2018 Caribbean Poker Party

$25,500 MILLIONS World
Day: 1b
Event Info

2018 Caribbean Poker Party

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
108
Prize
$2,000,000
Event Info
Buy-in
$25,500
Prize Pool
$10,000,000
Entries
394
Level Info
Level
39
Blinds
2,000,000 / 4,000,000
Ante
0

$25,500 MILLIONS World

Day 1b Completed

Calvin Anderson Bags a Top Stack After Day 1b of $25,500 MILLIONS World

Level 8 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

It was a much busier day inside the convention center at Baha Mar Resort in the beautiful Bahamas for Day 1b of the $25,500 MILLIONS World. The players came out in waves for what could be one of the biggest Super High Rollers ever and it's all happening at the Caribbean Poker Party. There were over 200 entries throughout the day, capping out at 205 and just 134 players surviving.

When all the dust settled, Calvin Anderson emerged as one of the big stacks heading into Day 2 with 3,700,000 chips. The sudden jolt up the leaderboard came on the backend of a double knockout where he eliminated Sorel Mizzi and Ognjen Sekularac. Anderson had the big blind special, nine-deuce, and made a full house against two premium hands to take over the lead. He sailed to the finish from there and will be in a great position when Day 2 fires up.

The American's three biggest scores have all come at the World Series of Poker with two of those being gold bracelet victories. A deep run in this high roller event could be an impressive score to add to his resume of over $2.1 million in career earnings.

Anderson also had to deal with Geraldo Cesar at his table and both players held two of the bigger stacks of the tournament heading into the last level. They battled it out in a couple of hands with Cesar coming out on top both times and taking over the chip lead. Cesar is a bit unknown to the poker world and especially the high roller scene, with just $40,000 in career earnings. Most of his tournament cashes have come here in the Bahamas or in his home country of Brazil. Cesar will take the overall chip lead into Day 2 with 4,315,000 chips.

There was a much bigger buzz in the building when the action got underway with over 40 players taking their seats at the start of play. That number continued to rise at a rapid pace and within no time, the field for Day 1b escalated over 100 entries. Ali Imsirovic broke out into the early chip lead with some dominating poker and had accumulated over faltered chips at one point. However, he faltered in the latter half of the day and will head into Day 2 as one of the short stacks.

One of the most exciting hands of the day came in the result of King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik. There was a three-way all in on the flop with Tsoukernik on the short stack. Tsoukernik's three-four suited turned a straight and he held on for a triple up. That gave the high-stakes businessman all the confidence he needed to build a healthy chip stack of 3,005,000 heading into tomorrow.

Leon Tsoukernik
Leon Tsoukernik

Some other big names to make it through include Mike Leah (2,775,000), Matt Berkey (2,640,000), Seth Davies (2,625,000), Rainer Kempe (2,510,000), Ryan Riess (2,415,000), and Richard Seymour (1,100,000). A couple of the partypoker pros who found success at the table were Joni Jouhkimainen (1,350,000), and Sam Trickett (1,000,000).

Late registration will remain open for the first four levels of Day 2 to give any of those that were eliminated a couple more chances to run up a stack. The chips are expected to be flying around a rapid pace right from the get go with everyone given the opportunity of potentially two more buy-ins tomorrow. There are a total of 282 entries from the Day 1 flights and with a massive $10 million guaranteed prizepool looming, it provides a great incentive for many players to take a shot at glory.

The action is scheduled to get underway at 12 p.m. EST again and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you more coverage of some high roller action.

Tags: Ali ImsirovicCalvin AndersonJoni JouhkimainenLeon TsoukernikMatt BerkeyMike LeahOgnjen SekularacRainer KempeRichard SeymourRyan RiessSam TrickettSeth DaviesSorel Mizzi

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Geraldo Cesar br
Geraldo Cesar
4,315,000
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
3,700,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Javier Zapatero es
Javier Zapatero
3,465,000
WPT 1X Winner
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
3,410,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Kathy Lehne us
Kathy Lehne
3,195,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
3,120,000
Ryan Daube us
Ryan Daube
3,065,000
Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
3,005,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
2,965,000
615,000
615,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Run It Once
Stanislav Barshak us
Stanislav Barshak
2,850,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
2,830,000
2,830,000
2,830,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Aleksandr Gofman ru
Aleksandr Gofman
2,780,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
2,775,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
2,640,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
2,625,000
$25K Fantasy
WPT 1X Winner
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
2,620,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
2,510,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
2,475,000
225,000
225,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
StakeKings
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
2,415,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
2,410,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
2,370,000
-20,000
-20,000
WSOP 2X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Edward Lin cn
Edward Lin
2,335,000
Sosia Jiang nz
Sosia Jiang
2,325,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
2,280,000
1,280,000
1,280,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Run It Once
Johnathan Concepcion es
Johnathan Concepcion
2,265,000

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Play Concludes for the Night

Level 8 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante

The last three hands were dealt on each of the tables and the player have bagged up their chips. The total numbers are in at 205 entries and 134 players remaining. Geraldo Cesar has emerged as the chipleader but a full list of chip counts and a recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Player Chips Progress
Geraldo Cesar br
Geraldo Cesar
4,315,000
895,000
895,000
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
3,700,000
-1,090,000
-1,090,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Javier Zapatero es
Javier Zapatero
3,465,000
WPT 1X Winner
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
3,120,000
1,110,000
1,110,000
Ryan Daube us
Ryan Daube
3,065,000
Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
3,005,000
1,295,000
1,295,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
2,775,000
375,000
375,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
2,640,000
180,000
180,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
2,625,000
195,000
195,000
$25K Fantasy
WPT 1X Winner
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
2,510,000
210,000
210,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
2,415,000
135,000
135,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
1,680,000
-30,000
-30,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen
1,350,000
Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour
1,100,000
365,000
365,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
1,000,000
-350,000
-350,000

Level: 8

Blinds: 8,000/16,000

Ante: 16,000

New and Re-Entries

Level 7 : 7,000/14,000, 14,000 ante

The field is approaching a total of 200 entries of Day 1b and another partypoker pro has recently taken a seat. Joni Jouhkimainen joined the field along with many players who are on their second bullet of the day.

