2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$10,300 Main Event
Day: 3
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 3 Completed

Karl Stark and David Peters Big Stacks as 43 Advance from Day 3 of 2018 PCA

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
Karl Stark
Karl Stark

Day 3 of the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) began with 101 runners from the 582-player field return to action. After four 90-minute levels of play, during which time the money bubble burst, the field was whittled down to the final 43.

Leading the pack with a stack of 1,148,000 is Sweden’s Karl Stark, though poker pro David Peters is hot on his heels with 1,117,000 million. Others still in contention for the $1,081,100 first place prize are Day 2 chip leader Oleg Titov (938,000), Koray Aldemir (757,000), 2017 GPI Player of the Year Adrian Mateos (620,000), Jack Sinclair (598,000), and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree (389,000).

Also making it through is PokerStars Ambassador and Erik Seidel protégé Maria Konnikova, who is fresh off winning the 2018 PCA National for $84,600. She’ll face an uphill battle as she sits on the short stack with 67,000.

With 87 players getting paid, 14 had to leave empty-handed on Day 3. They included Igor Yaroshevskyy, Andy Philachack, Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen, Joao Simao, and bubble boy Nikita Neliubin, who fell after a marathon hand-for-hand period.

Once the bubble burst – the result of Neliubin’s ace-three failing to overcome Big Slick – the in-the-money finishes came quick and included Darren Rabinowitz (87th - $17,500), Keith Lehr (81st - $17,500), Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin (69th - $19,760), two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kevin MacPhee (67th - $19,760), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (63rd - $19,760), and the last former PCA champ in the field Harrison Gimbel (56th - $19,760).

Another player to fall was Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein, who was actually the favorite to bust on the bubble. He got his extreme short stack all in preflop with pocket eights only to run into aces. Lucky for him, an eight on the river allowed him to survive and ladder up a bit.

Greenstein fell in the last level of the night when he got his stack all in with pocket kings against Peters’ ace-king. There was side action between Peters and Gleidibe Brito, who held two black sevens, and the flop came down jack-high. Peters wound up turning an ace, won some more chips off Brito, and sent Greenstein to the rail in 47th place for $22,020.

Day 4 of this six-day tournament will get underway at Noon local time on Friday with the plan of playing down to the final 16 players. Once again, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action and eliminations straight from the tournament floor, so be sure to join us then.

Tags: David PetersKarl Stark

Day 4 Seat Draw and Chip Counts

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Richard KirschUnited States400,000
12Christian RudolphGermany390,000
13Michael KamranUnited States126,000
14Gabriella BozaHungary97,000
16Lucas BlancoSpain478,000
17Michael FarrowCanada691,000
18Sharman OlshanUnited States193,000
21Michael StashinUnited States646,000
22Adalfer Morales GamarraColombia432,000
23Keith NassettaUnited States414,000
24Orpen KisacikogluTurkey161,000
25Oliver WeisGermany101,000
26Daniel CoupalCanada285,000
27Oleg TitovRussia938,000
31Ivan ZhechevBulgaria221,000
33Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine127,000
34Gleidibe BritoBrazil418,000
35Liv BoereeUnited Kingdom389,000
36Jason StemmlerCanada158,000
37Florian MaurerAustria166,000
38Aaron OlshanUnited States114,000
42Bryan Ponce ZernaEcuador234,000
43Jean AtebaNorway481,000
44Patryk PoterekPoland340,000
45Uladzimir AnoshkaBelarus269,000
46Marco Gagliano AlvesBrazil275,000
47Shawn BuchananCanada299,000
48Timothey MilesUnited States138,000
51Christian BanzGermany621,000
52Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom598,000
54Aleksandr MilyaevRussia221,000
55Lachezar Plamenov PetkovBulgaria130,000
56Karl StarkSweden1,148,000
57Bartosz StasiewiczPoland802,000
58Jonathan WestUnited States765,000
61Adrian MateosSpain620,000
62Calum DeasUnited Kingdom260,000
63Phillip CorionUnited Kingdom459,000
64Koray AldemirGermany757,000
65Helio ChreemBrazil188,000
66David PetersUnited States1,117,000
67Maria LampropulosArgentina758,000
68Maria KonnikovaUnited States67,000

End of Day Official Chip Counts (full)

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Karl Stark se
Karl Stark
1,148,000 98,000
David Peters us
David Peters
1,117,000 -65,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Oleg Titov ru
Oleg Titov
938,000 240,000
Bartosz Stasiewicz pl
Bartosz Stasiewicz
802,000 7,000
Jonathan West us
Jonathan West
765,000 -35,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
758,000 18,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
757,000 37,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Farrow ca
Michael Farrow
691,000 11,000
Michael Stashin us
Michael Stashin
646,000 -110,000
Christian Banz de
Christian Banz
621,000 450,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
620,000 150,000
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
WSOP 1X Winner
Jean Ateba no
Jean Ateba
481,000 91,000
Lucas Blanco es
Lucas Blanco
478,000 91,000
Phillip Corion gb
Phillip Corion
459,000 101,000
Adalfer Morales Gamarra co
Adalfer Morales Gamarra
432,000 -133,000
Gleidibe Brito br
Gleidibe Brito
418,000 -19,000
Keith Nassetta us
Keith Nassetta
414,000 69,000
Richard Kirsch us
Richard Kirsch
400,000 76,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
390,000 160,000
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
389,000 -26,000
Patryk Poterek pl
Patryk Poterek
340,000 66,000
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
299,000 113,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Daniel Coupal us
Daniel Coupal
285,000 -197,000
Marco Gagliano Alves br
Marco Gagliano Alves
275,000 -75,000

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Three More Hands

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 3. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts along with a recap of today's action.

