Dia 3 Terminado
Dia 3 Terminado
Day 3 of Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK has come to an end and there are 20 players remaining. On top of the chip counts is Stoyan Obreshkov with 11,300,000.
Obreshkov came into the day with a healthy chip stack at 848,000 and maintained a steady pace throughout the day. In the last level, he picked up aces got involved in a big pot with Brandon Wise. He managed to get Wise to call all in on the river and took down a 6,500,000 chip pot, which vaulted him back into the chip lead. Obreshkov has three cashes this year at the WSOP and is looking to make his first career WSOP final table. His biggest WSOP cash was in 2016 for $13,612 when he finished 36th in the Little One for One Drop.
Stanley Lee sits in second with 8,980,000 and looks to make yet another final table where the first-place prize is over a million dollars. He finished in ninth place in the Millionaire Maker in 2016 for $96,091 for a close call. He seems to do well in these large fields, as he finished in 24th place ($45,275) in 2015 and booked a 39th place ($28,160) cash this year in the Millionaire Maker. He is already guaranteed $37,831 with 20 players coming back Wednesday, but he is most definitely going to be hunting for that elusive gold WSOP bracelet.
Romania's Joldis Cosmin rounds out the top three stacks with 7,935,000 and looks to book his first-ever tournament win. He made a deep run in the WSOP Main Event last year, finishing in 85th place for $67,855 for his best cash. With a top three stack, Joldis has a good shot at topping that cash and possibly logging a major win.
Other notables still in contention for the first-place payout of $1,094,349 are Scott Montgomery (7,335,000), Will "The Thrill" Failla (5,400,000), Yuliyan Kolev (4,195,000), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoon (3,900,000), Ihar Soika (3,525,000), Maurice Hawkins (3,500,000) and Scott Baumstein (1,955,000).
The day started with 234 players and that number shrunk quickly. The action slowed down a bit as the day progressed and with 20 players returning for the final day on Wednesday, it should be a tough grind. A total of ten levels were played today that lasted just under 12 hours.
Some big names that exited the tournament on Day 3 include Ole Schemion (206th place - $6,202), Ismael Bojang (184th place - $6,202), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (177th place - $6,202), Mark Radoja (134th place - $7,164), Men Nguyen (124th place - $7,164), TJ Cloutier (70th place - $13,849), Paul Volpe (56th - $16,665) and Joe McKeehen (26th place - $37,831). Everyone that was lucky enough to find a bag at the end of the night will be guaranteed to take home at least $37,831.
The final day, where play will end once a champion is crowned, will commence Wednesday at 11 AM local time. Blinds will be at 60,000/120,000 with a 15,000 ante and each level remains 60 minutes long. Players will have a 15-minute break every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level of the day.
Day 4 Seat Assignments
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||1||2||Salvatore DiCarlo||United States||6,460,000||54|
|Brasilia||1||3||Scott Baumstein||United States||1,955,000||16|
|Brasilia||1||4||Maurice Hawkins||United States||3,500,000||29|
|Brasilia||1||5||Thomas Ryan||United States||5,900,000||49|
|Brasilia||1||7||David Brent||United States||1,370,000||11|
|Brasilia||1||8||Gregory Milliron||United States||6,550,000||55|
|Brasilia||2||3||Richard Ma||United States||1,485,000||12|
|Brasilia||2||5||Daniel Eichhorn||United States||4,245,000||35|
|Brasilia||2||7||William Gibbons||United States||5,580,000||47|
|Brasilia||3||1||Pfizer Jordan||United States||7,825,000||65|
|Brasilia||3||3||Donald Maloney||United States||2,300,000||19|
|Brasilia||3||5||Ryan Mcknight||United States||1,310,000||11|
|Brasilia||3||7||Brian Yoon||United States||3,900,000||33|
|Brasilia||3||8||Will Failla||United States||5,400,000||45|
|Brasilia||3||9||Stanley Lee||United States||8,980,000||75|
Stanley Lee opened from the cutoff and was re-raised all in by Joe McKeehen for roughly 1,525,000. John Bonadies re-shoved for about 1,850,000, and Lee snap-called, having both players covered.
