The money bubble burst into the largest bubble World Poker Tour The main event of the main tour in the history of the tour.
$10,400 subscription WPT World Championships at Wayne Las Vegas drawing a record field of 2,960 entries, building a prize pool of $29,008,000 paid out of the top 371 finalists. Only the top 370 was decided in cash, but with two simultaneous eliminations taking place during the final hand-work deal, the 370th-place prize of $17,400 was split between Yi Classen and the two-time bracelet winner, WPT hero f WPT Commentator Tony Dunst.
The third day of the main event started with 399 competitors remaining, which meant that the bubble arrived late in the first tier of the day. Shortly before Dunst’s first pair was defeated by an open straight draw and Claassen’s pocket aces cracked dozens of Freddy Depp’s pockets, Soheb Porbandarwala won a large pot that put him ahead in chips.
Porbandarwala, A.; WPT Champion and bracelet winner, promoted from early position with an A.5 Edmund Chan from middle position was called up with an A.K. The player on the big blind also came and flop 742. Porbandarwala bet and Chan was the only player to call. 3 Turn check Porbandarwala check. Chan bet 80,000 by pulling the new nut. Porbandarwala’s check was raised to 280,000 and Chan paid for 830,000 Porbandarwala called him round. River was 9 Porbandarwala took over to eliminate Chan before the bubble.
“That was a great deal. He just thought I was making the move on the bubble, maybe, and maybe I was, but I happen to get a nut in there. So that’s nice,” Porbandarwala said. card player In a video interview. “It’s been a decent day so far, basically. No complaints.”
Check out our full chat with Porbandarwala below:
Porbandarwala finished the third day with a score of 6,300,000, good for third place out of the 128 players heading into the fourth day. He trails only second place Lucas Foster (7,095,000) and chip leader Benny Glaser (7,565,000).
Glaser is a four-time bracelet winner with nearly $3.7 million in previous live tournament earnings to his name. The British native will be looking to outdo the 11th-place finisher in A WPT achieved in 2020 WPT Online tournament.
Other big stacks heading into the fourth day include WPT Champion and two-time bracelet winner DavidODBBaker (4,665,000), recipient of the Frank Funaro bracelet (4,265,000), newly WSOP Circuit Main event winner Frank Lagodic (4,230,000), winner of Bracelet W WPT Champion Bat Lions (3,935,000), WPT Champion Asher Konev (3,615,000), two-time bracelet winner Andrei Lyubovitsky (3,260,000) bracelet winner Igor Kurganov (2,800,000), and two-time WPT Champion and six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (2,400,000).
while WPT Talent Tony Dunst was fired on the bubble, and two more ambassadors for the tour remain in one shot. long time WPT Broadcaster Lynn Gilmartin earned 650k, while popular vlogger and WPT Ambassador Brad Owen ended the night with 2,085,000.
Plenty of big names have been eliminated after the bubble burst, including major league high-stakes Chris Brewer (299), four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu (296), bracelet winner Kathy Lippert (288), card player Contributor and two-time bracelet winner Steve Zolto (285th place), WPT Famous poker ambassador and vlogger Andrew Neeme (284th place), Governor WSOP Main event champion Espen Jorstad (262), three-time bracelet winner Ryan Ling (243), bracelet winner and WPT Champion Dan Smith (194th), four-time bracelet winner John Monette (191st), three-time bracelet winner Upeshka De Silva (168th), two-time bracelet winner Eric Baldwin (160th), 1st place card player Competitor Player of the Year Adam Hendricks (158th), WPT champion Taylor von Kriegenberg (155), five-time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (148), and WPT Freddy Depp (144), twice champion and winner of the bracelet.
The fourth day begins at noon on Saturday, December 17th. The schedule calls for six 90-minute levels to be played, with a dinner break after the fourth level of the day. All remaining contenders have locked in at least $29,450. For a full list of payouts, check out the event info tab in our tournament database.
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Here’s a look at the number of trays and seat allocations on Day 4:
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