WPT: Jeremy Ausmus Leads Final 63 Players after Day 3 at LAPC

Jeremy Ausmus was the only player to clear the 1 million chip mark, taking the chiplead into Day 4 of the LAPC. (Photo c/o WPT)

Day 3 at the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic went a little bit longer than originally scheduled, but after one full extra level and 15 minutes into a second, the money bubble was burst and the 63 remaining players made it into the money.

When the chips were bagged it was October Niner Jeremy Ausmus holding the overnight chiplead as the only player over 1 million. His 1,014,000 puts him well ahead of Blake Barousse (815,000), Eric Froelich (755,000), Galen Hall (734,000), David Tuthill (613,000) and Paul Volpe (570,000).

Other notables to make it through the day include WPT Champions Club members Carlos Mortensen, Phil Laak, Noah Schwartz, Scott Clements, Joe Hachem, Scott Seiver and John Hennigan. Jennifer Harman, Ana Marquez, Mimi Tran and Jennifer So are still in contention to become the first woman to win an open WPT event.

British pro Sam Razavi helped out all of the short stacks hanging on by bursting the bubble. Razavi’s 7 5 was behind Arlo Dotson’s J 9 through the [K][Q][3] and [4] turn, but the [7] on the river sent Dotson reeling as he wandered over to the $25,000 High Roller to bemoan his fate. Despite several other promising hands, no other players would go out during that hand at other tables and Dotson went out empty-handed.

It was also a pretty rough day for Derek Gregory, who went from chipleader to out in less than two levels, falling short of the money. Nick Schulman, Matt Affleck, Prahlad Friedman, Justin Young, Maria Ho, Lauren Kling, Lacey Jones, Robert Mizrachi, Shannon Shorr and Bryan Devonshire were just a few of the others who joined Gregory in leaving empty-handed.

The 63 players left in the field are each guaranteed $18,360, with a long day likely ahead on Tuesday as they play down to the final three tables on Day 4. Play will resume at noon, with 90 minute levels and 15 minute breaks throughout, regardless of the length of the day.

Here are the top ten chip counts after Day 3 of the 2013 WPT LA Poker Classic.

Jeremy Ausmus – 1,014,000
Blake Barousse – 815,000
Eric Froehlich – 755,000
Galen Hall – 734,000
David Tuthill – 613,000
Paul Volpe – 570,000
Ryan Franklin – 551,000
Benjamin Zamani – 499,000
Alexander Venovski – 415,000
Warwick Mirzikinian – 378,000

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