2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$25,000 8-Handed
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 150,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Big Huni in Front of Big Field After Day 1 in $25,000 8-Handed

Level 10 : Blinds 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Chris Hunichen
Chris Hunichen

The biggest-field high roller so far of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in The Bahamas wrapped up early this morning with $25,000 8-Handed that saw 52 players remaining out of a field of 78. That's a change of pace from other recent high-stakes offerings here at Baha Mar Resort that have attracted anywhere from eight to a few dozen entries.

Leading the way after 10 levels of play on Day 1 is Brian Kim with 631,000, followed closely by Chris Hunichen with 565,000 and Timothy Adams with 479,000. Those are hardly the only notable names in the event as Michael Addamo, Stephen Chidwick, Adrian Mateos, Yuri Dzivielevski, Mike Watson and $100,000 Super High Roller champion Isaac Haxton also found bags.

$25,000 8-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts

 1Brian KimUnited States631,000158
 2Chris HunichenUnited States565,000141
 3Timothy AdamsCanada479,000120
 4Joao VieiraPortugal462,000116
 5Tauan NavesBrazil418,000105
 6Jean-Noel ThorelFrance400,000100
 7Eric WorreUnited States391,00098
 8Dylan DestefanoUnited States379,00095
 9Orpen KisacikogluTurkey316,00079
 10Matas CimbolasLithuania314,00079

Speaking of champions finding bags, Jonathan Jaffe ended with a stack of 289,000 just hours after taking down the $50,000 8-Handed event. The second-place finisher in that event, Orpen Kisacikoglu, busted in just one hand but made the most of a second bullet and will enter Day 2 with 316,000.

Orpen Kisacikoglu
Orpen Kisacikoglu

The tournament started with just three tables but that gradually multiplied to six and beyond as more players put up the $25,000 stake. Many were eliminated on their first entry but were quick to get back in the mix, including Fedor Holz, Justin Bonomo, Dylan Destefano and PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton.

The field included all the usual suspects, but also a few newcomers like Rodrigo Seiji, Arthur Conan, Weiran Pu and Rodrigo Selouan.

The second and final day of the event will commence at 2 p.m. local time with the Level 11 blinds being 2,000/4,000/4,000. Late registration remains open until the completion of Level 12, so expect the field to grow during that time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on-site tomorrow to provide updates on the latest high-roller ahead of the next winner being crowned.

Tags: Adrian MateosArthur ConanBrian KimChris HunichenDylan DestefanoFedor HolzIsaac HaxtonJustin BonomoMichael AddamoMike WatsonOrpen KisacikogluRodrigo SelouanSam GraftonStephen ChidwickTimothy AdamsWeiran PuYuri Dzivielevski