Day 3 of Event #16: 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed saw 21 players return to the action for their chance to win a WSOP gold bracelet. After 10 levels of play, only two players remain. Day 2 was supposed to end with a newly crowned WSOP Champion, but after 100 hands of heads up action, and chips going back and forth, Isaac Baron and Ong Dingxiang decided to call it a night and return to action on Saturday.
Final Table Results So Far
|3||Stephen Graner||United States||$177,085|
|4||James Hughes||United States||$126,011|
|5||Richard Hasnip||United Kingdom||$90,791|
|6||Cameron Marshall||United States||$66,243|
|7||Pierce McKellar||United States||$48,954|
Day 3 Action
Ong Dingxiang came into Day 3 second in chips and never looked back. Dingxiang tallied up numerous eliminations throughout the day, but a big turning point for him was when he eliminated the Day 2 chip leader Romain Nussmann.
Dingxiang opened on the button with a raise to 190,000, Romain Nussmann called from the big blind. Dingxiang bet out 225,000 after a flop of and Nussmann raised to 700,000. Dingxiang three-bet jammed and Nussmann called. Dingxiang had pocket queens and Nussmann . Nussmann had flopped top pair but couldn't catch up to the overpair of Dingxiang and Nussmann was eliminated in ninth place.
Baron was another player who got off to a really hot start after eliminating Hans Joachim Hein, Marc Robinson, Nicholas Dolen, Ryan Brown and Henry Lu. One of the big hands that catapulted Baron was when he called Lu's all in for 855,000. Baron was behind Lu's holding but the board would run out and Baron hit his straight to eliminate Lu.
|10||Henry Lu||United States||$36,647|
|11||Ryan Brown||United States||$27,796|
|12||Nicholas Dolen||United States||$27,796|
|13||Dane Tallen||United States||$21,364|
|16||Kai McCue-Unicano||United States||$21,364|
|17||Marc Robinson||United States||$21,364|
|19||Michael Gagliano||United States||$16,643|
|20||Hans Joachim Hein||Germany||$16,643|
|21||Thomas Fuller||United States||$16,643|
The Hand That Changed Everything
It happened on Hand #48 at the final table when Stephen Graner opened with a raise to 260,000 from the cutoff, Ong Dingxiang three-bet to 930,000 on the button and action folded to Isaac Baron who four-bet to 2,600,000 from the big blind. Graner got out of the way and Dingxiang tagged along. Baron check-called the 1,700,000 bet from Dingxiang after a flop of and both players checked the on the turn. The river came the putting a jack-high straight on the board. Baron checked to Dingxiang who put out a bet of 6,600,000 and Baron instantly called.
Baron had the second nuts to a queen-high straight but that was no good as Dingxiang had the best hand with the king-high straight he raked in a monster pot that had over a third of the chips in play,
Heads up action for Event #16: 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed resumes at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday so come back here to find out who the new WSOP champion will be as the PokerNews Live reporting team will be on the floor giving you all of the live updates.