2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

$3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty

Day 1 Completed

David Stamm Leads 229 Survivors After Day 1 of the $3,000 Mystery Bounty

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
David Stamm
David Stamm

There was no shortage of action or players for Day 1 of the $3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty at the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in The Bahamas. Many notables tested their luck trying to spin up a stack and the field is currently sitting at 626 total entries with just 229 players advancing to Day 2.

The largest stack to end Day 1 belongs to David Stamm who has positioned himself well to earn some bounties when Day 2 kicks off. Stamm began the day strong and was consistently being complimented by his tablemates about how well he was playing. He finished even stronger as he put a whopping 340,500 chips in the big, more than 11 starting stacks. Stamm has accumulated over $1,000,000 in live tournament earnings and will be looking to add to that number over the coming days.

Joining him near the top of the leaderboard is Mauricio Sanchez with 306,00 chips, the only other player to bag over 300,000 chips. Santiago Plante also had an exciting day, finishing among the leaders with 276,500 chips. Plante was slowly increasing his stack throughout the day but struck lightning when he won one of the largest pots of the day. Plante flopped the nut flush in a three-bet pot and went on to get three streets of value in one of the last levels of the day.

While the field was littered with familiar faces right from the onslaught, many were forced to hit up the registration desk on multiple occasions. Shaun Deeb was seen using at least three entries over the course of the day but managed to find a healthy bag of 187,500 chips. Other notables advancing to Day 2 include Joris Ruijs (229,000), Dario Sammartino (175,000), PokerStars ambassador Lex Veldhuis (116,500), Erik Seidel (112,000), and Martin Jacobson (80,500).

Late registration still remains open until 12:30 p.m. EST tomorrow and the cards will go back in the air at 1 p.m. EST. That will allow the tournament staff enough time to gather the bounty information that will commence at the start of Day 2. There is guaranteed to be at least one $30,000 Platinum Pass package along with at least one $100,000 bounty prize.

The blinds will resume on level 13 at 1,000/1,500 and a 1,500 big blind ante with the levels continuing at 40 minutes in length. There will be a 15-minute break after every three levels and a 75-minute dinner break after level 21. The current plan is to play a total of 15 levels on Day 2 and the winner will be crowned on Day 3.

Keep it locked here as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the day.

Tags: Dario SammartinoDavid StammErik SeidelJoris RuijsLex VeldhuisMartin JacobsonMauricio SanchezPokerStarsPokerStars Caribbean AdventureSantiago PlanteShaun DeebPCA

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
David Stamm us
David Stamm
340,500 130,500
Day 1 Chip Leader
Mauricio Salazar Sanchez co
Mauricio Salazar Sanchez
306,000 306,000
Petar Kalev bg
Petar Kalev
303,000 68,000
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
276,000 -1,500
Joris Ruijs nl
Joris Ruijs
223,500 12,000
Samuel Cobian us
Samuel Cobian
206,000 206,000
Judy Whitlow us
Judy Whitlow
205,000 -74,000
Michael Uguccioni it
Michael Uguccioni
200,150 175,150
Rayan Chamas ca
Rayan Chamas
188,500 41,500
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
187,500 -2,500
WSOP 6X Winner
Lucas Silva Rocha
Lucas Silva Rocha
181,500 181,500
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
174,500 -6,500
Francois Billard ca
Francois Billard
174,500 16,000
Sebastien Aube ca
Sebastien Aube
168,500 -21,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Rehman Kassam gb
Rehman Kassam
167,000 167,000
Diego Cuellar pe
Diego Cuellar
166,500 49,500
Yuliyan Kolev bg
Yuliyan Kolev
166,000 166,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Aliaksandr Shylko by
Aliaksandr Shylko
164,500 164,500
Dmitriy Reznikov ru
Dmitriy Reznikov
158,500 158,500
Paulina Loeliger at
Paulina Loeliger
157,500 114,500
Johannes Straver nl
Johannes Straver
155,500 155,500
Richard Alati us
Richard Alati
154,000 154,000
Keith Lehr
Keith Lehr
148,000 115,000
Brekstyn Schutten us
Brekstyn Schutten
147,500 147,500
WPT 1X Winner
Martin Raus ca
Martin Raus
144,000 144,000

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Day 1 Completed

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Play for Day 1 of the $3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty is officially completed as the remaining 229 players have bagged. They will return tomorrow for a restart at 1:00 p.m. ET with registration closing at 12:30 p.m. ET.

