The third and final day of the record-breaking PCA $25k High Roller saw 11 players returning, all with the $1.29 million first-place prize in sight! The relatively unknown Canadian poker player Jean-Pascal Savard had the chip lead when the day started and he made it on to the final table of eight. Although he outlasted pokerstars Faraz Jaka and Scott Seiver on the final table, he eventually ran out of luck (and chips) and finished in 4th place for $508,080.
Although Chance Kornuth was the big chip leader when the final table resumed yesterday, it was Kevin Schulz with the second largest stack who dominated play almost entirely until heads-up play. The 28-year-old American currently living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, had a 4-1 lead over Diego Ventura, from Peru, when the final battle began.
The second day of the $25,000 High Roller saw a field of 129 players returning to the poker tables. It was an action-packed day of poker, given that only 11 players remained after ten levels of play - including big names such as Scott Seiver, Faraz Jaka and Dominik Nitsche.
Daniel Negreanu, and many other big names in the poker world, is currently on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. On Monday, he took the stage in the Player's Lounge to talk about the mental game of poker and also to answer questions like"What do you think about taking notes at the table?" and "What differences have you noticed between online players and live players?" Enough talk. Check out the video below!
After nearly 12 hours of play, another day of action-packed poker concluded a little bit after 9 p.m. last night in the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Although a final table of eight was set around 7 P.M., play went on for an additional 2 hours, during which two players were eliminated.
Day 1 of the $25,000 High Roller saw more than 250 entries on Monday, a new record for the PCA High Roller, and the registration is still not closed! It's not official at this time exactly how many players survived Day 1, but the 100+ players remaining in the event will be led by Scott Seiver into the second day.
The 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event has been running over the weekend and the final 59 players will return at noon today for Day 4. All the remaining players are in the money as the money bubble popped in Day 3 when 119 players remained. A minimum cash is now worth $24,140 and the last man/women standing at the end of it all will take home a massive $1,491,580 first-place prize!
On Thursday, 220 players entered Day 1A of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event for $10,300 each. Play wrapped up after after eight levels of play with PokerStars Team Online's Alex "Kanu7" Millar out in front with 169,100 in chips. Other notables to make it through to Day 2 included football legend Ronaldo (43,300), Daniel Colman (40,500), Vanessa Selbst (39,300) and Isaac Haxton (26,500).
Day 1B kicks off in a few hours and a much greater field is expected to show up today. We will be back on Monday morning with another update. Have a nice weekend.
The 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) will be played January 6-14th with 35 scheduled events, including the $100,000 Super High Roller, $25,000 High Roller, $10,000 Main Event and a brand new $3,000 Latin American Poker Tour main Event January 7-9.