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2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$10,300 PCA Main Event
Jours 1b
Event Info

2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
80,000 / 160,000

$10,300 PCA Main Event

Jour 1b terminé

Kempe Continues Amazing Week, Tops Day 1b of 2019 PCA Main Event

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

The second of two starting days of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,300 Main Event drew a sizable field of 486 entries over the course of ten levels. Together with the 356 that showed up for Day 1a, the field is up to 842 entries, outperforming last year's field of 582 by a wide margin, thanks in part to the PokerStars Players Championship earlier this week. Once late registration has closed, it will be the biggest prize pool at the PCA since 2014.

Around 200 players found a bag at the end of the night, led by German star Rainer Kempe (214,000). Kempe is already having an amazing week at the Atlantis Resort and won the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller on Wednesday for $908,100, as well as a fourth place in the $25,000 Single-Day High Roller the day before, winning $177,380.

The German high staker is followed by another high stakes specialist, Niall Farrell (202,000), Charles Furey (200,900), and Chino Rheem (197,900). The Red Spade saw Barry Greenstein (71,000), Daniel Negreanu (56,700), Aditya Agarwal (52,000), and Randy Lew (43,500) all advance to the second day.

Defending champion Maria Lampropulos had an uneventful day, but she managed to double up her starting stack and will come back with 59,600 for her title defense. Danny Tang (136,000), Michael Gathy (130,600), Steffen Sontheimer (115,600), Vojtech Ruzicka (81,500), and Davidi Kitai (71,000) were among the many notables that survived the second starting day.

It's the first time in history that two bullets are allowed in the Main Event, but even with an additional shot players such as Christopher Kruk, Brian Rast, Christian Harder, Rachid Ben Cherif, and Julien Martini failed to end the night with any chips.

Day 2 will resume on Sunday, January 13 at noon local time. Six levels of 90 minutes each are on tap, with the blinds returning at 800 / 1,600 and a 1,600 big blind ante. Late registration will be open up until the start of Day 2, and the prize pool and payouts will be announced shortly after the day has begun. Be sure to come back tomorrow for continued live PokerNews coverage of the 2019 PCA Main Event.

Defending champion Maria Lampropoulos is on to Day 2
Defending champion Maria Lampropoulos is on to Day 2

Tags: Aditya AgarwalBarry GreensteinCharles FureyChino RheemDaniel NegreanuDavidi KitaiMaria LampropulosNiall FarrellRainer KempeRandy LewSteffen SontheimerVojtech Ruzicka

End of Day 1b

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Day 1b has concluded with 200 or fewer players left out of 486 entries. Rainer Kempe appears to be the Day 1b chipleader with 214,000. An end-of-day recap follows later.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
214,200 74,200
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
202,000 47,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Charles Furey us
Charles Furey
200,900 -9,100
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
197,900 -22,100
Day 4 Chip Leader
WPT 3X Winner
Matthew Moss gb
Matthew Moss
180,700 120,700
Lawrence Bayley gb
Lawrence Bayley
177,600 146,600
Jeremiah Williams us
Jeremiah Williams
166,700 166,700
Franz Ditz de
Franz Ditz
164,400 74,400
Simon Kaiser de
Simon Kaiser
163,200 163,200
Chase Bianchi us
Chase Bianchi
162,400 52,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Eder Takashi Murata br
Eder Takashi Murata
160,600 160,600
Sebastian Von Toperczer de
Sebastian Von Toperczer
160,000 60,000
Scott Wellenbach ca
Scott Wellenbach
155,400 155,400
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
152,400 42,400
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Victor Zabukas Begara br
Victor Zabukas Begara
150,500 16,500
Michael Esposito us
Michael Esposito
146,900 146,900
Jorge Cantos ar
Jorge Cantos
145,900 -4,100
Felipe Pantoja br
Felipe Pantoja
144,200 144,200
Carlos Hey br
Carlos Hey
144,200 4,200
Luke Marsh gb
Luke Marsh
141,400 31,400
Guillaume Nolet ca
Guillaume Nolet
140,000 140,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
139,800 -200
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
138,200 138,200
WPT 1X Winner
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
137,800 47,800
Keith Nassetta us
Keith Nassetta
136,100 66,100

Lire Plus

Furey Emerges as Late Contender

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Charles Furey has emerged as a late contender with a stack nearly as big as the one from Chino Rheem. Further assorted counts can be found below.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
220,000 30,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WPT 3X Winner
Charles Furey us
Charles Furey
210,000 210,000
Jack O'Neill gb
Jack O'Neill
175,000 60,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
140,000 50,000
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
130,000 73,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
130,000 25,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
128,000 -22,000
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
125,000 15,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
110,000 5,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
110,000 110,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
110,000 70,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Charles FureyChino Rheem

Hughes With A Late-Night Double

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Joao Barbosa raised it up to 2,700 and Roberly Felicio called one seat over. Ryan Hughes shipped it in for 22,100 from the cutoff, Justin Ouimette came over the top for 44,300 on the button, Barbosa folded, and Felicio Hollywooded a little before folding as well.

Ryan Hughes: {A-Spades}{10-Spades}
Justin Ouimette: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

It was probably the best scenario Hughes could hope for in his situation, and it got even better after the {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop was picture perfect. Ouimette needed a runner-runner and was left dead after the {2-Hearts} turn, making the {6-Hearts} river a mere formality.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Joao Barbosa pt
Joao Barbosa
82,000 -33,000
EPT 1X Winner
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
52,600 36,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Roberly Felicio br
Roberly Felicio
37,000 37,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Justin Ouimette ca
Justin Ouimette
22,200 22,200

Tags: Joao BarbosaJustin OuimetteRyan Hughes

De Jonge and Johnson Double

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Ivan Luca raised and called the shove of Chris Johnson for 17,200 with the {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. It was a flip versus {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs} and the board came {Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{9-Spades} to give Johnson a straight.

Former big stack Sebastiaan De Jonge also doubled. He was all in for just 25,700 from the button on the {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} turn with the pot as much against Nick Petrangelo in the under-the-gun position. Petrangelo reluctantly called and needed a jack, as De Jonge had turned trips with {7-Spades}{6-Spades}.

Petrangelo showed {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and the river was a blank to send Petrangelo back to the starting stack.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sebastiaan De Jonge nl
Sebastiaan De Jonge
77,000 -53,000
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
40,000 28,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
38,000 13,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
34,000 -1,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Chris JohnsonIvan LucaNick PetrangeloSebastiaan De Jonge