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Dia 3 Concluído

Shirshikov Soars to the Top on Day 3; ElkY, Moneymaker and Troyanovskiy All Through

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Pavel Shirshikov Leads the Last 30
Pavel Shirshikov Leads the Last 30

Day 3 of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Sochi RUB 318,000 Main Event saw 82 players out of a 387-entry strong field return to the tables of the Sochi Casino and Resort, Krasnaya Polyana, and the money bubble burst during the four levels before the field was thinned out further. At the end of level 17, only 30 players remained and Pavel Shirshikov claimed the lead after pipping 2017 WPT Amsterdam Daniyar Aubakirov champion for the top spot just when the last hands of the day were announced.

Shirshikov bagged up 1,604,000 with Aubakirov as the next best (1,018,000) in second, and they are the only two players above one million in chips, while High Roller regular Vladimir Troyanovskiy follows in third place (807,000). The 30-year-old Shirshikov is mainly a cash game player only has two live results thus far, both coming from the partypoker Million festival here in Sochi back in March 2017, and he is guaranteed to crush his best live cash of $1,874.

Both PokerStars Team pros made it through and are still in contention for the lion's share of the 150,000,000 RUB prize pool. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier bagged up a big stack with (763,000) and Chris Moneymaker scored a late double with aces versus nines to claim 289,000 for Day 4.

Other notables and big stacks that bagged up today include Timur Bubnov (734,000), Alexander Lakhov (572,000), Seyed Ghavam (538,000), Dmitry Vitkind (430,000), Jonas Lauck (334,000), Dmitry Chop (300,000), and Mikhail Rudoy (197,000).

When action resumed in two different tournament areas, the early eliminations came at a quick pace. Among those to run out of chips in the first level were Mikhail Soltanov, Dmitriy Motorov and Abraham Passet. The latter lost a race with ace-king against the pocket queens of Gaby Livshitz.

Others that missed out on the money were Konstantin Tolokno, Vladimir Demenkov, Vladimir Dobrovolskiy, Daniil Kiselev and Nacho Barbero. As for Barbero, he was gone two spots shy of a cash in Sochi when his ace-king suited faced the pocket jacks of Daniyar Aubakirov and another jack appeared right in the window. The bubble burst soon after and it was Roman Seleznev who ran out of chips on the feature table to become the bubble boy. Down to just over three big blinds, he shoved with ace-king and initial raiser Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier called with eight-nine to spike a nine on the flop.

Among those to share the min-cash of 735,000 RUB were Aram Vartevanyan, Day 1a chip leader Andrei Shkerin, Vahe Martirosyan, Maxim Lykov and PokerStars qualifier Jörg Böhme. Lykov busted in a massive setup with kings against the aces of eventual end-of-day chip leader Pavel Shirshikov. Böhme's top pair with king-queen suited on a king-high flop failed to hold up against ElkY's bottom pair and flush draw, as another spade immediately hit on the turn.

A big surprise was the elimination of 1b chip leader and American poker pro Jason Wheeler in 33rd place for 885,000 RUB. Wheeler was cruising through the day and even claimed the stacks of three opponents in a row before it all came to a crashing end in the last level of the night. On a king-high turn, he got it in with ace-king for top pair and top kicker only to see Pavel Shirshikov snap-call with pocket jacks for middle set. Wheeler was drawing dead and quickly left the tournament area.

Gaby Livshitz and Dmitry Nikitin followed him to the rail during the last five hands and that wrapped up Day 3 with just 30 hopefuls still in contention. They will return tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time for level 18 and blinds of 4,000/8,000 with a running ante of 1,000. The goal of Day 4 is to either play five levels of 90 minutes each or until the last 16 players and two tables remain, the latter scenario is far more likely.

