Season XIII of the World Poker Tour (WPT) has reached the culmination point with the WPT World Championship at Borgata in New Jersey. Each of the WPT Champions throughout the season were awarded a seat in this prestigious tournament, and many more of the best players in the game put up the $15,400 buy-in to compete for one of the biggest titles in poker.
Day 3 on Monday had 68 players return to the tables with only one Canadian among them — Weeds writer and producer turned poker pro Matt Salsberg. By the end of the day, only 27 players had survived, and Salsberg was not among them.
Busted JJ to KK. Terrible daywas on wrong end of it of every time. Had TT and JJ 5 times vs over pairs. #ShouldaWaitedForAcesFollow @msalsberg
Emerging at the top of the heap at the end of Day 3 was Asher Conniff, followed closely by Ray Qartomy as the only two players with more than 1 million chips (1,275,000 and 1,176,000, respectively). Third on the leaderboard is the defending WPT World Champion Keven Stammen, looking to win this highly prestigious title in back-to-back years.
Coming along for the ride are other notables like WPT Champions Club members Carlos Mortensen (459,000) and Tony Dunst (257,000) along with Jake Schindler (792,000) and Zo Karim (386,000).
Play will resume on Tuesday at noon in the Borgata Poker Room with 23 players returning with their hope pinned to the title of WPT World Champion. Check back with PokerNews Canada for a recap of the day.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.