Another day has come to an end at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and Patrick Kelly (1,750,000) is leading the tournament with only 59 remaining players. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi failed to make it through the day, but his brother Robert survived with 783,000 chips. Joe Serock, who just like "The Grinder", was among the top 10 stack when day 3 started - continued playing well and will head into to Day 4 with 1,3 million chips (2nd place).
All the remaining players are guaranteed a minimum of $26,000, with the chance of taking down the first place prize of $1,859,000! Day 4 begins Friday at noon ET. We will be back with a final table recap on Monday morning!
Day 2 at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic is in the books. A total of 503 players signed up for the tournament and 176 of them have advanced to Day 3. The overnight chip leader is no one else than Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi with 272,600 chips. He will be joined at the tables today by Champions Club member Chino Rheem (6th place with 209k), PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst (ranked 8 with 202k) and Noah Schwartz (13th place with 188,7k) - just to mention 3 big names with healthy stacks.
When play resumes today, blinds will be 600-1,200 with a 200 ante and there are five more levels of poker until a new WPT champion has been crowned. The top 54 places get paid so the money bubble should burst during Day 3.
The two starting days (Day 1a and 1b) of World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus Classic were played over the weekend. The main event attracted 329 players thus creating a total prize pool of $1,212,694. Now there are 132 players left and they will return to the tables in a few hours to play Day 2. The chip leader is no one else than David Rheem with 291,500. Doesn't ring a bell? David "Chino" Rheem is a well-known figure on the poker circuit having finished 7th in the 2008 WSOP Main Event for 1,7 million and won WPT's Season VII Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, earning $1,5 million.
Many expect the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) to become the world's largest live tournament ever. The tournament will take place at Wembley Stadium in London between May 31 and June 6th, 2013. The buy-in is €600 (1 rebuy or add-on possible) and 30,000 players (2,631 players have registered so far) are expected to take part and fight for a chunk of the €20,000,000 prize pool. The players will play online against each other at first, then the "laptops" will be put aside when 3000 players remain and live action begins. 1000 seats are reserved for players that want to buy-in directly (€6000) to the live part of the event.