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2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$25,000 8-Handed
Dias: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
100,000 / 150,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1
Jogadores em jogo

Another PCA High Roller Today With $25,000 8-Handed

Chips & Branding
Chips & Branding

Yet another high roller tournament is getting underway here in The Bahamas at the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) with $25,000 8-Handed, a two-day event that will kick off at 7 p.m. local time.

A few high rollers have already taken place at the Baha Mar Resort and have awarded big winners, including $100,000 PCA Super High Roller champion Isaac Haxton ($1,082,230) and $50,000 6-Handed winner David Yan ($485,690). More recently, Conor Beresford took down $50,000 7-Handed for $436,812 after late-regging the event toward the end of Day 1.

Additionally, Jonathan Jaffe won the $50,000 8-Handed earlier in the evening for $194,814 and said he plans to hop into this $25,000 event.

We will see if any of those other high-roller champs hop into the latest offering, where players will sit down with a starting stack of 150,000 and blinds at 500/1,000/1,000. They likely won't be joined by Artur Martirosian, Sylvain Loosli, Sergi Reixach or Nick Petrangelo, all of whom are still kicking in Day 3 of the $10,300 PCA Main Event.

Nick Petrangelo
Nick Petrangelo

Day 1 will play for 10 levels lasting 30 minutes in duration with a 20-minute break every three levels. Late registration will remain open until after Level 12 on Day 2, giving the high rollers plenty of time to get in the action.

Like other high roller events at PCA, players will receive four time bank cards upon entry and will receive more as the tournament plays out.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team is here on-site in Nassau and ready to bring you all the high-roller updates.

Tags: Artur MartirosianConor BeresfordDavid YanIsaac HaxtonNick PetrangeloSergi ReixachSylvain Loosli

Early Exit As Ponakovs Runs Queens Into Kings

Nível 1 : Blinds 500/1,000, 1,000 ante
Aleksejs Ponakovs
Aleksejs Ponakovs

Ben Heath opened to 3,000 on the button and Brian Kim three-bet to 13,000 in the small blind. Aleksejs Ponakovs then cold four-bet to 29,000 in the big blind to bring a fold from Heath. Kim then five-bet jammed with a starting stack and Ponakovs snap-called with slightly less

Aleksejs Ponakovs: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Brian Kim: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Ponakovs was pipped and couldn't get ahead as the board ran out {8-Spades}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts} to mark the Latvian's early elimination.

"You might be close to chip leader at this point!" laughed Brek Schutten.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Brian Kim us
Brian Kim
295,000 145,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
147,000 -3,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Aleksejs PonakovsBen HeathBrian Kim

Thorel Chips Up Against Vogelsang

Nível 5 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Jean Noel Thorel
Jean Noel Thorel

Christoph Vogelsang opened to 5,000 in middle position and Jean-Noel Thorel three-bet to 10,000 from the next seat. Vogelsang called.

Vogelsang checked on the flop of {9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Thorel bet 7,000. Vogelsang called. Vogelsang checked again on the {6-Diamonds} turn and Thorel sized up to 18,000. The German used a time bank and slid his cards to the muck.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
310,000 160,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
105,000 -45,000

Tags: Christoph VogelsangJean-Noel Thorel

Holz Out

Nível 7 : Blinds 1,500/2,500, 2,500 ante
Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

In the final hand before break, Fedor Holz lost all but a single 500 chip when he bet big on the river on a board of {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and was called by Alberto Meran. Holz showed {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, which was no good against the {q-Spades}{8-Spades} of Meran.

Upon returning from break, Holz got his final chip in against the same opponent.

Fedor Holz: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Alberto Meran: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Holz had a big hand given the situation but couldn't get there as the board ran out {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Hearts} to mark his elimination.

