Event #62 $888 Crazy Eights NLHE 8-Handed has been bagged by Galen Hall, who outlasted a massive field of 8,598 player entries, winning his very first WSOP gold bracelet and the cool $888,888 top prize money after managing to hold on and survive 4 days of extreme poker action.
The third day of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) main event in Bahamas is now history. Out of the 184 players who started the day only 64 players were left with chips when the tournament crew called it a day. All of the remaining players are guaranteed to get away with at least $32,500 each. But of course that's peanuts compared to the prize money on the final table.
Today it's time for the third day of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure on Bahamas. The player field has been narrowed down from 1072 to 195 players, and the chip leader is Faraz "The Toilet" Jaka, 2009-2010 WPT Player Of The Year, with 902,500 chips - quite impressive since he started Day 2 with only 129,500 chips.
There are plenty of big names left. 2011 PCA winners Galen Hall and 2010 champ Harrison Gimbel, Luca Pagano, Barry Greenstein, Liv Boeree - just to mention a few. 160 of the remaining 195 players will receive a share from the massive prizepool. The winner will get stunning 2 million dollars, and the runner-up will get $1,275,000!
Day 3 of the 2012 PCA Bahamas Main Event begins at 18:00 CET tonight.
The 2011 WPT Championship has come to an end and Scott Seiver, who entered the final table second in chips, is the winner after knocking out Farzad Bonyadi in second place! This is how the final hand was played out.
Scott Seiver raised to 400,00, and Bonyadi called. Both players checked to the river on the board of 10[c]6[d]2[s]Q[c]K[s]. Bonyadi checked, Seiver bet 600,000. Bonyadi raised to 1,600,000. Seiver thought for a while before he moved all in. Then it took about 3 minutes before Bonyadi decided to call.
After 5 long days of play there are now only 6 remaining players in the World Poker Tour World Championship. These 6 players will now get to rest one day before it's time to return to the Bellagio in Las Vegas and play the final table. The one who will bring the biggest stack to the final table is no one else than PCA winner Galen Hall, and only 20k chips behind him is Scott Seiver, a player whose reached several WSOP (1 bracelet) and NAPT final tables.