$100,000 PCA Super High Roller
$100,000 PCA Super High Roller
Dia 1 Concluído

Hecklen and Kurganov Top Day 1 of the 2019 PCA $100k Super High Roller

zedmaster84 • Nível 8: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov

Day 1 of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $100,000 Super High Roller is in the books and the third-biggest field at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island has emerged after eight levels of 60 minutes each. A total of 43 unique players and 13 re-entries created a field of 56 entries, trailing only the 58 entries of 2016 and the 66 entries of 2015.

At least $5,433,120 in prizes will be distributed, however, that amount may still increase as the registration remains open until the start of Day 2 on Friday, January 11th, 2019, as of 12.30 p.m. local time. All new entries will receive 250,000 in chips at blinds of 3,000/6,000 with a big blind ante of 6,000.

Of the 33 players that bagged up chips, only two crossed one million in chips. Henrik Hecklen, who comes fresh off a victory in the €10,300 High Roller at the 2018 EPT Prague festival, claimed 1,264,000 and PokerStars Team Pro Igor Kurganov follows in second place with 1,050,000. For Kurganov, it had been a rocky start as he dropped down all the way to 44,000 before running up a big stack in the late stages of the day.

Steve O'Dwyer, who won this very event in 2015, made it to Day 2 with 889,000 and Sam Greenwood advanced with 792,000. In a field filled with some of the biggest names of the international poker circuit, the top 10 also features such superstars as Dominik Nitsche (679,000), Mustapha Kanit (558,000) and Justin Bonomo (548,000).

Among those to bust throughout the event levels were Kathy Lehne, Joe Cada, defending champion Cary Katz, Luc Greenwood, Jason Koon, Daniel Negreanu, Byron Kaverman, and Stephen Chidwick. Koray Aldemir and David Peters entered two times, but both attempts were not crowned with success.

Lehne busted in the second level of the day when her flopped top pair with ace-king was no good, as Steve O'Dwyer flopped middle set with pocket nines. The chips went in after the turn and Lehne needed one of the two remaining aces on a paired board, but found no help on a blank river.

Dominik Nitsche and Igor Kurganov had a rough start on their table and quickly dropped to a fraction of the starting stack. Nitsche had to re-enter, while Kurganov scored two doubles and ran up a stack from there. Fellow PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu appeared in the fifth level and quickly lost a big chunk of his stack to Daniel Dvoress with flush under flush. Negreanu doubled once but ran out of steam soon after.

Defending champion Cary Katz was ousted by Jean-Noel Thorel when he three-bet with ace-queen suited and jammed a king-queen high flop with second pair. Thorel snap-called with king-queen for top two pair and remained ahead on blank turn and river. At almost the same time, Koray Aldemir ran with queens into the aces of Henrik Hecklen and Steffen Sontheimer also departed. Aldemir bought back in, but lost almost all chips with ace-six against pocket queens to bust once more.

In the final two levels of the night, several players were eliminated and just 33 participants bagged up. They will return half past noon and the registration closes as soon as the cards go back in the air. Day 2 is scheduled to play down to an eight-handed final table and the PokerNews team will be on the floor to cover all the action.

PCA Super High Roller Events at a glance

YearEntriesTotal Prize PoolWinnerPrize
201138$3,743,000Eugene Katchalov$1,500,000
201232$3,136,000Viktor Blom$1,254,400
201355$5,724,180Scott Seiver$2,003,480
201456$5,433,120Fabian Quoss$1,629,940
201566$6,402,000Steve O'Dwyer$1,872,580
201658$5,626,000Bryn Kenney$1,687,800
201754$5,239,080Jason Koon$1,650,300
201848$4,737,600Cary Katz$1,492,340
Henrik Hecklen
Henrik Hecklen

Tags: Cary KatzDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersDominik NitscheHenrik HecklenIgor KurganovJason KoonJustin BonomoKathy LehneKoray AldemirMustapha KanitSam GreenwoodSteve O'Dwyer

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

poolshir • Nível 8: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

A recap of today's action is to follow. After eight levels of play, 33 players out of 56 entries have bagged up chips.

Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 1,264,000 184,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 1,050,000 86,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 889,000 -11,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 792,000 122,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 679,000 339,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 600,000 40,000
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 587,000 137,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it 558,000 -302,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 548,000 293,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 460,000 -40,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
de 459,000 129,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 455,000 -205,000
Gregory Jensen US
Gregory Jensen
US 446,000 76,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 434,000 -16,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 424,000 -6,000
Jesus Cortes es
Jesus Cortes
es 388,000 135,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 359,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 354,000 104,000
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 349,000 19,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi 348,000 183,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 330,000 -55,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 289,000 29,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 280,000 -236,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 274,000 79,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 240,000 10,000

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Shak Doubles In Last Hand

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Dan Shak
Dan Shak

Dan Shak got his last 171,000 in before the flop in the final hand of the night and had a flip against Sean Winter.

