We only caught the hands and the final board, but we do know that Joon Yi got the rest of his money in preflop holding . He was up against the of Zimnan Ziyard, and the flop brought plenty of action, coming . Yi was looking for a jack or a queen, but he wouldn't get it, as the board completed and .
After collecting that knockout, Ziyard's stack increased to 650,000.
Joel Tushnet open shoved all in from under the gun for his last 104,000, and it folded around to Arshin Gamini on the button. He moved all in over the top for more, and the blinds folded.
Before opening up his hand, Tushnet admitted "I only looked at one card." Well he was hoping to pair that one card, but it never happened, as the board ran down , giving Gamini the first bounty of the day, upping his stack to 480,000 in the process.
Action started with Gareth Teatum raising in early position to 36,000, and Anthony Antico was the lone caller. The flop came down , and Teatum fired out a continuation bet of 56,000. Antico took just a few moments before cutting out the chips for the call, and sticking them into the middle. The turn was the , and both players checked. The river brought the , and Teatum checked to Antico, who bet out 80,000. Teatum spent about 90 seconds in the tank before kicking his hand in, and Antico showed the table for trip queens.
After that hand, Antico is up to 490,000, while Teatum dropped to 204,000.
After two full days of poker, 1731 players have been whittled down to just 17. One of those 17 will walk away tonight with a WSOP gold bracelet, and $432,411. The player who has put himself in the best position to do that is Salvatore Dicarlo, who won a huge race on the last hand of Day 2 to take the chip lead . He will come in with 984,000, but he has some close competition at the top.
Paul Splitzberg rode a wave of big pots towards the end of the night on his way to bagging up 957,000. He will be second coming into today. In third is none other than Moshin Charania, who won the EPT Grand Final in 2012. He was one of our biggest stacks the entire yesterday, and comes into play today with 940,000.
These three will be joined by other notables Zimnan Ziyard (461,000), Travell Thomas (254,000), Jacob Schindler (269,000), and nine other players who hope to soon be mentioned in the future as one of the notables after today.
Play will be kicking off at 1 PM. Once we get down to our final nine, we will be providing hand-for-hand updates. Thanks as always for tuning in with us, and don’t go anywhere. The excitement is just about to begin!
While we are waiting for this event to start, check out Sarah Grant's update on all the other action at the Rio yesterday!
Event #24: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Päivä 3 alkanut