With the fall of Tran Huy Hoang in 9th place, Day 3 is over. The Final 8 players has been established. We will have a recap for you shortly. For now, check out the live posts to see how the day unraveled. Congratulations to the Final 8 players!
Joseph Talamayan – Philippines – 3,715,000
Oliver Helm – New Zealand – 1,476,000
Ashish Munot – India – 1,041,000
David Erquiaga – Philippines – 934,000
Vamerdino Magsakay – Philippines – 893,000
Nguyen Nam Duong – Vietnam – 637,000
Tanaka Masatoshi – Japan – 439,000
Lim Chor Heng – Singapore – 390,000
Total chips in play: 9,524,700
Average stack: 1,190,587
Opening blinds: 12K – 24K ante 24K (countdown from 29 minutes)
Tran Huy Hoang will not be joining to the Final 8 round having met the mighty axe of none other than Joseph Talamayan. The hand saw Tran raise from the button and Talamayan defending on the big blind. At the flop K♥ Q♥ 9♣, Talamayan checked, Tran bet 70k, Talamayan called. On the turn 5♦, Talamayan checked, Tran shoved his 283k stack, Talamayan called.
Tran Q♣ J♠ pair
Talamayan 10♥ 2♥ draw
The river 5♥ sent a roar around the table with Talamayan granted the flush. Tran was railed in 9th place and earned VND 172,440,000.
David Erquiaga and Oliver Helm went on a preflop war that led to all the chips in. Erquiaga was at risk with A♣ K♣, Helm with Q♦ Q♥. The board ran Q♠ J♠ 10♥ for a straight to Erquiaga and a set to Helm. The turn 3♦ and river 4♠ kept Erquiaga ahead to double up to 934k. Helm dropped to 1.5M.
Oliver Helm raised to 45k, Bobby Zhu Xinghua three-bet shoved his 314k stack, Helm called. Bobby A♥ Q♣, Helm 9♥ 9♠, the board ran J♥ 2♥ K♣ K♥ 5♦. Bobby out in 10th place for VND 143,700,000 payday. Helm now up to 1.920M.
We are down to the 9 players. One more bust before we close Day 3.
Cutoff Lim Chor Heng raised to 66k, big blind David Erquiaga three-bet to 216k, Lim tanked, used a time bank, then called. At the flop K♠ 3♠ 2♠, Erquiaga was all in for 85k, Lim folded. Erquiaga went up to 560k, Lim dropped to 335k.
Vamerdino Magsakay raised to 45k, Ashish Munot shoved 457k, Magsakay called. Munot showed Q♠ Q♦, Magsakay with A♠ K♠. The flip went Munot’s way with no hits for Magsakay on the board. Munot up to nearly 1M. Magsakay just under 1M.
Heavy preflop action began with Bobby Zhu Xinghua raising to 45k, Lim Chor Heng called, button Vamerdino Magsakay three-bet to 180k, Bobby folded, Lim four-bet to 430k, Magsakay tanked and used up a time bank then shoved for an additional 455k to Lim. Lim folded. Magsakay up to 1.4M. Lim down to 500k.
We are still at 10 players but one man has a third of the chips. Joseph Talamayan claimed a pot against Ashish Munot to rise o 3.2M. The hand began with a raise by Munot to 50k from cutoff, sb Talamayan called. At the flop J♠ 5♠ 5♦, Munot bet 50k, Talamayan check-called. On the turn K♠, action switched, Talamayan led for 150k, Munot called. The river 4♦ saw Talamayan fire 300k, Munot had 515k behind and opted to fold.
Talamayan up to 3.2M.
Before Binh Minh fell in 11th place, Tanaka Masatoshi landed back-to-back double ups to bring him to over 500k. The first one was preflop all in with A♣ 6♠ and was paid by Lim Chor Heng with K♣ J♥ on a blank board.
The next double up he called button David Erquiaga’s 38k raise preflop from the small blind. At the flop 5♦ 4♣ 2♦, Tanaka shoved, Erquiaga called. Tanaka 7♦ 6♦, Erquiaga overpair 8♣ 8♥. The turn J♦ and river 6♥ completed the board. Tanaka hit his flush. Erquiaga dropped to just over 500k.