2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Main Event
Days: 3
Event Info

2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000

Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Day 4 Seat Draw

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Lichtie111,463,000
John Andress121,985,000
Martin Mathis13910,000
Josh Bergman14743,000
Ana Marquez151,300,000
Rafael Golka16297,000
Joel Patchell17912,000
Alan Gould18802,000
Peter Valente21439,000
Marcio Barbieri22311,000
Toby Lewis23979,000
Adam Geyer24435,000
Anton Ionel251,157,000
Chris Moneymaker261,636,000
Timothy Finne27671,000
Chris Oliver283,675,000
Walid Bou-Habib31982,000
Steven Curtin32783,000
Wesley Wiemes33689,000
Michael Pesek34759,000
John Spadavecchia35302,000
Max Weinberg36724,000
Eric Beren371,190,000
Philippe Plouffe381,566,000
Erika Cerasti41338,000
Robert Cezarescu42524,000
Max Lehmanski432,324,000
Calvin Anderson44526,000
Mike Sowers451,360,000
Sander Jansen46447,000
William Givens47358,000
Paulo Rink48775,000
Gregory Baksic51322,000
Bryan Colin52738,000
Eric Froehlich531,187,000
Galen Hall541,677,000
Eddy Sabat55918,000
Oleg Perepletchikov56956,000
Shayne Khanna57500,000
Ilan Rouah581,349,000
Sam Stein61970,000
Pablo Martin-Romo Ruiz62409,000
Dmitriy Stelmak631,303,000
James St. Hilaire64920,000
Aaron McCready65482,000
Grayson Ramage661,290,000
Bolivar Palacios671,023,000
Nicholas Kamen681,258,000

Chris Oliver Leads the Pack as Day 3 Comes to a Close

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver

The 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event continued today with 173 with the intention of playing six levels or down to 48 players, whichever came first. As fate would have it, the field reduced itself before the clock ran out and ended in the latter stage of Level 22.

Adam Geyer began the day as the chip leader and put his big stack to good use. He was one of the final 48 players, although he ended the day with just 435,000. A few others who will be joining him on Day 4 include PokerStars Team Pro (USA) member and 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker (1.636 million), Max Lehmanski (2.32 million), Mike Sowers (1.36 million), Dmitriy Stelmak (1.303 million), Ilan Rouah (1.343 million), Sam Stein (970,000), Eddy Sabat (918,000) and the Day 3 chipleader, Chris Oliver (3.675 million).

While some players thrived, many failed to survive. Among those who fell during Day 3 action were former November Niner Eric Buchman, David "Doc" Sands, Dwyte Pilgrim, Faraz Jaka, and Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Victor Ramdin, JP Kelly, and Pieter de Korver.

Tomorrow the remaining players will return to reduce their number by half and determine the top 24. Action is set to resume at 12 P.M. EST here at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team then for all the latest action and eliminations.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Straight off the chip bags and to your computer screen.

Player Chips Progress
Chris Oliver us
Chris Oliver
3,675,000 2,882,500
Max Lehmanski de
Max Lehmanski
2,324,000 1,962,500
John Andress us
John Andress
1,985,000 1,826,500
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
1,677,000 1,489,000
Badge Title
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
1,636,000 985,500
Philippe Plouffe
Philippe Plouffe
1,566,000 1,353,500
Matt Lichtie
Matt Lichtie
1,463,000 1,322,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
1,360,000 854,000
Ilan Rouah
Ilan Rouah
1,349,000 554,000
Dmitriy Stelmak
Dmitriy Stelmak
1,303,000 1,056,000
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
1,300,000 820,000
Grayson Ramage us
Grayson Ramage
1,290,000 959,000
Nicholas Kamen
Nicholas Kamen
1,258,000 852,000
Eric Beren
Eric Beren
1,190,000 910,000
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
1,187,000 591,500
Badge Title
Anton Ionel ro
Anton Ionel
1,157,000 852,500
Bolivar Palacios pa
Bolivar Palacios
1,023,000 664,500
Walid Bou-Habib
Walid Bou-Habib
982,000 579,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
979,000 576,500
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
970,000 829,500
Oleg Perepletchikov
Oleg Perepletchikov
956,000 314,500
James St. Hilaire
James St. Hilaire
920,000 711,500
Edward Sabat us
Edward Sabat
918,000 3,000
Joel Patchell
Joel Patchell
912,000 722,000
Martin Mathis us
Martin Mathis
910,000 541,500

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Debora Busts, Ends Day 3

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Greg DeBora - eliminated in 49th place
Greg DeBora - eliminated in 49th place

With 49 players remaining there were five seven-handed tables, one eight-handed table and one six-handed table. We're not too sure why.

