Bulgaria’s Dimitar Yosifov is the man to catch as Event #30 of the 2013 World Series of Poker progresses to its third and final day.
Day 2 saw 216 players take their seats in the cavernous Amazon Room and by the time 10 one-hour levels were completed only 13 players still had chips in front of them that required bagging up.
Each of the returnees sat down safe in the knowledge they would receive at least $1,935 for their efforts because the money bubble burst as play ended on Day 1. During the course of Day 2, the tournament lost the likes of Andrew Lichtenberger (133rd), Jonathan Aguiar (112nd), Xuan Liu (103rd), Nam Le (102nd), Todd Terry (98th), Mark “Pegasus” Smith (49th), Kevin MacPhee (42nd), Randy Lew (39th), John Racener (36th) and the overnight chip leader Antoine Saout (34th).
Despite losing a plethora of marquee players we were still treated to some intense poker action as the tournament reached the latter stages of Day 2. Some such action resulted in the aforementioned Yosifov becoming chip leader.
The hand in question, the largest of the tournament so far, saw Main Khoury open to 24,000 and Yosifov three-bet to 65,000. Khoury then four-bet to 115,000 only to see Yosifov stick in a five-bet to 200,000! The betting didn’t end there, either! Khoury moved all in and Yosifov snap-called creating a massive 1,234,000 chip pot!
Khoury turned over and was in big trouble against the of Yosifov. Khoury’s plight worsened as the flop came down followed by the turn and river. This hand left Khoury with just 6,000 chips (he was eliminated on the following hand) and saw Yosifov soar into a substantial chip lead.
Play resumes at 1:00pm local time and continues until one man has won all of the 6,324,000 chips that are currently in play. Who will be Event #30’s champion? Keep your browsers locked to PokerNews.com to find that answer out.