2021 NJCOOP
2010 PCA Main Event
Days:
2010 PCA Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Day 3 Wraps

EricRamsey
Harrison Gimbel
Harrison Gimbel
It was another intense day of cards at the PokerStars.net Caribbean Adventure as Day 3 saw the bubble burst and the start of the mass procession to the payout desk.

Praz Bansi began the day as the big stack, but a tough table draw sent his chip count spiraling downward in the early going. Bansi recovered quickly, though, and he proceeded to tear through the field for the remainder of the day. He isn't quite at the top of the scoreboard anymore, though, as a new chip leader emerged from a massive pot during the final level.

Justin Bonomo (who'd been chipping up steadily all day) was knocked off in a jaw-dropping confrontation with Harrison Gimbel with less than an hour left in play. In a heads-up pot, Bonomo fired bets on all three streets, committing the rest of his still-sizable stack on the river. Gimbel looked him up and revealed his flopped flush, eliminating Bonomo and surging into the chip lead.

He may have well over two million chips, but there's not much of a gap protecting Gimbel. Matthew Haugmen is less than a half-million chips behind, and danger lurks a bit further down the leaderboard. Bansi is still right there in the mix, and Amanda Baker, Ryan D'Angelo, and Barry Shulman all represent immediate threats to Gimbel's throne.

The remaining 62 players will be back in their seats tomorrow at noon to try and parlay their Day 3 efforts into a deep run. By this time on Saturday, just 24 will be left for the fight to the final table. We'll see you then!

Tags: Harrison Gimbel

Florian Flourishes

EricRamsey
Florian Langmann all smiles with twice as many chips now
Florian Langmann all smiles with twice as many chips now
Action folded around the table to the button, and the player there open-raised to 100,000. Florian Langmann was in the blinds with just 154,000 total chips left, and he went ahead and stuck them in, his opponent looking him up with {Q-Hearts} {8-Hearts}. Langmann was ahead but at-risk with his {K-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}.

The board smiled on the Team PokerStars Pro as it ran {K-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {5-Spades} {K-Spades} {A-Diamonds}. A full house is plenty good enough to beat the queen-eight, and Langmann has earned himself an eleventh-hour double up to about 320,000.

Tags: Florian Langmann

Keyes Unlocks a Double Up

EricRamsey
Darren Keyes
Darren Keyes
Darren Keyes got all ~500,000 of his chips into the middle before the flop, and he would need to win a big pot against Marc Etienne McLaughlin to stay alive. Fortunately for Mr. Keyes, he was in with {A-Diamonds} {A-Spades} against his opponent's {A-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}.

The board gave no sweat at all, running down clean as a whistle: {6-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {6-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {7-Hearts}. Ship the double up to Keyes; he's sitting pretty right at one million chips now.

Tags: Darren KeyesMarc Etienne McLaughlin

Ten-Minute Warning

EricRamsey
We've hit ten minutes remaining on the big clock, and it's time to draw a card. An eight was pulled, so we'll play that many hands at each table before calling it quits for Day 3.

Lieu Excited Now

donpeters
In case you're wondering how Liz Lieu feels about her recent double up, here's what we gathered from her latest tweet:

"DOUBLE UP!! Yeah baby ... weeeeeee ... chip stack - 630k"

We'd say she pretty excited!

Tags: Liz Lieu

Shulman Puts the Pressure On

donpeters
After a raise preflop by Wayne Bentley and a call by Barry Shulman, the flop came down {A-Clubs} {10-Spades} {9-Hearts}. Bentley continued with a bet of 35,000. Shulman looked over at Bentley's stack and then moved all in, putting Bentley to the test for his last 190,000 chips. Bentley folded and cut his losses. Shulman is up to 1.59 million.

Tags: Barry ShulmanWayne Bentley

Brummelhuis Busted

donpeters
Michiel Brummelhuis was all in preflop holding pocket eights against Robert Mizrachi's {A-?} {K-?}. Mizrachi went on to hit one king on the flop and another on the river to improve and sent Brummelhuis to the rail. Mizrachi now has 920,000 chips.

Tags: Michiel BrummelhuisRobert Mizrachi

No Mo for Bonomo

donpeters
Bonomo is out
Bonomo is out
Justin Bonomo raised to 35,000 and Harrison Ian Gimbel called. The flop came down a monotone {9-Clubs} {6-Clubs} {4-Clubs}. Bonomo fired 70,000 and Gimbel called.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Bonomo fired 190,000. Gimbel again just called.

The river was the {9-Diamonds} and Bonomo shoved all in. Gimbel made the call and tabled {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, having flopped the nut flush. Bonomo mucked his hand and was sent to the rail.

Gimbel's way up to 2.55 million now.

Tags: Harrison Ian GimbelJustin Bonomo

Filippi Not O.K. in the Koral

donpeters
From the button, Tom Koral raised to 32,000. Bryce Yockey was in the small blind and reraised to 90,000. In the big blind was Amnon Filippi and he moved all in for 345,000. Koral called all in and then Yockey folded.

Koral had Filippi dominated with {A-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} versus {A-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}. The board ran through {J-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {2-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}, leaving Filippi with only 100,000 chips. Koral shot up to 700,000.

Tags: Amnon FilippiBryce YockeyTom Koral