In a sharp contrast to the end of play yesterday, the start of day 3 in the tournament room is almost silent apart from the riffling of chips, as the players settle into their new tables and try to work out their opponents. PokerNews followed some early hands from table one which includes Victor Ramdin, Dmitry Yurasov, and the short stack at the table Ramsey Khoury.
Ramdin opened for 6,300 from under the gun and was raised by Cristinel Sandu to 16,500. That was enough to win the pot without further resistance. Next hand Imed Ben Mahmoud opened for 6,300 and Khoury moved all in for his last 60,000 chips. Back to Mahmoud who made a fairly quick fold. Ramdin again opened for 6,300, this time getting three bet by Cristinel Sandu to 17,500, again Ramdin folded. Yurasov, the big stack at the table with 377,800 was next to open for 6,000 and it folded to Khoury who again moved all in. Back to Yurasov who asked for a count and seemed to be considering a gamble, but decided against giving the short stack a chance to double and folded.