2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$10,300 Main Event
Days: 2
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 2 Completed

Titov Leads, Heroes Fall, and Ha Wins a Platinum Pass on Day 2 of the PCA Main Event

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Oleg Titov - Current Chip Leader of the PCA Main Event
Oleg Titov - Current Chip Leader of the PCA Main Event

Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event has come to a close and after five more levels of play it's Oleg Titov who is leading the way. Titov bagged up 493,000 over the course of the day and eliminated serveral players, including the likes of Bryn Kenney who fell just before the last break of the night. Titov would be looking for his biggest cash ever in the PCA Main Event, with his previously recorded all-time high being $51,111 two years ago at the EPT Barcelona.

There were 341 players to begin the day, but at it's close, 101 players remained, leaving them just a few spots shy of the money bubble. The bubble is very likely to break early on Day 3. Plenty of heroes and fan favorites fell today, including the likes of Maurice Hawkins, Connor Drinan, Christopher Kruk, Nick Petrangelo, Mike Wang, Matt Glantz, Steve O'Dwyer, Mike Leah, Mutapha Kanit, Jason Koon, and Bryn Kenney to name a few.

Another one to bow up was defending champion Christian Harder. Harder found himself all in and at risk against two other players holding ace-jack while his opponents were holding pocket nines and pocket queens. Harder was able to pair his jack, but it wasn't enough to earn him the pot and he was eliminated from the tournament in the second level of the day.

One of the other exciting storylines from the day involves Thai Ha, one of the biggest stacks coming out of Day 1. All Main Event Day 2 participants had the chance today to win their own $30,000 Platinum Pass, which includes a $25,000 buy-in to the inaugural 2019 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship, along with accommodation and expenses. It was Ha who was awarded the Pass by winning a blind hand dealt among the players at his table. Ha rivered trip eights to take down the Pass, joining the likes of Friend of PokerStars Maria Konnikova, who received a Pass earlier this week by winning the $1,650 National Championship.

There are still plenty of notables and recognaizable faces returning on Thursday, including Konnikova among others. Konnikova (266,500) late registered this event as she was busy winning the $1,650 National Championship during the first few days of registration. Others returning tomorrow include Adrian Mateos (358,000), David Peters (327,000), Maria Lampropulos (299,500), Koray Aldemir (256,000), Chris Hunichen (166,000), Liv Boeree (96,000), Harrison Gimbel(99,000), Joao Simao (90,500), Ivan Luca (77,000), Barry Greenstein (69,000) and Kevin MacPhee (38,500).

The remaining players return tomorrow at noon at level 14 with blinds of 1,500/3,000 with an ante of 500. PokerNews will be on the floor to cover all the action and updates from Day 3 onwards, so make sure to stay tuned so you don't miss a thing.

Tags: Adrian MateosBarry GreensteinChristian HarderMaria LampropulosMatt GlantzMaurice HawkinsOleg TitovPCA Main EventPokernewsPokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Even

Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Adrian MateosSpain358,000
12Darren RabinowitzUnited States133,000
13Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine182,000
14Sergio CabreraSpain301,000
15Daniel CoupalCanada321,000
16Bjorn FiedlerGermany70,500
17Dario MarinelliItaly87,000
18Oleg TitovRussia493,000
21Maria LampropulosArgentina299,500
22Kliment Roussev TarmakovCanada138,000
23Calum DeasUnited Kingdom164,000
24Leo MargetsSpain86,500
25Michael FarrowCanada168,000
26Harrison GimbelUnited States99,000
27Kevin MacPheeUnited States38,500
28Pablo Bolanos CachoMexico133,000
31Richard KirschUnited States120,000
32Florian BuhlerGermany46,000
33Keith NassettaUnited States115,000
34Ivan LucaArgentina77,000
35Roman WieczorekGermany158,000
36Affif PradoBrazil112,500
37Koray AldemirGermany256,000
38Christian RudolphGermany367,500
41Ricardo Goncalves NetoBrazil59,500
42Andy PhilachackUnited States78,000
43Jonathan WestUnited States344,000
44Phillip CorionUnited Kingdom316,500
45Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan120,500
46Kevin HobbsCanada39,500
47Liv BoereeUnited Kingdom96,000
48Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia231,000
51Aleksandr MilyaevRussia184,500
52Anthony PhilipsUnited Kingdom296,000
53Tim VolfGermany77,000
55Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom274,000
56Septimiu PopescuCanada52,000
57Vladimir ShabalinRussia45,500
61Brian PotashnikUnited States197,000
62Henry StrasserCanada105,000
63Adalfer Morales GamarraColombia146,500
64Ivan ZhechevBulgaria302,500
65Barry GreensteinUnited States69,000
66Gianluca SperanzaItaly196,000
67Ricky GuanUnited States76,500
68Steven-John JostSwitzerland53,500
71Charles FureyUnited States291,500
72Maximilian GruenbergerGermany50,000
73Bartosz StasiewiczPoland147,500
74Daniel CarlssonSweden184,000
75Bryan Ponce ZernaEcuador211,500
76Alexander GambinoUnited States352,500
77Ryan SmithCanada19,500
78John RogersUnited States132,000
81Lachezar Plamenov PetkovBulgaria124,000
82Brett BaderUnited States31,000
83Marco Gagliano AlvesBrazil231,500
84Artur GalanekPoland106,000
85Christian BanzGermany157,500
86Marco Del PinoItaly24,000
87Jean AtebaNorway170,000
88George HadwehHonduras114,500
91Lucas GreenwoodCanada148,500
92Gavin O'RourkeIreland122,000
94Chris HunichenUnited States166,000
95Shawn BuchananCanada172,500
96David PetersUnited States327,000
97Nikita NeliubinRussia87,000
98Gabriella BozaHungary102,000
101Horea SerbanRomania44,500
102Joao SimaoBrazil90,500
103Keith LehrUnited States374,500
104Helio ChreemBrazil199,000
105Michael StashinUnited States403,000
106Uladzimir AnoshkaBelarus153,500
107Oliver WeisGermany190,000
108Gleidibe GoncalvesBrazil472,000
112Jason StemmlerCanada159,500
113Maria KonnikovaUnited States266,000
114Orpen KisacikogluTurkey289,500
115Oleksandr DidukhUkraine116,500
116Marius PatroGermany26,500
117Aaron OlshanUnited States101,000
118Philipp ViebckeGermany209,000
121Villu MetsurEstonia108,500
122Timothey MilesUnited States187,500
123Scott BohlmanUnited States58,500
124Michael KamranUnited States340,000
125Pedro Bregeiro lealBrazil221,500
126Victor RamdinUnited States131,000
127Florian MaurerAustria164,000
128Lucas BlancoSpain435,000
131Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine32,500
132Patryk PoterekPoland344,000
133Jianguo ZhouChina28,000
134Scott WilsonCanada51,500
135Sharman OlshanUnited States58,500
136Niklas EhrenholzGermany188,500
137Karl StarkSweden424,000
138Martin RausCanada69,000

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Player Chips Progress
Oleg Titov ru
Oleg Titov
493,000 193,000
Gleidibe Goncalves br
Gleidibe Goncalves
472,000 419,300
Lucas Blanco es
Lucas Blanco
435,000 166,300
Karl Stark se
Karl Stark
424,000 329,000
Michael Stashin us
Michael Stashin
403,000 45,000
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
374,500 144,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
367,500 91,500
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
358,000 174,200
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Alexander Gambino us
Alexander Gambino
352,500 155,500
Jonathan West us
Jonathan West
344,000 -8,000
Patryk Poterek pl
Patryk Poterek
344,000 -86,000
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
340,000 2,000
David Peters us
David Peters
327,000 77,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Daniel Coupal us
Daniel Coupal
321,000 214,100
Phillip Corion gb
Phillip Corion
316,500 6,500
Ivan Zhechev bg
Ivan Zhechev
302,500 259,400
Sergio Cabrera es
Sergio Cabrera
301,000 199,300
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
299,500 34,500
Anthony Philips gb
Anthony Philips
296,000 193,200
Charles Furey us
Charles Furey
291,500 -28,500
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
289,500 227,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
WSOP 1X Winner
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
266,000 -10,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
256,000 -67,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Marco Gagliano Alves br
Marco Gagliano Alves
231,500 195,400

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Roman Wieczorek Takes Down a Big Massive Pot at the Feature Table

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Xixiang Luo moved all in before the flop before Maurice Schwab moved all in over the top for a little more than 120,000. Roman Wieczorek called with a covering stack of both players and it was off to a showdown creating a massive pot of nearly 300,000.

