2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$100,000 Super High Roller

Katz Running Out Of Lives

David "Doc" Sands opened for 130,000 under the gun with {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and cleared the field to a short-stacked Cary Katz, who just called from the big blind holding {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. The latter proceeded to check-call a bet of 65,000 on the {8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} flop, and then both players checked the {7-Diamonds} turn.

When the {K-Clubs} appeared on the river, Katz checked and Sands put the pressure on by moving all in. Katz quickly folded and the rich got richer while the poor got poorer.

David Sands 7,360,000 265,000
Cary Katz 445,000 -205,000

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Nick Schulman Binks a Three-Outer; Doubles

Nick Schulman (Day 2)
Nick Schulman (Day 2)

Nick Schulman opened to 150,000 from the small blind with {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}, Scott Seiver defended from the big blind with an unknown hand, and the flop was {5-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Schulman led out for 180,000, and Seiver raised to 400,000.

Schulman re-raised to 775,000, Seiver moved all in, and Schulman called all in for 1.65 million.

Seiver showed {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

The turn was a meaningless {2-Hearts}, but the {10-Spades} spike on the river, doubling Schulman.

Schulman now has over 3.6 million chips, while Seiver dipped to 3.3 million.

David Sands 7,095,000 100,000
Nick Schulman 3,640,000 1,740,000
Scott Seiver 3,370,000 -1,710,000
Cary Katz 650,000 -130,000

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Philipp Gruissem Eliminated in 5th Place ($400,700)

Philipp Gruissem - 5th
Philipp Gruissem - 5th

The blinds and antes have put the pressure on the short stacks, and it didn't take long for one of them to commit. That man was Germany's Philipp Gruissem, and unfortunately for him, he wouldn't survive the red-hot Scott Seiver.

It happened when action folded to Seiver in the small blind and he simply moved all in. "Freeroll," he told Gruissem, who was smiling in the big blind. The German looked down at his first card and chuckled a bit. "Is it a good one?" Seiver asked.

"Yeah, it's enough," Gruissem said before peeking at the other card and calling off for 1,085,000. Gruissem then tabled {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}, which was a 55% favorite to beat Seiver's {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}.

The German seemed hopeful, but not after the flop fell {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}, giving Seiver the lead with a pair of queens. Neither the {9-Hearts} turn nor {4-Diamonds} river allowed Gruissem to retake the lead, and he exited in fifth place for $400,700.

Philipp Gruissem Busted

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David "Doc" Sands opened for 110,000 with {A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and received a call from Scott Seiver, who held {K-Spades}{9-Spades} in the small blind. The {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop was gin for Sands as it delivered him trips, and he promptly bet 100,00 after Seiver had checked. The latter made the call, but then check-folded to a bet of 260,000 on the {2-Hearts} turn.

David Sands 7,165,000 375,000
Scott Seiver 3,465,000 -220,000

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Seiver Jams Two Times Pot on Turn

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver opened to 115,000 from under the gun with {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}, Nick Schulman three-bet to 315,000 from the big blind with {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and Seiver called.

The flop fell {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}, Schulman tanked for 30 seconds or so then led out for 280,000. Seiver called.

The turn was the {10-Clubs}, Schulman checked, and Seiver moved all in for effectively 2.5 million - more than two times the pot.

Schulman shot back in his chair, shocked that Seiver moved all in, then began staring at the board. He took a drink of his water, then mumbled, "This is a really weird hand."

He removed his hat, put it back on, stroked his goatee, then started playing with chips. All the while, Seiver sat silently. Motionless.

Eventually, after three minutes, Schulman folded.

Scott Seiver 3,740,000 640,000
Nick Schulman 2,400,000 -670,000

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