WSOPE Day 3 - Pantling leads as the field thins

WSOPE Day 3 - Pantling leads as the field thins

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Just 32 players remain at Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Andrew “clockwyze” Pantling’s stack is by far the biggest in the room and takes up a good chunk of the felt in front of him. Phil Ivey is also still in the hunt with a big stack but Viktor Blom has slipped down.

Blom has around 180,000 which is a little over half the average at this juncture. He lost a chunk most recently when he 3-bet James Mitchell’s cut-off raise and was himself 4-bet by Roland de Wolfe. After musing for so long the clock was called – Blom was not happy with this – he folded and de Wolfe showed J-J.

It shouldn’t be too long before we wrap up proceedings here – there are few players who could do with a double up but it’s testament to the structure of this event that the shortest stack is still almost 20 big blinds. Arnaud Mattern has snuck into the top five chip counts and Bryn Kenney has gotten his once 50,000 stack over the 300,000 average after a successful bubble period.

So far, four players have collected a £21,106 payday. Five more to go and then we’re leaving until Day 4.

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