The final day of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has arrived and no fewer than nine different tournaments will determine a winner in the Grand Ballroom at the Baha Mar Resort on The Bahamas. Among them is also the $100,000 7-Handed High Roller, which has so far attracted a field of 22 entries and ensured a prize pool of more than $2.1 million already.
The late registration remains open for the first two 30-minute levels as of 12.30 pm local time and it is expected that several High Roller regulars will jump in to increase the field size. They will receive 150,000 in chips with recommencing blinds of 2,000-4,000 and a big blind ante of 4,000 for level 11.
Canada's Daniel Dvoress tops the leaderboard with 604,000 and Dan Smith (581,000) is a mere six blinds behind. Kathy Lehne completes the overnight podium with 459,000 in chips.
Also among the dozen Day 1 survivors to return to their seats are the 2023 PCA High Roller tournament winners Isaac Haxton (123,000) and Justin Bonomo (107,000) but they both have fewer than the starting stack at their disposal.
Day 2 Chip Counts
|Place||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Dan Smith||United States||581,000||145|
|3||Kathy Lehne||United States||459,000||115|
|6||David Peters||United States||215,000||54|
|7||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||143,000||36|
|10||Isaac Haxton||United States||123,000||31|
|11||Justin Bonomo||United States||107,000||27|
|12||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||73,000||18|
Among the candidates to potentially enter the fray are the $250,000 Super High Roller champion Sam Greenwood, runner-up Jean-Noel Thorel, David Yan, Artur Martirosian, and Chris Brewer to name a few candidates. Cary Katz, who was among the Day 1 casualties, had already registered last night but didn't take a seat yet.
Levels will continue with a duration of 30 minutes each for the remainder of the tournament and the high-stakes contest will play down to a winner today. The action gets back underway at 12.30 pm local time and the late registration closes at approximately 1.30 pm local time, after which the payout distribution will be revealed.
Stay tuned for all the High Roller action right here on PokerNews, as the live reporting team will be back on the floor to provide as many key hands as possible in this six-figure buy-in.