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WPT -- Borgata Poker Open Day 3

Fast Play on Day 3 Shrinks the Field down to 27 Players

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Ray HensonDay 3 at the World Poker Tour $3,500 no-limit hold’em championship at the Borgata Poker Open once again saw a huge chunk of the remaining field hit the rail. Yesterday, over 500 players made their exit to take the field down to 169, and today play charged right through the money bubble when 100 players remained and kept up a quick pace down to the final 27 players. Some big names that fell just short of the money included Michael Binger, Jonathan Little, Lee Childs, Joe Simmons, and Bill Gazes. One big name that remains in the hunt at the top of the pack is Ray Henson (pictured right). He ended the night in third chip position with 1,915,000. Yanick Brodeur ended the night with just over 3 million to pace the field. Read on below for day 3 highlights and results.

Hand of the Day:

Kathy Liebert Eliminated in 29th Place ($10,750)

With the blinds at 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante four players saw a flop of 3Heart Suit 3Spade Suit 2Club Suit. Liebert moved all in and Mike Summers reraised all in. The two other opponents mucked and the final two players flipped up their cards:

Liebert: 9Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit
Summers: 4Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit

Turn and River: 10Heart Suit 6Club Suit

Summers won the hand to grow his stack to 1,055,000 while Liebert was eliminated in 29th place, just two spots shy of advancing to day 4.

Top 10 Chip Counts:

Yanick Brodeur — 3,016,000
Frank Calo — 2,146,000
Ray Henson — 1,915,000
Maurice Hawkins — 1,907,000
Jeremy Brown — 1,750,000
Ivan Mamuzic — 1,737,000
Olivier Busquet — 1,561,000
Gabriel Morin — 1,460,000
Billy Campbell — 1,370,000
Kenny Nguyen — 1,259,000

Notable Chip Counts:

Chris Reslock – 896,000
Steve Brecher – 847,000
Bobby Suer — 446,000

Notable Cashes:

80. Jason Dewitt — $6,047
76. Anthony Gregg — $6,047
71. Soheil Shamseddin — $6,719
68. Mike Leah — $6,719
66. Matt Brady — $6,719
41. Curt Kohlberg — $9,406
39. Allen Bari — $9,406
29. Kathy Liebert — $10,750

Day 4 begins at 11 a.m. EDT tomorrow, when the returning field will play down to a final television table of six. Tune back in to CardPlayer.com at the end of play for a recap of the day’s events.