Main Event Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Jonas LauckGermany334,000
12Yehor FilipenkoUkraine101,000
13Yurii ZdanovskyiUkraine160,000
14Dmitry VitkindRussian Federation430,000
15Dmitry ChopRussian Federation300,000
16Anton GililovRussian Federation421,000
17Mikhail RudoyRussian Federation197,000
18Lavrentiy NiKazakhstan107,000
21Alexander LakhovRussian Federation572,000
22Vitaliy LiRussian Federation303,000
23Artsiom ZhadinskyBelarus205,000
25Timur BubnovRussian Federation734,000
26Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierFrance763,000
27Denis PavlenkoUzbekistan188,000
28Mikalai VaskaboinikauBelarus58,000
31Oleg ChebotarevRussian Federation435,000
32Artem SavchenkoRussian Federation246,000
33Nadar KakhmazovRussian Federation500,000
34Seyed GhavamIran538,000
35Ruslan VoitovichRussian Federation135,000
36Junya YamadaJapan306,000
37Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussian Federation807,000
38Chris MoneymakerUSA289,000
41Said ButbaRussian Federation141,000
42Daniyar AubakirovKazakhstan1,018,000
43Oleg LipkinRussian Federation155,000
45Mikhail GalitskiRussian Federation171,000
46Ulrich JungenSwitzerland170,000
47Dmitrii GrinenkoRussian Federation159,000
48Pavel ShirshikovRussian Federation1,604,000

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to cover all the action, as three days remain to crown the first-ever PokerStars Championship Main Event winner on Russian soil.

Tags: Abraham PassetAlexander LakhovAndrei ShkerinAram VartevanyanBertrand GrospellierChris MoneymakerDaniil KiselevDaniyar AubakirovDmitriy MotorovDmitry ChopDmitry NikitinDmitry VitkindElkyGaby LivshitzJason WheelerJonas LauckJose Ignacio BarberoKonstantin ToloknoMaxim LykovMikhail RudoyMikhail SoltanovNacho BarberoPavel ShirshikovPokerStars Championship SochiRoman SeleznevSeyed GhavamTimur BubnovVahe MartirosyanVladimir DemenkovVladimir DobrovolskiyVladimir Troyanovskiy

End of Day Chip Counts (Completo)

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Pavel Shirshikov RU
Pavel Shirshikov
RU 1,604,000 1,000
Daniyar Aubakirov kz
Daniyar Aubakirov
kz 1,018,000 -262,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 807,000 57,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 763,000 113,000
Timur Bubnov RU
Timur Bubnov
RU 734,000 -1,000
Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
ru 572,000 71,000
Seyed Ghavam IR
Seyed Ghavam
IR 538,000 58,000
Nadar Kakhmazov ru
Nadar Kakhmazov
ru 500,000 -25,000
Oleg Chebotarev ru
Oleg Chebotarev
ru 435,000 35,000
Dmitry Vitkind ru
Dmitry Vitkind
ru 430,000 -90,000
Anton Gililov RU
Anton Gililov
RU 421,000 -139,000
Jonas Lauck de
Jonas Lauck
de 334,000 -67,000
Junya Yamada JP
Junya Yamada
JP 306,000 -1,000
Vitaliy Li ru
Vitaliy Li
ru 303,000 143,000
Dmitry Chop ua
Dmitry Chop
ua 300,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us 289,000 -1,000
Artem Savchenko RU
Artem Savchenko
RU 246,000 -24,000
Artsiom Zhadinsky BY
Artsiom Zhadinsky
BY 205,000 -164,000
Mikhail Rudoy ru
Mikhail Rudoy
ru 197,000 -197,000
Denis Pavlenko ua
Denis Pavlenko
ua 188,000 -12,000
Mikhail Galitski RU
Mikhail Galitski
RU 171,000 19,000
Ulrich Jungen CH
Ulrich Jungen
CH 170,000 -10,000
Yurii Zdanovskyi UA
Yurii Zdanovskyi
UA 160,000 -10,000
Dmitrii Grinenko RU
Dmitrii Grinenko
RU 159,000 29,000
Oleg Lipkin RU
Oleg Lipkin
RU 155,000 -25,000

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Bubnov Busts Nikitin

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Dimitry Nikitin
Dimitry Nikitin

Dmitry Nikitin was moved to the feature table and got involved into a hand right away. Said Butba raised and Timur Bubnov in the hijack as well as Nikitin in the cutoff called.