A full recap of the day's events will be released shortly;y, so stay tuned!

Mendez Dent's Seymour's Stack Late in Day 1

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Richard Seymour and Jeannette Mendez were heads-up in a three-bet pot and the flop fell {3-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Seymour checked to Mendez who bet 10,000 into a pot of around 25,000 and Seymour called.

The turn brought the {a-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {k-Diamonds} on the river. Seymour checked again and Mendez flicked in another bet of 10,000. Seymour quickly called and Mendez flipped over {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} for the best full house to scoop the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Jeannette Mendez us
Jeannette Mendez
82,500 -500
Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour

Tags: Richard SeymourJeannette Mendez

Murphy Jams to Take it; Deeb Out of Control

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Dean Murphy on the button raised to 6,000 preflop and was called by an incoherent Shaun Deeb, who managed to spill his drink in the process.

Klemens Roiter in the cutoff then decided that wasn't quite enough, so he raised it up again to 21,000.

Murphy then announced he was all in for around 120,000 effective. Deeb quickly folded behind and Roiter didn't take much pause before mucking his hand as well.

Murphy was pushed the pot for a nice pickup as his stack shot up to 120,000.

Player Chips Progress
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
190,000 60,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Dean Murphy ca
Dean Murphy
Klemens Roiter at
Klemens Roiter

Tags: Dean MurphyShaun DeebKlemens Roiter

Jaka Gets Paid with Top Pair

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Faraz Jaka made it 2,600 from middle position and was called by Dario Sammartino in the small blind. The flop fell {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades} and both players checked to the {k-Hearts} on the turn.

Sammartino checked again and Jaka tossed in a bet of 3,500. Sammartino called and the {3-Clubs} completed the board. Sammartino checked once more and Jaka announced a bet of 8,500. Sammartino thought for a minute and eventually called. Jaka tabled {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for top pair and Sammartino nodded in approval.

Player Chips Progress
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
181,000 66,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
76,700 46,700
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Dario SammartinoFaraz Jaka

Updated Chip Counts

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Mauricio Sanchez co
Mauricio Sanchez
Francois Billard ca
Francois Billard
158,500 128,500
Rayan Chamas ca
Rayan Chamas
147,000 80,500
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
115,000 85,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
112,000 52,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
112,000 44,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
84,000 20,500
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
69,500 6,700
WSOP 1X Winner
David Peters us
David Peters
57,100 57,100
WSOP 2X Winner
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
49,300 49,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
45,000 45,000
Norbert Szecsi hu
Norbert Szecsi
43,500 13,500
WSOP 3X Winner

Abusada Doubles Up

Level 12 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Aram Oganyan opened to 3,600 in early position and received three consecutive calls, but then it got around to Gabriel Abusada who moved all in for around 22,000.

"Now I get all of you!" he shouted as the action was back on Oganyan, who reshoved for more.

The other players quickly folded and the two players tabled their cards.

Gabriel Abusada: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Aram Oganyan: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

"Don't do it dealer," Oganyan said, but the flop of {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} was not favorable for him as it gave Abusada the lead.

The board completed with {k-Spades}{7-Hearts} to give Abusada the win for the double up.

"I win!" declared Abusada as he was pushed the pot.

"Yes you did, congratulations. I don't know how you guys didn't see that coming," Oganyan told the table. "At least you're the one who got the chips, now I have a chance to get them back."

Abusada then started to chatter nonstop as he stacked his new chips, much to the tables resentment.

Player Chips Progress
Gabriel Abusada us
Gabriel Abusada
55,000 55,000
Aram Oganyan us
Aram Oganyan
40,000 40,000