2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$100,000 Super High Roller
Day: 2
Event Info

2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

$100,000 Super High Roller

Day 2 Completed

Ivan Luca Leads PCA $100,000 Super High Roller Final Table, Daniel Negreanu Still In

Level 17 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Ivan Luca
Ivan Luca

Ivan Luca will start the Final Table of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller with the chip lead. The Argentinian high roller regular starts just ahead of Justin Bonomo with PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu not far behind.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Ivan LucaArgentina2,760,00055
2Isaac HaxtonUnited States1,095,00022
3Sam GreenwoodCanada695,00014
4Bryn KenneyUnited States1,485,00030
5Cary KatzUnited States855,00017
6Daniel NegreanuCanada2,415,00048
7Justin BonomoUnited States2,695,00054

The second day of the Super High Roller started with 33 players having survived Day 1. With Bill Perkins and Cary Katz as new sign-ups, the total amount of entries had gotten up to 48. That made for a slightly smaller field compared to last year, but still a massive $4,737,600 to be divided over seven players cashing.

Super High Roller regular Adrian Mateos was the first to hit the rail, not much later followed by Stefan Schillhabel. As Steffen Sontheimer, Koray Aldemir, and Rainer Kempe hit the rail as well; no German would even come close to the money in this Super High Roller, a unique phenomenon these days.

Another player to bust out early was Scott Seiver. Seiver had started the chip leader with a massive 804,000 in chips but was gone before the first level up was heard. He lost a bit to David Peters before getting it all in with queens to the kings of Ivan Luca. Seiver didn't find any help on the flop, turn, or river and departed as one of the first on Day 2.

As other regulars like Timothy Adams, Dan Shak, Nick Petrangelo, and Steve O'Dwyer all bit the dust as well, the tournament got closer to the money stage.

Kevin Hart, who had been at the feature table throughout most of the day, made a run for the money but ended up short and busted in 14th place. He got it in with king-queen against queens and ace-ten.

"I'm Kevin Hart, and I need the King of Hearts!" he shouted as his life depended on it.

To no avail, the kings all stayed in the deck, and Christopher Kruk won the hand with his queens. Despite tripling there, Kruk wouldn't make it to the money as he was still short and busted with ace-nine to the nines of Isaac Haxton.

Kevin Hart
"I'm Kevin Hart and I need the King of Hearts!"

As Stephen Chidwick busted in 10th place, the final 9 took their seats at the last table in the massive tv set. Still, two players would need to go before players would cash. Mustapha Kanit busted soon, getting it in with fives against the sevens of Justin Bonomo.

That left eight players, all from the Americas. The bubble would take quite some time to burst. Cary Katz was short for the longest time, but nobody found the right cards to finish him off. As Katz made an impressive comeback, Erik Seidel got shorter and shorter. Down to just 14 big blinds, the man with the most experience shoved with pocket nines. Katz woke up with tens, and as the board came no higher than an eight, Seidel hit the rail.

Erik Seidel bubbled the $100,000 Super High Roller

Play resumed for another level, but no players ran out of chips, so all seven players return to action on Day 3 on Monday. Cards will be pitched again at 3:30 pm local time with blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 - ante 5,000.


Hands #54-59: Double for Kenney

Level 17 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 54: Daniel Negreanu opened {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} in the cutoff to 90,000. Justin Bonomo called from the button with {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Ivan Luca called from the small blind with {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. The big blind folded.

The flop came {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Luca checked. Negreanu bet 80,000 into 345,000 and Bonomo folded. Luca folded as well.

Hand 55: Cary Katz opened {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for 85,000 under the gun plus one. Sam Greenwood defended his big blind with {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and checked on {2-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}. Katz checked behind.

The {3-Spades} hit the turn and Greenwood and Katz both checked again. The {K-Diamonds} on the river saw a check by Greenwood and a bet of 85,000 by Katz. Greenwood folded right away.

Hand 56: Isaac Haxton on the button with {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} shoved for 1,725,000. The shorter players in the blinds both folded right away.

Hand 57: Isaac Haxton opened the cutoff for 80,000 with {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Sam Greenwood folded {A-Spades}{7-Diamonds} on the button but small blind Bryn Kenney wasn't doing the same. He woke up with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and moved in for 710,000. Haxton called right away as soon as Katz folded his big blind.

The board ran out {K-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and Kenney rivered the ace to stay alive. Kenney up to 1,500,000, Haxton down to 1,110,000.

Hand 58: Bonomo opened {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} under the gun for 80,000. Cary Katz called {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} in the small blind, Negreanu over called from the big blind with {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} and Katz and Negreanu checked. Bonomo bet 90,000 and took it down as both blinds folded.

Hand 59: In the last hand of the night, Daniel Negreanu limped in from the small blind with {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. Big blind Justin Bonomo checked {7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. The flop came {A-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and Negreanu bet 40,000 into 115,000. Bonomo called instantly with his flush draw.

The {3-Diamonds} on the turn improved Bonomo but Negreanu was still ahead with his pair of fours. He checked and Bonomo checked behind.

The river {2-Spades} was a blank and Negreanu checked. Bonomo checked behind and let the pot to Negreanu.

