Matt Hawrilenko leads WSOPE Main Event field at end of Day 3

Matt Hawrilenko leads WSOPE Main Event field at end of Day 3

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Just 36 players remained at the end of Day 3 of the World Series Of Poker Europe with American pro Matt “Hoss-TBF” Hawrilenko heading the field. Hawrilenko, who won a bracelet in the $5,000 Six handed No Limit Hold’em event earlier this year, has a stack of 701,500, over 50,000 ahead of nearest rival Steven Fung.

The Hit Squad’s Praz Bansi had another good day and currently sits in third place with 471,000 chips. Joining them in the top ten are Arnauld Mattern, Barry Shulman, father of November Nine finalist Jeff Shulman, John Kabbaj, Peter Gould, Shandoi Demjan, Keith Hawkins and Eric Liu.

There are plenty of big names still in contention too with Hendon Mobster Ram Vaswani, Daniel Negreanu, WCOOP main event winner Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Doyle Brunson and Devilfish all very handily placed. A Main Event double is still a possibility too with both James Akenhead and Antoine Saout holding stacks of over 150,000.

The big surprise on Day 3 was the performance of Teddy Sheringham who finished the day in 16th place with a stack of 271,000. Perhaps we shouldn’t be too shocked at the former England international’s play though. He was runner up behind Vanessa Rousso in April’s Ante Up For Africa event at the EPT championship in Monte Carlo.

Spare a thought for John Tabatabai too. The young Welshman became the tournament bubble boy after seeing his pocket aces cracked by Peter Gould’s set of sevens. Other players to head to the rail on Day 3 included Amnon Filippi, Andrew Lichtenberger and the start of day chip leader Ian Munns.

Play resumes at noon today.

Hawrilenko, Matt 701,500
Fung, Steven 648,000
Bassi, Praz 471,000
Mattern, Arnauld 469,500
Shulman, Barry 452,500
Kabbaj, John 448,500
Gould, Peter 409,000
Demjan, Shandoi 367,500
Hawkins, Keith 330,500
Liu, Eric 330,500
Vaswarni, Ram 322,000
Negreanu, Daniel 314,500
Bjorin, Chris 306,500
Bichon, Thomas 305,000
Timoshenko, Yevgeniy 285,000
Wilf, Saar 273,500
Sheringham, Teddy 272,500
Akkari, Andre 272,000
Pavlicek, Tommy 266,500
Cousineau, Anthony 257,000
Brunson, Doyle 246,500
Harder, Christian 243,000
Burgess, Craig 232,500
Saout, Antoine 202,000
Fasco, Michael 200,500
Lieu, Elizabeth 193,500
Ristola, Markus 157,000
Buecherl, Konstantin 156,500
Zolotow, Stephen 156,500
Akenhead, James 153,500
Kruel, Christian 140,000
Mercier, Jason 125,000
Riisem, Oyvind 113,500
Ulliott, Dave 80,000
Docherty, David 71,500
Nguyen, Men 63,000

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