"That's unreal!" Holz said after failing to improve.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Alberto Meran
Alberto Meran
200,000 35,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Alberto MeranFedor Holz

Holz Looks Up a Bluff to Double Through Worre

Nível 8 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz was at risk of busting his second bullet when he bet 21,500 on the river on a board of {3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and his heads-up opponent, Eric Worre, raised to put Holz all in for his final 100,000 or so.

Holz went deep into the tank and used several time banks before landing on a call. It was the right move as Worre showed a bluff with {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} before Holz tabled the winner with {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Eric Worre us
Eric Worre
575,000 -125,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
265,000 115,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Eric WorreFedor Holz

"There's No Folding Range!": Addamo Floats Beresford

Nível 9 : Blinds 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

In a three-way pot on a board of {7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}, Dimitar Danchev checked in the big blind and Conor Beresford checked from the hijack before Michael Addamo bet 5,500 on the button. Danchev folded and Beresford check-raised to 14,500. Addamo called.

Beresford bet 8,000 on the {q-Diamonds} turn and Addamo sat perfectly still before raising to 24,000. Beresford folded to hang onto his remaining 33,500.

"I don't know why I tried against this guy. There's no folding range!" lamented Beresford. "But I'll keep f***ing fighting."

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
220,000 80,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
130,000 -20,000
WSOP 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
34,500 -115,500

Tags: Conor BeresfordDimitar DanchevMichael Addamo

Big Huni in Front of Big Field After Day 1 in $25,000 8-Handed

Nível 10 : Blinds 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Chris Hunichen
Chris Hunichen

The biggest-field high roller so far of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in The Bahamas wrapped up early this morning with $25,000 8-Handed that saw 52 players remaining out of a field of 78. That's a change of pace from other recent high-stakes offerings here at Baha Mar Resort that have attracted anywhere from eight to a few dozen entries.

Leading the way after 10 levels of play on Day 1 is Brian Kim with 631,000, followed closely by Chris Hunichen with 565,000 and Timothy Adams with 479,000. Those are hardly the only notable names in the event as Michael Addamo, Stephen Chidwick, Adrian Mateos, Yuri Dzivielevski, Mike Watson and $100,000 Super High Roller champion Isaac Haxton also found bags.

$25,000 8-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts

 1Brian KimUnited States631,000158
 2Chris HunichenUnited States565,000141
 3Timothy AdamsCanada479,000120
 4Joao VieiraPortugal462,000116
 5Tauan NavesBrazil418,000105
 6Jean-Noel ThorelFrance400,000100
 7Eric WorreUnited States391,00098
 8Dylan DestefanoUnited States379,00095
 9Orpen KisacikogluTurkey316,00079
 10Matas CimbolasLithuania314,00079

Speaking of champions finding bags, Jonathan Jaffe ended with a stack of 289,000 just hours after taking down the $50,000 8-Handed event. The second-place finisher in that event, Orpen Kisacikoglu, busted in just one hand but made the most of a second bullet and will enter Day 2 with 316,000.

Orpen Kisacikoglu
Orpen Kisacikoglu

The tournament started with just three tables but that gradually multiplied to six and beyond as more players put up the $25,000 stake. Many were eliminated on their first entry but were quick to get back in the mix, including Fedor Holz, Justin Bonomo, Dylan Destefano and PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton.

The field included all the usual suspects, but also a few newcomers like Rodrigo Seiji, Arthur Conan, Weiran Pu and Rodrigo Selouan.

The second and final day of the event will commence at 2 p.m. local time with the Level 11 blinds being 2,000/4,000/4,000. Late registration remains open until the completion of Level 12, so expect the field to grow during that time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on-site tomorrow to provide updates on the latest high-roller ahead of the next winner being crowned.

Tags: Adrian MateosArthur ConanBrian KimChris HunichenDylan DestefanoFedor HolzIsaac HaxtonJustin BonomoMichael AddamoMike WatsonOrpen KisacikogluRodrigo SelouanSam GraftonStephen ChidwickTimothy AdamsWeiran PuYuri Dzivielevski