2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

$5,000 Main Event
Day: 3
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 3 Completed

Nick Maimone Leads Final 32 Players After Day 3 of 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Nick Maimone
Nick Maimone

Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas saw the final 125 players from a field of 738 return to action. It was an action-packed day with dozens of eliminations. After five 90-minute levels of play, just 32 players remain with Nick Maimone, who turns 30 tomorrow, and his stack of 1.75 million leading the way.

One year ago, Maimone took down the 2016 PCA $25,000 High Roller for $996,480, and now he’s looking to add the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event title to his résumé, which currently boasts $1,880,865 in live earnings. Maimone’s only other six-figure scores include $633,022 for placing15th in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, and $112,972 for finishing runner-up to Jonathan Duhamel in the 2015 PCA Event #31: $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em.

Others still in contention for the $480,012 first-place prize, who’re guaranteed to take home at least $14,760, are Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier, who sits in second with 1.333 million, as well as 2012 PCA champ John Dibella, 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event third-place finisher Cliff Josephy, and 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess.

Those are some big names, but they don’t stop there. Others surviving the night were EPT11 Grand Final champ and 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event winner Adrian Mateos, PokerStars Team Pro Online and Twitch star Jaime Staples, and 2015 Global Poker Index Player of the Year Byron Kaverman.

Among those whose dreams were dashed on Day 3 were Will “The Thrill” Failla (118th – $7,260), 2010 PCA champ Harrison Gimbel (108th - $7,260), 2016 WSOP Main Event 12th-place finisher Mike Shin (93rd - $9,120), and former NFL player Richard Seymour (89th - $9,120).

Also falling was Daniel Colman, who earlier in the week finished third in the $100,000 Super High Roller for $759,660 and fourth in the $50,000 High Roller for $341,240. Colman’s demise came when he called off with pocket nines only to see Scott Stewart hold with pocket kings. Colman added another $11,560 to his bankroll for his 59th-place finish.

Others who bowed out before the end of the night were former EPT champs Arnaud Mattern (85th - $9,120), Mike “Timex” McDonald (52nd - $11,560) and Davidi Kitai (45th - $14,760), 2013 WSOP Main Event fourth-place finisher Sylvain Loosli (48th - $11,560), Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein (37th - $14,760), and WSOP bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois (39th - $14,760), who lost the biggest pot of the tournament thus far when his ace-king failed to get there against Maimone’s pocket queens late in the evening.

Players will return to action at noon local time on Thursday with the plan of playing four 90-minute levels. Once again, PokerNews will be at the Atlantis Resort to bring you all the live updates straight from the tournament floor, so be sure to join us then. While you wait, check out this video of PokerStars Team Pro Online’s Kevin Martin opening up about poker, streaming, and more.

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Seat Draw and End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
11Daniel WeinmanUnited States175,000
12Cliff JosephyUnited States579,000
13Massimo De MarioItaly960,000
14Alan ScheinUnited States780,000
15Michael BartholomewCanada419,000
16Francisco BenitezUruguay426,000
17Jorge De Oliveira LopezPortugal235,000
18Allon AllisonCanada764,000
21John DibellaUnited States1,119,000
22Hendrik LatzGermany453,000
23Scott StewartUnited States952,000
24Rasmus GlæselNorway1,029,000
25Jaime StaplesCanada310,000
26Michael GentiliCanada688,000
27Rex ClinkscalesUnited States587,000
28Michael VelaUnited States767,000
31Jason MercierUnited States1,333,000
32Ryan RiessUnited States742,000
33Adrian MateosSpain423,000
34Pratyush BuddigaUnited States140,000
35Marcin KapkowskiPoland775,000
36Kevin AndriamahefaCanada320,000
37Damien SteelCanada810,000
38Christian HarderUnited States856,000
41Pedro CabecaPortugal864,000
42Nadya MagnusUnited States727,000
43Byron KavermanUnited States297,000
44John EngledowUnited Kingdom768,000
45Aleksei OpalikhinRussia478,000
46Gaelle BaumannFrance108,000
47Rodrigo CordobaArgentina697,000
48Nick MaimoneUnited States1,750,000
Player Chips Progress
Nick Maimone us
Nick Maimone
1,750,000 -250,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
John Dibella us
John Dibella
1,119,000 -15,000
EPT 1X Winner
Rasmus Glæsel no
Rasmus Glæsel
1,029,000 -25,000
Massimo De Mario it
Massimo De Mario
960,000 430,000
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
952,000 62,000
Pedro Cabeca pt
Pedro Cabeca
864,000 114,000
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
856,000 452,000
Damien Steel ca
Damien Steel
810,000 -68,000
Alan Schein us
Alan Schein
780,000 140,000
Marcin Kapkowski pl
Marcin Kapkowski
775,000 200,000
John Engledow gb
John Engledow
768,000 -12,000
Michael Vela us
Michael Vela
767,000 -73,000
WPT 1X Winner
Brock Allison ca
Brock Allison
764,000 64,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
742,000 -323,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
727,000 219,000
Rodrigo Cordoba ar
Rodrigo Cordoba
697,000 -183,000
Michael Gentili ca
Michael Gentili
688,000 -21,000
Rex Clinkscales us
Rex Clinkscales
587,000 67,000
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
579,000 51,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Aleksei Opalikhin ru
Aleksei Opalikhin
478,000 37,000
Hendrik Latz de
Hendrik Latz
453,000 -147,000
Francisco Benitez uy
Francisco Benitez
426,000 296,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
423,000 -63,000
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Michael Bartholomew ca
Michael Bartholomew
419,000 -71,000

