2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Main Event
Days: 2
Event Info

2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000

Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 15 : 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
11Alexander Venovski225000
12Max Leonhard300500
13André Bergdølmo29000
14Francisco Picasso143000
15Jasper Wetemans280000
16Pierre May116500
17Byron Kaverman194000
18Patrick Cronin197000
21Luke Nettles73000
22Alex Fitzgerald251500
23Charles Furey232500
24Arben Zenuni48000
25Robin Lindqvist76000
26Thomas Miller176500
27Osman Mustanoglu90000
28Anders Berg55000
31Spencer Hudson272500
32Eric Wasserson153000
33Lawrence Greenberg208500
34Philippe Rousseaux63500
35Mathew Frankland219500
36Danny Chevalier179000
37Gregor Thomas66500
38Daniel Shiff160500
41Jesus Cortes69000
42Andrew Badecker337000
43Connor Drinan436000
44Kyle Julius353500
45Adrian Nuñez Paradelo43000
46Oscar Trestini133000
47Robin Van Gils360500
48Anthony Gargano176000
51Roch Cousineau256500
52Marc Tschirch335500
53Tom McCormick98500
54Robert Rosen136500
55Barry Greenstein102000
56Richard Bruning78500
57Daniel Bang-Ortmann256500
58David Granados205500
61Peter Dragar109500
62Adam Geyer202000
63Dan Hirleman109000
64Robert Cooper39500
65Jan Heitmann323500
66Roberto Rivera48500
67JC Alvarado39000
68Maksim Semisoshenko34000
71Vadym Umerenko341000
72Nicolas Walters134500
73Adam Levy148000
74Gualter Salles122000
75Sam Greenwood168500
76Vladimir Faubert135000
77Luis Jaikel225000
78Harrison Gimbel259000
81Pavel Chalupka153500
82Peter Eichhardt77500
83David Inselberg72500
84Simon Christensson62500
85Christian De Leon144000
86Eddy Sabat83000
87Jesus Sanchez15000
88Andrey Romanov176000
92Liv Boeree90500
93David Bernstein282500
94Michael Frazin128500
95Jose Quintas61000
96James Seletzky51500
97Richard Washinksky86000
98Juan Manuel Pastor87500
101David Peters45000
102Daniel Walter116500
103Pat Pezzin64000
104Leo Fernandez324000
105Gani Weiss91500
106David Assouline344000
107Steve Westlund228000
108David Benefield165000
111Mark Drover276500
112Shawn Klassen40500
113Arnaud Mattern340500
114Istvan Birizdo39000
115Patrick Jann105000
116Martin Debruhl139000
117Thomas Laviano241500
118Bill Chen64000
121Thomas Gabriel216000
122Rudy Blondeau108000
123Ryan Julius239000
125Stephen Reynolds112500
126Noah Boeken97000
127Brent Sheirbon180500
128Sergio Garcia105500
131Ruben Visser372000
132Arash Moghaddam Maragheh347000
133Alexandr Kuzmin425500
134Johan Hermans83500
135Rodrigo Abellán Vivancos45000
136Roberto Bermejo71500
137Peter Dräxl88500
138Kambiz Kashi65500
141Mike Dietrich239000
142Philip Collins166500
143Galen Hall192500
144Jantje Loos51500
145Barry Shulman150500
146Will Reynolds173000
147Kevin Bromfield210500
148Luca Pagano280000
151Ashley Mason354000
152Carlos Mortensen146500
153Artem Kachnyy245600
154Warren Strong346000
155Anton Astapov328000
156Martin Jacobson111500
157Brian England354000
158Babak Malekain56000
161Mark Herm185000
162Yuliyan Nikolaev Kolev214000
163Nikolaos Alafogiannis93000
164Mikhail Shikhworich339500
166Stephen Chidwick203700
167Thomas Macdonald77500
168John Dibella258000
171Xuan Liu216000
172Mikhail Semin151500
173Chad Eveslage230000
174Antonio Luft44000
175Corey Burbick298000
176Andrew Lichtenberger113500
177Vinny Pahuja160000
178Thomas Markussen82000
181Evgeniy Zaytsev253000
182Esteban Ripamonti267500
183Ami Alibay104000
184Alexey Sudarikov159000
185Phil D'Auteuil413500
186Daniel Schmieding316000
187Micah Smith82000
188Yevgeniy Timoshenko107000
191Nicholas Grippo147500
192Nicolas Chouity58000
193Nick Jamieson218000
194Ryan Julius79500
195Anthony Gregg249500
196Jonathan Grubb82000
197Randy Lew146500
198Salvatore Bianco81500
201Greg Gokey55000
202Constantin Florin41000
203Nikolai Senninger154500
204Jannick Wrang169500
205Marius Pospiech148500
206Leif Force112500
207Joao Nunes202000
208Todd Flanagan98500
211James Moore85000
212Casey Kastle171000
213William Luciano126500
214Tobias Hagedorn132000
215Bolivar Palacios83000
216Viacheslav Igin38000
217Fuad Rahimov169000
218Tommy Vedes201200
221Erik Cajelais528000
222Helio Chreem64500
223Antti Mattila53000
224Faraz Jaka902500
227Javier Dominguez213000
228Lee Goldman261500
231Cristian Folescu555500
232Elliot Smith82500
234Chris Klodnicki43500
235Jeffrey Forrest36000
236Adel Jo179500
237Sam Chartier200500
242Lothar Meier25000
244Shawn Buchanan131500
245Brendan Reid70500
246Paul Mueller70000
247Shane Schleger137000
248Jens Patzner423000

