Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Concludes with Dylan Hortin On Top
Day 1a of the $10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event from the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has come to a close. A total of 295 players came out to action for this starting flight, and roughly 200 of them have advanced to Day 2. Emerging as the chip leader was Dylan Hortin. He bagged up an impressive 160,500 in chips and has set the bar high for everyone else.
Several notables kicked off their poker year in this event, but for some of them, it didn't quite go as planned. Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis saw his hopes dashed early, as did fellow Team Pro Vanessa Rousso. PokerStars Team Online member Mickey Petersen was also eliminated on Day 1a.
Another player who busted was also arguably the most high-profile entry in this event thus far, and that was former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. The three-time NBA All-Star only lasted two full levels before busting at the start of Level 3. He was eliminated at the hands of the overnight chip leader, and that is where Hortin's building began.
Of those who managed to survive were Calvin Anderson, Joseph Cheong, Eugene Katchalov, Liv Boeree, John Juanda, and the reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess. Riess got down to under 10,000 relatively early in the day, but turned things around a little bit and finished on 16,500.
Tomorrow will be the second and final starting flight to this marquee event, and it is expected that around 700 players will be in the mix. If the event is going to hit the $10,000,000 guarantee, the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort is going to have to be packed from wall to wall.
Day 1b will commence at 12 p.m. local time, and you can be sure to find all of your live updates right here on PokerNews.com.
End-of-Day Counts (full)
Four More Hands
Four more hands will be dealt before the players bag and tag.
Lehr Folds Turn
On the flop, Keith Lehr fired a bet of 2,000 before Douglas Ferreira Souza raised to 5,300. Lehr made the call, and then checked the turn card that paired the board. Souza bet 5,500, and Lehr gave it up.
Hortin Wins with a Better Kicker
On the flop, Dylan Hortin and a second player checked to Jose Leon. Leon bet 1,500, and both Hortin and the other player called.
The turn was the to pair the board, and Hortin checked. The second player led for 2,500, and Leon called. Hortin also called.
The river was the , and Hortin checked. The second player bet 2,000, Leon called, then Hortin check-raised to 6,500. The second player called, and Leon folded.
Hortin tabled the to beat his opponent's , and he won the pot.
Joseph Cheong vs. Calvin Anderson
Joseph Cheong raised to 1,400 from the cutoff and was called by the player in the small blind. Calvin Anderson three-bet to 4,500 from the big blind and only Cheong called to see the flop fall .
Anderson continued for 5,725, Cheong called, and the hit the turn. Both checked, landing the river. Anderson checked to Cheong who bet 6,625, which Anderson called.
Cheong tabled for a pair of sixes, Anderson flashed A-K, and Cheong collected the pot.
Greenwood Chips Up
Action folded to Josh Prager in the hijack seat, and he raised to 1,500. Sam Greenwood called from the small blind, and Darryll Fish called from the big blind.
From there, the three players saw the flop come down . Greenwood and Fish checked, then Prager bet 1,500. Greenwood called, then Fish check-raised to 4,000. Prager folded, and Greenwood called.
The turn was the , and both players checked to see the land on the river. Greenwood bet enough to put Fish all in, and Fish folded.
Team Pokerstars Online Want to Give You $2,500
Dining out on Team PokerStars Online at the PCA 2014 with Haxton, Millar, Philip, Lew, Ladouceur, Schneiders and co. What’s more, they want to play you heads-up for rollz – and you can win up to $2,500 if you’re here at the PCA!
Find out more at the PokerStars Blog.