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|Blinds||30,000 / 60,000|
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David Yan outlasted a tough field in Event #14 $50,000 6-Handed to take the title after almost 14 hours of play. Yan defeated Orpen Kisacikoglu after reaching a deal during heads-up play, claiming the largest piece of the prize pool and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure trophy at the Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas.
The field of 31 entries created a total prize pool of $1,509,948, with the final five players earning a return on their investment. Chris Hunichen took third place ($245,400), followed by Ben Heath in fourth ($177,400) and David Peters earning the minimum cash ($143,400) in fifth.
$50,000 PCA Single Day High Roller (6 Handed) Final Table Results
|PLACE||PLAYER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)*|
|1st||David Yan||New Zealand||$485,690|
|3rd||Chris Hunichen||United States||$245,400|
|4th||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||$177,400|
|5th||David Peters||United States||$143,400|
*Denotes heads-up ICM deal
“I’m pretty grateful for the experience" Yan told PokerNews after his victory. "When you play such a little amount, it’s just basically anything can happen. Today I just ran insane, the field was one of the tougher ones we’ve seen".
Early Day Eliminations
Mikita Badziakouski was among the players to enter a second time, only to see his run cut short against Nick Petrangelo shortly after the late registration period closed.
Cary Katz was also among those using a second entry, but saw his run end on the bubble of the final table.
Final Table Action
Yan took commanding chip lead into the unofficial final table of seven players, and scored the first elimination against Petrangelo.
That left the field on the direct money bubble, where Fedor Holz fell at the hands of Hunichen after the American flopped a set of nines.
In the Money
Once the field reached the money, the eliminations happened rather quickly. Peters was the first to go, losing to Kisacikoglu's pocket pair to finish fifth.
Then came perhaps the hand of the night, when Yan's kings scored a double elimination to reach heads up play. Heath's short stack left him in fourth place, while Hunichen earned the pay jump and the podium finish.
From there, Kisacikoglu and Yan traded the chip lead a few times before reaching a deal. Yan was all-in twice during heads-up play, but was never at risk as Kisacikoglu folded both times. In the end, Yan's pocket pair finished the job against Kisacikoglu to take down the title.
Yan said that his victory has not really impacted his plans to play a busier schedule. "I think I’ll probably spend quite a bit of time at home with family, maybe play some but didn’t really plan too much".
That closes out PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of the $50,000 PCA Single Day High Roller (6 Handed) in The Bahamas. Be sure to check out all of the action as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure continues.
After reaching a deal for the remaining prize pool, both players moved all-in on the very next hand to flip for the trophy.
Yan was in the lead with his pocket pair, and cemented his advantage on by hitting a set on the flop. The turn and river were no help to Kisacikoglu, ending his run in second place.
Orpen Kisacikoglu and David Yan have agreed to an ICM deal that will see the two players splitting the remaining prize pool before playing for the trophy. Yan will take home $485,690 while Kisacikoglu will earn a payout of $458,058.
Orpen Kisacikoglu called on the button and David Yan checked his option to the flop.
Both players checked through to the turn, with Yan checking again on the river.
Kisacikoglu took some time before tapping the table again, and Yan smiled as he revealed for a full house to take down the minimum.
Orpen Kisacikoglu and David Yan have continued to trade pots, with just one hand reaching the river over the past 12 minutes.
Yan had dipped below 1,000,000 chips, but has recovered to stay within range of Kisacikoglu.
David Yan opened to 70,000 on the button and was called by Orpen Kisacikoglu to see the monotone flop.
Both players checked to the turn, with the action repeating to the river.
Kisacikoglu then led out for 150,000, taking down the pot as Yan folded. Kisacikoglu claimed the next two small pots, opening up his chip lead as heads up play continued.