Jour 6 terminé
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Info Joueurs - Jour 6
Jour 6 terminé
After just more than 4 hours of play on Day 6 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,300 Main Event, Portugal's Michel Dattani was crowned the champion after defeating compatriot Pedro Neves in heads-up play.
Following the elimination of Artur Martirosian, the two players agreed to an ICM deal which saw Dattani lock up $1,316,963 while Neves banked $1,183,037. Upon the agreement of the deal, it was confirmed that the Portuguese pair were playing for $50,000 and the title.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) festival marks the first time that PokerStars has returned to The Bahamas in four years, and it was all worth the wait as what followed was a week's worth of epic poker action inside the Baha Mar Resort.
The tournament saw a total of 889 entries and attracted a host of the world's best players, who battled it out for the lion's share of the $8,623,300 prize pool.
Dattani fired two bullets into the PCA Main Event as he busted late on in Day 1b. He experienced death by quads courtesy of Manuel Ruivo, but that would be the last time Dattani spent any time on the rail over the last few days.
Dattani, who likes to keep a low profile, has been playing poker professionally for just over 13 years and has been a regular on the PokerStars European Poker Tour since 2010. He is one of the best and most respected players in Portugal and has had huge success on the virtual felt where he plays under the "FreelancerZZ" alias on PokerStars.
PCA Main Event Final Table Results
|PLACE||WINNER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|5||Christoph Csik||United States||$399,800|
|8||Taylor Paur||United States||$181,900|
|9||Jonathan Little||United States||$139,900|
*Denotes ICM deal
Action of the Day
Coming into the final day of play, just six players returned following the departure of Jonathan Little, Taylor Paur and Alexandros Kolonias towards the tail end of Day 5.
On the very first hand of the final day, short-stack Jamil Wakil was all in and at risk. He was immediately drawing dead after Christoph Csik flopped a flush despite being dominated. Wakil, who had $444,870 in live tournament earnings, picked up the biggest cash of his career and collected $307,500 for his deep run.
The second casualty then took place during the last hand of the first level of the day. Csik was the next player to fall on the wrong side of lady luck. Csik opened the action with pocket kings. Martirosian three-bet with ace-deuce before online qualifier Alexandre Raymond four-bet jammed with ace-jack. Csik called off his slightly shorter stack but was immediately drawing to two outs as Raymond found one of the two remaining aces on the flop. Csik could not find his own two-outer and he departed in fourth place for $399,800.
The players then went on a brief break and when they returned the action refused to slow down. Raymond was the next player to hit the rail after his pocket queens ran into pocket kings held by Neves. It was the biggest pot of the tournament at that stage and Neves was the recipient of it as no queen appeared on the runout.
Neves was the clear chip leader for a brief period of time until he doubled up Dattani following another preflop cooler. Neves had pocket kings again and his compatriot had him pipped with pocket aces and he flopped a full house to become the new big stack.
The next elimination took place during the following level and it was Martirosian who took bronze. Martirosian was looking to make poker history, as he had the opportunity to become the first player to win an EPT and PCA Main Event but fell short by two places. Martirosian took down the 2021 EPT Sochi Main Event for $325,000 and has won numerous online titles under his "mararthur1" screen name.
When heads-up play was confirmed, Dattani and Neves then agreed to the aforementioned ICM deal. Heads-up lasted less than twenty minutes and the final hand of the PCA Main Event saw Neves call off his stack with top pair while Dattani had the nut flush.
The win meant Dattani passed the $2 million mark in live tournament earnings, while Neves eclipsed the $1 million mark.
This marks the end of PokerNews live coverage of PCA Main Event, but be sure to stick around as the live reporting team will be on the ground for the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship, which kicks off on Monday, January 30 at 12 p.m.
Pedro Neves raised to 250,000 with the and was called by Michel Dattani in the big blind, who had the . On the flop, Dattani check-called a bet of 225,000 and checked again the turn when he picked up the nut flush draw with his dominated top pair.
Neves made it 850,000 to go and Dattani called. That led them to the on the river, which gave Dattani the nuts and he checked it over to Neves once again.
Neves bet 2,100,000 into a pot of 3,100,000 and Dattani elected to use one time bank before making his next move. That happened to be the shove with the covering stack and now Neves was sent deep into the tank. With 6,825,000 behind, he carefully counted the chips he still had at his disposal.
Neves burned through six time banks before making the call and had to settle for second place, which comes with a payday of $1,183,037 according to the ICM deal cut between the two Portuguese players.
Dattani earned his first marquee live victory for a payday of $1,316,963.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Michel Dattani limped in with from the button and he then folded when Pedro Neves raised to 550,00 with .
The next hand, Neves limped in with . Dattani looked down at and made it 550,000. Neves folded.
For a third hand in the row, the button limped. This time Dattani had the . Neves picked up another premium, in the form of . He sized up to 1,400,000 and Dattani got out of the way.
Michel Dattani and Pedro Neves are now on a short break and heads-up play will resume when they return.
Joao Vieira assisted in the deal-making process and Pedro Neves as well as Michel Dattani agreed to ICM numbers, having already locked up seven-figure paydays.
With a pay jump of $500,000 between first and second place, the two Portuguese players agreed on the following deal numbers and will play for an additional $50,000 to the winner.
Michel Dattani: $1,266,963
Pedro Neves: $1,183,037
Winner: $50,000 and 2023 PCA Main Event trophy
The action folded to Artur Martirosian in the small blind and he moved all-in for 2,575,000. Michel Dattani glanced at his cards and instantly called.
After the flop, Pedro Neves jokingly asked for the ten of diamonds to provide a double sweat. However, the turn and river runout sent the 2021 EPT Sochi Main Event champion to the rail in third place for $677,400.
The tournament is now heads-up between two players from Portugal, ensuring the first PCA Main Event title for their home country and third in a marquee PokerStars event. There will be a short break and deal discussions are very likely.
Artur Martirosian limped in the small blind with and Michel Dattani checked his option with .
The kings were ahead on the flop and Dattani called a bet of 150,000 which brought in the turn. Dattani folded after Martirosian bet 600,000.
Pedro Neves jammed out of the small blind with the and Artur Martirosian instantly forfeited his big blind with the .
Martirosian then limped the and Michel Dattani checked the . Both checked the flop and Martirosian check-folded the turn when he held no equity anymore.
Dattani limped the next small blind with and Neves checked the . Dattani hit middle pair on the flop and bet 300,000 into 450,000, winning the pot without resistance.
The next button gave Dattani the and Martirosian folded the in the big blind.