The penultimate day of the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event began with 135 players and after eight levels of play, 24 players bagged chips for tomorrow’s Caribbean Poker Party finale. The remaining field is stacked with talent – especially the top of the leaderboard.
partypoker pro Ludovic Geilich leads and is the only player over the 100 million chip mark. Geilich quietly built throughout the early levels of Day 3, before moving to the PokerGO stream where he was almost unbeatable. That rush never ended and now Geilich returns with nearly 100 big blinds.
Two POY contenders round out the top three. Aaron Van Blarcum – who currently leads the World Poker Tour’s Player of the Year race – and Alex Foxen – who is attempting to go back-to-back as GPI Player of the Year – maybe have been in different positions had a late bluff not resulted in both settling around the 80 million mark.
Alexandru Papazian (71,600,000), Andras Nemeth (59,100,000), Oleg Mandzjuk (42,700,000) round out a worldwide top-ten, that also includes former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (36,000,000).
Spain’s Adrian Mateos find himself near the middle of the leaderboard and the former WSOP Europe Main Event winner is looking to make his second final table of the CPP. Mateos won the $25,000 MILLIONS Super High Roller for $520,000 earlier this week.
For the complete list of End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts, click here.
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|1||Ryan Riess||United States||36,000,000|
|2||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||84,900,000|
|4||Philipp Gruissem (partypoker pro)||Germany||17,700,000|
|7||Ludovic Geilch (partypoker pro)||United Kingdom||116,600,000|
|4||Gregory Baird||United States||48,900,000|
|6||Martin Zamani||United States||22,800,000|
|7||Alex Foxen||United States||83,200,000|
|5||Chris Hunichen||United States||48,000,000|
|8||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||20,500,000|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||84,900,000||-|
Alex Foxen opened and Aaron Van Blarcum called on the button. The blinds folded and Foxen bet 2,500,000 after the flop.
Van Blarcum then announced “raise” and slid 5,500,000 across the line, only to see Foxen re-raise to 11,500,000.
Van Blarcum called and after the fell on the turn, Foxen slowed down with a check.
Van Blarcum bet 10,000,000 and Foxen called to see the complete the board.
Foxen checked for a second time and Van Blarcum quickly bet 15,000,000.
Foxen went into the tank and used two time extensions before he folded. When he did, Van Blarcum flipped over and stood from the table with his arms raised.
“Last hand!” he shouted to the remaining tables – only to find out that that was the second to last hand of Day 3.
|Aaron Van Blarcum||84,900,000||18,100,000|
After the flop and turn checked through, action was picked up on the river with Ben Heath facing an all-in bet from Alex Foxen.
Heath was in the blinds with around 7,000,000 behind and the board read .
With 9,500,000~ in the middle, Heath used three extensions before he called for his tournament life.
Foxen tabled and Heath turned over before quickly exiting the tournament area.
Michael Tureniec raised to 8,000,000 from the hijack and Iurii Pasiuk called from the small blind.
The flop came down , Pasiuk bet 1,000,000 and Tureniec used a time extenion before he called all in for 600,000.
The turn and river completed the board, not enough help to Tureniec, locking up the pot for Pasiuk.
Alexandru Paparian raised to 2,200,000 from under the gun, Brandon Sheils three-bet to 13,000,000 from the cutoff and Papazian called.
The flop was , Papazian bet 1,000,000 and Sheils called all in for that amount.
Papazian was in the lead with a pair of queens and held up through the turn and river to eliminate Sheils.
Matthew Eardley open shoved for 14,500,000 and after a fold, Aaron Van Blarcum re-shoved from the button.
The blinds quickly got out of the way and Van Blarcum held a sizable advantage – holding to the short stack’s .
Eardley stood from the table and asked if anyone folded a six, before he watched the runout send him to the rail.
|Aaron Van Blarcum||66,800,000||9,600,000|
Alex Foxen raised to 2,000,000 in middle position and Aaron Van Blarcum called on the button, as did partypoker pro Philipp Gruissem from the big blind.
The flop landed and both Gruissem and Foxen checked to Van Blarcum who bet 2,000,000. Gruissem folded, but Foxen called as the turn landed the .
Foxen checked and Van Blarcum bet 5,000,000. Foxen called, and then both players checked the on the river. Foxen tabled his , and Van Blarcum mucked.
|Aaron Van Blarcum||57,200,000||-15,800,000|
The following players all finished in 29th to 32nd place earning themselves a $45,000 payday.
The next pay jump is to $50,000 beginning at 24th place.
Adrian Mateos raised to 2,200,000 from middle position, Chris Hunichen three-bet all in for about 45,000,000 from the small blind and Mateos called all in for 22,000,000.
The board came down , giving Mateos kings full of fours to double through Hunichen.
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