2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

2010 PCA Main Event
Days: 1b
Event Info

2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
120,000 / 240,000

Gray's Spades Neuter Opponent

A short-stacked opponent was all in before the flop against Jason Gray, Gray holding {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} to his opponent's {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}.

The board frowned on the at-risk player as it came out {9-Clubs} {9-Spades} {5-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {6-Spades}. Five spades equals a flush all day, and Jason Gray's ace-high flush is plenty good enough to win him the pot and tally the knockout, moving his stack up to about 36,000.

Tags: Jason Gray

Level: 4

Blinds: 150/300

Ante: 0

More Chips for Mort

Juan Carlos Mortensen
Juan Carlos Mortensen
Juan Carlos Mortensen has just improved to 68,000 in chips after a recent hand against a PokerStars online qualifier at his table.

Mortensen opened the pot with a preflop raise to 525 holding {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. His opponent then kicked it up to 1,700 and Mortensen made the call.

The flop came down {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Mortensen checked to the raiser who fired a continuation bet of 2,500. Mortensen then check-raised to 7,000 and his opponent made the call, bringing the action to the turn: {Q-Clubs}.

Here, Mortensen continued to put on the pressure, firing a 10,000 bet which was called by his nemesis.

The last card off the deck was the {K-Hearts} and Mortensen fired another 10,000 bet leaving himself about that much behind. His opponent dove into the tank for a few minutes before a player sitting to his right apologized and then called the clock. A floorperson approached the table and gave Mortensen's opponent a minute to act. With about 10 seconds left on the countdown clock, a call was made and Mortensen revealed his hand. Disgruntled, his opponent tossed his cards into the muck and Mortensen raked in the pot.

Tags: Juan Carlos Mortensen

Who's That Lady?

A player in early position open-raised to 550, and the player to his left made the call. Action came to Vicky Coren in the small blind, and she reraised to 1,200. The big blind and both of the original contenders would come along with calls, and it went off to a four-handed flop.

The dealer spread out {10-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {9-Spades}, and Coren led out with a bet of 3,000. The big blind and initial raiser both called, while the fourth player elected to duck out of the way. The three remaining players watched the turn card bring the {K-Spades}. Not slowing down now, Coren fired out another 5,000. This time nobody wanted to continue; her opponent's mucked in turn, and the put was pushed to the Team PokerStars Pro.

Coren is back up to 33,000 courtesy of that pot.

Tags: Vicky Coren

Deeb Won't Risk it All

Freddy Deeb
Freddy Deeb
In early position, Freddy Deeb opened the pot with a raise to 600. A player in late position reraised to 2,100 and Deeb called to see a flop. It came down {5-Spades} {K-Spades} {Q-Hearts}, and Deeb check-called a bet of 2,350. On the turn, the {A-Clubs} drew another check from Deeb, and he would call 3,800 this time.

Fifth street came the {6-Clubs}, and Deeb tapped the table again. His opponent put out a big bet of 12,000, enough to cover the gregarious pro. Deeb eventually returned his cards to the muck, electing to hang on to his 11,000-chip remainder for a better spot.

Tags: Freddy Deeb

Nelly Knocked Off

Nelly had been worked down to about 14,000 chips before this hand unfolded, and it would be his final hand of the tournament.

On a turned board showing {A-?} {4-?} {5-?} {K-?}, Nelly got his remaining stack into the middle with {A-?} {K-?}. Top two is good, but it's not as good as a wheel; his opponent tabled {2-?} {3-?}, and the rapper would need to fill up in order to stay alive. The river brought an unhelpful {2-?} though, and Nelly has been eliminated.

Tags: Nelly

JohnnyBax Fills Up

We joined the hand with the first four cards out on board showing {J-Spades} {8-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {3-Clubs}. Stu Patterson checked first to act, and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy put out a bet of 1,600. Patterson called, and the river came the {8-Hearts} to pair the board. Patterson now grabbed the betting lead and slid out 3,200 chips. Josephy thought it over for a minute or two before raising to 9,500. Patterson made the call, and Josephy tabled {3-Hearts} {3-Spades} for the full boat. It was the winner; Patterson sent his hand back to the muck and the pot goes to JohnnyBax.

Josephy - 39,000
Patterson - 23,000

Level: 3

Blinds: 100/200

Ante: 0