The biggest event in Canadian poker history returned for Day 3 on Monday and when moving day was complete, most of the returning partypoker MILLION North America Main Event field had been moved to the rail and just 37 players were left standing. At the top of the counts, was WSOP bracelet winner and former November Niner Scott Montgomery, who finished the day with nearly 83,500,000.
Day 3 started slowly, with the 173-player field tactically working their way into the money. Eventually, Tim West burst the bubble and then play started to speed up. Overnight big stacks James Romero and Upeshka De Silva managed to make the money, along with WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, who spun up a short stack and High Rollers Jason Koon and Sam Trickett. None were able to advance to the tournament’s penultimate day though.
Three-time WPT champion Darren Elias also found his way into the money but failed to advance, while another WPT winner was near the top of the counts at the end of the night. Niall Farrell finished just a few million off Montgomery’s pace with 79,000,000.
American Poker Award winner Ari Engel also advanced to Day 4, with an above average 44,000,000. On the other side of that number, Matthew Waxman survived with nearly 24,000,000 and Canadian High Roller Sam Greenwood is still alive, albeit with 20,000,000.
The remaining players will return tomorrow, with CA$30,000 locked up, but they will all have the CA$1,000,000 in the back of their minds. That is what awaits the eventual partypoker MILLION North America Main Event champion and a winner will be crowned on Wednesday.
The plan for Day 4 is to play down to a final table of eight and updates from the field can be found on the partypoker MILLION website. A feature table will also be live streamed and can be found here.