2013 partypoker WPT Montreal Day 3: Sylvain Siebert Leads Final 18

Sylvain Siebert

The partypoker World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event continued Tuesday with Day 3 action from the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. Just 59 players from the original starting field of 862 entries returned for four levels of play, and by the end of that time just 18 remained.

The man best positioned to make a run at the $500,824 first-place prize is chip leader Sylvain Siebert with 2.947 million, though some stiff competition stands in his way including Jonathan Little, David Paredes, Griffin Benger, and Ludovic Lacay.

Here’s a look at the final 18 players:

1Hauke Gerde242,000
2Marco Cannizzaro2,156,000
3Mukul Pahuja2,003,000
4Alexandre Lavigne2,197,000
5Jonathan Little388,000
6Sylvain Siebert2,947,000
7Lily Kiletto1,800,000
8Antoine Berube2,156,000
9Patrick Eskandar1,325,000
1Derrick Rosenbarger2,875,000
2David Paredes1,519,000
3Serge Cantin656,000
4Thomas Giorgi758,000
5Griffin Benger586,000
6Ludovic Lacay543,000
7Patrik St. Onge176,000
8Zennawi Petros1,232,000
9Amir Babakhani1,656,000

According to the WPT live blog, a big three-way all-in pot occurred early on in Level 21 (6,000/12,000/2,000). It began with Little opening for 25,000 only to have Siebert three-bet all in from the button for 259,000. Kevin MacPhee then called off for 145,000 from the small blind, and Little called to put both players at risk.

Siebert: {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Little: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
MacPhee: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Siebert was in bad shape, but that all changed when the {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop delivered him the lead with a pair of aces. Neither the {6-Hearts} turn nor {8-Clubs} river changed a thing, and MacPhee was eliminated in 57th place for $9,037 while Siebert was set on his way to the chip lead.

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Darren Elias

The eliminations continued to mount and included Mohsin Charania (53rd - $10,953), Carter Swindler (50th - $10,953), Scott Baumstein (48th - $10,953), Adam Kornuth (47th - $10,953), Victor Ramdin (45th - $12,871), Jake Schwartz (44th - $12,871), Guillaume Darcourt (34th - $15,061), Andy Hwang (32nd - $15,061), Mark Radoja (29th - $15,061), and Darren Elias (22nd - $19,713).

Elias fell in Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000) when he moved all in under the gun for 276,000, and Marco Cannizzarro moved all in over the top from the button. Both blinds folded and the cards were turn on their backs.

Elias: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Cannizzarro: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Cannizzarro was a 71.20% favorite with his ladies, while Elias would survive 28.46% of the time. The {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} was as dry as could be for Elias, who saw his chances drop to 12.73%. The {3-Hearts} turn knocked it down even further to 6.82%, though there was a 9.09% the two would chop with a four on the river. Unfortunately for Elias, the {6-Hearts} blanked and he was sent to the rail in 22nd place.

In the next level, Yann Dion joined Elias on the rail in 20th place for $22,178). His demise came in Level 24 (12,000/24,000/4,000) when he moved all in from the cutoff for 360,000 and Mukul Pahuja called him from the button. Dion tabled the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, but it was crushed by the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} of Pahuja. The {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop gave Dion a little hope as a four would give him a straight, but he was left wanting as the {10-Diamonds} blanked on the turn followed by the {9-Clubs} on the river. Dion had to settle for $22,178 for being the penultimate elimination of the evening.

Day 4 will begin Wednesday at 12 p.m. local time as the final 18 look to play down to the final table of six. Of course PokerNews will bring you a recap of the action upon completion of play.

Data and photos courtesy of WorldPokerTour.com

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