On the {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, Butba continued for 17,000 and Bubnov called. Nikitin shoved for 136,000 and that forced out Butba, while Bubnov called.

Dmitry Nikitin: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Timur Bubnov: {A-Spades}{4-Spades}

Neither the {J-Hearts} turn nor the {10-Hearts} river changed anything and Nikitin headed to the rail in 31st place.

Timur Bubnov RU
Timur Bubnov
RU 735,000 208,000
Dmitry Nikitin RU
Dmitry Nikitin
RU Eliminado

Tags: Dmitry NikitinSaid ButbaTimur Bubnov

Moneymaker Doubles Through Troyanovskiy

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Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker

Vladimir Troyanovskiy opened for 15,000 and it folded round to Chris Moneymaker in the big blind who raised small.

Troyanovskiy splashed enough chips to cover Moneymaker’s remaining stack and he almost beat him into the pot with a call.

Troyanovskiy showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Moneymaker {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts} giving Moneymaker a double up and a bite from Troyanovskiy’s stack.

Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 750,000 -120,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us 290,000 120,000

Tags: Chris MoneymakerVladimir Troyanovskiy

Five More Hands For the Night

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The clock has been paused and each table will play five more hands before bagging for Day 4.

Butba Shoves Into Bubnov

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In a battle of the blinds over on the feature table, Said Butba bet a flop of {J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for 15,000 and Timur Bubnov raised to 34,000. Butba moved all in for 110,000 and Bubnov took more than two minutes of consideration before folding the {A-Diamonds} face up. Butba flashed the {K-Diamonds} and raked in the pot without showdown.

Timur Bubnov RU
Timur Bubnov
RU 527,000 211,000
Said Butba ru
Said Butba
ru 178,000 10,000

Tags: Timur BubnovSaid Butba

Savchenko Sends Livshitz to the Rail

• Nível 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Gaby Livshitz
Gaby Livshitz

Artem Savchenko raised from the cutoff and short stack Gaby Livshitz shoved for less than 50,000 from one seat over on the button. All players behind them folded and Savchenko called it off.

Artem Savchenko: {K-Spades}{7-Spades}
Gaby Livshitz: {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Livshitz headed to the rail in 32nd place.

Artem Savchenko RU
Artem Savchenko
RU 270,000 -40,000
Gaby Livshitz il
Gaby Livshitz
il Eliminado

Tags: Artem SavchenkoGaby Livshitz

Pavel Shirshikov New Chip Leader; Wheeler Out

• Nível 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Pavel Shirshikov
Pavel Shirshikov

The largest pot of the tournament just went down. It was a monster.

Pavel Shirshikov opened to 13,000 from under-the-gun. Jason Wheeler three-bet to 46,000 on the button. Shirshikov four-bet to 118,000 and Wheeler went into the tank. Eventually making the call. The flop came {8-Spades}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts}, and Shirshikov continued with a bet of 65,000. Wheeler called.

The {3-Clubs} fell on the turn and things escalated quickly. Shirshikov fired out again, this time for 140,000. Wheeler took just a moment before raising all-in. Shirshikov snap-called.

Wheeler: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Shirshikov: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Shirshikov had flopped a set of jacks, leaving Wheeler drawing dead. The inconsequential {4-Spades} completed the board on the river and Wheeler exited the tournament floor in 33rd place, good for RUB 885,000 (approx. USD$ 15,659)

Pavel Shirshikov RU
Pavel Shirshikov
RU 1,603,000 773,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us Eliminado

Tags: Jason WheelerPavel Shirshikov