Day 3 of the WPT Prague Main Event started with 63 players. Some were trying to be among the 36 players that made the money and others had eyes only on taking the title.
Marc Etienne McLaughlin continues his very good 2013 tournament run. The Canadian was unable to hold on to his chip lead but still bagged a top 10 chip stack. On his way to the final 21, he eliminated Sam Cohen in a particularly brutal fashion with full house over full house on the river.
Have TT in big blind with 25bbs. 3b shove over an open and get tank called by AJo. AT3r flop. Turn A. River J. Out in 24th. Cool runout.
— Sam Cohen (@sam_you_are) December 19, 2013
Kara Scott who started in second chip position was eliminated in the 22nd spot, after being unable to recover from running AK into KK early on the level one. Scott also ran pocket 10’s into a set of 9’s and was eliminated when her 44 fell to A9.
— Kara Scott (@KaraOTR) December 20, 2013
Kevin McPhee failed to gain any traction during the day of play and finally shove with suited connectors.
Bust. Went very card dead for the last hour & folded until I was very short. Shoved button w/ 89hh & lost to 33. 23rd,
— Kevin MacPhee (@KevinMacPhee) December 19, 2013
The big story of the day however was Ognjen Sekularac, who started the day as one of the shorter stacks in play and when the dust settled, he ended up with 1,323,000. The Serb put on clinic in power poker, especially during bubble play where he was relentless, including the previously mentioned double up through Kara Scott with a set of 9’s. Sekularac continued to bully his table at every opportunity on his quest for chip lead.
Here’s how the chips stack up when play resumes.
|Marc Etienne McLaughlin||468,000|
The Remaining Prize Pool
10th – 12th) $19,267
13th – 15th) $16,377
16th – 18th) $13,762
19th – 21st) $12,112