2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$10,300 Main Event
Days: 1b
Event Info

2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

$10,300 Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Jean Ateba Leads Day 1B Field; Negreanu, Moneymaker and Sontheimer All Fall

Level 8 : 400-800, 100 ante
Jean Ateba
Jean Ateba

Day 1B of the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,300 Main Event drew 393 players, which along with 1A’s 178 brought the total field up to 571. That number may go up as registration is open until the start of play on Day 2.

After eight one-hour levels of play, Norway’s Jean Ateba, a PokerStars Qualifier, and his stack of 155,000 lead the surviving players. Hot on his heels is last year’s third-place finisher Mike Vela, who bagged 153,000, while Timur Toktabayev advanced with 141,500. All of those stacks are ahead of Day 1A chip leader Affif Prado, who bagged 137,500.

Some other Day 1B survivors included Daniel McAleer (131,700), Thai Ha (130,000), Victor Ramdin (119,700), Jonathan Jaffe (100,400), David Peters (71,600), 2017 GPI Player of the Year Adrian Mateos (69,900), Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen (65,700), former NFL player Richard Seymour (47,200), and Maurice Hawkins (26,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through. Among those to fall were Chino Rheem, Ike Haxton, Stefan Schillhabel, Ari Engel, Jason Wheeler, Justin Bonomo, Ben Tollerene, Noah Schwartz, Rainer Kempe, Mohsin Charania, and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.

“Kid Poker” made an uncharacteristically early exit in Level 4 when he got his last 8,700 all in preflop against Simon Deadman. Negreanu held pocket sevens and was looking to crack Deadman’s aces. Unfortunately for him there would be no “seven from heaven.”

Other Team PokerStars Pros to take their leave were Jeff Gross and Chris Moneymaker. On the flip side, Team PokerStars Pros Jake Cody (106,000) and Andre Akkari (63,400) both found a bag.

Another player to fall was Steffen “Goose” Sontheimer, who last year won the inaugural Poker Masters in Las Vegas. He got into a raising war with Spain’s Miguel Riera Suarez that saw the chips go in. Sontheimer had his stack of 35,000 in the pot with queens, but failed to get lucky against the aces of Suarez.

The surviving players from the two starting flights will return at Noon local time on Wednesday to play five more levels, which will shift to 90-minutes long. Remember, players can register right up until the start of play. We’ll see you tomorrow for more action straight from the tournament floor of the 2018 PCA.

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Poker Player Steve O'Dwyer Wins the PCA 2018 $50K Poker Tournament

Level 8 : 400-800, 100 ante

Steve O'Dwyer takes down the title of PCA 2018 $50K High Roller Champion. The $769,500 first place prize comes after beating other poker players Byron Kaverman, Jean-Noel Thorel, Erik Seidel, Benjamin Pollack, and Orpen Kisacikoglu at the final table of this PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018 event. Once he got heads up with Byron Kaverman he used the shot clock to his advantage to take home his 8th EPT win.

Tags: Byron KavermanEnglishErik SeidelJean-Noel ThorelOrpen KisacikogluPCA2018Poker PlayerpokerstarsPokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018Steve O'DwyerSuper High Roller

