David Gonzalez Leads Six Survivors to Final Day of Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 of Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Holdem is in the books at the 2019 World Series of Poker held in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino as only six players survive out of the 671 that started on Day 1. David Gonzalez bagged the chip lead and he ended the day with 4,295,000 and is just ahead of Guillaume Nolet who bagged 3,960,000. Both have more than double the stack of Ivan Deyra who sits in third with 1,975,000.
The other players that made it through to the final day of the tournament were David Dibernardi (1,365,000), Patrick Leonard (1,320,000), and David Weinstein (515,000). Half of the remaining field has the first name David and with the chip leader part of that group the chance is high one of the Davids will be crowned the winner tomorrow
Final Table Seat Draw
|1||David Dibernardi||United States||1,365,000||27|
|2||David Gonzalez||United States||4,295,000||86|
|4||David Weinstein||United States||515,000||10|
|5||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||1,320,000||26|
Day 3 action
Day 3 started with 14 players left in the tournament. The tournament started two days earlier with a total of 671 entrants and 148 made it through to Day 2 of the tournament. Fourteen of them were still standing and came back to battle it out for a spot at the final six on Day 3. It only took a couple of minutes for the action to break loose on Day 3 and Leonard immediately caught a double up after five minutes.
Will Givens (14th - $15,618) wasn't as fortunate as Leonard and he was the first player that was eliminated from the tournament. His king-queen couldn't catch up with the ace-nine of end-of-day chip leader Gonzalez. Allen Berger (13th - $15,618) and Michael Tureniec (12th - $19,690) all busted out before the first break.
Jonas Mackoff (11th - $19,690) and Karen Sarkisyan (10th - $19,690) both also missed out on the final table. Mackoff first had his pocket kings beaten by ace-queen to be left with a couple of big blinds. He lost those a hand later and Sarkisyan got her chips in the middle with an inferior ace.
Diego Zeiter busted on the second hand of the final table when he got his last six big blinds in the middle with ace-five against the ace-king of Deyra. Zeiter received $25,278 for his ninth-place finish and won't be making an appearance on the live stream. Dennis Brand (8th - $33,032) busted moments later when his aces were cracked.
Andres Nemeth's elimination ended the day. Nemeth first miraculously avoided elimination by hitting a two-outer but he was eliminated in the next hand when he lost a coin flip against the end-of-day chip leader. Nemeth received $43,925 for busting in seventh place.
The tournament will continue at 1 p.m. local time on Friday, July 12, with 15 minutes and 45 seconds left in level 25: 25,000/50,000 - big blind ante 50,000. Make sure to check in on PokerNews to follow all the updates.