After seven long days of poker, the end of the partypoker 2018 Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 Main Event is in sight. Just 11 players remain, and when the day is done, someone will raise a trophy and walk away with $1.5 million in the $10 million guaranteed event.
There hasn't been much time to enjoy paradise at Bahar Mar Resort for these players, but they each have $85,000 locked up for their efforts and all but one of them will get at least $110,000 as the tournament is currently on a money jump.
The remaining combatants as they stand now with 2015 WSOP bracelet winner Konstantin Maslak as the chip leader:
|Seat||Table 1||Chip Count||Table 2||Chip Count|
|2||Craig Mason||208,000,000||Filipe Oliveira||181,500,000|
|5||Marc MacDonnell||95,500,000||Konstantin Maslak||292,500,000|
|8||Alex Turyansky||104,000,000||Niek van der Sluijs||82,000,000|
Stacks are finally starting to shrink after average stacks were hovering well north of 50 big blinds for most of the event. When a couple of more players bust, the final table will be reached. That final table can be viewed on the partypoker live stream.
Meanwhile, we here at PokerNews will be bringing you overarching updates in the partypoker-requested style. With players like Maslak, Joe Kuether, Alex Lynskey, Pascal Hartmann and more, this isn't a show you'll want to miss if end-game tournament play appeals to you.
On for the chase for $1.5 million, starting at noon local time, here in The Bahamas.