The Race to the Final Table on Day 3 of the 2021 WPTDeepStacks Sochi Main Event

Aug 13, 2021

At noon local time, the S19 WPTDeepStacks Sochi Festival continues with its penultimate day and all eyes will be on the business end of the ₽119,000 Main Event. After eight full levels on the previous day, the overall field of 413 entries was whittled down to the final 53 contenders, who have all secured a slice of the ₽42,432,670 (~$576,815) prize pool.

Yuriy Salikaev sits atop the leaderboard with impressive 982,000 chips to his name. The gap to second-placed Aleksey (709,000) and Francois Najjar in third (597,000) spans a few dozen big blinds. Other big stacks belong to well-known notables such as Vladimir Shabalin (541,000), Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (444,000), Viktor Kudinov (430,000), and Artsiom Prostak (411,000).

They are joined in the money by the likes of German Panchenko, Artem Vezhenkov, Nikolay Fal, Alisa Sibgatova, Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina, Aleksandr Denisov, Andrey Danilyuk, Viktor Podofedenko, Anatoly Korochenskiy, and Mustafa Biz.

WPT Champions Club member Dmitry Gromov has been doing well during the festival so far and finished fourth in the ₽245,000 High Roller. He also survived the money bubble in the Main Event and will return for Day 3 with a stack of 102,000 (20 big blinds).

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Dmitry Gromov

Almost the entire level 17 with blinds of 3,000/5,000 and a big blind ante of 5,000 is left to play for. All levels will last 60 minutes long and there is a short break every two levels. The penultimate tournament day will play down to the final table, which will then be streamed on Saturday, August 14.

Top 10 Counts for Day 3:

Position Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Yuriy Salikaev Russia 982,000 196
2 Aleksey Savenkov Russia 709,000 142
3 Francois Najjar France 597,000 119
4 Vladimir Shabalin Russia 541,000 108
5 Giorgiy Skhulukhiya Russia 444,000 89
6 Oleg Eltsov Russia 435,000 87
7 Viktor Kudinov Russia 430,000 86
8 Artsiom Prostak Belarus 411,000 82
9 Andrey Glushkov Russia 409,000 82
10 Artur Adamyants Russia 385,000 77


Stay tuned for all the action from Casino Sochi as the team will provide live updates for the final two days of the ₽119,000 Main Event.


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