2016 PCA $25,000 High Roller Day 1: Dustin Johns Leads Stacked Field

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  • Dustin Johns led the stacked field after Day 1 in the 2016 PCA $25,000 High Roller.

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller is always one of the biggest and most stacked events of the year, and this year is no different.

After Day 1, American Dustin Johns led the way with 298,100 in chips, followed by World Poker Tour champions Jared Jaffee and Olivier Busquet. The first day of this event drew a total of 214 entries, with late registration open until the start of Day 2.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerChips
1Dustin Johns298,100
2Robert Gorodetsky294,900
3Brian Yoon294,000
4Jared Jaffee293,600
5Isaac Baron258,000
6Olivier Busquet257,400
7Faraz Jaka254,900
8Chance Kornuth210,400
9Guillermo Olvera198,700
10Marvin Rettenmaier190,100

Busquet, who also won the €50,000 Super High Roller at EPT Barcelona for €896,434 in 2014 after beating his good friend Daniel Colman heads up, had a stellar day and bagged up 257,400 while he's in preparation for a six-figure MMA match with JC Alvarado.

Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Brian Yoon bagged up 294,000 after having held the chip lead for most of the day. Yoon knocked out Georgios Sotiropoulos with queens to ace-king, and that put him at the top.

Faraz Jaka, who finished third in the PCA Main Event in 2012, finished on 254,900, while two-time WPT winner Marvin Rettenmaier will take 190,100 to Day 2.

Former NFL star, seven-time Pro Bowler, and three-time Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour played on Day 1 as well, but after busting in the last level he had to reenter. Seymour had support from current Houston Texans player, and former New England Patriots teammate, Vince Wilfork, who came to check on his friend numerous times. Seymour survived the day and will come back tomorrow to chase after a spot at the final table.

During the day, Sarah Herring called the clock Seymour in the following video:

Among the shorter stacks that will be coming into Day 2, you've got EPT Grand Final champions Adrian Mateos with 58,000 and Steve O'Dwyer with 47,600, plus Team PokerStars Pro members Andre Akkari (59,100) and Jason Mercier (81,800).

Play will resume on Wednesday at 12 p.m. local time and another 10 levels will be played. PokerNews.com will be right there with you for all the live updates, chip counts, and photos, so be sure to stay tuned.

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