The World Poker Tour World Championship is now down to the final two tables of 18 players after Day 3 got to that number from the 68 that began the day. Leading that number right now is the same player that was yesterday in Eric Afriat on 2,029,000 chips.
Others in the top ten include Anthony Gregg, Ryan D’Angelo, Justin Young and Keven Stammen.
— Ryan D’Angelo (@g0lfa) April 25, 2014
The bubble was also passed on Day 3 as only the top 36 players would get paid. Many players went home with nothing including Jeff Gross, Mat Waxman, Mike Leah and Phill Hellmuth. There were many that were eliminated inside the money too. Scott Seiver, Jason Koon, Jeff Madsen, Mat Stout and Loni Harwood were the biggest names to go home with at least a payout.
I’m out in 40th, 36 paid. All day long I played like a 13 time World Champion of Poker: I Deserved a much better result, BUT that’s poker
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) April 24, 2014
it never gets easier to accept the loss. does give more fire to improve though
— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) April 25, 2014
Eric Afriat seems to be on fire in this event so far and now with just 18 players left he must be able to smell a title here. There are plenty of high caliber players that have more than what it takes to catch him though so he wont be completely confident just yet.
Join us for the report on Day 4 tomorrow where we will know the more about who is in contention for this massive title and the $1,350,000 that is on offer to the victor.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Eric Afriat – 2,029,000
2nd) Abe Korotki – 1,616,000
3rd) Anthony Gregg – 1,499,000
4th) Ryan D’Angelo – 1,369,000
5th) Curt Kohlberg – 1,097,000
6th) Justin Young – 993,000
7th) Byron Kaverman – 974,000
8th) Ray Qartomy – 955,000
9th) Keven Stammen – 867,000
10th) Brock Parker – 819,000