Pascal Lefrancois raised to 260,000 from under the gun and Alexandru Papazian re-raised to 780,000 from the hijack. Stephen Chidwick was in the cutoff and pushed all in for around 3.5 million. Lefrancois folded and Papazian called.
The board ran out and Papazian held on with ace-king, dominating Chidwick's ace-queen.
Alexandru Papazian opened to 250,000 from the cutoff and Dmitry Makarov three-bet to 600,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Papazian called to see the flop come .
Papazian checked and Makarov continued for 500,000. Papazian made the call and the landed on the turn. Both players checked to the on the river and Papazian led out for 740,000. Makarov quickly pushed all in for 3.75 million and Papazian called after a couple moments. Makarov tabled while Papazian showed for a straight.
There will be 19 players returning on Day 3 of the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller and only one will be left standing by the day's end. They will all gather at the Melia Caribe Tropical resort in beautiful Punta Cana for the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party presented by partypoker LIVE.
Jonathan Little will be leading the charge with 15,080,000 and will be hoping the momentum he gathered towards the end of Day 2 has not disappeared. Both he and Preben Stokkan (11,210,000) from Norway pulled away from the rest of the field, being the only two players to bag over 10 million chips. The players remaining are kind of the who's who of poker with familiar faces in every direction you look. Kenny Hallaert (7,950,000), Sam Greenwood (7,780,000), Steffen Sontheimer (5,110,000), partypoker Sponsored pro, Roberto Romanello (2,100,000), and Ryan Riess (2,030,000) will all be looking to take home the title.
Along with the title, comes the first-place prize of $275,000 and the bragging rights of topping some of poker's elite players. The money bubble is on the horizon with a total of 11 places getting paid and a min-cash worth $20,000.
The action is set to resume at 12:00 P.M. local time and will conclude when a winner has been crowned. The blinds will begin at 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 button ante in play. The levels will continue to be 60-minutes in length with a 20-minute break after every two levels.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to find out who will be crowned the first champion at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival.