On Day three of the WPT Legends of Poker in Los Angeles, some players got some great advances while other hit the road home. Among those who are not moving on, is poker player Olivier Busquet. On Tuesday Busquet left the evenement on 19th place.
Other well-known players who are not getting further than Day Three at the Bicycle Club in Southern California are the three-time WPT winner, David “Chino” Rheem, eliminated in the 47th place and Ryan D’Angelo, who finishing in 66th spot, at his ninth WPT event.
The defending champ, Mike Shariati, was elimitated in the 40th place and will not win his second title in a row. Andy Frankenberger (15th), Blair Hinkle (31st) and Darren Rabinowitz (61st) are some of the others Day Three busts-outs.
The tournament started on Sunday with 687 entrants and $4,000 buy-in. The event will have approached the final tale after Wednesday’s Day Four. The final table will be filmed by Fox Sports and broadcast at a later date.
Who Survived Day Three?
On Day Three Jeremy Kottler began with a big chip lead, however he will start Day Four in 6th place. Kottler has participated in three WPT final tables, but has not manage to join the Champions Club yet.
Also on Day Three, Vo won a massive pot against Upeshka De Silva and Todd Peterson. So far, It was the biggest pot in the tournament (2,307,000). De Silva was able to shack it off and will head into Day Four in 2nd place (2,665,000). Pat Lyons is right behind him, in 3rd place (2,035,000). The only other player in the 2,000,000 club is Benjamin Zamani.
Besides Vo, who is 70-plus, Barry Shulman is only three months removed from his 70th birthday. The two-time WSOP bracelet winner is in 5th place (1,865,000).
David “The Dragon” Pham has 1,365,000 chips left. The player has over $2,3 million in WPT winnings, but has never won the title. Perhaps Thursday will be his day.