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2016 PCA Main Event Day 1b: Komarov Edges Jaffe and Kritzer for the Lead

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  • Alexandr Komarov edged out Jonathan Jaffe for the lead on Day 1b of the 2016 PCA $5,300 Main Event.

Day 1b of the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,300 Main Event came to a close following eight levels of play on Saturday. Nearly 700 entries were tallied on the day, and under 500 of them advanced to Day 2. With registration open until the start of Day 2, the numbers of entries should climb and the final total will be available on Sunday, along with the prize pool.

Russia's Alexandr Komarov led the way after Day 1b, bagging up 168,100 in chips. He was trailed closely by the USA's Jonathan Jaffe with 164,000 in chips and Randy Kritzer with 161,500, but no one was able to top Toby Lewis' 188,000 from Day 1a.

Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerChips
1Alexandr Komarov168,200
2Jonathan Jaffe164,000
3Randy Kritzer161,500
4David Eldridge141,700
5Guillermo Olvera139,700
6Wade Townsend134,300
7Timothy Robinson132,200
8Hans Winzeler131,500
9Jonas Busch Klausen130,700
10Vicente Delgado128,700

Plenty of players were in action on Day 1b, and the likes of Harrison Gimbel, Ankush Mandavia, Aaron Massey, Mike Leah, Maurice Hawkins, and Joe Kuether were all eliminated. On the flip side, Team PokerStars Pro members Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier bagged up chips, but they both finished on the shorter end. Negreanu bagged 23,600, and Mercier finished on 21,900.

Anthony Zinno was also among the Day 1b field, and he bagged up 60,500 in chips to end the day. Zinno is certainly a player to watch in every event he participates in, and we had our eyes on him today. One of the hands we witnessed that helped him to bag up more than two times the starting stack took place in Level 6 with the blinds at 200/400/50.

From middle position, Zinno raised to 1,000. Ryan Riess called from the cutoff seat, Joao Ribeiro called from the small blind, and Rodrigo Motoki called from the big blind.

The four players each checked the {K-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Spades} flop to see the {7-Clubs} land on the turn. On fourth street, action checked to Zinno, he bet 3,000, and only Motoki called.

The river was the {Q-Spades}, and Zinno bet 6,000 after Motoki checked. Motoki tanked for about two minutes before he made the call. Zinno showed the {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} for an ace-high flush, and Motoki mucked.

Day 2 will commence at 12 p.m. local time on Sunday, and you can find continued coverage right here on PokerNews.com.

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