WPT Prague Final Table Gets Underway TodayDecember 5, 2011 11:47 am
Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Prague gets underway later today, with the €3,500 buy-in event at the Kings Casino in Prague boasting a top prize of €450,000.
As the action kicked-off on Day 3 of the event, 62 players from the original starting field of 571 returned to play down to a final table of six. The blinds started at 4k/8k with a 1k ante, and one of the early casualties was a short stacked Eugene Katchalov (60th) whose pocket kings foundered against Karen Sarkisyan’s A-Q on an A-A-Q flop.
As the players began to fall, notable names hitting the rail included Dimitar Danchev (54th), Kent Lundmark (52nd), Clemencon (43rd), Kastle (38th), Christopher McClung (27th), and Jamie Rosen (24th).
Another player falling short of their WPT aspirations was start of the day chip leader Martins Adeniya. The UK cash specialist was sitting on a 849k stack and was looking to improve on his biggest tournament cash to date of $58,699. However, later on in the day he had been reduced to just 10 BB and was then eliminated in 19th after shoving pocket eights into Andrey Pateychuk’s J-10.
Thomas Jorgensen (A-J) then shoved his 280,000 stack into his opponent’s pocket eights and was eliminated in 15th Place (€16,830) and after Jan Bendik exited in 7th place (€48,000), the tournament had its final table.
The tournament now resumes at 1500 local time (9am ET), with blinds at 25k/50k ante 5k and the players lining up as follows:
Stanislav Kretz: 6,300,000
Benjamin Pollak: 4,865,000
Andrey Pateychuk: 2,310,000
Sigurd Eskeland: 1,575,000
Adria Balaguer: 1,315,000
Russell Carson: 725,000
All eyes will be on the German pro Stanislav Kretz as the action begins. Kretz only has $1,476 in live tournament cashes but he is pole position in Prague after busting a whole slew of players throughout the day, including Agris Klaise, Denis Pisarev, Tobias Reinkemeier, Thomas Frandsen and Jan Bendik.
However, Russian pro Andrey Pateychuk (pictured right) will be the real danger man, with over $1,489,349 in live earnings including a victory in October at the €4,600 EPT San Remo for €680,000 ($937,530).