Day 2 Seat Draw and End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 400-800, 100 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Bjorn FiedlerGermany50,000
12Horacio NicolasArgentina23,800
13Daniel CarlssonSweden24,800
14Ryan McEathronCanada33,100
16Christopher KrukCanada112,400
17Konstantin MaslakRussia84,300
18Charles Hook JrUnited States57,800
21Russell CarsonCanada72,900
22Elia AhmadianUnited States27,300
23Andre AkkariBrazil63,400
24Marius PatroGermany48,500
25Lucas BlancoSpain133,200
27Jonathan JaffeUnited States100,400
28Benoit GallandCanada19,400
31Keith LehrUnited States71,700
32Christopher LockhartCanada51,400
33Guilherme Furlan LouvandiniBrazil30,400
34Bastian DohlerGermany52,400
35Fabio FreitasBrazil12,600
36Daniel LarizzateArgentina19,700
37Sergei BagirovRussia40,800
38Brett BaderUnited States51,500
41Ankush MandaviaUnited States55,000
42Maduka MeragalCanada94,700
43Martins AdeniyaUnited Kingdom11,800
44Christian GravelleUnited States27,600
45Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine53,000
46Jan DentlerGermany33,200
47Christian BanzGermany17,400
48Vanderlei Teixeira JuniorBrazil42,700
51Koray AldemirGermany80,800
52Christopher JohnsonUnited States34,200
53Sandro MuscarelloSwitzerland5,900
54Adrian MateosSpain69,900
55Sebastien VermetteCanada25,500
56Jerry RobinsonUnited States65,400
57Daniel McAleerIreland131,700
58Scott WilsonCanada32,800
61Christopher FrankGermany39,600
62David PrattUnited Kingdom18,300
63Jonathan KamhaziUnited States30,000
64Santiago NadalMexico67,000
65Chris HunichenUnited States63,700
66Michael WangUnited States26,300
67Arturo Noceda MorenoMexico35,500
68Joel WattsUnited Kingdom27,500
71Sean LoringUnited States37,500
72Aaron OlshanUnited States58,800
73Mitchell TresselNetherlands52,300
74Andrey NovakUkraine77,800
75Dario MarinelliItaly25,600
76Guilhereme LimaArgentina50,000
78Shawn BuchananCanada77,600
81Michael KamranUnited States104,000
82Jason KoonUnited States32,200
83Anna ArhiriiMoldova35,400
84Luis PerezVenezuela61,500
85Matthias EibingerAustria73,600
86Scott StewartUnited States93,400
87David OlshanUnited States43,800
88Daniel CoupalCanada106,900
91Nicola GonzalezUnited States30,000
92Marco Gagliano AlvesBrazil36,100
93Matt GlantzUnited States28,700
94Julian StuerGermany10,600
95Nicholas PalmaUnited States11,300
96Roman WieczorekGermany55,800
98Alexandre TrudelCanada31,100
101Jean LeblondCanada12,900
102Anthony ChimkovitchBelgium16,800
103Fabian OrtizArgentina25,000
104Diego LewiArgentina47,100
105Hon Cheong LeeHong Kong35,700
106Ricardo Goncalves NetoBrazil131,700
107Adalfer Morales GamarraColombia72,200
111Ryan SmithCanada59,200
112Mitchell HeidtCanada36,500
113Iurii SimonovRussia75,900
114Pedro Bregeiro lealBrazil111,500
115Florian MaurerAustria57,400
116Ryan RiessUnited States38,300
118Dylan WilkersonUnited States41,500
121Joao SimaoBrazil59,300
122Danny NoseworthyUnited States42,600
123Harrison GimbelUnited States38,200
124Przemyslaw DajerPoland28,100
125Evelyne RoyCanada27,300
127Hasmukh KhodiyaraUnited Kingdom18,200
128Michael GathyBelgium42,700
131Michael FarrowCanada86,000
132Jason StemmlerCanada75,700
133Christopher DayUnited Kingdom85,000
134Sharman OlshanUnited States76,900
136Christian RudolphGermany92,200
137Robby WestromUnited States51,400
138Jake CodyUnited Kingdom106,000
141Maximilian GruenbergerGermany63,700
142Bryan EmoryUnited States76,000
143Paul CorriganUnited Kingdom30,900
145George HadwehHonduras38,200
146Salvatore PuglieseCanada44,800
147Jean AtebaNorway155,500
148Michael VelaUnited States153,600
151Brian PotashnikUnited States71,200
152Pablo Bolanos CachoMexico75,400
154Roman ZakharovRussia70,300
156Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia35,400
157Martin RausCanada94,000
158Roman AvanesovRussia18,700
163Michal JankowskiPoland8,300
164Henry StrasserCanada40,700
165Karl StarkSweden95,000
166Warren SheavesUnited States60,300
167Leo MargetsSpain5,400
168Rustam HajiyevAzerbaijan17,400
171Ami AlibayCanada28,800
172Richard KirschUnited States140,000
173Giulio SpampinatoItaly29,600
174Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom36,500
