2010 WSOPE Main Event Day 3 Recap - Ivey and Blom Remain Near the Top
Day 3 of WSOP Europe Main Event kicked off with 69 players looking to make the money in this event and hoping to get a shot to play at the final table. Viktor Blom started the day as chip leader with Phil Ivey lurking close behind.
Daniel Negreanu's quest for a third straight final table in the WSOP-E Main Event ended today short of the money. He never was able to get anything going and was eventually all-in with A-K against pocket threes from Darren Woods. Daniel flopped a straight draw, but a 10 never came, and as such we bid adieu to Negreanu.
Huck Seed fell just short of the money in this event, finishing 38th. He woke up with pocket kings, but Greg Mueller found pocket aces, and that was all she wrote. Rudy Blondeau decided to shove 200k pre-flop with A-Q on the bubble and ran into pocket aces from Brian Powell. Blondeau would flop a straight draw, but the turn and river fell babies to make Blondeau the unfortunate bubble boy of the event.
Viktor Blom had an up and down day today. He started as the chip leader and spiraled all the way down to around 275,000 before doubling through Barry Greenstein. Unfortunately for Greenstein, that double up started his downward spiral as soon he had aces cracked to knock him out in 23rd.
Originally, play was supposed to stop at 27 players reached. However, officials decided to play a bit more and by the time play was concluded, 22 players remained. Ronald Lee finished the day as chip leader with 947,000 in chips. Viktor Blom finished in 5th with 657,000. Phil Ivey finished in 6th chip position for the 2nd straight day, finishing the day with 657,000. Hoyt Corkins is just behind Ivey with 566,000 in chips, good for 7th place.
Day 4 will kick off on Monday and continue until the final table is reached. With Blom and Ivey both near the top of the leader board, Monday should provide some interesting poker. Can Phil Ivey make the final table? Can Blom finally break through in the live arena? Stay tuned to pokerjunkie.com as we bring you recaps from the 2010 WSOP Europe Main Event.