Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
On Sunday, the final six players of the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,000 Bounty Shootout returned for the $213,000 winner-take-all finale. It took nearly twelve hours to determine a winner, which ended up being none other than Canadian Andrew Chen. While Chen took home $269,000 for his performance, he didn't come by it easily.
The final table at the start of the day was about as tough as they come. Joining Chen were William Pilossoph, Scott Baumstein, Marko Neumann, Shaun Deeb, and Michael Binger. All eyes seemed to be on Binger, who played heads up for nearly five hours in Round One only to face off against his brother, Nick, in Round Two. Not only did Binger win that table, he personally eliminated his brother on his way to victory.
The first elimination of the day didn't take place until after seven hours of play. It occurred when Pilossoph checked, Chen bet 7,000 under the gun, Deeb called, and Pilossoph check-raised all in for 42,000 more on a flop. Chen called with while Deeb got out of the way. Pilossoph was way behind with and couldn't improve as the board ran out the and .
Eventually, Neumann followed Pilossoph out the door in fifth place. After a couple more hours of play, Scott Baumstein hit the rail in fourth place. Perhaps the defining hand of the tournament happened shortly thereafter when Deeb raised to 10,000 on the button and Chen reraised to 25,000 from the big blind. Deeb pushed back to the tune of 55,500, Chen moved all in, and Deeb called for 156,300.
The pot swelled to 427,600 and was the biggest pot of the tournament. The flop was no help to Deeb and neither was the turn. In order to eliminate Chen, Deeb needed a ten on the river; unfortunately for him, it came the and Chen doubled to 427,600.
A few hands later, Binger raised to 10,000, Chen three-bet to 25,000 from the small blind, and Deeb moved all in for right around 25,000 from the big blind. Binger thought for a bit and had an interesting decision on his hands. He couldn't let Chen eliminate Deeb because then he would be out of the running for the $25,000 bounty bonus. Binger decided to make the call and the action was three ways to the flop, which came down .
To make a long story short, Binger ended up all in on the hand and the cards were turned up:
The on the turn gave Chen the flush, the double elimnation, and the tournament. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Andrew Chen, your 2011 PCA $5,000 Bounty Shootout champion!
Final Table Results:
From the button, Michael Binger raised to 10,000. Andrew Chen was in the small blind and three-bet to 25,000. Shaun Deeb was in the big blind and went all in for right around 25,000. Binger thought for a bit and had an interesting decision on his hands. He couldn't let Chen eliminate Deeb because then he would be out of the running for the $25,000 bounty bonus.
Would he re-shove and try and get heads up with Deeb? Would he just call or would he fold and let Chen try and eliminate Deeb? If he folded and Chen wound up busting Deeb, Binger wouldn't be able to tie Deeb with eight bounties.
Binger decided to make the call and the action was three ways to the flop, which came down . Chen was up first and fired 20,000. With Deeb all in, Binger was next to act. He decided to raise all in and was met with a quick call from Chen.
Chen held top pair and the nut flush draw to be in prime position to knockout both players and end the tournament. Binger held middle pair of sixes and Deeb held bottom pair.
The turn brought the and that was the end of it all with Chen making the nut flush. The river completed the board with the to officially end the hand and it was all in the books.
Chen sent both Deeb and Binger packing on the same hand to claim $213,000 in prize money for winning the final table. He also won two more $1,000 bounties and ensured Deeb of the $25,000 bounty bonus.
Shaun Deeb raised to 10,000 on the button and Andrew Chen reraised to 25,000 from the big blind. Deeb pushed back to the tune of 55,500, Chen moved all in, and Deeb called for 156,300.
The pot swelled to 427,600 and was the biggest pot of the tournament thus far. The flop was no help to Deeb and neither was the turn. In order to eliminate Chen, Deeb needed a ten on the river; unfortunately for him, it came the . Chen doubled to 427,600 while Deeb was left with just 26,000.
On Hand #195, Michael Binger limped from the small blind and Andrew Chen checked his option from the big blind. Both players checked the flop, which was followed by the turn. Binger bet 7,000 and Chen decided to call behind.
When the hit the river, Binger checked and Chen bet 18,000. Binger hit the tank yet again, this time for around three minutes, before making the call. Chen showed and took down the pot. He is up to 206,800 while Binger dropped to 158,200.
With just over 48,000 chips in the middle, the final board read between Andrew Chen and Shaun Deeb. Chen checked and Deeb fired 26,700. Chen tanked for a bit and then made the call. Chen called with the and Deeb mucked his hand.
Shaun Deeb and Scott Baumstein got all of the money into the middle preflop in a 240,200-chip pot. Deeb held the , but was dominated by the for Baumstein. Baumstein was the player at risk.
The flop came down paired, . Baumstein was still ahead and the turn landed with the . Baumstein was still in the lead, but the on the river nailed Deeb with the winning hand. Baumstein was eliminated in fourth place while Deeb moved to the chip lead with 290,900 in chips.
Deeb not has eight bounties and he eliminated Baumstein who was the other player with seven bounties. Now, Michael Binger must eliminate Andrew Chen and win the event, eliminating Deeb, to also get eight bounties. Chen cannot win the bounty bonus.
Players are now on a 15-minute break.
From under the gun, Shaun Deeb raised to 8,000. Michael Binger reraised to 21,000 from the button. Action folded through the blinds and back to Deeb. He tanked for a little bit and then moved all in for 111,000. It was now Binger's turn to tank. He thought for a bit and then mucked his hand. Deeb won the pot and moved to 140,000. Binger dropped back to 202,000.