175Antonios KoukourasGreece49,700
176Helio ChreemBrazil55,800
177Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan50,600
178Nick PetrangeloUnited States100,000
181Arne MindthoffGermany22,600
182Diego VenturaPeru36,400
183Kliment Roussev TarmakovCanada57,300
184Tim VolfGermany26,500
185Roddey HarbCanada38,500
186Leandro DoleraArgentina68,100
187Villu MetsurEstonia80,400
188Sean JazayeriUnited States86,600
191Denis SimardCanada19,800
192Malgorzata NowakPoland23,200
193Oliver WeisGermany78,700
194Daniel WalbeGermany20,000
195Kinson CheungUnited States102,600
196Badih BounahraUnited States37,100
197Krisztian FejerdiHungary46,100
198Omer SmidtIsrael61,400
201Timothey MilesUnited States95,500
202Dave Jeanneau-CyrCanada45,200
203Nikolay ZmeevskiyRussia26,900
204Keith NassettaUnited States79,800
205Cheng LiuUnited States22,900
206Marco Del PinoItaly94,600
207Damien SteelCanada14,400
208Charles FureyUnited States61,700
211David LakaSpain69,900
212Razvan BordeiRomania17,200
213Maurice SchwabCanada28,000
214Jacek LopuszynskiPoland54,800
216Alexander GambinoUnited States57,700
217Christian HarderUnited States18,300
218John EngledowUnited Kingdom14,900
221Hye ParkAustria38,400
222Oleg TitovRussia77,500
223Patrick KellyUnited States17,500
224Bruno PolitanoBrazil58,100
225Boris KolevBulgaria71,700
227Luis Urrutia VillalobosGuatemala73,900
228Keven StammenUnited States26,500
231Patrick QuinnCanada47,300
232Matheus Schell AlmeidaBrazil47,700
233Oleksii KhorosheninUkraine111,000
234Affif PradoBrazil137,500
236Bart GuthrieUnited States69,800
237Luis FariaPortugal9,800
238Matthew FergenbaumCanada24,600
241Peter JettenCanada36,800
242Steven-John JostSwitzerland35,600
243Jesus Maceira GonzalezSpain58,200
245Mustapha KanitItaly10,900
246Farhad HakimUnited States12,000
247Uladzimir AnoshkaBelarus65,700
248Charles ModestoBrazil57,500
251Sergio CabreraSpain101,700
252Kevin MartinCanada39,900
254Bartosz StasiewiczPoland67,300
255Rogerio Martins PereiraBrazil96,000
256Alessandro De FenzaItaly18,500
257Geraldo Cesar NetoBrazil80,200
258Said NadjemGermany50,400
261Maria LampropulosArgentina83,200
262Gianluca SperanzaItaly141,200
263Tobias MartenGermany17,600
265Nikita NeliubinRussia6,300
266Ben HeathUnited Kingdom26,900
267Philipp ViebckeGermany88,300
268Kyle ChangCanada11,800
271Oleksandr DidukhUkraine25,400
272Niklas EhrenholzGermany133,800
273Rafael Flores ZazuetaMexico55,600
274Enri OravEstonia12,500
276Alan LauHong Kong37,100
277Florentino Coalla PulidoMexico41,200
278Shaun DavisUnited States18,000
281Ivan ZhechevBulgaria43,100
282Michael LipmanUnited States11,600
283Patryk PoterekPoland108,000
284Phillip CorionUnited Kingdom117,800
285Aleksandr MilyaevRussia26,300
288Kenneth SmaronUnited States51,300
291Kevin MacPheeUnited States30,400
292Ivan BorisovRussia12,000
293Cristobal Colon YonGuatemala37,400
294Juan TestoniBrazil60,200
296Gabriella BozaHungary52,200
297Alexander ZiskinUnited States59,500
298Marc-Olivier PerraultCanada22,900
301Anthony PhilipsUnited Kingdom102,800
302Dimitar DanchevBulgaria23,800
303Orpen KisacikogluTurkey20,400
305Chris OliverUnited States40,700
306Jared JaffeeUnited States9,900
307Hank SittonUnited States60,700
308Septimiu PopescuCanada24,300
311David PetersUnited States71,600
312Anthony GrappoUnited States125,300
314Felipe PantojaBrazil34,000
315Michael DietrichCanada64,500
316Brian EnglandUnited States85,500
317Seth DaviesCanada28,100
318Steffen KylevikNorway34,100
321Bryan Ponce ZernaEcuador54,400
323Kevin HobbsCanada94,900
324John LavoratoCanada34,800
325Walter OaquimBrazil42,100
326Philip JacobsenDenmark19,600
327Adrian O'DonoghueIreland23,900
328Xixiang LuoChina108,200
332Miguel Riera SuarezSpain98,400
333Aleksander DoanPoland34,300
334Povilas AstasauskasLithuania14,500
335Douglas Araujo Lopes FerreiraBrazil92,600
336Calum DeasUnited Kingdom76,300
337Ian O'HaraUnited States50,200
338Andreas KlattGermany34,800
341Jahangir NazemianUnited States65,200
342Mike LeahCanada58,500
343Jonathan WestUnited States85,500
344Thai HaUnited States130,300
345Mei SiuUnited States49,400
346Pavel IgnatovRussia31,000
347Joseph DroryUnited States27,900
