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Cajelais in Control After Day 3 at WPT Cyprus
French-Canadian poker pro Erik Cajelais has a hold on the top spot as WPT Cyprus wrapped Day 3 and hit its final 18 players.
The well known and well respected Cajelais, one of several big names who surprisingly made the trek to Cyprus, was at the front of the pack most of the day and bagged up 1,190,000 to be just one of two players to hit the million-chip mark.
Russian Artur Voskanyan is the only other player to hit the mark, bagging up 1,035,000 to enter Day 4 tomorrow in second=place overall.
El Sayed, Mizrachi and Rettenmaier Still Alive
Cajelais will still have his work cut out for him to make the final six as a few notable pros also managed to make it through the day.
Former WPT champ Sam El Sayed is the healthiest of them, stacking up 950,000 to end the day just behind Cajelais, Voskanyan and Walid Bou Habib.
Israeli pro Ran Azor sits a few chips back of El Sayed with 893,000 to round out the top 5.
As may have been expected, a Mizrachi is also still around in the final 18 although this time it's Robert, not Michael.
A WSOP bracelet winner in his own right, Bro Grinder bagged up 586,000 in chips to sit near the middle of the pack.
Former WPT champ Marvin Rettenmaier also survived to see Day 4 although with a stack of just 212,000 he'll have to make a move to have a chance at the final table.
Below are the chip stacks and seating assignments for Day 4, courtesy of the WPT:
- Seat 1: Walid Bou Habib - 986,000
- Seat 2: Erik Cajelais - 1,190,000
- Seat 3: Husnu Sincar - 358,000
- Seat 4: Ran Azor - 893,000
- Seat 5: Joseph El Khoury - 180,000
- Seat 6: Tolga Demirel - 265,000
- Seat 7: Victor Paraschiv - 483,000
- Seat 8: Julien Ehrhardt - 194,000
- Seat 9: Artur Voskanyan - 1,035,000
- Seat 1: Andrey Shatilov - 686,000
- Seat 2: Robert Mizrachi - 586,000
- Seat 3: Eddy Maksoud - 564,000
- Seat 4: Kiryl Radzivonau - 352,000
- Seat 5: Kemal Sevevi - 311,000
- Seat 6: Aram Vartevanyan - 159,000
- Seat 7: Sam El Sayed - 950,000
- Seat 8: Marvin Rettenmaier - 212,000
- Seat 9: Gilboa Yossi - 464,000
Play picks up tomorrow at 1pm local tme and will play down to a final table; follow along with the WPT Live Updates team here.
A top prize of $287,784 awaits the winner.