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2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$10,000 Main Event

Day 3 completed

Posted 01-11-2013 02:56 GMT-4
$10,000 Main Event
Day 3 completed

Day 3 Ends With Kelly on Top

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly

With 59 players remaining in the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, the chip leader is Patrick Kelly, who bagged 1.75 million chips at the end of the night with thanks to two major hands involving pocket aces. In the first, he cracked Fabian Quoss’ aces with two queens, and in the second, his aces held against Michael Malm’s pocket kings in a seven-figure pot.

Joining Kelly at the top of the counts are Joe Serock, Darren Elias,

Day 3 of the 2013 PCA Main Event started with 166 players, an no one had a faster start than Serock. On one of the first hands played, he saw a flop of {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} with Jeremy Kottler. In it, Kottler checked, Serock fired 24,000, and Kottler called. The turn produced the {2-Diamonds}, and Kottler check-called a 57,500-chip bet from Serock.

The river was the {10-Spades}, and Kottler checked a third time. Serock fired a third and final bullet worth 135,000, and Kottler called. Serock tabled {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, Kottler folded, and Serock raked in the pot.

A few orbits later, Mor Ben David five-bet all in against Serock with two kings. Serock, the four-bettor, snapped it off with aces, and held.

Hand-for-hand play began with 146 players, and two hands later, the bubble burst at one of the secondary feature tables. Short stack Joao Santos open-shoved for his last 11,500 with the blinds at 2,000/4,000/500. Robert Mizrachi re-raised to 25,000 on Santos’ direct left, and Vegard Froshaug moved all in for 71,000 from the small blind. Mizrachi immediately called.

Mizrachi: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Froshaug: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Santos: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{k-Hearts}, and both Santos and Froshaug were eliminated.

Once the bubble burst, players began busting left and right. Dozens of notable players were able to eek into the money but go no further, including Will Molson, Tim Reilly, George Danzer, Dwyte Pilgrim, Matt Glantz, Lisa Hamilton, Joe Cada, Paul Volpe, Michael Mizrachi, Ashton Griffin, and Quoss.

Quoss’ elimination hand was especially brutal. He was all in and at risk for 120,000 holding {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}, which dominated Kelly’s {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. Kelly spiked a set on the {5-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop, and held as the turn and river came {10-Diamonds}, {3-Diamonds} respectively.

Kelly’s hot streak continued when he won a seven-figure pot with {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} off of Malm who held {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. The aces held this time as the board ran out {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, and the American was suddenly among the leaders.

Notables who survive the day include PokerStars Team Pros Eugene Katchalov and Jake Cody, PokerStars Team Online Member Tatiana Barausova, 2010 SCOOP Main Event champion Ryan Fair, PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final champion Mohsin Charania, 2001 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Carlos Mortensen, and two-time WSOP bracelet winners Greg Mueller and Scott Clements.

Day 4 of the 2013 PCA Main Event will begin on Friday at noon EST. The schedule says that play will resume until 24 players remain, but the schedule can certainly be adjusted.

Tags: Patrick Kelly

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Patrick Kelly 1,750,000
Joe Serock 1,320,000
Darren Elias 1,040,000
Michael Lipman 1,035,000 205,000
Owen Crowe 1,000,000
Maxim Panyak 989,000 79,000
Nicolas Godoy 848,000 -122,000
Yann Dion 829,000 494,000
Jerry Wong 808,000 48,000
Anthony Borde 796,000 81,000
Dimitar Danchev 793,000 293,000
Robert Mizrachi 783,000 78,000
Pedro Cuervo Quinche 733,000 48,000
Eddy Sabat 727,000 37,000
Ryan Carter 723,000 -77,000
Kilian Kramer 698,000 33,000
Mikal Blomlie 684,000 134,000
Michael Malm 658,000 98,000
George Clyde-Smith 625,000 -25,000
Manig Loeser 602,000 -188,000
Jose Quintas 595,000 97,100
Marcello Miniucchi 577,000 397,900
Olivier Busquet 535,000 -35,000
Carlos Mortensen 534,000 -16,000
Jonathan Roy 520,000 -120,000

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Chip Counts

Nicolas Godoy 1,060,000 -40,000
Michael Lipman 830,000 500,000
Joao Moreira da Silva 595,000 122,000
Paul Kuzmich 505,000 306,900
Ryan Fair 435,000 45,000
Griffin Benger 300,000 -290,000
Mazin Khoury 265,000 35,000
Andrey Shatilov 260,000 -70,000
Joel Micka 240,000 -30,000
Christian Niederhauser 215,000 -105,000
Mohsin Charania 210,000 -50,000
Julius Colman 180,000 -10,000
Timo Eckert 180,000 40,000
Ramiro Petrone 180,000 50,000
Steven Rosen 160,000 30,000
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