James Rann Bags WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Day 3 Chip Lead

James Rann leads WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Day 3 survivors, eyes first title from the series

Day 3 of the WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open kicked off with 52 survivors and there were just 14 players left by the time all five 90-minute levels scheduled for the day were completed. Englishman James Rann ended the day as the chip leader, bagging and tagging 5.815 million.

The player is not stranger to the world of WPT with four previous Main Tour cashes. Rann has won just under $760,000 from live tournaments played around the globe and is looking to improve his best live cash of $339,759, which he scooped for finishing 4th in the Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event in 2015.

The overnight chip leader has had quite a run in the WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open. He came into Day 2 of the tournament with just 19,000 in chips and built a stack of over a million by the end of that day. On Monday, Rann only went up to eventually accumulate well over 5 million.

The Englishman was involved in one of the biggest pots of Day 3. He busted Marty Mathis and Phil Hui simultaneously to climb near the 5 million chip mark. He continued adding to his stack through the end of the day.

Rann is now eying the six-handed final table. The player said that it would mean a lot if he makes it to that stage of the tournament and that this “would be a real big statement.”

The Other Remaining Survivors

James Gilbert bagged the second largest stack last night, good for 5.24 million. Alan Schein rounded out top three of the chip counts chart with 4.135 million. There is one former WPT Main Tour champion still in contention for the title among the final 14. Ravi Raghavan collected 1.095 million last night, good for the 11th largest stack in play.

Raghavan won the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,300 Championship back in 2012 for his best career cash of $1,268,571. The player is now eying his second title from the series and another hefty payout.

The WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open drew a record-breaking field of 898 entries who created a prize pool of $2,873,600. The top 113 places are paid, min-cashes starting from $5,845. Each of the 14 remaining survivors is guaranteed a minimum cash of $31,550, while each of the six final tablists will scoop no less than $103,310. The winner will receive $504,820 in prize money and will also lock up a seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

Day 4 action begins today at noon local time. The remaining players will play 90-minute levels until there are just six of them left in the race. The final table of the tournament will be played on Wednesday.

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