2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 3: Mizzi Third Biggest Stack

Sorel Mizzi WPT Amsterdam

There were 65 people to come back to the felt for Day 3 of the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Amsterdam Main Event. With only 45 people getting paid, 20 of the people who came back would go home with nothing. The €992,310 prize pool means that the winner will take home €215,000.

Sitting at the top of the chipcounts once again is Day 1a chip leader Fredrik Andersson with 1,412,000. Two other players cracked the one million chip mark. Day 2 leader Joep van den Bijgaart sits in second at the end of Day 3, bagging 1,029,000 while Sorel Mizzi, the last Canadian standing, finished the day in third with 1,007,000.

Day 3 was the day the money bubble burst, so many players went home empty-handed, including the other Canadian to make it to Day 3, Andrew Chen. Chen came into the day with a small stack and busted before the bubble when he lost a coin flip to Louis Salter. After Chen raised from the cutoff, Salter reraised all in from the big blind. Chen called, but his {a-}{8-} couldn't improve to beat Salter's pair of ducks. Other notable players to bust before the cash included three-time WPT Champion Anthony Zinno and 2013 November Niner Sylvain Loosli.

The bubble burst during Level 16 and the unfortunate player was Senh Ung. Looking down at {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} under the gun, he opted to push his stack of just under 10 big blinds. David Hudson called in the cutoff with {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, and the rest of the table folded. After hand-for-hand action had concluded on other tables, the board ran out with no help for Ung, and he was out in 46th place.

Play continued through Level 19, finishing the day with only 16 people remaining. Among those who collected cash were Simon Trumper, the face of Dusk till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, UK, who finished in 43rd for €6,000. Also cashing for the minimum amount was Norway's top money winner, Felix Stephenson, in 40th. Steve O'Dwyer and Noah Boeken finished in 31st and 30th respectively, both collecting €6,500.

16 players still had chips in front of them when play ended at the end of Level 19. Beyond the top three, other notable players who are still in the hunt for the title include the player who knocked out our man Chen, Louis Salter, with 880,000. Day 1b chipleader Giacomo Fundaro bagged up 849,000 chips, while American Jason Wheeler will have 584,000 for Day 4.

Day 4 will end with the official WPT final table of six remaining. Check back here at PokerNews Canada to see if Mizzi can parlay his million chips into a final-table appearance.

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