Aussie Adam Thaggard with top 30 stack heading into Day 3 of WPT Prime World Championship

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Queenslander Adam Thaggard remains Australia’s shining light heading into the third and penultimate day of the WPT Prime World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.

With fellow Aussies Maurice Smith, Rehman Kassam, Adrian Pacheco and Ehsan Amiri among those to fall by the wayside on Monday’s Day 2, Thaggard will return today as the nation’s sole flag bearer with a healthy stack of 4,325,000 – good enough to sit 30th on the chip counts with 128 remaining.

Sitting top of the pops is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Calvin Anderson with 10,750,000: one of two players sitting above 10 million in chips alongside 2018 WPT DeepStacks Korea champion Valeriy Pak. Other notables in the field include bracelet winners Tom Koral, Eric Baldwin and Connor Drinan, 2019 WSOP final tablist Nick Marchington as well as Kelly Minkin, now Kelly Lucas.

Play will continue today until a final table is reached at which point the six remaining players will enjoy a week’s break before returning on 19 December to play down to a champion.

The winner will receive a life-changing US$1,386,280 (AU$2.11 million) prize.

The final table payouts are as follows:

PlacePrize (US$)
1st$1,386,280 
2nd$910,000 
3rd$675,000 
4th$505,000 
5th$380,000 
6th$290,000 

Also getting underway today is the main event – the $10,400 WPT World Championship – with the first of four Day 1 flights. Stay tuned to PMA’s social media channels for regular updates on this huge US$40 million GTD event including the progress of the Aussie contingent.

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