After the sigh of treatment for lots of the avid gamers after the money bubble burst on the finish of Day 2 of the WPT World Championship, it was on to Sunday’s Day 3 to start out concentrating on driving a lot deeper into the funds. The day began with 480 avid gamers and ended with 132; Naj Ajez is the chip chief with 11.435 million chips. The very first particular person gotten rid of on Monday will get$ 37,600. With a$40 million reward swimming pool– the sphere fell a bit besides the dimensions wanted to beat the $40 million ensured– six-figure funds go all the tactic to forty eighth location. The final word winner will money for $5.678 million and the final 6 will all be millionaires.
Naj Ajex received to the place he’s by successful the best pot of the entire competitors. With blinds at 25,000/ 50,000 and a 50,000-chip ante, Ajez raised pre-flop to 250,000 and Maxime Chilaud re-raised to 810,000. Ajez then moved all-in excessive for five.605 million and Chilaud made the decision, protecting his challenger.
Ajez turned over A-Okay offsuit, whereas Chilaud revealed pocket Queens for the lead within the hand and a small edge common to win it. The flop got here J-8-3 rainbow, altering completely nothing, nonetheless a King on the flip offered Ajez a a lot better set and one other Jack on the river sealed it for him.
Chilaud was nonetheless in glorious form with 4.3 million chips after the huge hand and Ajez took management of the chip lead of the competitors as completion of the night time approached.
Surprisingly, that is Naj Ajez’s very first tape-recorded stay competitors cash past his residence of Australia. Having a look at his resume on TheHendonMob.com database, he has greater than 50 cash as a result of 2012, every single one in Australia. Some are even in WSOP and WPT events. All knowledgeable he has about $1.2 million in stay competitors cash, his best of which was for $205,884 when he ended up third within the 2022 WPT Australia Major Occasion.
Day 4 of the WPT World Championship started a bit earlier. It’ll cowl 5 90-minute ranges with no supper break earlier than calling it an evening.
2023 WPT World Championship– Day 3 Chip Leaders
Naj Ajez– 11,435,000
Artur Martirosian– 10,930,000
Andres Campero– 10,535,000
Ankit Ahuja– 9,090,000
Mario Navarro– 7,625,000
Mark Mounsey– 7,520,000
Kristen Foxen– 7,260,000
Paulius Vaitiekunas– 7,240,000
Chris Moorman– 7,120,000
Roman Hrabec– 6,620,000