Yesterday we saw the culmination in Day 3 at the World Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event as the 43 players that came into the action were to be whittled right down to the final 18. When the chips were all counted up at the end of the night it was in fact Stanislav Barshak who would be the player standing out at the top of the leader board with 830k.
He has a lead of around 40k over the player is second Jan Djerberg and will be fully aware that there are still another seventeen tough players standing in the way of him and that title.
Barshak has had a reasonable year so far, winning the WPT Circuit Horseshoe Hammond and making the final table of an event at the WSOP. A win here though would certainly represent his best achievement of the year if he were to pull it off.
Notables Still In With A Shot!
We have the winner of another WPT National event in Steve O’Dwyer who previously won the Denmark event earlier on in the year, whilst we have a player who has played well here in the past in Morten Klein who finished 3rd a couple of years ago.
He then has to fight off early chip leader in this event Frei Dilling Kjaer whilst Jens Kerper is always a very strong opponent no matter where he plays.
Players Who Fell On Day 3!
With only 18 players able to make it through the day, we obviously had to lose some along the way. The most notable elimination is that of the chip leader coming into the action on Day 3. Sergii Baranov had an excellent Day 2 but went in completely the other direction here, struggling to keep the momentum he had built through the event. He was eliminated for minimum cash out and was joined on the rails by names like Jan Sorensen and the ever aggressive Robin Larson.
Play is set to kick back into action at 12pm local time later on today and will play until those 18 players have been reduced down to the final six that will take part in the final table on Saturday.
Current Top Ten:
Stanislav Barshak – 830,000
Jan Djerberg – 719,000
Frei Dilling Kjaer – 691,000
Jens Kerper – 628,000
Philip Jacobsen – 501,000
Jimmy Jonsson – 494,000
Martin Tonnesen – 477,000
Morten Klein – 349,000
Robin Ylitalo – 329,000
Niclas Martinsson – 307,000
With the event right at the business end of proceedings now, you will want to make sure you keep up to date with the action on the last couple of days play. The easiest way to achieve that is to keep checking back here as we will be bringing you reports on both of the final two days.