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World Poker Tour -- Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Day 3

The Field Plays Down to 51 on the Third Day of Play in Florida

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Tommy Vedes moved close to the top on Day 3 in FloridaDay 3 at the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown no-limit hold’em main event saw the size of the field slice its way down to the final 51 players, just six spots shy of when the money bubble will burst. When registration closed the total prize pool was set at $4,156,800. The eventual champion will take home $1,122,340 in prize money from the total prize pool worth $4,156,800. The top 45 are guaranteed at least $22,862.

The overnight chip leader is Taylor VonKriegenbergh with 1,080,500. Abbey Daniels is also above the million-mark with 1,016,500. Notables joining them in the top 10 are Tommy Vedes (446,500), Brent Roberts (441,000), Curt Kohlberg (413,500), Todd Terry (410,000) and James Mackey (374,500).

Other notable survivors include Noah Schwartz, Blair Hinkle, Shawn Cunix, Mike Sexton, Mike Beasley, Jonathan Aguiar, Allen Bari, Chris Dombrowski, Zachary Clark, Vinny Pahuja, and Sam Stein. You can see the chip counts for all of the survivors below. Check back in tomorrow evening for another summary of the day here on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 3:

Day 3 Notable Eliminations: Matthew Wasman, Matt Brady, Joe Serock, Lauren Kling, Maria Ho, Steven Levy, Steve Brecher, Thyer Rasmmussen, Vivek Rajkumar, Thomas Marchese, Randy Dorrfman, Jason Koon, Burt Boutin, Bryn Kenney, Chino Rheem, Dan O’Brien, Annette Obrestad, Adam Levy, Chris Klodnicki, Bobby Suer, Brandon Steven, Heather Mercer, James Carroll, Jacobo Fernandez, David Baker, David Fox, and David Peters.

Hand of the Day:

Brent Roberts Doubles up to a Half Million

Charles Wiper raised to 9,000 from middle position and Brent Roberts called on the button. The big blind moved all in for 65,000 and Wiper reraised all in. This forced Roberts to make an all-in call for 213,500, which he made. Their cards:

Wiper: ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit
Big Blind: ASpade Suit QSpade Suit
Roberts: KDiamond Suit KClub Suit

Board: JClub Suit 6Spade Suit 3Spade Suit 7Club Suit 6Diamond Suit

Roberts doubled up to 495,000 after the hand and Wiper was left with 275,000. The big blind was eliminated on the hand.

Official Day 3 Chip Counts:

PLACE FIRST LAST CHIP COUNT TABLE SEAT

1 Taylor VonKriegenbergh 1,080,500 2 9
2 Abbey Daniels 1,016,500 5 7
3 Justin Zaki 461,000 2 5
4 Tommy Vedes 446,500 2 3
5 Brent Roberts 441,000 3 3
6 Timothy Miles 427,000 6 4
7 Bruce Snell 427,000 5 8
8 Curt Kohlberg 413,500 4 6
9 Todd Terry 410,000 3 1
10 James Mackey 374,500 3 2
11 Noah Schwartz 361,500 6 5
12 Raj Vohra 357,500 1 5
13 Zuhdi Mansour 353,500 1 9
14 Nick Aveena 347,500 2 2
15 Jack Schanbazher 317,000 6 7
16 Kazu Oshima 279,000 4 1
17 Tyler Kennedy 265,500 5 9
18 Mike Schlover 265,000 3 8
19 Tim Finne 261,500 2 8
20 Darren Elias 260,500 2 7
21 Carl Pipitone 249,500 4 3
22 Blair Hinkle 228,500 3 5
23 Charles Wiper 227,500 5 3
24 Shawn Cunix 208,000 5 5
25 Jeffrey Trudeau 194,000 4 4
26 Mike Sexton 192,000 3 7
27 Derek Buonano 181,500 6 8
28 Mike Beasley 174,000 1 1
29 Jonathon Aguileira 169,500 4 9
30 David Randle 160,000 4 2
31 Mike Morton 160,000 5 1
32 Alan Bari 156,500 6 1
33 Ronny Beda 152,000 3 4
34 Hung Le 150,000 2 4
35 Shlomo Maman 143,500 4 8
36 Harry Thomas 143,000 1 8
37 John Dobson 141,500 1 3
38 Steve Senter 128,500 2 6
39 Vincent Wille 126,500 5 2
40 Chris Dombrowski 120,500 6 6
41 Zach Clark 119,000 3 9
42 Vinny Pahuja 114,000 6 3
43 Jon Brody 113,000 2 1
44 Tyler Netter 111,000 1 6
45 Jesse Martin 106,000 4 7
46 Sam Stein 94,000 5 4
47 Kenny Hicks 93,000 6 2
48 Bryan Colin 93,000 1 2
49 Ken Demirjian 69,000 1 7
50 Luis Santoni 66,000 1 4
51 Butch Mitchell 58,500 3 6