West Hits the River to Win a Big Pot From Gleidibe Brito

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante

In a feature table hand, Jonathan West raised with {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs} from under the gun. David Peters calls from the highjack seat, as well as Gleidibe Brito with {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} from the cutoff. Liv Boeree calls on the button with {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Lucas Blanco called from the big blind as well with {9-Hearts}{2-Clubs} creating a five-way pot heading to the flop.

The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and after a check from Blanco, West bet 20,000. Brito was the only caller.

The turn was the {7-Clubs} and West bet 55,000. Brito called once more.

On the river {K-Spades}, West fired one more time, having finally made top pair. Brito thought for a long time, but eventually decided to call. West showed him the bad news and moved to 800,000 chips by collecting the pot while Brito dropped0 to 437,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Jonathan West us
Jonathan West
800,000 256,000
Gleidibe Brito br
Gleidibe Brito
437,000 -171,000

Tags: David PetersJonathan WestLiv BoereeLucas Blanco

Sinclair Gets Three Streets of Value

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante

Michael Stashin opened the cutoff for 14,000 and Sharman Olshan called from the small blind. Jack Sinclair in the big blind came along as well.

Olshan checked on {3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Sinclair lead for 17,000. Stashin folded, Olshan called.

Olshan check-called 26,000 on the {2-Clubs} turn and another 22,000 on the {9-Spades} river.

Sinclair showed {8-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Olshan quietly mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Sharman Olshan us
Sharman Olshan
190,000 -60,000

Tags: Michael StashinSharman Olshan

Barry Greenstein Eliminated by David Peters at the Feature Table; Peters Assumes the Chip Lead

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein

On the feature table, Barry Greenstein moves all in before the flop for all in for 42,000 holding {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} David Peters in cutoff calls with {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. Gleidibe Brito then three bets to 112,000 with {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} on the button. Peters calls.

The flop comes down {J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Peters checks over to Goncalves. Goncalves decides to put out a bet of 65,000 which Peters calls.

The turn is the {A-Hearts}, giving Peters the lead. Peters checks once more. Goncalves puts out a bet of 135,000. Peters calls one more time.

On the {Q-Spades} river, Peters checks one more time. This time Goncalves checks it back. Peters shows down his hand and that's good enough to earn him the entire pot while Greenstein is eliminated from the tournament, collecting $22,020 for his run in the Main Event.

Player Chips Progress
David Peters us
David Peters
1,182,000 368,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Gleidibe Brito br
Gleidibe Brito
608,000 -335,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein

Tags: Barry GreensteinDavid PetersGleidibe GoncalvesPCA Main Event

Lampropulos Bluffs, But Not Big Enough

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante

We picked up the action on the flop of {3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}. Bartosz Stasiewicz in the small blind checked as did big blind Maria Lampropulos. Michael Farrow in the hijack bet 18,000 and Michael Kamran called from the button. Stasiewicz over called and Lampropulos called as well, to make it four-handed to the turn.

The {3-Spades} hit the turn and Stasiewicz checked again. Lampropulos lead for 75,000 and the two Michaels folded. Stasiewicz called.

Stasiewicz checked on the {9-Hearts} river and Lampropulos bet 150,000. Stasiewicz tanked for quite a bit before he called with {6-Spades}{8-Spades}. Lampropulos showed {4-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Bartosz Stasiewicz pl
Bartosz Stasiewicz
795,000 368,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
740,000 -145,000

Tags: Bartosz StasiewiczMaria LampropulosMichael FarrowMichael Kamran

Set Over Set Catapults Stark

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante

Karl Stark opened for 14,000 and Sharman Olshan called in the hijack. Vladimir Shabalin called from the small blind, Maria Konnikova over called from the big blind.

The blinds checked on {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Stark bet 30,000. Olshan folded but Shabalin check-raised to 80,000 with about 140,000 behind. Konnikova folded and Stark moved in. Shabalin called.

Karl Stark: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Vladimir Shabalin: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

The {8-Hearts} on the turn and {J-Diamonds} on the river were of no help to Shabalin and he exited the tournament area.

Player Chips Progress
Karl Stark se
Karl Stark
1,050,000 291,000
Vladimir Shabalin ru
Vladimir Shabalin

Tags: Karl StarkVladimir ShabalinSharman OlshanMaria Konnikova