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WPT -- Southern Poker Championship Day 3

Hoyt Corkins Leads the Field with 2,069,000 Heading into the Final Table


Hoyt CorkinsDay 3 at the 2010 World Poker Tour Southern Poker Championship took place on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The $10,000 no-limit hold’em tournament attracted 208 players overall, and just the final table of six remain in contention for the first-place prize worth $739,486. The final table will begin at 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and a recap of the final table will be posted shortly after the conclusion of play.

The headliner and chip leader at the final table will be DoylesRoom’s Hoyt Corkins (pictured right). He will take 2,069,000 into the final day of the tournament, and and he will be appearing at his sixth WPT final table.

Corkins won the World Poker Finals in 2003. J.J. Liu and Dan O’Brien just missed the final table in Biloxi, busting in eighth place and ninth place, respectively. Other professionals who cashed included Justin Smith (13th place), James Mackey (14th place), and Tommy Vedes (17th place). Ryan D’Angelo, Dwyte Pilgrim, and Kathy Liebert were the unfortunate notables who missed cashing on day 3.

Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 3 in Biloxi:

Final-Table Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Tyler Smith — 1,169,000
Seat 2: Hoyt Corkins — 2,069,000
Seat 3: Jonathan Kantor — 894,000
Seat 4: Jerry Vanstrydonck — 1,044,000
Seat 5: James Reed — 377,000
Seat 6: Jared Jaffee — 762,000

Average Chip Count: 1,040,000

Final-Table Payouts:

1st: $739,486
2nd: $366,643
3rd: $196,829
4th: $135,079
5th: $106,134
6th: $86,837

Day 3 Results:

7th: Andy Philachack — $67,540
8th: J.J. Liu — $48,243
9th: Dan O’Brien — $28,946
10th James Guinther — $25,086
11th: Ayaz Mahmood — $25,086
12th: Ken Harbaugh — $25,086
13th: Justin Smith — $19,297
14th: James Mackey — $19,297
15th: Victor Coelho — $19,297
16th Narinder Khasria — $15,438
17th: Tommy Vedes — $15,438
18th: Shawn Quillin — $15,438

Hand of the Day:

Andy Philachack Eliminated in Seventh Place ($67,540)

After an hour and 35 minutes of play on the final-table bubble, the final six were decided. With blinds at 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante, Hoyt Corkins raised to 66,000 under the gun. Andy Philachack reraised all in from early position for 208,000, and Corkins made the call. Their cards:

Corkins: AClub Suit QSpade Suit
Philachack: ADiamond Suit KDiamond Suit

Board: AHeart Suit QClub Suit 4Club Suit 6Heart Suit 10Heart Suit

Philachak was eliminated in seventh place, and he took home $67,540 in prize money. Corkins grew his chip lead to more than 2 million, and play ended for the night just before 3 a.m. local time.



13 years ago

Man...Hoyt is solid. TID


13 years ago