2014 PCA Main Event Day 3: Silver on Top; Selbst Among Leaders
On Friday, Day 3 of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event came to a close with around 72 players remaining from the 1,031 who originally came out to play. At the end of the day, it was Max Silver who bagged up the biggest stack in the room with 1.453 million.
Right on Silver's heels is Roger Teska, who bagged up 1.406 million which is good for second in chips. Interestingly enough, Teska will begin Day 4 with a one round penalty. Toward the end of the night, Teska was seen making lewd gestures at cameras held by the television crew. When Teska remarked that he would just show up late to play tomorrow, tournament staff quickly informed him that his penalty would begin when he arrived.
While Silver will sport the largest stack in the field, other notable players managed to bob and weave their way through the field to survive heading into Day 4. Notable players who made it through Day 3 include Kyle Sorel (1,132,000), Shyam Srinivasan (811,000), Sam Greenwood (768,000), Antoine Saout (668,000), Matt Berkey (607,000), Jennifer Shahade (457,000) Loni Harwood (394,000), Mike McDonald (355,000), Paul Berende (191,000), and Ismael Bojang (99,000).
Also alive and thriving is PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst. Hot off of her third-place finish for $760,640 in the $100,000 Super High Roller, Selbst is seemingly on fire as she makes yet another deep run in the Main Event. Seated at the feature table for the majority of the day, Selbst made work of her foes and slowly built up to one of the top stacks in the field.
In one notable confrontation, Selbst raised to 8,500 at 2,000/4,000/500. Patricio Rojas called from the hijack and it folded around to David "ODB" Baker in the big blind. He announced an all in three-bet for 119,000 and Selbst wasted little time moving all in over the top. Rojas quickly got out of the way and the hands were turned over.
The flop came down and kept Selbst's ladies in the lead. Fourth street was the , which left Baker searching for one of the two remaining eights to stay alive in the tournament. Unfortunately for Baker, it was Selbst who made a set on the river when the struck the felt. Baker found elimination and Selbst was able to pad her stack with his chips. The Team Pro finished the day with 911,000 in chips.
Selbst isn't the only member of Team PokerStars still alive, though. Those returning for Day 4 include Marc-Andre Ladouceur (416,000), Angel Guillen (322,000), Marcel Luske (320,000), and Liv Boeree (115,000).
Today saw the field hit the money, as the top 151 players were guaranteed a payday. Many notable faces fell once the money was reached. The likes of Ole Schemion (144th), Antonio Esfandiari (140th), Keven Stammen (120th), 2010 PCA champion John Dibella (106th), Sam Cohen (105th), 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Merson (98th), and Maria Ho (85th) are just a small sample size of those to fall in the money.
Team PokerStars members to fall in the money include Leo Margets (143rd), Jason Mercier (142nd), Caio Pessagno (115th), and George Danzer (109th).
Play will resume at 12 p.m. local time on Saturday where the field will return to the beautiful Atlantis Resort in an attempt to clinch a spot at the final few tables. Be sure to keep your browsers locked here on PokerNews for all of the latest updates from the tournament floor.