Final hand clash sees Gary Lin extend chip lead after Day 3 of WPT Australia Main Event

Gary Lin

Adelaide’s Gary Lin continues to dominate the WPT Australia Main Event after a massive clash on what proved to be the final hand of Day 3 saw him claim a significant chip lead for the second day in a row.

Although he remained one of the big stacks throughout Monday’s Day 3 action, it wasn’t until late in the day that the Adelaide local reclaimed the throne after sending Michael Rattigan to the rail in dramatic fashion.

The hand in question began with Lin opening to 40,000 UTG as it folded around to Rattigan who bumped it up to 160,000. Lin called to see a flop of Q8J.

Rattigan fired out for 125,000, with Lin raising to 375,000. Rattigan called.

On the 6 turn, Rattigan checked to Lin who made it 350,000. Rattigan announced he was all-in and Lin quickly called, showing 88 for the flopped set.

Rattigan was drawing dead with AQ and hit the rail while Lin soared into the chip lead again with a massive 4,435,000. His nearest rival, Richard Lee, has 2,615,000.

From the 73 who began the day, just 24 players will return to The Star Gold Coast on Tuesday with dreams of claiming the $838,890 top prize.

Plenty of big names hit the rail on Day 3, including Jarrod Thatcher, Sean Ragozzini, Dale Marsland, Janet Wyvill, Steven Zhou, and Robert Campbell.

The Day 4 seating draw is as follows:

Be sure to also check out our interview with Martin Kozlov, currently sitting 5th in chips, after he bagged a stack of 1.9 million. Could Kozlov add a WPT Australia title to the WSOP bracelet and Sydney Championships Main Event trophy he already holds?

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