The action has come to an end on Day 4 of the $5,300 MILLIONS Main Event at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival. Canadian poker pro, Sam Greenwood will lead the final 12 players into the fifth and final day with a commanding chip lead of 193,900,000.
Greenwood played a monster pot on the last hand of the night against previous chip leader, Preben Stokkan. He made the nut flush on the turn with and the board reading . Greenwood was all in for 64.5 million on the river and Stokkan paid him off, setting Greenwood up for another final table.
This is the third event Greenwood has played here at the Melia Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and it's setting up to be his third final table. Greenwood finished third place in the $10,300 High Roller event for $124,100 and improved with a second-place finish in the $25,500 Super High Roller for $242,750. Improving one more spot is Greenwood's only goal, as he could cap off an excellent series with a $1,000,000 payday.
Following in Greenwood's footsteps is Jonas Gjelstad (117,700,000) from Norway who found himself all in with his tournament life on the line holding ace-king against Damian Lomza's pocket kings. Gjelstad not only hit one, but two aces to score a massive double up and sit in second place. It won't all be smooth sailing for the chip leaders though, as Stokkan (99,000,000) and partypoker's Jason Koon (93,800,000) are sitting within striking distance and will be looking to close the gap when the day begins.
Today started with 43 players returning to the felt and it was Michael Zhang holding the chip lead. Unfortunately for him, nothing could go his way and he quickly spiralled out of contention, finishing in 23rd place for $34,000. Other notables that hit the rail throughout the day include Charlie Godwin (19th place - $34,000), partypoker Chairman, Mike Sexton (24th place - $34,000), Maria Ho (25th place - $34,000), and Ismael Bojang (39th place - $27,500).
The final ten players will reconvene inside the convention centre tomorrow at 12:00 P.M. local time. They will play down to the final table of eight, which will restart around 4:00 P.M. The final table will be live-streamed with a 30-minute delay and the PokerNews coverage will coincide with the stream. The blinds will continue at 1,200,000/2,400,000 with a button ante of 2,400,000 and the levels will be increased to 90-minutes in length.
Day 5 Seat Draw
|12||4||Jason Koon||United States||93,800,000||39|
|13||1||Jiri Horak||Czech Republic||104,500,000||44|
|13||5||Dan Dizenzo||United States||55,200,000||23|
Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as we bring you all of the action throughout the final day of play.