$100,000 Super High Roller
$100,000 Super High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Concludes with Martin Finger On Top

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Martin Finger
Martin Finger

Day 1 of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller has come to a close. After eight one-hour levels of play, the field has been cut down to 37 with European Poker Tour London £50,000 Super High Roller champion Martin Finger leading the way. He bagged up an impressive 829,000 in chips, but there's still a long way to go before this one is all said and done.

On Day 1, there were 52 total entries generated from 45 unique players, but that number could see an increase as registration and reentry are both open until the start of play tomorrow. That is also when the prize pool and payout information will become available.

Only a couple names busted on Day 1 that opted not to reenter, but still have the option to do so. Those were reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, John Juanda, Steven Silverman, and Mike Watson.

Daniel Negreanu busted, reentered, and then busted again, but he did mention that he would likely return for a third try on Day 2. Guy Laliberté also busted twice during Day 1, but reentered for the second time right at the end of Day 1 to continue his quest towards the finish line.

Some of the notables surviving Day 1 were Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, Joseph Cheong, Matt Glantz, Philipp Gruissem, Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon, Max Altergott, and Ole Schemion. Defending champion Scott Seiver also remains, and he'll be aiming the achieve the outstanding back-to-back feat.

Day 2 will have the cards in the air at 12 p.m. local time tomorrow at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. You can be sure to catch all of the live updates right here on PokerNews, so stay tuned!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 829,000
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 707,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 594,500 14,500
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 562,000 294,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 551,000
Lawrence Greenberg us
Lawrence Greenberg
us 518,500 -21,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 516,000
Daniel Colman us
Daniel Colman
us 512,500
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 477,000 -53,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 454,000 -151,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 435,000 3,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 428,500 113,500
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 409,500 209,500
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 401,000 76,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 395,500 205,500
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 382,500 -37,500
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 344,500 -65,500
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 337,500 87,500
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 316,500 61,500
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 292,000 -110,000
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us 291,500 -118,500
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 291,500 101,500
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 283,000 83,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 279,500 29,500
Guy Laliberté ca
Guy Laliberté
ca 270,000 20,000

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Bagging and Tagging

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Day 1 is officially done, and all of the remaining players are bagging and tagging their chips. A Day 1 recap will be posted shortly, followed by the official end-of-day chip counts once those are received from the staff.

Four More Hands

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that each table will play four more hands before the advancing players bag and tag their chips.

Laliberté Crippled, Then Busted

donpeters • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Guy Laliberté
Guy Laliberté

Steve O'Dwyer raised to 13,500 from middle position, then Guy Laliberté reraised all in for about 95,000 from the hijack seat. Timothy Adams called all in for 85,000 out of the big blind, and O'Dwyer folded.

Laliberté tabled the {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, but was behind the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} that Adams held.

The board ran out in favor of Adams when it came {J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{3-Hearts}, and he earned the double up.

Laliberté was left with 9,000, and then had 8,500 after posting his ante for the next hand. He moved all in from middle position without looking, then Noah Schwartz raised behind him to 20,000 to isolate. Everyone folded, leaving Laliberté at risk with the {K-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} against Schwartz's {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

The board came {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, and Laliberté was eliminated.

Hand Analysis

This hand provides an occasion to review a concept first introduced by David Sklansky to talk about the difference in strength between hands one raises with and hands one calls a raise with, namely, the "gap concept." Read more about how the hand reminds us of this idea at Learn.PokerNews in "Lessons from the 2014 PCA: Mind the Gap."

Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 190,000 5,000
Guy Laliberté ca
Guy Laliberté
ca Busted

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