WSOPE Main Event: Kristen Bicknell Defends Judi Online

Day 3 of World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event started with 135 players, and when play wrapped up after precisely 12 hours, the field had been diminished to 46, every one of whom are in the cash.

A lot of notables are among those remaining. Begin with Judi Online, the American master who vanquished WSOPE the last time it ran, winning in 2015 of every a field of 313 sprinters in Berlin for €883,000. Judi Online did not come into the day with a huge amount of chips yet developed amid the center stages and ended up with 653,000.

One key pot he won saw him flip for around 300,000 at 5,000/10,000/1,000 with kindred genius Anatoly Filatov. MacPhee held jacks and figured out how to hold and win unchanged against pro ruler suited. Had MacPhee lost that one, he would have been under 20 major blinds.


WSOPE Main Event: Kristen Bicknell Defends Judi Online

Judi Online

Top Stacks

Another player who endured: two-time gold arm jewelery champ Kristen Bicknell. She brought down the Ladies Championship in 2013 for $173,922 and afterward the $1,500 Bounty in 2016 for $290,768. Bicknell busted some of the more refined players in the field, including arm jewelery champs Asi Moshe and Dominik Nitsche, the last of whom brought down the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop days back.

In spite of those fortunes, Judi Online got herself all in and in danger in a five-wager all in pot against Andrei Boghean. Fortunately for the Canadian, she had a major edge with lords against jacks and blurred any further fishhooks showing up on the board to twofold to 1.1 million preceding packing 1,085,000.

Everybody’s gazing upward in the checks at generally obscure Robert Bickley, however. The British player packed away 1,431,000 to lead the route heading into Day 4. He busted Philipp Gruissem in the last hand of the night when Gruissem got it in with lord ten of clubs and couldn’t conquer ace-ruler.

He’s trailed by top aces Jack Salter (1,396,000) and Rainer Kempe (1,254,000), both of whom have involvement against the hardest rivalry that populate $100K purchase ins and other hot shots. They’ll without a doubt be considered by most onlookers to be among the top choices now.


In the Money

The cash bubble burst somewhat finished part of the way through the day, with the best 80 places paid. Spanish reg Javier Zarco busted in unfortunate 81st place when he couldn’t enhance with three outs when he was all in for 11 major blinds.

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Some of the individuals who left their last hand to the payout work area included Stefan Schillhabel, Dominik Panka, Julian Stuer, Pierre Neuville, Alexander Lakhov and 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba.


Day 4 Preview

Activity continues indeed at twelve nearby time on Wednesday, with blinds and bets at 6,000/12,000/2,000 and everybody in the cash for in any event €20,175. Return to PokerNews to see who gathers that sum and who can best position himself or herself for €1,115,207 on Day 4.


Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Home Country Stack
1 Robert Bickley UK 1,431,000
2 Jack Salter UK 1,396,000
3 Rainer Kempe Germany 1,254,000
4 Michal Mrakes Czech Republic 1,245,000
5 Kristen Bicknell Canada 1,285,000
6 Vlad Darie Romania 1,045,000
7 Marc MacDonnell Ireland 895,000
8 Vishal Maini UK 790,000
9 Niall Farrell UK 745,000
10 Chi Zhang UK 699,000

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