Main Event

Day 2 Completed

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
Cristian Folescu
Cristian Folescu
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
528,000 -500
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
Badge Title
Alex Kuzmin
Alex Kuzmin
Jens Patzner
Jens Patzner
Phil D'Auteuil ca
Phil D'Auteuil
413,500 1,000
Ruben Visser nl
Ruben Visser
372,000 132,000
Robin Van Gils nl
Robin Van Gils
Brian England us
Brian England
Ashley Mason
Ashley Mason
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
353,500 88,500
Badge Title
Arash Moghaddam Maragheh
Arash Moghaddam Maragheh
Warren Strong
Warren Strong
David Assouline
David Assouline
Vadym Umerenko
Vadym Umerenko
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
Mikhail Shikhworich
Mikhail Shikhworich
Andrew Badecker us
Andrew Badecker
Marc Tschirch
Marc Tschirch
335,500 223,500
Anton Astapov lv
Anton Astapov
Leo Fernandez ar
Leo Fernandez
324,000 134,000
Jan Heitmann
Jan Heitmann
323,500 188,500
Daniel Schmieding
Daniel Schmieding
316,000 156,000
Max Leonhard
Max Leonhard

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Faraz Jaka Demolishes Day 2

Level 15 : 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

The 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure resumed on Monday with 544 players remaining from the starting field of 1,072. Six levels were played today, and when the dust settled about 188 remained with hopes of capturing the title. However, one player in particular is well ahead of the pack. It was the Faraz Jaka show today as he heads into Day 3 with a stack of 902,500.

Jaka began the day with 129,500, and wasted little time acquiring more chips. He took over the chip lead during the first level of play today and had about 700,000 at the time Chino Rheem (with his ~300,000 stack) moved to his direct left. Less than two levels later, Rheem was out and Jaka had more than seven figures. Jaka bet every step of the way on a {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} board, culminating with a cool 100,000 after the river. Rheem called him down, but couldn't beat Jaka's {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}.

Jaka finished the job shortly thereafter when Rheem put his last 15,000 in from under the gun with {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. With {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} in the big blind, Jaka called and secured the elimination when the board came down {A-Spades}{J-Spades}{2-Spades}{K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. For good measure, Jaka added another 50,000-ish to his stack the next hand eliminating another player. He gave some back during the final level of play, but still enjoys a hefty lead over second place. Joining him at the top of the counts are Cristian Folescu (555,500), Erik Cajelais (528,500), Connor Drinan (436,000), Alexander Kuzmin (425,500), and Phil D'Auteuil (412,500).

Among those that failed to last the day were Team PokerStars Pros Dario Minieri, Humberto Brenes, Lex Veldhuis, Angel Guillen, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Victor Ramdin, and Vanessa Selbst. Joining them on the rail were Christian Harder, Jon Turner, John Racener, Michael Mizrachi, Will Failla, and Kevin MacPhee.

Play is scheduled to pick up at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow. Be sure to follow along right here as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team brings you all the action, eliminations, and drama from the 2012 PCA at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Good night!

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Notably Stacked

Player Chips Progress
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
Cristian Folescu
Cristian Folescu
555,500 25,500
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
528,500 208,500
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
436,000 -9,000
Badge Title
Phil D'Auteuil ca
Phil D'Auteuil
412,500 62,500
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
280,000 20,000
Harrison Gimbel us
Harrison Gimbel
259,500 -400
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
Badge Title
David Benefield us
David Benefield
165,500 500
Barry Shulman us
Barry Shulman
150,500 40,500
Badge Title
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
146,500 24,500
Sergio Garcia es
Sergio Garcia
104,500 -500
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
97,500 -200
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
90,500 39,500

Bucky Notches the Eleventh-Hour Double

Level 15 : 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Breaking news: Faraz Jaka lost a pot.

We walked up to the {4-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} flop to see him heads up with Shawn Buchanan, and Bucky had 18,000 chips out in front of him. Jaka made it 36,000, Buchanan shoved for 60,100 total, and the cards were tabled.

Buchanan's {A-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} was ahed of Jaka's {A-Spades} {5-Hearts}, but the {3-Diamonds} turn gave the chip leader a wheel draw with one to come. The river was the safe {K-Hearts}, though, and Buchanan is stacking up enough chips to bring back tomorrow — about 140,000 of them.

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Three More

Level 15 : 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The clock has been paused, and we'll play three little hands at each table before we bring out the bags.

Don't Call it a Comeback

Galen Hall is fighting back.
Galen Hall is fighting back.

Galen Hall was faced with a 22,000-chip bet with the board reading {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Hall sat thinking for half of a minute - which is quite long for him - and finally he grabbed enough chips to call, tossing them forward.

"Missed," his opponent said, flashing the {a-Clubs}.

Hall turned over {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for two pair, raking in the pot to push him close to 200,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
195,000 130,000
Badge Title

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Under Two

Level 15 : 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The number on the big board has ticked down under the 200-player mark, and we're gettin' there! The money hits at 160.

We've got about 20 minutes left in Day 2, and we should get down around 180 players by the time the bags come out.

Gregg Check-Raising

Anthony Gregg and Juan Manuel Pastor were heads up with the board reading {7-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Gregg checked, Pastor fired 12,700, and Gregg called. The turn was the {k-Spades}, and Gregg checked again. Pastor fired a second bullet - this one was worth 27,000 - and Gregg check-raised to 65,500. Pastor tanked for a very long time, so long that someone called the clock.

A tournament staff member came to the table, and in the middle of the one-minute countdown Pastor folded. Gregg raked in the pot, and now has more than 180,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Anthony Gregg us
Anthony Gregg
182,000 27,000
Badge Title

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