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Day 3 Comes To An End
Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Day 3 of the WPT Grand Prix de Paris Main Event has come to a close after the 61 players who started the day with high hopes were whittled down to the final 18. Leading the way when Day starts on Friday is Matthew Waxman who bagged up 1,120,000 chips just after 0030 local time.
This is Waxman's third cash in a WPT, from 11 tournaments played, his previous cashes both coming in Season VIII in the Borgata Poker Open (89th) and the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic (15th). He is now poised to make his first World Poker Tour final table and surpass $1,000,000 in live tournament winnings. Only 1,000 chips behind Waxman is Mikko Sundell of Finland, whilst Dimitry Stelmak returns to the Aviation Club de France armed with 912,000 chips, enough for third place.
As the day wore on the players headed for the rail and the money bubble grew ever closer. One player who did not make it through the said bubble was McLean Karr who found himself all in with J10 against the 87 of Elio Fox on a K8A flop and missed his many outs to hit the rail just outside the money.
The bubble did finally burst and it was Rebecca Gerin who was the unfortunate bubble girl. She lost all but 1,000 chips when committed her stack with 108 on a 526 flop only to discover Evgeny Zaystev had flopped a straight flush with 43. She put her chips in the very next hand with T9 and ran into 1010 and the bubble burst with an almighty pop.
Then just after midnight with 19 players showing on the TV screens around the room the final hand of the day took place. Nesrine Kourdourli opened the betting with a raise to 13,000 from under the gun and when it folded to Christophe Lesage he moved all in for 180,000. Kourdourli instantly called and turned over KK and was up against JJ. The final board ran out 59274 and with that the tournament was paused until 1400 local time on Friday.
When play kicks off again each player is guaranteed €33,330 but by the time the final table is reached they have each locked up no less than €88,900. Join us from 1400 on Friday for all the live updates from the WPT Grand Prix de Paris here at the Aviation Club de France.
02:40 AM, 09/09/11