Player Chips Progress
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
2,760,000 -340,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
2,695,000 640,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
2,415,000 500,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
1,485,000 760,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
1,095,000 -705,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
855,000 -460,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
695,000 -285,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Bryn KenneyCary KatzDaniel NegreanuIsaac HaxtonJustin BonomoSam Greenwood

Hands 48-53: Calling with King High

Level 17 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 48: Daniel Negreanu raised to 90,000 from the hijack with the {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Ike Haxton called from the small blind with the {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Sam Greenwood came along from the big with the {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and three players took a flop of {k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}.

All three players checked, the dealer burned and turned the {7-Diamonds}, and again everyone checked. The {8-Hearts} river gave Negreanu two pair, and he bet 225,000 after it checked to him. Both his opponents folded.

Hand 49: Cary Katz raised to 90,000 under the gun with the {6-Spades}{4-Spades} and Justin Bonomo looked down at the {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} in the hijack. He put in a three-bet, Katz called, and the flop came down {7-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}.

Katz bet what looked like 225,000, Bonomo called, and the dealer burned and turned the {6-Clubs}. Both players checked, the {A-Clubs} completed the board on the river, and again both players checked. With that, Bonomo took down a 1.065 million pot.

Hand 50: Haxton raised to 80,000 with the {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs} in the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 51: Bryn Kenney raised to 90,000 with the {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} on the button and Negreanu defended his big blind with the {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. The {k-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop was big for Kenney, and he checked behind after Negreanu did. The {3-Hearts} turn also went check-check, as did the {Q-Clubs} river.

Hand 52: Katz raised to 80,000 from the button with the {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Negreanu three-bet to 320,000 with the {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} in the small blind. Katz folded.

Hand 53: Bonomo limped the small blind with the {10-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Luca checked his option in the big with the {k-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. The {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop saw Bonomo bet 40,000, Luca called, and the {4-Diamonds} appeared on the turn.

Both players checked and the {3-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Bonomo bet 50,000 and Luca paid him off with king high.

Tags: Cary KatzDaniel NegreanuIsaac HaxtonJustin BonomoSam Greenwood

Hands #46-47: Haxton Makes a Tough Call, Doubles

Level 17 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 46: Cary Katz opened the cutoff with {7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} making it 85,000. Ivan Luca called from the big blind with {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}.

The flop came {Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{K-Hearts} and Luca checked. Katz bet 75,000 into 225,000 and Luca called.

The {K-Diamonds} on the turn paired the board and Luca checked once again. This time, Katz bet 200,000 into 375,000 and Luca folded. Katz showed his cards.

Hand 47: Ivan Luca in the small blind limped in with {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. Big blind Isaac Haxton checked {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

The flop came {5-Clubs}{J-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Luca and Haxton both checked. The {3-Clubs} on the turn saw Luca check again. Haxton bet 60,000 and Luca check-raised to 265,000. Haxton called with the pair and open-ended.

The {Q-Clubs} on the river completed the board. With now four clubs on the table, Luca glanced over to Haxton's stack. Haxton had 590,000 behind and there was 645,000 in the pot.

Luca shoved by placing 700,000 in the middle.

Haxton used two time bank cards to gain a minute extra to think about it. He eventually called, doubling doing so.

Player Chips Progress
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
3,100,000 -1,005,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
1,800,000 895,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Cary KatzIsaac HaxtonIvan Luca

Hands #40-45: Erik Seidel Bubbles 2018 PCA Super High Roller

Level 17 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Erik Seidel - Bubble Boy
Erik Seidel - Bubble Boy

Hand 40: In the first hand back from the break, Bryn Kenney moved all in under the gun for 710,000 with the {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and he took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 41: Justin Bonomo raised to 80,000 holding the {k-Clubs}{10-Spades} in the hijack and Ivan Luca called with the {a-Clubs}{j-Spades} in the cutoff. The {9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop saw Bonomo check and Luca bet 135,000. Bonomo called and then both players checked the {6-Clubs} turn. When the {7-Hearts} paired the board on the river, Bonomo bet 350,000 and Luca called to win the pot.

Hand 42: Daniel Negreanu raised to 80,000 with the {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} in early position and Luca three-bet to 215,000 with the {9-Spades}{6-Spades} in the hijack. Action folded back to Negreanu and he let it go.

Hand 43: Luca raised to 80,000 with the {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} UTG+2 and he stole the blinds and antes.

Hand 44: Luca raised to 90,000 with the {7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Negreanu defended the big blind with the {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Negreanu then checked the {k-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop and called when Luca bet 70,000. The {A-Clubs} turn was gin for Negreanu, and he checked to Luca, who checked behind. On the {6-Diamonds} river, Negreanu bet 75,000 and Luca folded.

Hand 45: Erik Seidel moved all in for 540,000 from the cutoff with the {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Cary Katz called from the button with the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Seidel needed some major help to avoid becoming the bubble boy, but that didn't happen as the board ran out a dry {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Player Chips Progress
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
WSOP 9X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Cary KatzErik Seidel

Level: 17

Blinds: 20,000/40,000

Ante: 5,000