Vanessa Selbst made history last night when she won the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller, earning $1,424,420. The 28-year-old Team PokerStars Pro now has more than $6 million to her name, which means that she's the biggest female winner in tournament poker history (about $1.1 more than former number 1: Kathy Libert).
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller attracted 204 entries (44 rebuys). After 2 days of play, the field has now been reduced to 8 players, who will battle it out on tonight's final table - where a $1.4 million first place prize is up for grabs!
The chip leader is Shaun Deeb (picture) with 2,535,000 - almost 1 million more than his closest opponent. Deeb will be joined by the likes of Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst, Tobias Reinkeimer from Germany, and Canadian poker pro Michael "SirWatts" Watson, who won over $2 million dollars at live tournaments last year. The final table will be broadcasted (1 hour delay) tonight at 20:00 CET (14:00 ET).
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Dimitar Danchev, 27, who finished second in the 2011 EPT San Remo Main Event, is the newest PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion! Danchev won his seat in the main event through a $700 qualifier, and after six days of play he had turned his investment into an increadible $1,859,000 (total prize pool $9,573,900 - 987 players). Danchev, who primarily is a cash game player, now has more than $1 million in live tournament winnings and is the biggest tournament winner in Bulgarian poker history.
Final table results: 1 Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000 2 Joel Micka $1,190,000 3 Jerry Wong $725,000 4 Jonathan Roy $560,000 5 Owen Crowe $435,000 6 Andrey Shatilov $325,000 7 Yann Dion $230,000 8 Joao Nogueira $165,900
Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event brought 501 players from Day 1A and Day 1B. After about 7,5 hours of play, the field had been narrowed down to 172 - with Nicolas Godoy (picture) out in front with 724,200! Ashton Griffin, who brought the biggest stack to Day 2, made it through the day but only has 123,900 left to gamble with. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Joe Serock continued playing great during Day 2 and are among the 10 biggest stacks heading to Day 3.
Now, only 28 players need to be eliminated before everyone is guaranteed a minimum payday of $15k. But of course that's peanuts compared to the money on the final table - where the winner will take home an increadible $1,859,000! Check back tomorrow for another update!
On Saturday, the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (10th Anniversary) kicked off at Atlantis in The Bahamas. First out was the the $100,000 Super High Roller which saw a field of 47 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu etc) who accounted for 57 entries (10 re-buys).