2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$25,000 PCA High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

$25,000 PCA High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Ognyan Dimov Leads Pack into Day 2 of $25,000 PCA High Roller

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Ognyan Dimov
Ognyan Dimov

Besides the PokerStars Players Championship, the $25,000 PCA High Roller has broken the record for the biggest-field high roller event of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in The Bahamas. This event wrapped up early this morning with 70 players remaining out of a field of 144, generating a prize pool of $3,422,160 and counting. The last tournament of this caliber buy-in also had a huge turnout with a total of 140 runners, and late registration for this event doesn't end until play resumes at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Leading the way after 10 levels of play on Day 1 is Ognyan Dimov with 356,000, followed closely by Adam Hendrix with 317,500 and Anthony Hu with 242,500. Elio Fox and Ehsan Amiri rounded out the top five with 224,000 and 219,500, respectively. Those are hardly the only notable names in this star-studded event as Michael Addamo, Adrian Mateos, Dan Smith, and Mike Watson have all made it to Day 2. Pedro Neves, who was runner-up in the PCA Main Event, has also found a bag.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlaceNameNationalityChip CountBig Blinds
1Ognyan DimovBulgaria356000237
2Adam HendrixUSA317500212
3Anthony HuUSA242500162
4Elio FoxUSA224000149
5Ehsan AmiriAustralia219500146
6Andy WilsonUnited Kingdom219500146
7Alex KulevBulgaria210500140
8Thomas MuehloeckerAustria205500137
9Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania200000133
10Guillaume NoletCanada199500133

The tournament started with just a few tables but that rapidly multiplied to six and beyond as more players put up the $25,000 stake. Most of the field was eliminated on their first entry but were quick to get back in the mix, especially since it is one of the last events of the series.

The second of this three-day event will commence at 1:00 p.m. local time with the Level 11 blinds being 1,000/1,500/1,500. Late registration remains open until the start of play, so expect the field to grow during that time.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure including coverage of the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship.

Tags: Adam HendrixAdrian MateosAlex KulevAndy WilsonAnthony HuDan SmithDominykas MikolaitisEhsan AmiriElio FoxGuillaume NoletMIchael AddamoMike WatsonOgnyan DimovPedro NavasThomas Muehloecker

Day 2 Chip Counts and Seat Draw (full)

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Daniel RezaeiAustria63,000
12Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia61,500
13Luc GreenwoodCanada47,500
15Michael AddamoAustralia79,000
17Thomas MuehloeckerAustria205,500
18Punnat PunsriThailand64,000
21Shannon ShorrUSA77,500
22Nenad DukicCroatia66,000
23KC CarlstonUSA28,000
24Dylan LindeUSA49,500
26Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil81,000
28Andrew ChenCanada144,000
31Tauan NavesBrazil565,000
32Roland RokitaAustria147,000
33Dimitar DanchevBulgaria94,500
34Andras NemethHungary56,500
36Kevin RabichowUSA37,000
37Alex KulevBulgaria210,500
41Andrew LichtenbergerChina94,500
42Seth DaviesUSA69,000
43Adrian MateosSpain85,000
45Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom47,500
46Taylor PaurUSA30,500
48Elio FoxUSA224,000
51Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine26,000
52Sirzat HissouGermany192,500
53Guillaume NoletCanada199,500
55Gergely KulcsarHungary139,000
56Timothy AdamsCanada39,500
58Elijah BergUSA101,000
61Umang DattaniCanada20,500
63Juan PardoSpain41,000
64Mustapha KanitItaly25,500
65Mario MosboeckAustria118,000
66Joao VieiraPortugal65,500
67Matas CimbolasLithuania39,000
71Pedro NevesPortugal143,500
72Gediminas UselisLithuania46,500
75Pablo BritoBrazil120,000
76Bryn KenneyUSA132,000
77Mike WatsonCanada54,500
78Brian KimUSA84,500
81Dan SmithUSA28,500
82Ognyan DimovBulgaria356,000
85Tony LinUSA171,500
86Sergio AidoSpain32,500
87Alberto Meran MatiasDominican Republic22,000
88Brock WilsonUSA56,500
92Kayhan MokriNorway187,500
93Weiran PuChina131,500
96Santiago PlanteCanada163,500
97Marius GierseGermany127,000
98Dylan SmithUSA196,000
102Mario NavarroSpain108,000
103David PetersUSA27,500
105Juan PastorArgentina53,500
106Anthony HuUSA242,500
107Arthur ConanFrance177,000
108Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania200,000
111Ehsan AmiriAustralia219,500
112Isaac HaxtonUSA46,000
113Christian RudolphGermany42,500
116Chris LeeUSA56,000
117Victor LiCanada21,500
121Adam HendrixUSA317,500
122Leonard MaueGermany125,000
123Carlos ChadhaCanada107,500
124Johannes StraverNetherlands24,500
125Lander LijoSpain54,000
126Andy WilsonUnited Kingdom219,500
Player Chips Progress
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
356,000 6,000
WSOP 2X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
317,500 17,500
Anthony Hu us
Anthony Hu
242,500 194,500
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
224,000 -1,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Ehsan Amiri au
Ehsan Amiri
Andy Wilson gb
Andy Wilson
219,500 64,500
WPT 1X Winner
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
210,500 14,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
205,500 -46,500
Dominykas Mikolaitis lt
Dominykas Mikolaitis
200,000 148,000
Guillaume Nolet ca
Guillaume Nolet
199,500 142,500
Dylan Smith us
Dylan Smith
196,000 10,000
Sirzat Hissou de
Sirzat Hissou
192,500 -22,500
Kayhan Mokri no
Kayhan Mokri
187,500 22,500
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
177,000 31,000
Ren Lin cn
Ren Lin
171,500 -78,500
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
163,500 -6,500
Roland Rokita at
Roland Rokita
147,000 54,300
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
144,000 -66,000
Pedro Neves pt
Pedro Neves
143,500 143,500
Gergely Kulcsar hu
Gergely Kulcsar
139,000 -51,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
132,000 132,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Weiran Pu cn
Weiran Pu
131,500 72,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
127,000 127,000
Leonard Maue de
Leonard Maue
125,000 57,000
Pablo Silva br
Pablo Silva
120,000 28,000

