2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$100,000 Super High Roller
Dias: 2
Event Info

2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
100,000 / 200,000

$100,000 Super High Roller

Dia 2 Concluído

Day 2: Shak, Selbst, and Esfandiari Headline Final

Nível 19 : 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Dan Shak and Vanessa Selbst neck and neck
Dan Shak and Vanessa Selbst neck and neck

Day 2 of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $100,000 Super High Roller came to a close Monday night, and the final table was set after a long day of play saw stars bust, the bubble burst, and an impressive chip leader emerge. That chip leader at the end of the day proved to be none other than the super high roller wizard himself, Dan Shak. Shak bagged up 3,700,000 in chips, and that was good enough to edge out Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst by 55,000 to have the pole position.

The eventual winner walk away with $1,629,940. All of the remaining players have locked up a minimum of $277,080.

At the start of Day 2, 40 players were left in the field. From there, the eliminations flowed steadily as the levels passed and the blinds rose. When the tournament finished Level 14, 12 players were left and they headed off on a 75-minute dinner break. Upon return, four more players needed to bust before the day was complete.

Bryn Kenney was the first player to fall after dinner, and he was busted at the hands of Selbst. Kenney was all in with the {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} against the {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for Selbst, but following a run out of {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}, his tournament was over.

Then, Igor Kurganov hit the rail in 11th place, becoming another victim to Selbst. His {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} couldn't hold up against Selbst and her {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} after the board ran out {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}.

Following Kurganov to the rail was Max Altergott. This time, Selbst was involved, but it was reigning Global Poker Index Player of the Year Ole Schemion who won the pot to earn the elimination. Altergott had moved all in from the button before Selbst called from the small blind and Schemion called from the big blind. Selbst and Schemion then checked down the {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} board to get to a showdown. Altergott showed the {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades} for queen high, Selbst had the {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for ace high, and Schemion showed the winner with the {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

With the tournament on the official bubble, pressure rested solely on the short stacks as they fought to stay alive. Several times, players with short stacks fell below not just 10 big blinds, but five big blinds, and managed to stay alive with double ups. Eventually, though, it took a double elimination to send Paul Newey home as the bubble boy and Mike McDonald out the door in eighth place.

Newey and McDonald were both down to just one big blind each. Newey moved all in from under the gun without looking at his hand, and then action folded to McDonald in the cutoff seat. He had a decision and tanked for a bit to figure out what he wanted to do. Eventually, McDonald moved all in himself. Matt Glantz then completed from the small blind, but Fabian Quoss raised from the big blind to fold out Glantz.

When the hands were turned over, Newey had the {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, McDonald had the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, and Quoss had the {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. The board ran out {A-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, and that meant Newey would finish in ninth place as he went into the hand with the least amount of chips. McDonald was also eliminated, but he was able to earn eighth-place money and pocket $217,320 because he had more chips than Newey to start the hand.

With that, the final seven players will be back for the final table on Day 3. Coverage will begin at 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday, and you can be sure to find all the tournament updates right here on PokerNews.com.

Tags: Dan ShakVanessa Selbst

Double-Bubble Ends Day 2; Mike McDonald Eliminated in 8th Place ($217,320)

Nível 19 : 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Mike McDonald - 8th Place
Mike McDonald - 8th Place

Paul Newey tossed his last two chips in from under the gun, moving all in for 20,000. The action folded to Mike McDonald in the cutoff, who also had less than a big blind, and he looked very upset. After chuckling for a bit, he focused on the situation, and started running through possible scenarios.

“Jesus,” McDonald cried out. “I have no idea what I’m supposed to do.”

After a little more precalculus, the Canadian called all in for 50,000. Matt Glantz completed from the small blind, and Fabian Quoss tanked for a bit in the big blind before raising.

“Really, Fabian?” Glantz chuckled before folding.

Newey: {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
McDonald: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Quoss: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The dealer spread {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{a-Spades}, increasing Quoss’ lead, but the {6-Clubs} on the turn gave Newey a pair of sixes.

"Is this the biggest sweat of your life drawing dead?" Vanessa Selbst asked McDonald, who laughed and nodded.

"It has to be."

Fortunately for him, the {5-Clubs} bricked off on the river and both he and Newey were eliminated. Because McDonald had more chips entering the hand, he will receive the eighth-place prize of $217,320.

Análise de Mãos

This interesting hand shows how even experienced tournament players can find themselves in unusual situations which can prove especially challenging. Read more about the strategy involved in this hand at Learn.PokerNews in "Lessons from the 2014 PCA: Poker's Endless Surprises."

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Fabian QuossMatt GlantzMike McDonaldPaul Newey

Schemion's Nine Lives

Nível 19 : 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion

Matt Glantz opened from early position, and Ole Schemion moved all in for 455,000 from the blinds. Glantz made the call.

Schemion: {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Glantz: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Glantz dominated Schemion, but the German picked up a flush draw when the dealer fanned {4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The {3-Clubs} gave Schemion an extra three outs to make a straight, but the 2013 Global Poker Index Player of the Year was still in trouble.

Fortunately for him, the {j-Hearts} spiked on the river, and Schemion jumped with joy. He doubled to 540,000 chips, while Glantz fell to 830,000.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
830,000 -290,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
540,000 250,000

Tags: Matt GlantzOle Schemion

Shak Doubles Huge Through Selbst, Takes Chip Lead

Nível 19 : 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Dan Shak - Chip Leader
Dan Shak - Chip Leader

Antonio Esfandiari raised to 120,000 from middle position and found calls from Vanessa Selbst in the small blind and Dan Shak in the big blind. The flop fell {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and Selbst came out swinging for 165,000. Shak raised to 400,000 and Esfandiari kicked his cards in. Selbst flat called and the two saw the {6-Hearts} pair the board on the turn.

Selbst checked fourth street and Shak shipped all in for 1.21 million. Selbst thought for a moment and then made the huge call.

Selbst: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Shak: {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Selbst was out in front with jacks and sixes but Shak was drawing live to improve with a club or a ten. The dealer pounded the table and produced the {10-Hearts} on the river, giving Shak tens full of sixes to double into the chip lead. Shak leaped across the main stage in celebration and now has 3.67 million in chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
3,670,000 1,870,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
3,105,000 -1,140,000

Tags: Dan ShakVanessa Selbst

Gregg Doubles

Nível 19 : 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Tony Gregg moved all in for 330,000 from the cutoff, and Matt Glantz called in the big blind.

Glantz: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Gregg: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Gregg increased his lead when the flop fell {3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{q-Spades}, and the hand was over when the {3-Clubs} turned. The {q-Clubs} completed the board, and Gregg doubled.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
1,120,000 -360,000
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
780,000 390,000

Tags: Tony GreggMatt Glantz

Nível: 19

Blinds: 30,000/60,000

Ante: 10,000