On the only eight-handed table Greg Debora moved all in for his last 214,000 from under the gun and the action folded all the way to Wesley Wiemes in the big blind. He tank-called for nearly half his stack and the hands were tabled.

Debora: {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Wiemes: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The {7-Spades}{j-Spades}{j-Clubs} flop didn't hit Wiemes directly, but he added three more outs to a seven which would counterfeit Debora's small pair. The dealer wrapped the table, burned a card and delivered a harmless {4-Diamonds} on the turn.

With all eyes on the table and everyone standing, the dealer wrapped the table one more time, burned the last card and spiked the {8-Spades} on the river giving Wiemes a winning pair of eights and eliminating Debora from the tournament.

Wiemes is now up to 689,000 chips and with the field down to 48 runners we are now done for the evening.

Tags: Greg DeboraWesley Wiemes

Givens Doubles Through Sowers

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

William Givens moved all in for 233,000 with {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} and was called by the {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} of Mike Sowers. It was yet another race as the flop fell {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Sowers was still ahead with his sixes but Givens picked up a straight draw.

When the {8-Clubs} hit the turn, Givens was left with a plethora of outs. He could hit a jack, seven, ace, ten, nine, or any club to win. The {3-Clubs} on the river was one such card and Givens survived, doubling to around 500,000 in the process.

Tags: Mike SowersWilliam Givens

Moneymaker Makes Nut Flush, Gets Paid Off

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Shake your Moneymaker
Shake your Moneymaker

With the board reading {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and over 300,000 in the middle, Chris Moneymaker led out for 275,000-chip bet against his opponent Wesley Wiemes. Wiemes went into the tank for a bit before eventually calling, and quickly mucked when 2003 WSOP Main Event champion tabled {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the nut flush.

Wiemes dropped to 452,000 chips while Moneymaker increased his stack to 1.76 million.

Tags: Chris MoneymakerWesley Wiemes

"That is a Good Flop"

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Peter Valente moved all in for around 200,000 from early position and was called Dmitriy Stelmak, the player directly to his left. The rest of the players got out of the way and it was off to the races:

Stelmak: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}
Valente: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

"That is a good flop," Valente said after seeing the {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades} fall. Indeed, he had hit a set but Stelmak could still catch a jack for a straight or running flush cards. The {3-Hearts} on the turn was neither. The dealer slowly burned and put out the {5-Clubs} on the river. Valente doubled to around 400,000 while Stelmak took a small hit down to 1.4 million.

Tags: Dmitriy StelmakPeter Valente

Colin Takes Out Yakovenko

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Bryan Colin
Bryan Colin

It took two hands for him to do it, but Bryan Colin eliminated Nikolai Yakovenko in 50th place.

On the first hand, Yakovenko put in his last 62,000 from the small blind with {Q-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Colin called from the big blind with {K-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} as Yakovenko spiked the queen on the turn to stay alive.

The next hand though, Colin had Yakovenko on the ropes once again. Yakovenko shoved from the button and Colin called from the small blind with {A-Spades}{J-Spades}, leading Yakovenko's {K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. This time Yakovenko would not pull the upset as the board came down {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}.

With the knockout, Bryan Colin is up to about 1,100,000.

Tags: Nikolai Yakovenko. Bryan Colin

Reijmer Eliminated, Lichtie More than Doubles, & Yakovenko Crippled

Level 22 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Nikolai Yakovenko raised to 50,000 and received a call from Gregory Baksic on the button. Daniel Reijmer then moved all in from the small blind for 180,000 more, Matt Lichtie came over the top for a total of 498,000, and Yakovenko called. After Baksic got out of the way, the cards were turned up:

Yakovenko: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Reijmer: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Lichtie: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

Reijmer was ahead as his supporters called for a six. The bad news was he didn't catch a six on the flop, which came {8-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, but the good news was his pair of sixes was still best. The {4-Spades} on the turn changed nothing, but the {K-Spades} on the river gave Lichtie a pair of kings and the best hand. Reijmer's supporters quickly lost their enthusiasm as their man was eliminated from the PCA. Lichtie managed to win the pot, worth around 1.85 million, while Yakovenko was crippled and left with just 85,000 or so.

Tags: Daniel ReijmerGregory BaksicMatt LichtieNikolai Yakovenko