2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

$5,000 Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

$5,000 Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Breaking Good: Aaron Paul Makes Day 2

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante
Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul

One Hollywood star had a brief but colorful run in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event on Day 1a, but another had a quieter, more conventionally successful appearance on Day 1b.

A day after Kevin Hart lit up his table with cheerful talk, but only made his chips last a few hours, Breaking Bad and The Path star Aaron Paul bagged 74,700 chips to make it through to Day 2 of the event. Paul, looking the part of a typical grinder as he donned sunglasses, a beanie, and headphones, traded the occasional banter with his opponents but otherwise focused on chip accumulation. Helped in large part by a key pot against Chino Rheem early on, that strategy proved successful.

The pot in question saw the three-time World Poker Tour champ bet out 1,675 on a board of {6-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades} from the big bind and Paul raise to 4,000. Rheem came back with another raise to 10,000, and Paul called to see a {6-Spades} river. Rheem moved all in for about 11,000 and Paul snapped it off.

Rheem feared the worst and asked if Paul had fives full, but the actor showed {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} instead. Rheem uttered a few choice words on his way out the door, flashing {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a turned straight when the dealer informed him he was obligated to show.

Another celebrity to bag some chips was former NFL star Richard Seymour. The New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders alum has plenty of bling already — he collected three Super Bowl rings in his decorated career — but Seymour is looking for his first piece of poker hardware. He made a nice run in a WPT event last month, finishing 18th, and he's drawing live here after making it through Day 1b with 28,000.

Seymour had to survive with a big fold rather than a big hand. He faced off with American circuit grinder Vincent Moscati with a board of {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Clubs} between the two. Seymour checked from middle position and Moscati bet about 13,000. That represented almost all of Seymour's chips, and he decided to fold queens face-up. Moscati showed him aces.

Overall, 470 players showed up for Day 1b to push the two-day total to 699. Registration is still open until the beginning of Day 2 on Tuesday, so there's still time for that number to inch upward. About 260 of the runners on Day 1b made it through.

The player who handed the dealer the heaviest bag was James Juvancic, with 271,800 in chips. Others to bag big included Andrew Ryan (224,300), Jan Kralik (164,900), Mattias Priolo (160,800), and PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos (156,800). Mohsin Charania, Sam Chartier, Mukul Pahuja, Maria Ho, and PokerStars Team Pros Vanessa Selbst and Chris Moneymaker also advanced.

Meanwhile, players who hit the rail during the eight levels of play included Jason Wheeler, Faraz Jaka, Jennifer Tilly, Anthony Zinno, Calvin Anderson, Mike Gorodinsky, and Team PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree and Celina Lin.

Day 2 gets underway at noon local time on Tuesday, so come back to PokerNews for more coverage.

Tags: Aaron PaulChino RheemJames JuvancicRichard Seymour

Various End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
James Juvancic us
James Juvancic
271,800 271,800
Andrew Ryan us
Andrew Ryan
224,300 6,300
Jan Kralik cz
Jan Kralik
164,900 164,900
Mattias Priolo se
Mattias Priolo
160,800 160,800
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
156,800 56,800
Mariano Martiradonna it
Mariano Martiradonna
151,800 151,800
Steve Kerr ca
Steve Kerr
147,800 12,800
Erling Voje no
Erling Voje
140,800 140,800
Maxim Lakov ru
Maxim Lakov
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
134,600 41,600
WSOP 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
WPT 2X Winner
Serge Cantin ca
Serge Cantin
131,000 131,000
Pedro Cabeca pt
Pedro Cabeca
129,200 129,200
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
125,000 125,000
EPT 1X Winner
Antonio Della Sciucca ca
Antonio Della Sciucca
120,000 20,000
Justin Ouimette ca
Justin Ouimette
110,000 110,000
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
107,700 67,700
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
107,500 62,500
Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
103,200 -45,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
97,100 74,100
EPT 1X Winner
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
88,000 -7,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
81,400 21,400
Kevin Martin ca
Kevin Martin
78,400 30,400
Aaron Paul us
Aaron Paul
74,700 -20,300
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
71,100 4,100
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
65,100 49,100

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Final Six Hands

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and players are going to play another six hands before bagging their chips for Day 2 tomorrow!

Stay tuned for a full recap and chip counts.

Florence Allera Done in by 2012 PCA Champ

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante

France's Florence Allera moved all in for her last 12,000 from early position and action folded to 2012 PCA champ John Dibella in the big blind. He didn't seem excited about it, but he made the call nonetheless.

Allera: {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Dibella: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}

It was a flip, but Allera needed to improve to stay alive. Unfortunately for her, that proved easier said than done as Dibella paired his ace on the {4-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop. Neither the {J-Hearts} turn nor {Q-Clubs} river helped Allera, and she headed for the exit.

Player Chips Progress
John Dibella us
John Dibella
62,000 62,000
EPT 1X Winner
Florence Allera fr
Florence Allera

Tags: Florence AlleraJohn Dibella

Riess the Beast Ships a Double

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante
Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Ryan Riess moved all in for 8,900 and action folded all the way around to Dan Høidahl, who opted to call from the big blind.

Riess: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Høidahl: {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The kicker of Riess had him way out in front, but Høidahl picked up chop outs on the {9-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop. Unfortunately for him, neither the {J-Diamonds} turn nor {3-Spades} river helped him, and he sent some chips over to Riess.

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
20,000 11,100
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Ryan RiessDan Høidahl

Thiago Mascarenhas Eliminated by David MacNeil

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante

Felipe Ramos raised to 1,800 from middle position, and Thiago Mascarenhas moved all in for his remaining 10,300 chips.

Action was now on David MacNeil on the button and he called. Ramos folded.

Mascarenhas: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Ramos: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Mascarenhas was immediately drawing dead to the {7-Clubs} on the turn and the {4-Diamonds} on the river.

Player Chips Progress
David MacNeil ca
David MacNeil
Thiago Mascarenhas br
Thiago Mascarenhas

Tags: Felipe RamosThiago MascarenhasDavid MacNeil

George's Third Barrel Convinces Lefrancois

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante

Chris George bet 2,500 from middle position on a {3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Diamonds} flop. Pascal Lefrancois called on the button and then called another barrel of 5,500 on the {q-Diamonds} turn. When the {5-Hearts} arrived, George calmly cut out 16,000, and this time Lefrancois folded right away.

Player Chips Progress
Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
149,000 94,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris George us
Chris George
62,300 24,000

Tags: Christopher GeorgePascal LeFrancois

Sciucca Catches the Turn

Level 8 : 400/800, 100 ante

Antonio Della Sciucca was up against a bet of 10,400 from a player in the hijack on a board of {3-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Sciucca, from the big blind, moved all in for about 50,000 and his opponent called off for around 45,000, showing a set of threes. Sciucca had {j-Spades}{j-Clubs} for top set though, and his opponent expressed extreme frustration as the {9-Clubs} fell.

Player Chips Progress
Antonio Della Sciucca ca
Antonio Della Sciucca

Tags: Antonio Della Sciucca