The 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure resumed on Monday with 645 players remaining from the starting field of 1,560 to battle it out on Day 2. Six levels were played today and when it was all said and done, 173 are left in what was a fast and frantic day of poker. Just about everybody was surprised how quickly eliminations came today and the players are well into the money as a result. Ending the day at the top of the counts is Adam Geyer with 909,000. Following him are Ilan Rouah with 795,000 and Chris Oliver with 792,500.
Among those who failed to make it to the money today were Team PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree, Joe Cada, Nacho Barbero, John Duthie, and Dario Minieri. Joining them on the rail was 2010 PCA Champion Harrison Gimbel who was unable to recover from the short stack he began the day with.
The hand that had everybody sweating today was the bubble hand. Action folded to Marco Johnson in the small blind who moved all-in for 26,000 at the 2,500/5,000/500 level. William Reynolds was in the big blind and instantly called. Players and media swarmed the table as Johnson's elimination would guarantee a pay day for everybody. When the cards were turned over, it looked like that would be the case:
The flop came , not bringing much help to Johnson. He had some hope when the hit the turn, giving him a flush draw. However, the river brought the and Johnson was out in 233rd place.
Eliminations were fast and furious after that as 59 players busted after the money was reached to leave the returning field of 173 for Day 3. Some of the players who will return tomorrow are Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker (650,500), Dave Sands (617,000), Dwyte Pilgrim (489,000), and Faraz Jaka (447,000).
The top ten chip stacks heading into Day 3 are the following:
1. Adam Geyer - 909,000
2. Ilan Rouha - 795,000
3. Chris Oliver - 792,500
4. Harry Kaczka - 687,000
5. Chris Moneymaker - 650,500
6. Eric Buchman - 648,500
7. Oleg Perepletchikov - 641,500
8. David Sands - 617,000
9. Josh Bergman - 610,000
10. Bahbak Oboodi - 596,500
Play is scheduled to pick up at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow. Be sure to follow along right here as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team brings you all the action, eliminations, and drama from the 2011 PCA at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Good night!
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