Jean-Noel Thorel Leads Final 8 Players in 2023 PCA $250,000 Super High Roller
Welcome to the last and final day of the highest buy in event at the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the beautiful Baha Mar Resort.
A total of 39 entries joined the field over the last two days and after the dust settled on Day 2, it was French businessman Jean-Noel Thorel who claimed the top spot in the $250,000 PSPC Super High Roller.
Only eight players remain in the hunt for PCA glory and the lions share of the massive $9,498,060 prize pool. The top six will find a return on their investment with the winner taking home a whopping $3,276,760.
Thorel comes into Day 3 with a stack of 2,295,000 but close on his heels is Canadian Sam Greenwood (1,755,000) and long-time chip leader David Yan (1,675,000) to round out the top three. Thorel, who is no stranger to these high-roller fields, has close to $8 million in live earnings and recently finished in eighth place only a week ago in Event #31: $25,000 8-Handed for $220,700.
Fourth on the overnight leaderboard is rising Russian star Artur Martirosian with 1,295,000, who finished third in the 2023 PCA $10,300 Main Event just a few days ago. All-time money leader Justin Bonomo already tasted success during the series as well and advanced with a healthy stack of 1,090,000.
Final Day Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|5||Chris Brewer||United States||260,000||10|
|6||David Yan||New Zealand||1,675,000||67|
|7||Byron Kaverman||United States||620,000||25|
|8||Justin Bonomo||United States||1,090,000||44|
Many big pots took place on the penultimate day and one that skyrocketed Thorel's stack was during the last level of the night when he cracked two ace-kings with king-queen suited to rise near the top of the leaderboard. He would then keep his foot on the gas pedal to finish the night with 92 big blinds to put to work today.
|Place||Payout (in USD)|
Day 3 kicks off at 12:30 p.m. local time and blinds will resume at Level 15 with 10,000/25,000 and a 25,000 big blind ante. Although players won't be able to catch the late registration of the $25,000 High Roller, they will be able to make the $100,000 High Roller at 8 p.m. EST.
Be sure to stick with PokerNews to bring you all the up-to-date coverage as we come closer to crowning a new super high roller champion here in The Bahamas.