The Commerce Casino in California was the height of all poker activity as Day 3 of the World Poker Tour(WPT) L.A. Poker Classic ended with Jesse Yaginuma in chip lead with 63 contenders remaining. The money bubble burst at 64th place as an unfortunate Gordon Vayo was overpowered by the Pocket Aces of Oliver Price. The day’s play was wrapped up as everyone remaining was guaranteed atleast $18,970.
When Day 4 resumes, players will play down from 63 to 18 players and Yaginuma will start the day in front and will look to better his 3rd place finish from last year. He holds 804,000 chips while others following him include Glenn Lafaye (760,000), Jennifer Tilly (639,500), Bryn Kenney (602,000), Michael Rocco (588,000), and Allen Pock (574,500).
Some of the known names finishing short of the money include Daniel Negreanu, Paul Volpe, Marvin Rettenmaier, Antonio Esfandiari and Blair Hinkle. Others who remain in the top 63 and look to win the title, the top prize money of $1,015,460 and an entry to the WPT Champions Club include Kunal Patel, Chris Moorman, Jonathan Duhamel, Adam Friedman, Ravi Raghavan and Mukul Pahuja.
So the WPT LAPC is now down to 63 from the starting field of 534 players and many top names remain still vying for the title. Keep watching this space on more on the WPT LAPC as the final table is formed when play begins at the Commerce Casino, California in 10 hours from now.