PokerGo channel. Join us on PokerNews for all the live updates on the final five as this event plays down to a winner.
Preflop action had Patrick Sekinger raising to 400,000 from the hijack and Tamer Alkamli called from the big blind. The flop came down and Alkamli check-called Sekinger's bet of 375,000.
The turn was a and Alkamli checked to Sekinger once again. Sekinger bet 1,000,000 and in response Alkamli moved all in and Sekinger called.
Sekinger got it in good with top two but unfortunately for him, Alkamli flopped a straight to the king. The river was an and that was it for Sekinger who was the last one eliminated for the night before the players bagged their chips.
After Stephen Song was raising to 400,000 from the cutoff, Tamer Alkamli made the call and the big blind folded.
Ona flop of , Song continued for 400,000 when checked to and was called.
After the turn Alkamli checked again and Song fired 1,500,000. Alkamli made the call.
The river completed the board and Alkamli checked. Song fired 2,500,000, more than half of Alkamli's remaining stack, who eventually folded after a minute or two of thought.
Tamer Alkamli raised from the cutoff to 300,000 and Paraskevas Tsokaridis on the button re-raised to 800,000. Alkamli moved all in and got a snap-call from Tsokaridis.
Before the board ran out, Alkamli said, "I like these cards for cracking aces." The board ran out and while there were some opportunities for Alkamli to run over aces, none of them came through and Tsokaridis got the double up.
Preflop action had Elio Fox on the button raising to 350,000 and Song three-betting to 1,200,000 which Fox then called. The flop came down and Song bet another 900,000 and Fox called.
A showed up on the turn and Song bet another 1,500,000. Fox counted out his chips to call and slid them into the middle.
On the river was a and Song didn't back down, moving all in for 11,400,000 into the seven and a half million dollar pot. Fox sat in the tank for a while before folding his hand into the muck and Song took it down without having to show.
Song then went on a tear, picking up the next couple of pots to soar to around 23,000,000 in chips.
The six remaining players have just been sent on a 15-minute break. When they return, they will continue play until it is down to five before they bag their chips for the night and return tomorrow for a 2:00 p.m. restart.