351Liv BoereeUnited Kingdom44,000
353Michael StashinUnited States122,200
354Thomas HueberAustria12,000
355Carlos Garcia SarmientoColombia15,900
356Claudio Branco MoreiraPortugal30,000
357Jeremy YipCanada55,000
358Gleidibe GoncalvesBrazil52,700
361Lucas GreenwoodCanada88,100
362Stefan PeukertGermany50,600
364Ricky GuanUnited States43,500
365Barry GreensteinUnited States62,700
366John RogersUnited States42,000
367Francesco FaviaItaly47,600
368Chi Tsun ChanCanada18,900
371Florin Ionut IliesRomania39,500
372Horea SerbanRomania59,700
373Gustavo RoblesBolivia28,100
375Andrei StreltsouBelarus65,900
376Hooman HakimiUnited States43,100
377Pablo MelognoUruguay27,300
378Andrew RyanUnited States62,400
382Richard SeymourUnited States47,200
383Roberto Carvallo BenaventeChile14,200
384Mark DietrichCanada66,500
385Donald Duarte SierraNicaragua91,600
386Malte HennigesGermany35,000
387Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States69,700
388Maurice HawkinsUnited States26,000
391Alexander NazarovRussia40,100
392Laurynas LevinskasLithuania29,100
393Delfino NovaraItaly13,800
394Lukasz FraczekPoland34,500
395Michael ScarboroughUnited States41,500
396Alexander TuryanskyUnited States60,500
398Darren RabinowitzUnited States45,200
401Vincent MoscatiUnited States23,500
402Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus21,500
403Jorma NuutinenFinland24,200
404Simon DeadmanUnited Kingdom70,200
405Jianguo ZhouChina102,900
406Seth FischerCanada40,100
407Jens MoysichGermany25,800
411Victor RamdinUnited States119,700
412Sylvain LoosliFrance31,100
413Vytis PaskeviciusLithuania76,300
414Jussi JaatinenFinland8,700
416Eduardo Costa ParrasBrazil45,600
417Ivan LucaArgentina31,700
418Hernan Limaico SarmientoEcuador50,500
422Brian AltmanUnited States82,400
423Gavin O'RourkeIreland106,000
424Stanislav AlekseevRussia7,900
425Shawn LabrecqueCanada25,600
426Kasper LinnemanDenmark28,800
427Sebastian FranzockGermany31,100
428Roman VoroninRussia40,300
431Dmitriy PrusovRussia73,600
432Khaled Nassief GutierrezMexico80,800
433Michele BianchiSwitzerland14,800
435Lachezar Plamenov PetkovBulgaria50,100
436Maksim KriuchkovRussia47,200
437Yang ZhangChina17,400
438Rex AlarconCanada64,200
441Vladimir ShabalinRussia56,300
442Andy PhilachackUnited States89,700
443Nadezhda MagnusUnited States38,900
444Jeremey GraysonCanada39,000
445Hristo Mitev MitevBulgaria75,500
447Eddy SabatUnited States38,700
448Kevin AndriamahefaCanada28,900
451Mike AdamoCanada47,900
453Florian BuhlerGermany23,000
454Gregor NachtigallGermany68,800
455Anatoly ZuevRussia96,100
456Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine22,200
457Artur GalanekPoland101,900
458Timur ToktabayevKazakhstan141,500
Player Chips Progress
Jean Ateba NO
Jean Ateba
155,500 155,500
Michael Vela us
Michael Vela
153,600 28,600
[Removed:240] DE
148,200 148,200
Timur Toktabayev KZ
Timur Toktabayev
141,500 141,500
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
141,200 141,200
Badge Title
Richard Kirsch us
Richard Kirsch
140,000 140,000
Lucas Blanco es
Lucas Blanco
133,200 13,200
Daniel McAleer IE
Daniel McAleer
131,700 131,700
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
130,300 130,300
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
119,700 9,700
Phillip Corion gb
Phillip Corion
117,800 -12,200
Pedro Bregeiro leal BR
Pedro Bregeiro leal
111,500 111,500
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
108,200 108,200
Patryk Poterek pl
Patryk Poterek
108,000 108,000
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
106,000 57,500
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
106,000 40,000
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
104,000 104,000
Jianguo Zhou cn
Jianguo Zhou
102,900 102,900
Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
100,400 58,400
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
100,000 27,000
Badge Title
Miguel Riera Suarez es
Miguel Riera Suarez
98,400 8,400
Rogerio Martins Pereira BR
Rogerio Martins Pereira
96,000 96,000
Timothey Miles US
Timothey Miles
95,500 95,500
Kevin Hobbs CA
Kevin Hobbs
94,900 9,900
Maduka Meragal ca
Maduka Meragal
94,700 94,700

