On Wednesday, Day 4 of the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event took place after 48 players returned to action from Day 3. After a little bit over five hours of play, 22 of them remained and will be moving on to Day 5. Leading the way is Ana Marquez with 3.805 million in chips.
To begin the day, Chris Oliver was the chip leader. He walked in with a whopping 3.675 million. His next closest competitor was Max Lehmanski with 2.324 million. Oliver began the day on the feature table, under the bright lights and eyes of numerous cameras. Even with all eyes on him, his stack didn't move to much and he ended the day with 3.275 million in chips. Lehmanski, on the other hand, lost all of his chips and was eliminated.
A few of the other notable players still alive to start Day 4 were Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker, Mike Sowers, Eric Froehlich, Sam Stein and Eddy Sabat. Moneymaker, the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion and igniter of the poker boom, joined Oliver on the feature table all day today. He wrapped up with 3.765 million in chips and sits second in chips. Stein also found some time on the feature table to finish out the day and bagged 3.085 million. Sowers finished with slightly more than that at 3.180 million. The other two, Froehlich and Sabat, were both eliminated on the day.
Although Froehlich began the day with a nice boost to his stack after he busted Oleg Perepletchikov, his day came to an end roughly halfway through the day. Froehlich three-bet jammed with pocket fours into Stein's two kings and failed to get there on his elimination hand.
Sabat got the last of his money in with the . He was up against the for Sowers. Although Sabat flopped a king, an eight also flopped for Sowers and that was all she wrote for the former APPT Macau champion.
The chip leader moving into Day 5 is Marquez and she's the only woman left standing in the field. Marquez did a good job of flying under the radar in terms of big pots all day long on Wednesday. As we tracked her chip stack growing and growing as the day moved on, she never seemed to showdown a hand or get involved in big, all-in confrontations. That's usually the mark of a very solid poker player. When the day was all said and done, it was no coincidence that Marquez found herself at the top of the leader board.
One big hand we caught with Marquez was when she sent Ilan Rouah to the rail. After Rouah shoved over a raise, Marquez was waiting behind him with two kings. Rouah held the and the kings held.
Play was supposed to end after the field was halved, but thanks for three eliminations within seconds of each other while 25 players remained, Day 5 will begin with a field of 22. Nicholas Kamen, Josh Bergman and Timothy Finne were those three players to bust.
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Day 5 will begin at 12:00 P.M. local time down in the Bahamas. The plan is to play down to only a final table remains. All eyes will be on Moneymaker as he looks to claim the world's second largest poker tournament title after having already won the largest. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the live coverage.
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