Fabian Gumz found in the cutoff and opened for 2.5 million. Daniel Rezaei on the button gave it some thoughts with but ultimately folded. Rafael Caiaffa in the big blind with tanked for a bit before he shoved for 25 million. Gumz asked for a count and tanked a fair bit before he called.
The flop came , decreasing Caiaffa’s outs as the diamonds were now good for Gumz.
The hit the turn, giving Caiaffa the advantage in the hand. But the on the river completed Gumz’ flush and Caiaffa exited in ninth place.
|Sergio Luis Di Pego||40,000,000||-|
Daniel Rezaei raised to 4,500,000 from the small blind with . Big blind Fabio Colonese called with and put on his shades.
The flop came down and Rezaei continued with a bet of 2,800,000. Colonese called and the was added on the turn. Rezaei checked this time and Fabio counted out a bet.
The Brazilian bet 5,600,000 and Rezaei called. The river was the and Rezaei checked again.
Colonese checked behind and gave up as Rezaei took it down with a pair of threes.
Dzmitry Urbanovich raised to 3,000,000 in middle position, leaving himself 100,000 behind. Urbanovich had but found Andres Viola in the small blind three-bet to 8,000,000 with to get rid of Fabian Gumz. Gumz did just that and left the two to it as Urbanovich called.
Urbanovich was way behind and the flop and turn didn’t do him any good. The river came the , though, giving Urbanovich the double up.
Fabian Gumz raised under the gun to 2,400,000 and Daniel Rezaei three-bet to 8,000,000 from the next seat, just like the hand before. Pedro Madeira sat in the small blind and pushed all in for his last 15,900,000. Gumz folded but Rezaei called.
The board ran out and Madeira doubled up at the start of the day.
|Sergio Luis Di Pego||40,000,000||-1,800,000|
600,000 / 1,200,000
Big Blind Ante
Only nine players remain out of the 456 entries that were made live and online. Daniel Rezaei holds a massive chip lead as he has 30% of the chips in play. Rezaei was one of the online players that got through to Day 3 after bagging in the online Day 1+2.
Rezaei can easily have his biggest cash to date in this tournament. His biggest cash right now, according to the hendon mob, came in this exact tournament last year when it was held in Rio de Janeiro. Rezaei finished 9th last year and that won him $100,000. He needs to finish 7th or higher in this year’s tournament to improve on that score and the first-place prize is of course a wonderfull one million US dollars.
The other players that take their seats today are Fabio Colonese (65,300,000), Pablo Silva (58,400,000), Fabian Gumz (52,800,000), Day 2 chip leader Andres Viola (52,400,000), Sergio Luis Di Pego (41,800,000), Rafael Caiaffa (26,000,000), Pedro Madeira (17,100,000), and partypoker PRO Dzmitry Urbanovich sits on the short stack with (4,300,000).
Gumz had a recent six-figure score up in North America when he finished runner-up in a WPT event. Gumz also won $115,150 finishing third in the Devilfish Cup about four months ago.
The tournament will continue at 12 noon local time but the live stream on PokerGO will be delayed by about an hour. They will start in level 25 with blinds at 600,000/1,200,000 and a button ante of 1,200,000. The live coverage on PokerCentral will be delayed, just as the live stream, to avoid spoiler.
He showed up a little later than everybody else, but he used his time at the live felt optimal. Daniel Rezaei (lead photo) qualified for Day 3 playing online at partypoker and started the Day with 19 million. When the dust had settled after eight levels of play on the penultimate day of the tournament, just nine players remained, and Rezaei had almost 140 million in chips.
The Austrian leads the partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event by a wide margin, with his closest competitor bagging 65 million.
Here’s the final table line-up of Uruguay’s most prestigious poker tournament:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|8||Sergio Luis Di Pego||Argentina||41,800,000||35|
Day 3 of the Main Event started with 65 players, 60 who had survived the first two days live, the other five having played their heats online.
It was a real battlefield in the first levels, with countless players hitting the rail early. Amongst those to make the money but not get any further than a min-cash were Tatyana Barausova and WSOPE winner Jack Sinclair. The next pay jump, from $20,000 to $25,000, was reserved for such players as online powerhouses Ivan Luca, Ezequiel Waigel, and Diego Zeiter.
With the first big batch of players out of the way, things settled down a bit, and the average stack got a bit deeper again. Still, partypoker’s sponsored Day Kotoviezy, Roberto Romanello, and Richard Dubini exited in rather quick succession.
Hate him or love him, Chino Rheem had been the center of attention at the partypoker MILLIONS South America with numerous stints at the feature table. The PCA champion made a deep run but ultimately fell in 26th place for $35,000. First, he doubled Dzmitry Urbanovich with nines against aces and lost the remainder of his stack with ace-eight against ace-king.
Rainer Kempe, another familiar name to poker fans around the world, fell next. After some spots where he had gotten lucky, his fortune ran out in a hand against Martin Arce. Kempe check-raised all in with a straight draw, and Arce called with ace-high. A blank on the river saw Kempe depart.
Defending champion Marty Mathis, who won the partypoker MILLIONS South America in Brazil last year, ran kings into Arce’s aces.
With three tables left, it was the Rezaei show as he dominated all action. He seemingly couldn’t lose a hand, with even hands ending up in a chop where he was behind.
For the longest time, it looked like two tables would return on Day 4 but quick eliminations from Hiroaki Harada (12th), Charles Kassin (11th), and Martin Arce (10th) made for one table of nine remaining. Arce fell in the penultimate hand against, you guessed it, Daniel Rezaei. The two got it in with eights (Arce) against ace-queen (Rezaei), and a queen on the river sealed the deal.
When the final nine return to the beautiful ballroom in the casino of Enjoy Punta del Este, the blinds will be 600,000 and 1.2 million. partypoker’s Dzmitry Urbanovich brings a mere four big blinds. Can he be the next ‘chip-and-a-chair’ story? Find out tomorrow as play gets underway at noon local time with the live-streamed final table on PokerGO starting on a one-hour delay.
|Sergio Luis Di Pego||41,800,000||0|
Dzmitry Urbanovich raised from the cutoff to 2,200,000 in the last hand of the day. He had and Sergio Luis Di Pego found in the big blind. He used a time extension for another thirty seconds and he pushed all in for 20,400,000. Urbanovich ended up calling with just 4,300,000 behind.
The board ran out and Di Pego doubled up in the last hand of the day.
|Sergio Luis Di Pego||41,800,000||24,400,000|
Martin Arce opened under the gun to 2,000,000 and Daniel Rezaei three-bet to 7,000,000 from the cutoff. The others folded and Arce four-bet all in for 34,300,000. Rezaei called.
The flop and turn were good for Arce but the river left him without chips while Rezaei picks up yet another scalp.
Arce has to settle for 10th place and $60,000.
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