Alex Lynskey, Maria Ho, Thomas Muehloecker, Lauren Roberts, and Joey Weissman are just a few of the players looking to find better fortune the second time around.

Player Chips Progress
Geraldo Cesar br
Geraldo Cesar
3,420,000
3,420,000
3,420,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
2,620,000
360,000
360,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
2,460,000
780,000
780,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
2,430,000
760,000
760,000
$25K Fantasy
WPT 1X Winner
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
2,400,000
840,000
840,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
2,390,000
460,000
460,000
WSOP 2X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
2,350,000
820,000
820,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Run It Once
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
2,300,000
510,000
510,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
2,250,000
600,000
600,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
StakeKings
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
2,250,000
590,000
590,000
EPT 1X Winner
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
2,140,000
670,000
670,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
1,910,000
490,000
490,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
1,860,000
-725,000
-725,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
1,850,000
370,000
370,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
1,710,000
520,000
520,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
1,710,000
1,710,000
1,710,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
1,700,000
1,285,000
1,285,000
$25K Fantasy
Alex Lynskey au
Alex Lynskey
1,630,000
1,630,000
1,630,000
James Romero us
James Romero
1,500,000
-30,000
-30,000
WPT 1X Winner
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
1,330,000
330,000
330,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
1,000,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 4X Winner
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
1,000,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
760,000
-90,000
-90,000
EPT Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour
735,000
-265,000
-265,000

Anderson Scores a Double KO to Take the Lead

Level 7 : 7,000/14,000, 14,000 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

The cards were already spread out on the table and the dealer just announced, "Two seats open!" as two players stood up from their chairs. The board read {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Ognjen Sekularac and Sorel Mizzi were walking away from the table.

"Bust," Sekularac said to one of his friends at a table next door. Sekularac had his {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} face up on the table but on the other side was Calvin Anderson with {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Mizzi's cards were already in the muck but it would be tough to beat the full house of Anderson anyway. It was a classic big blind special for Anderson who cracked the big hands of Sekularac and Mizzi at the same time.

"That was a small pot," one player at the table said in sarcasm. Anderson stacked his heaps of chips and has taken over the chip lead with around 4.8 million. Nobody from Day 1a even cracked the 4 million chip mark and Anderson is within striking distance of the 5 million chip mark with around 90 minutes left in the day.

Player Chips Progress
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
4,790,000
4,790,000
4,790,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
Busted
Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
Busted

Tags: Calvin AndersonOgnjen SekularacSorel Mizzi

Level: 7

Blinds: 7,000/14,000

Ante: 14,000

Yoon Closes the Gap on Imsirovic

Level 6 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Brain Yoon
Brain Yoon

Just when it looked like Ali Imsirovic was going to run away with the chip lead on Day 1b, Brian Yoon had something else to say about that. The two players recently tangled in quite a massive pot that saw Yoon double up through the chip leader. Even though Imsirovic lost around 1,000,000 chips, he still holds the lead after six levels but the field has narrowed the gap.

Yoon moved into second place with his double up and there are still plenty of big names not far behind. David Eldridge has been quietly going about his business and has accumulated nearly 2.5 million chips himself. Ryan Riess is also climbing up the leaderboard while staying out of many of the big pots.

A few more notable entries to take to the felt as of late include Koray Aldemir, Davidi Kitai, Benjamin Pollak, Maria Lampropulos, and Tobias Ziegler. The total number of entries has grown to 186 at the end of level six with 147 players remaining. The players are about to head on their last 15-minute break of the night before the final two levels are played out.

Player Chips Progress
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
2,585,000
-755,000
-755,000
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
2,480,000
1,480,000
1,480,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
David Eldridge us
David Eldridge
2,470,000
2,470,000
2,470,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
2,280,000
130,000
130,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
1,990,000
990,000
990,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
1,930,000
320,000
320,000
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
1,720,000
720,000
720,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
1,720,000
490,000
490,000
Gal Yifrach us
Gal Yifrach
1,690,000
690,000
690,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
1,670,000
250,000
250,000
$25K Fantasy
WPT 1X Winner
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
1,660,000
660,000
660,000
EPT 1X Winner
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
1,630,000
630,000
630,000
$25K Fantasy
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
1,595,000
595,000
595,000
WPT 1X Winner
Will Givens us
Will Givens
1,590,000
590,000
590,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
1,550,000
550,000
550,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
1,540,000
1,540,000
1,540,000
Tobias Ziegler de
Tobias Ziegler
1,530,000
1,530,000
1,530,000
James Romero us
James Romero
1,530,000
530,000
530,000
WPT 1X Winner
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
1,480,000
480,000
480,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
1,470,000
470,000
470,000
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
1,440,000
440,000
440,000
WPT 1X Winner
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
1,430,000
980,000
980,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 2X Winner
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
1,310,000
-60,000
-60,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
1,000,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
1,000,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner

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Tags: Ali ImsirovicBenjamin PollakBrian YoonDavid EldridgeDavidi KitaiKoray AldemirMaria LampropulosRyan RiessTobias Ziegler

Level: 6

Blinds: 6,000/12,000

Ante: 12,000