$10,300 High Roller

Deja Vu for O'Dwyer

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

We got to Steve O'Dwyer's table and saw he once again had an opponent at risk with {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} against {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. This time, it was Gerald Karlic at risk for about 50,000, and just like the previous instance, O'Dwyer held up unimproved as the board ran out {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 182,000 84,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at Busted

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Paul Newey Sets Up Damian Salas

Chad_Holloway • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

When we arrived at Table 3, there was 52,000 in the middle and a board reading {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Damian Salas, who was in the under-the-gun position, was debating what to do as Paul Newey, who was on the button, had moved all in for 26,300.

Eventually Salas called with his {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts} but discovered that he was drawing dead as Newey had turned top set with the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}. The meaningless {A-Spades} was run out on the river and Newey shipped the double.

Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 110,000 64,800
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 89,000 -32,100

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Chen Eliminates Quenneville

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Troy Quenneville bet about 18,000 in middle position on a completed board of {2-Clubs}{8-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{a-Clubs} and was facing a check-raise all in from fellow Canadian Andrew Chen. Quenneville announced a call, which looked to be for around 55,000 total. Chen turned over {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for trips, and Quenneville wished everyone good luck.

Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 278,000 119,700
Troy Quenneville ca
Troy Quenneville
ca Busted

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Dimitrov Gives Up on the End

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Ryan Riess had a bet of 6,700 in against two opponents when we got to his table, sitting with the button in front of him. The flop had come {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades}, and big blind Aleks Dimitrov had already put in a raise to 19,000. Action was on Aaron Been, who tanked awhile before putting in a call. Riess immediately folded. Dimitrov barreled again with 22,000 on the {5-Clubs} turn but then checked the {2-Clubs}. Been moved all in, and Dimitrov thought awhile and folded to the shove of around 50,000.

Aleks Dimitrov bg
Aleks Dimitrov
bg 234,400 -53,300
Aaron Been us
Aaron Been
us 157,000 60,100

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O'Dwyer Eliminates Davies

mnuwwarah • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Seth Davies pushed all in from early position, but it was only for about 11,000. Steve O'Dwyer quickly called in the next seat, and everyone else mucked.

Davies: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
O'Dwyer: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

Flop, turn and river: {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. That was it for Davies, as O'Dwyer's kicker played.

Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 98,000 -6,800
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us Busted

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David Peters the First to Go on Day 2

Chad_Holloway • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
David Peters
David Peters

Action folded to Mike McDonald on the button and he raised to 4,000. David Peters responded by moving all in from the small blind for roughly 40,000, and $25K High Roller champ Stephen Chidwick spiked in a stack of blue T5,000 chips from the big. McDonald quickly folded and the cards were turned up.

Peters: {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Chidwick: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

It looked as if Peters' shove was going to pay off as he took the lead on the {q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop and maintained it on the {3-Hearts} river. Unfortunately for him, the {K-Clubs} spiked on the river and Chidwick made two pair to send Peters out the door.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 190,000 45,200
David Peters us
David Peters
us Busted

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Welcome to Day 2 of the PokerStars Championship Panama $10,300 High Roller

PokerStars Championship Panama
PokerStars Championship Panama

Welcome back to the PokerStars Championship Panama $10,300 High Roller, which yesterday attracted 101 entrants (77 unique + 24 re-entries) to the Sortis Casino here in Panama City. That number could even go up as registration is open right up until the start of Day 2, which will kick off at Noon local time.

Right now, 43 players are slated to return with Canadian Sam Greenwood, 28, and his stack of 316,300 leading the way. Others returning with big stacks include Ecuador’s Pedro Idrovo (305,200), Bulgaria’s Aleks Dimitrov (287,700), EPT Prague High Roller runner-up Patrick Serda (243,600), and PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos (231,400), who round out the top five.

Others still in contention include Team Pro Leo Fernandez (148,600), PokerStars Championship Panama $25,000 High Roller champ Stephen Chidwick (144,800), 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Ryan Riess (115,000), and the short stack Anton Astapau (22,400).

This is the third five-figure-buy-in tournament held during the Championship's 11-day run at the world-class Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino. Ben Tollerene, who eliminated everyone at the final table, topped a field of 33 entries to win the $50,000 Super High Roller for over a half million dollars in cash.

A couple days later, Chidwick took down the $25,000 single-day event, outlasting a field of 44 to move his total career earnings across the $7-million mark.

The prize pool for this tournament is closing in on $1 million, and we’ll be sure to bring you official numbers and payouts just as soon as they’re released.

Cards will be in the air in just over an hour, so stay tuned as we bring you all the action and eliminations from Day 2 of the PokerStars Championship Panama $10,300 High Roller.

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