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Three More Hands

Level 8 : 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1B. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts as well as a recap of the day’s action.

Moneymaker Will Not Be Making Money

Level 8 : 400-800, 100 ante
Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker

We caught the action after all the money had gone all-in preflop. Chris Moneymaker was the shortest of the three players. Robby Westrom moved all in himself over the top of Moneymaker for 22,500. John Krpan was also in the hand and he called both shoves with the biggest stack, bringing the players to a three-way showdown.

Moneymaker: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Westrom: {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}
Krpan: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} which left Moneymaker drawing to running cards, while Krpan could still catch a {Q-} for a straight. The turn was the {3-Spades} though and that left both other players drawing dead. The river was the {5-Diamonds} and that sealed the deal for Westrom who nearly tripled up in that massive pot while Moneymaker was sent to the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Robby Westrom us
Robby Westrom
65,000 65,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker

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Bartosz Stasiewicz Busts Anuj Kwatra

Level 8 : 400-800, 100 ante

A short-stacked Anuj Kwatra moved all in for 4,300 under the gun and Bartosz Stasiewicz called a couple of spots over. The rest of the players folded and the cards were turned up.

Kwatra: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Stasiewicz: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Kwatra had live cards, but he failed to his one as the board ran out a lackluster {10-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{3-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Anuj Kwatra us
Anuj Kwatra

Tags: Anuj KwatraBartosz Stasiewicz

Level: 8

Blinds: 400/800

Ante: 100