On Monday, another 10 new players were confirmed for the 2014 World Series of Poker $1 Million BIG ONE for ONE DROP, including the first ever female participant, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst!
"I'm so excited to be taking part in The BIG ONE for ONE DROP this year," said Selbst. "I didn't get to play in 2012, but after seeing how much fun everyone had with the event as well as how profound an impact it had on ONE DROP, I knew I had to be a part of it this time around."
The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Super High Roller kicked off yesterday at noon in the Bahamas. Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in event attracted 45 players - of which 6 players lost their chips and re-bought a starting stack of 250,000 chips. By the end of the first day Martin Finger, who won the Super High Roller event at the 2013 EPT London, had the largest stack (829,000) and his fellow countryman Max Altergott bagged up the second largest stack (707,000).
TOP 10 stacks:
1 Martin Finger 829,000 2 Max Altergott 707,000 3 Isaac Haxton 594,500 4 Bryn Kenney 562,000 5 Jason Koon 551,000 6 Lawerence Greenberg 518,500 7 Justin Bonomo 516,000 8 Daniel Colman 512,500 9 Paul Newey 477,000 10 Philipp Gruissem 454,000
Registration is open until the start of Day 2, so we will announce the total prize pool in our report tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!
Yesterday, after 2 days of play, the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo European poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller saw 7 finalists battling it out for a prize pool of a whopping €4,851,000! Mike Watson and Scott Seiver, the two short stacks, hit the rail in 6th and 7th place although they managed two double up during the first hour of play.
Russian poker pro Vladimir Troyanovsky busted in 5th place after losing an all in with KQ vs AJ of Sorel Mizzi. Next to hit the rail was Timothy Adams. He shoved his remaining chips with 99 pre-flop and was called by Max Altergott holding A8. The flop brought an ace and the rest was history.
Two more players signed up for the second day of the Super High Roller (Phil Ivey made a third attemp but busted in 10th place) to take the total number up to 50. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier (Day 1 chip leader) continued to dominate the action during Day 2 and will bring 4,165,000 chips to today's final table. Mercier's closest opponents will be Sorel Mizzi, Max Altergott and Vladimir Troyanovsky - all with about 2 million chips each. The seven finalists will be fighting for a prize pool of €4,851,000. Below is the payout structure: