Day 4 Completed
Day 4 Completed
Day 4 of the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event has concluded after 48 players returned to action from Day 3. After a little bit over five hours of play, 22 of them remain and will be moving on to Day 5. Leading the way is Ana Marquez with 3.805 million in chips.
To begin the day, Chris Oliver was the chip leader. He walked in with a whopping 3.675 million. His next closest competitor was Max Lehmanski with 2.324 million. Oliver began the day on the feature table, under the bright lights and eyes of numerous cameras. Even with all eyes on him, his stack didn't move too much and he ended the day with 3.275 million in chips. Lehmanski, on the other hand, lost all of his chips and was eliminated.
A few of the other notable players still alive to start Day 4 were Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker, Mike Sowers, Eric Froehlich, Sam Stein and Eddy Sabat. Moneymaker, the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion and igniter of the poker boom, joined Oliver on the feature table all day today. He wrapped up with 3.765 million in chips and sits second in chips. Stein also found some time on the feature table to finish out the day and bagged 3.085 million. Sowers finished with slightly more than that at 3.180 million. The other two, Froehlich and Sabat, were both eliminated today.
The chip leader moving into Day 5 is Marquez and she's the only woman left standing in the field. Marquez did a good job of flying under the radar in terms of big pots all day long on Wednesday. As we tracked her chip stack growing and growing as the day moved on, she never seemed to showdown a hand or get involved in big, all-in confrontations. That's usually the mark of a very solid poker player. When the day was all said and done, it was no coincidence that Marquez found herself at the top of the leader board.
Day 5 will begin at 12:00 P.M. local time down in the Bahamas. The plan is to play down to an eight-handed final table. All eyes will be on Moneymaker as he looks to claim the world's second largest poker tournament title after having already won the largest. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the live coverage.
|James St. Hilaire||1||8||600,000|
|James St. Hilaire||600,000|
We were scheduled to play down to 24 players today, but there was still a live hand after Finne's elimination.
With a raise to 105,000 in front of him, Bryan Colin three-bet to 335,000 on the button. Short-stacked Josh Bergman moved all in for his last 500,000 or so. The original raiser folded and when Colin called, the hands were opened.
The table was surrounded by players and media members alike as the flop fell .
"Fade!" Bergman's rail yelled. "Fade!"
"Pair the board! Nine! Fadeaway!"
Silence. Bergman stood still, expressionless for a moment looking at the damage before finally walking away. Colin shook Bergman's hand before stacking his chips and will enter tomorrow with 1.925 million.
Remarkably, each of the three tables in play lost a player on the final hand, and just 22 players will return for tomorrow's penultimate day.
On the last hand of the night, the featured table folded around to the blinds where Chris Moneymaker opened with a raise. Timothy Finne was in the big blind, and he three-bet shoved his short stack. Moneymaker made the call, and Finne was at risk as the cards were shown down.
The flop kept Moneymaker well out in front, and Finne was looking for a jack to make Broadway and stick around. The turn left him dead to those four outs, and the river was the blank .
That spells the end of Finne's day, eliminated on the final hand of Day 4.
Moments after doubling Walid Bou-Habib, Nicholas Kamen open-shoved his last 288,000 from early position and was called by Galen Hall in the big blind.
The flop didn't change much, but the on the turn gave Hall a gut shot straight draw. Hall didn't hit his straight, but the on the river gave him a winning pair of queens and eliminated Kamen.
Hall is now up to 2.35 million chips.
Nicholas Kamen moved all in from the button and Walid Bou-Habib tank-called in the big blind to put himself at risk for 830,000. Kamen held the and Bou-Habib the .
After the board ran out , Bou-Habib doubled up to over 1.7 million. Kamen dropped to 285,000.
Over on the feature table, Chris Oliver raised to 116,000 from the button. Shayne Khanna called from the big blind and the flop came down . Both players checked to see the added to the board on the turn. Khanna fired 125,000 and Oliver called.
The river completed the board with the . With a four-card straight on board and a backdoor flush draw coming in on the river, Khanna fired 250,000. Oliver quickly made the call with the for two pair. Khanna mucked and Oliver won the pot.