WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 3: Eric Afriat is Last Canadian
Day 3 has come to an end at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event.
The last Canadian standing is Quebec’s Eric Afriat. Afriat sits third in chips after Day 3 and will be looking to top his recent performance busting just outside the final table in the WPT Canadian Spring Championship at Playground Poker a few weeks ago. British Columbia’s Matthew Jarvis busted in 29th place on Day 3, earning the former WSOP November Niner $21,336.
Jacob Bazeley will lead the remaining 18 players into Tuesday’s Day 4. Bazeley bagged up 8,065,000 at the end of Day 3. Chance Kornuth, Afriat, Justin Young, and WPT POY points leader Mukul Pahuja round out the top five.
Jeff Gross, Frank Russo, Matt Glantz, Rajeev Nasta, James Mackey, Oron Unger, Elliott Zaydman, and Chris O’Rourke complete the last 18 survivors.
Mukul Pahuja sits in the top spot of the WPT Player of the Year race and put some distance between him and the rest of the pack with his play on Day 3. Barry Hutter is the only player left that can take the top spot from Pahuja. Hutter will have to win the event in order to do so.
114 players entered the Seminole Hard Rock Casino on Day 3. Some big names hitting the rail were Ty Reiman (20th), Shawn Cunix (28th), Moshin Charania (36th), Eddy Sabat (52nd), Tristan Wade (69th), James Calderaro (76th), Noah Schwartz (83rd), and Roland Israelashvili (96).
The final table will be set by on Day 4. Check back after play has ended to see who the six players competing for the next WPT crown and one last chance to win their way into next week’s season-ending WPT Championship.
*Data courtesy of the WPT Blog.