Dan Shak: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Sean Winter: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The board came {4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Shak hit a full house to avoid elimination.

Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 359,000 60,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 99,000 -151,000

Tags: Dan ShakSean Winter

Chidwick Loses Flip to Pollak

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During the final hands of the night, Benjamin Pollak opened to 11,000 from the button and called the jam of Stephen Chidwick in the big blind for 127,000 total.

Stephen Chidwick: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Benjamin Pollak: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

The {J-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop left Chidwick drawing to running straight outs, and he picked up some hope with the {K-Hearts} turn. However, the {K-Diamonds} river was none of them and instead, Pollak claimed the pot with a full house.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 430,000 298,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb Eliminado

Tags: Benjamin PollakStephen Chidwick

Kanit Jams Into Hunichen

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Mustafa Kanit
Mustafa Kanit

With 110,000 in the middle and Chris Hunichen in the big blind battling with Mustapha Kanit in early position, the board showed {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{A-Spades}. Hunichen bet 75,000 and Kanit called.

After the {3-Hearts} river, Hunichen announced a bet of 175,000 and Kanit wasted little time before moving all in. That ended up forcing a fold from Hunichen, who dropped to just over the starting stack.

Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it 860,000 275,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 260,000 -310,000

Tags: Chris HunichenMustapha Kanit

Peters Out; Six More Hands

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David Peters came back from just 15,000 and had grinded that up to 100,000, but that all came to an end just before the clock was stopped.

Peters was all in for 69,500 preflop with the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Matthias Eibinger snap-called with the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}. The board came 9s5c2h8hQs] and Peters was drawing dead on the turn. He is set to finish the $25,000 Single-Day High Roller against Sean Winter once he has bagged and tagged the chips, which will be in six hands from now.

Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 500,000 -105,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us Eliminado

Tags: David PetersMatthias EibingerSean Winter

Thorel Rivers the Full House

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Jean-Noel Thorel
Jean-Noel Thorel

Steve O'Dwyer raised to 13,000 from the button and Andras Nemeth called in the small blind. Jean-Noel Thorel three-bet to 30,000 in the big blind and both O'Dwyer and Nemeth called.

The flop came {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{j-Spades}, Nemeth check-called the 17,000 continuation-bet of Thorel while O'Dwyer folded.

The turn brought them the {7-Hearts}, Nemeth check-called the 55,000 bet by Thorel.

The river completed the board with the {9-Hearts}, Nemeth checked again. Thorel flicked in a bet of 75,000 without hesitating. Nemeth tanked, using a time bank card, counting out calling chips, rifled them a bit before making the call. Thorel flipped over {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} for the rivered full house and Nemeth unhappily flung his cards into the muck after looking at them once more.

Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 660,000 175,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 90,000 -35,000

Tags: Andras NemethSteve O'DwyerJean-Noel Thorel

Badziakouski and Hunichen Chop

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Isaac Haxton raised to 11,000 and Chris Hunichen called, Mikita Badziakouski three-bet to 55,000 and that resulted in a fold from Haxton and a call from Hunichen. On the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop, Badziakouski continued for 28,000 and picked up a call.

The {7-Clubs} appeared on the turn and Badziakouski now bet 50,000.

"Can I see your stack?" Hunichen asked and Badziakouski obliged, Hunichen called.

The "bet all but one 500 chip" trend continued, as that's exactly what Badziakouski did on the {K-Clubs} river. Hunichen asked for the size of the bet, which was 120,000 in total, and eventually called after using one time bank.

"You're good," Badziakouski said and showed the {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}. Hunichen double-checked the board and flashed {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, they chopped it up.

Once Badziakouski had racked up the chips, he grinned and added "well played."

Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 570,000 -70,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 230,000 -20,000

Tags: Chris HunichenIsaac HaxtonMikita Badziakouski

Adams Doubles Through Kenney

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With 31,500 in the middle already, the flop read {6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{a-Diamonds}, Timothy Adams check-tank-called the 8,000 bet of Bryn Kenney.

They both checked through the {5-Clubs} on the turn to the {a-Clubs} on the river. Adams checked for the last time. Kenney bet 75,000, putting Adams all-in as he only had 38,000 behind. Adams took some time, looked at his own stack again, and then made the call with {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and saw he had Kenney beat who held {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 154,000 -76,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 123,500 68,500

Tags: Bryn KenneyTimothy Adams