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Mercier Eliminates Trivedi

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

In the last hand of the night at his table, PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier eliminated Smit Trivedi to give himself a terrific chance of running very deep in this inaugural PokerStars Championship here in the Bahamas.

It was Trivedi who moved all-in for a total of 208,000, and Mercier called it in late position.

Smit Trivedi: {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Jason Mercier: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

The board of {10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{A-Spades}{2-Hearts} saw Mercier fill up on the river and send Trivedi home in 33rd place.

We await the bagging of each players chips at the end of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
1,333,000 453,000
Smit Trivedi gb
Smit Trivedi

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Three More Hands

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament staff just announced that the remaining players will receive three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a list of survivors complete with chips counts, as well as a full recap of the Day 3 action.

Ronan Gorey Doubles Then Busts

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Ronan Gorey
Ronan Gorey

Ronan Gorey had a crazy last level, getting his stack in the middle twice.

The Double Up
Ronan Gorey moved all in for his remaining 148,000 and was called by Jason Mercier.

Gorey: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Mercier: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Gorey got the double up after locking up the hand with a flush on the turn.

The Elimination
A few hands later, John Engledow raised to 35,000 from under the gun and Ronan Gorey moved all in for 248,000. Engledow called.

Engledow: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Gorey: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Gorey needed to hit a queen but was unable to get there when the board ran out {j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, sending the PokerStars Online Qualifier home towards the end of Day 3.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
880,000 -70,000
John Engledow gb
John Engledow
780,000 424,000
Ronan Gorey ie
Ronan Gorey

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Stewart Tempts Staples

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Jaime Staples
Jaime Staples

A relatively small ball pot got really interesting on the river late on Day 3 as Jaime Staples and Scott Stewart did battle.

We joined the action on a flop of {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, with Staples facing a bet of 45,000. He called. The turn of {6-Clubs} saw both men check, but on the {7-Diamonds} river, Stewart bet 99,000 - a pretty clear tease that he had the gutshot required to complete the straight.

"I should snap call just for that!" laughed Staples. But was he 'bound' to call?

"Maybe you're just on a different level to me." said Stewart.

Those words gave way to a Staples fold, and Stewart stacked up the newest chips to add to his mountain.

Player Chips Progress
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
890,000 90,000
Jaime Staples ca
Jaime Staples
320,000 -60,000

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Cliff Josephy vs. Adrian Mateos

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Adrian Mateos raised to 22,000 from early position and Cliff Josephy defended from the big blind to see a {10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop.

Josephy check-called a bet of 22,000 and then checked for a second time when the {9-Clubs} appeared on the turn. Mateos bet again, this time 80,000, and it did the trick as Josephy released his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
528,000 -79,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
486,000 89,000
WSOP 4X Winner
EPT 1X Winner

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Yakov Onuchin Eliminated

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Yakov Onuchin got his last 110,000 or so in before the flop holding {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}. His monster was in terrible shape as his neighbor Rasmus Glæsel had {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and Onuchin hit the rail. Down to 34 players in the Main Event with three more days of play.

Player Chips Progress
Rasmus Glæsel no
Rasmus Glæsel
1,054,000 189,000
Yakov Onuchin ru
Yakov Onuchin

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