Day 3 of WPT London was an opportunity for the stars to shine, but it was some of the less illustrious players who took giant strides toward the title at the Palm Beach Casino
Huck Seed and Richard Ashby weren’t able to make it through the day, the former sent crashing out by the increasingly-dangerous looking EPT Deauville winner Jake Cody whilst summer bracelet-winner Ashby succumbed just before the close of play.
Luke Schwartz had some work to do to get back into contention but never managed it, leaving in a blaze of drama with lurid rumours of “trousergate” – see the Live Updates for more details – hanging over him as he departed the casino.
With the big names falling, it was the likes of lesser-known but highly-capable Italian Giovanni Safina – a PartyPoker.it Team Pro – who made it through the day as the chip leader, having sent a host of players to the rail.
The next two spots in the chip counts are occupied by two PartyPoker qualifiers – Fabian Quoss and Kristoffer Thorsson and both will fancy their chances of collecting that £273,783 first prize when the remaining 18 players line-up for Day 4.
In addition to the first prize Thorsson stands to make another $500,000 if he wins thanks to the fact he has qualified for a global WPT package online at PartyPoker. Nine other qualifiers will share another $500,000 if Kristoffer does win, so he is guaranteed to have plenty of support should he make Saturday’s final table.
Here are those players with their counts.
1,271,000 1 6 Safina, Giovanni
720,000 1 8 Quoss, Fabian
685,000 2 6 Thorsson, Kristoffer
538,000 1 7 Cody, Jake
520,000 1 1 Teatum, Gareth
386,000 2 3 Dwyer, John
367,000 2 2 Mohammed, Barkatul
363,000 2 8 Khosa, Sandiep
356,000 1 2 Patrick, Philip
295,000 2 1 Mattsson Saarisilta, Nichlas
250,000 1 5 Schultz, Jorg
215,000 2 5 Shakerchi, Talal
209,000 2 4 Pavlou, Mario
207,000 1 9 Atkinson, Bruce
186,000 1 4 De-Mel, Priyan
142,000 1 3 Bajarian, Bahman
105,000 2 9 Martin, Will
Click through to the WPT London Live Updates to see how this promising day plays out as the last 2 tables play down to the final.