Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
|Pablo Martin-Romo Ruiz||6||2||409,000|
|James St. Hilaire||6||4||920,000|
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.
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|James St. Hilaire||920,000||711,500|
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.
The 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 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 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.
William Givens moved all in for 233,000 with and was called by the of Mike Sowers. It was yet another race as the flop fell . Sowers was still ahead with his sixes but Givens picked up a straight draw.
When the 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 on the river was one such card and Givens survived, doubling to around 500,000 in the process.
With the board reading 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 for the nut flush.
Wiemes dropped to 452,000 chips while Moneymaker increased his stack to 1.76 million.
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:
"That is a good flop," Valente said after seeing the fall. Indeed, he had hit a set but Stelmak could still catch a jack for a straight or running flush cards. The on the turn was neither. The dealer slowly burned and put out the on the river. Valente doubled to around 400,000 while Stelmak took a small hit down to 1.4 million.
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 and Colin called from the big blind with . The board ran out 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 , leading Yakovenko's . This time Yakovenko would not pull the upset as the board came down .
With the knockout, Bryan Colin is up to about 1,100,000.
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:
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 , but the good news was his pair of sixes was still best. The on the turn changed nothing, but the 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.