That's Day 4 done and dusted here at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and it was a frantically short one. The final 64 players were back inside the Imperial Ballroom this afternoon for the play down to 24. Faraz Jaka came into the day third in chips, and he bags up a huge chip lead. His finishing count of 4.114 million puts him a full 1.4 million chips ahead of his nearest challenger, Alex Fitzgerald.
Others still in contention heading to tomorrow's moving day include Sam Greenwood, Kyle Julius, Martin Jacobson, Ruben Visser, and the last lady standing, Xuan Liu.
Things did not go so well for the PokerStars family today, all of whom were eliminated before day's end. Arnaud Mattern was the first of those to fall, and he was joined by Jan Heitmann and Luca Pagano in short order. Right at the end of the night, Barry Greenstein fell to Jaka, too, and we'll have a non-sponsored winner here in a few days' time.
Other notables who came and went today included the defending champion, Galen Hall, as well as Chris Klodnicki, William Reynolds, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Erik Cajelais, Sam Chartier, Eddy Sabat, and pro golfer Sergio Garcia, who outlasted more than 1,000 players here this week.
The 24 survivors will be right back here tomorrow at noon, but they've been rewarded with a nice 18-hour break for their good work today. We're on a break too, but we'll be back with the players at high noon to whittle the field down to the final table!