Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the big and bad $25,000 High Roller from the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has come to a close. Leading the way is none other than Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst, the defending champion of this very event. Selbst bagged 1,633,000.
Just 14 players remain, and it is a packed group that's left. Selbst's lead is extremely small, as she's only 19,000 in chips ahead of Joao Vieira with 1,604,000 in second place. Also remaining are Daniel Negreanu, Ole Schemion, Dan Smith, Rob Mizrachi, and the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Merson.
Also making it to Day 3 is Paul Newey, the investor and businessman that's recently taken the plunge into the poker world. Prior to this in-the-money finish, Newey had just one cash on record for $4,400 from last year's PCA. Well, he's back at the festival this year and already locked up a solid $89,560 in prize money. He'll be the short stack returning with 162,000 in chips, but anything can happen if he gets a double up or two on Monday.
Day 3 will see a winner crowned and one of these tough competitors become $1,279,880 richer. The cards will be back in the air at 12 p.m. local time on Monday, and you can find all of the live coverage from the tournament floor right here on PokerNews.com.
With the completion of Level 20, the remaining 14 players are bagging up their chips for the night. Vanessa Selbst is in front by a slight margin over Joao Vieira.
Stay tuned for today's recap.
From under the gun, Jacob Carl Schindler opened with a raise to 32,000. Marvin Rettenmaier reraised from the hijack seat to 82,000, and then action fell on Vanessa Selbst in the cutoff seat. She stuck in a reraise of her own and made it 177,000 to go. In the big blind, Aleksandr Denisov moved all in for 245,000 when the action got to him. Schindler then tanked for a few long minutes before eventually folding his hand. Rettenmaier folded behind him, and then Selbst made the call.
"How much is it? Only a little bit more, right?" asked Selbst, as she was just about to drop the chips in to make the call. "Yeah, I can call that."
Selbst had the , and Denisov had the to dominate her.
The flop, turn, and river ran out , and Denisov successfully doubled up.
While we were watching a hand on the other table there was a big pot brewing between Rob Mizrachi and Faraz Jaka. When we turned around we witnessed the showdown in which Jaka was knocked out. Afterwards Mizrachi was kind enough to recap the action for us.
"He called on every street," Mizrachi said he bet every street on holding . Mizrachi had rivered a straight while Jaka held for top pair.
Jaka was knocked out and Mizrachi picked up some more chips.
Jacob Carl Schindler raised to 32,000 from under the gun, and action folded over to Philipp Gruissem in the cutoff seat. He reraised all in for around 300,000. Play got back to Schindler, and he eventually made the call with the . Gruissem had the .
Although Gruissem took the lead on the flop, the and followed to give Schindler a diamond flush. Schindler had Gruissem covered and sent the German star to the rail in 16th place for $80,480.
|Philipp Gruissem||partypoker pro||Busted|
|7||Jacob Carl Schindler||USA||710,000|
|Philipp Gruissem||partypoker pro||480,000||-200,000|
Chris Klodnicki raised to 35,000 from the button and Marvin Rettenmaier defended his big blind. The flop brought and Rettenmaier check-called 35,000.
On the turn the hit and Rettenmaiaer checked again after which Klodnicki bet 80,000. Rettenmaier check-raised all in and Klodnicki called off for a total of 255,000.
Klodnicki showed and he was in good shape against the German's .
The river brought the and Rettenmaiaer hit his flush eliminating Klodnicki in the process. Everyone noticed this except for Klodnicki who was stacking down his chips, waiting for Rettenmaiaer to pay up.
After about six seconds Daniel Negreanu spotted that Klodnicki wasn't just handing over his chips to Rettenmaiaer.
"You lost man," Negreanu said in the nicest way possible after which Klodnicki jumped up and realized what had happened. Klodnicki was eliminated and just 16 players remain.