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Hissou Takes Out Johnson With Aces

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Action was three ways to a flop with 22,200 in the pot. Rodger Johnson was in early position, Juan Pastor in the small blind and Sirzat Hissou in the big blind.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and action checked to Hissou who bet 8,500. Johnson raised to 20,000 which quickly caused Pastor to fold. Hissou moved all in for 44,000 effective and Johnson quickly called.

Rodger Johnson: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Sirzat Hissou: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Hissou had pocket aces which Johnson had a flush draw. The draw didn't come in as the turn came the {8-Clubs} and the river the {q-Spades} to eliminate Johnson from the tournament late into the day,

Player Chips Progress
Sirzat Hissou de
Sirzat Hissou
215,000 83,000
Rodger Johnson us
Rodger Johnson

Tags: Juan PastorRodger JohnsonSirzat Hissou

Muehloecker Takes From Fox

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

There was around 30,000 in the pot heading to the flop. Elio Fox was on the button against Thomas Muehloecker in the big blind.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Spades} and Muehloecker bet 10,000. Fox called.

Action checked through on the {a-Spades} turn.

The {5-Spades} was the river and Muehloecker fired 32,500 which produced a quick fold from Fox.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
252,000 5,600
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
225,000 -70,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Elio FoxThomas Muehloecker

Lijo the Hero

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Lander Lijo Bereciartua
Lander Lijo Bereciartua

On a heads-up completed board of {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, Dan Smith was first to act and he bet out 18,000 in to the pot of 19,000.

His opponent, Lander Lijo, then went deep into the tank.

After using several time banks, Lijo made the call and was shown {q-Spades}{10-Spades} by Smith for just queen-high.

The table went silent as Lijo then flipped over {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for ace-high to take down the pot, which left Smith with under 30,000.

Fortunately for Smith, he pulled off a successful squeeze play the very next hand to bring him back to 35,000.

Player Chips Progress
Lander Lijo es
Lander Lijo
45,000 -30,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
35,000 -37,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Dan SmithLander Lijo

Greenwood Doubles Through Meran

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Lucas Greenwood
Lucas Greenwood

Cards were on their backs as Lucas Greenwood was all in on the button against Alberto Meran in the cutoff.

Lucas Greenwood: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Alberto Meran: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Greenwood had Meran dominated and needed to hold to survive in the tournament. The board ran out {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{q-Hearts} which gave Greenwood the double up.

Player Chips Progress
Lucas Greenwood ca
Lucas Greenwood
68,000 34,900
Alberto Meran do
Alberto Meran
35,100 -9,400

Tags: Alberto MeranLucas Greenwood