Dia 3 Concluído
Dia 3 Concluído
Yaroshevskyy Bluffs Off Lead to Salmon, Ortiz Survives
Igor Yaroshevskyy was continuing to dominate at PokerStars Championship Panama $5,300 Main Event. He had come into Day 3 as a massive chip leader, and little had changed as he moved his stack of 745,500 up to about 1 million with less than an hour remaining in the day.
Looking to close the day as the leader once more, he got involved in a pot with James Salmon at 3,000/6,000/1,000. Yaroshevskyy continuation-bet a king-high flop and got some resistance from Salmon in the form of a small raise. He came back with a reraise to 100,000, and Salmon called. Yaroshevskyy then barreled the turn and put Salmon all in on the river, and the America made a tough call with just king-queen for top pair. It proved good as Yaroshevskyy had an eight-high bluff, and just like that, the tournament took a major turn.
Instead of Yaroshevskyy continuing with the lead, it's now Salmon who paces the remaining field of 30 players with a stack of 1,020,000. The Florida-based player would nearly double his live cashes with a win in the Main Event.
Yaroshevskyy, meanwhile, still bagged a healthy 506,000.
Another player who advanced was famed MMA fighter Tito Ortiz. Invited to the tournament at the behest of PokerStars, Ortiz has outlasted hundreds of more experienced players and held his own when battling some tough pros like Denis Timofeev, although he will limp into Day 4 after losing most of his stack to end the night.
Ortiz got in a raising war with Roman Pavliuk just a few hands before players were scheduled to bag, getting just under 40 big blinds in with king-queen against Pavliuk's aces. Though Ortiz turned top pair, it wasn't enough, and he sent nearly all of his stack to Pavliuk.
Left with only 10 big blinds, Ortiz managed a late double when he got a gutshot and live cards in against Yaroshevskyy's king-high and turned a straight. Ortiz will take 117,000 into Day 4.
Other players making it through included Timofeev, JC Alvarado, Michael Lech, Byron Kaverman, Jason Koon, Mark Radoja and Jason Wheeler.
The money bubble burst early in the day, and all but eight of the eliminated players received payouts for their efforts. Davidi Kitai, Adrien Allain, Sergey Lebedev, Steve O'Dwyer, Martin Finger, Erik Cajelais, Daniel Dvoress and Ari Engel were among those making the money but failing to advance to bagging time.
The remaining runners return at noon local time on Saturday for Day 4, so come right back to PokerNews to follow the action.
Day 4 Table Draw PokerStars Championship Panama
|1||8||Alberto Meran Matias||Dominican Republic||378,000|
|4||6||Fabrice De Benedictis||Switzerland||158,000|
End of Day 3 Counts (Completo)
Ortiz Doubles to End Day
Tito Ortiz raised to 12,000 in middle position and then called a three-bet to 25,000 from Igor Yaroshevskyy, who had the button. The flop came and Ortiz checked. Yaroshevskyy put him all in for 27,000, and Ortiz thought awhile and decided to call.
Ortiz had a gutter and live cards, and the sweat was over quickly when a hit. A completed the board and Ortiz took the pot with his straight.
Kuzmicic Eliminated by Alvarado
Jeiko Palma Kuzmicic was down to 37,000 and moved all in. JC Alvarado called.
Alvarado tabled while Kuzmicic was disappointed to see he was dominated with .
The board ran out and Kuzmicic was sent home just before the end of Day 3.
Five More Hands
And the day is done. End of day chip counts and an extensive recap of today's action is to follow.
Wozniczek Busts Parmar
Pablo Gordillo opened for 14,000 and Robin Luca Wozniczek three-bet to 28,000 from the cutoff. One position over sat Taran Parmar on the button and he shoved for 141,000. Both blinds and Gordillo folded, Wozniczek instantly called.
Robin Luca Wozniczek:
"Done!" Parmer said as soon as he saw the showdown. "What do I need? Hearts?"
The flop came and Jason Koon and Parmer simultaneously mentioned the five now being an out for a chop.
Parmer gained some more outs with the on the turn but the on the river wasn't one of the cards he was looking for.
Parmar was seen standing at the payout talking to Doug Lee while the players at the table congratulated each other on making a pay jump.
Ortiz Shoves Into Pavliuk's Bullets
Roman Pavliuk came in raising with 15,000 in the hijack, and Tito Ortiz made it 30,000 in the small blind. Pavliuk reraised again to 60,000, and Ortiz immediately pushed in all of his chips, 233,000. Pavliuk snap-called for less.
Pavliuk had Ortiz crushed, and the flop kept it that way. A turn gave Ortiz a chance, but a river was a haymaker to the famed fighter's chin, leaving him in need of a double as Day 3 winds to a close.
Fabrice De Benedictis Spikes the River to Stay Alive
Fabrice De Benedictis moved all in for his last 83,000 from the cutoff and Robin Luca Wozniczek called from the big blind.
Benedictis was in a world of hurt, and he was left wanting on the flop. The turn meant he could chop with a five, but it'd be the on the river that would give Benedictis new life.
Cold Four From Salmon
After an open in the cutoff to 15,000, Igor Yaroshevskyy made it 47,000 to go in the next seat. James Salmon was next to act and came out raising to 159,000. After the opener mucked, Yaroshevskyy thought long and hard, leaning back in his seat to get a different angle view of Salmon, who had the dealer in between him and Yaroshevskyy. After about three minutes, Yaroshevskyy gave up his hand.