The board ran out , and Lee held on with his pocket kings to eliminate two strong players and vault his stack up the leaderboard.
With a couple of quick eliminations, the field is down to the final 26. Stoyan Obreshkov leads the way with a whopping 11,285,000.
Here is a look at how everyone stacks up:
|Table||Seat||Player Name||Country||Chip Count|
|Miranda 629||1||Pfizer Jordan||United States||4,140,000|
|Miranda 629||2||Salvatore DiCarlo||United States||4,550,000|
|Miranda 629||3||Scott Baumstein||United States||3,750,000|
|Miranda 629||4||Maurice Hawkins||United States||2,160,000|
|Miranda 629||5||Thomas Ryan||United States||5,200,000|
|Miranda 629||6||Ihar Soika||Belarus||2,240,000|
|Miranda 629||7||David Brent||United States||2,500000|
|Miranda 629||8||Gregory Milliron||United States||7,000,000|
|Miranda 629||9||Adrian Moreno||United States||2,200,000|
|Miranda 637||2||Joe McKeehen||United States||1,525,000|
|Miranda 637||3||Donald Maloney||United States||1,450,000|
|Miranda 637||4||John Bonadies||United Kingdom||1,855,000|
|Miranda 637||5||Ryan Mcknight||United States||3,140,000|
|Miranda 637||6||Peter Vitantonio||United States||1,600,000|
|Miranda 637||7||Brian Yoon||United States||2,750,000|
|Miranda 637||8||Will Failla||United States||5,225,000|
|Miranda 637||9||Stanley Lee||United States||4,350,000|
|Miranda 638||1||Scott Montgomery||Canada||8,160,000|
|Miranda 638||2||Yuliyan Kolev||Bulgaria||4,525,000|
|Miranda 638||3||Richard Ma||United States||1,850,000|
|Miranda 638||4||Stoyan Obreshkov||Bulgaria||11,825,000|
|Miranda 638||5||Daniel Eichhorn||United States||3,600,000|
|Miranda 638||6||Joldis Cosmin||Romania||7,470,000|
|Miranda 638||7||Paul Gibbons||United States||2,775,000|
|Miranda 638||8||Saya Ono||United States||1,700,000|
|Miranda 638||9||Alessandro Esposito||Italy||3,000,000|
Stoyan Obreshkov was under the gun and raised to 210,000. Brandon Wise was on the button and three-bet to 575,000. After pondering for a bit, Obreshkov called.
The flop was , and Obreshkov check-called Wise's bet of 575,000. The turn was the , and both players checked to the river, which was the . Obreshkov moved all in, covering Wise's remaining stack. Wise took several minutes to think and then elected to call.
Obreshkov tabled , and Wise sent his cards straight into the muck. Players at the table inquired on what Wise had, and he told them he had jacks. This leaves us with 27 players remaining, and a redraw is about to take place.
There was about 1,000,000 in the pot already as the board showed . Joldis Cosmin was in the big blind, and checked to Thomas Ryan on the button. Ryan bet 500,000, and Cosmin check-raised all in. Ryan had two million behind and said, "I didn't think you'd check back a six." Eventually, he called.
Cosmin table to play the board, and Ryan had for a bigger full house to double through.
Alexander Farahi got his last chips into the middle with ace-king off-suit and was called by Salvatore DiCarlo with two queens. We saw Farahi heading to the payout desk, and according to one of the photographers, the board ran out dry for Farahi, and he was eliminated.
Farahi just booked his fourth cash of the series in this event, but most impressively, he went deep in yet another event with a seven-figure top prize, coming in third in the Millionaire Maker for over $560,000.
Stoyan Obreshkov was in the hijack and raised to 210,000. Brian Yoon was in the small blind and moved all in for 1,195,000, Obreshkov called.
The board ran out , and the rivered king kept Yoon in the mix.
The final level of the day has just begun. The 29 remaining players will battle for one more hour before bagging and tagging for the fourth and final day tomorrow.