Luo: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Schwab: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Wieczorek: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts} giving Wieczorek the winning set of kings and eliminating both other players from the tournament. With that pot, Wieczorek moves over 300,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Roman Wieczorek de
Roman Wieczorek
312,600 256,800
Maurice Schwab ca
Maurice Schwab
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo

Tags: Maurice SchwabRoman WieczorekXixiang Luo

Konnikova's Got Game

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova has been the talk of the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure after taking down the $1,650 PCA National one day ago. She late registered for the Main Event and has been sitting on a shorter stack for the better part of the day. However, Konnikova is proving that his first major win was no accident.

The Russian-American writer opened to 5,100 from the cutoff and Marius Patro three-bet to 20,000 out of the big blind. Konnikova called and the flop came {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Patro led out for 30,000 and Konnikova instantly called.

The turn brought the {7-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {10-Hearts} on the river. Patro announced all in and Konnikova asked for a count. Patro held the bigger stack with around 107,000 and Konnikova was left with 87,300 and a decision to make for her tournament life.

After a couple moments, Konnikova pushed her stack of chips into the middle and left her opponent stunned. She waited for Patro to turn over his cards and when he did, it was the {q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for just queen-high. Konnikova tabled {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and raked in a massive pot in the last few hands of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
276,000 165,100
Marius Patro de
Marius Patro
20,000 -28,500

Tags: maria konnikova

Sinclair's Got the Goods

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

After a raise from Vytis Paskevicius in early position, Jack Sinclair three-bet to 15,500 from the hijack. The action folded back to Paskevicius who pushed forward a four-bet to 40,000. Sinclair looked back at his cards and then shoved all in. Paskevicius quickly tossed in his last few chips and was at risk of being eliminated.

Paskevicius tabled {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} but was in rough shape when he saw the {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} of Sinclair. The board ran out {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Paskevicius was drawing dead by the turn. Sinclair is making a late charge as the last level of play nears its end.

Player Chips Progress
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
285,700 25,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Vytis Paskevicius lt
Vytis Paskevicius

Tags: Jack Sinclair

Poterek Takes a Massive Pot From Hunichen

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

There was a huge pile of about 115,000 chips already in the middle and the board read {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} when we got to the table. Chris Hunichen checked from middle position and his opponent, Patryk Poterek in the cutoff, slid two stacks of blue T-5,000 chips forward. Hunichen had about 90,000 chips remaining and was faced with a decision for his stack. He went into the tank for over three minutes before he eventually folded.

"Show one card?" he asked Poterek. After some hesitation, he agreed, and the {8-Spades} was exposed before the dealer collected his cards.

Player Chips Progress
Patryk Poterek pl
Patryk Poterek
430,000 160,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
90,000 -28,600

Tags: Chris HunichenPatryk Poterek

West is Going North on the Leaderboard

Level 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

The action was on Jonathan West in the small blind and he was facing a raise of 5,500 from Mike Adamo in the cutoff and a call by Mikita Badziakouski on the button. West made a three-bet to 19,000 and sent the action back to Adamo who announced a four-bet all in of 87,200. Badziakouski quickly folded and West went into the tank.

"Ahhh," he moaned as he agonized over his decision. "I don't want to call. I really don't want to call."

Although West felt he was behind, he still made the call and was indeed behind. Adamo tabled {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} which was dominating West's {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}. The flop came {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Adamo was still out front although there were some chop outs now. The {2-Clubs} on the turn changed nothing but the {k-Hearts} landed on the river. West rivered a straight to send Adamo to the rail and push West over the 350,000 chip mark.

Player Chips Progress
Jonathan West us
Jonathan West
352,000 42,000
Mike Adamo ca
Mike Adamo

Tags: Jonathan WestMike AdamoMikita Badziakouski