$25,000 High Roller
Dia 2 Começado
$25,000 High Roller
Dia 2 Começado
Once again, the $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure didn't fail to disappoint. With a massive Day 1 field that set a new record for entries in this event with 257 total, it truly turned out to be the smashing affair that will close another spectacular event to kick off poker's calendar year. Of those, 117 players survived to Day 2, but with registration still open until the start of Day 2, it is highly expected to get some late entries that will see the number rise even more.
Topping the pack as the only player above 300,000 in chips was Scott Seiver. Seiver — who holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet, a World Poker Tour title, and a PCA $100,000 Super High Roller win — bagged up 307,300 to end the night. He's trailed by Oleksii Khoroshenin with 272,000, Niall Farrell with 271,100, Georgios Sotiropoulos with 262,000, and Andre Akkari with 258,800 to round out the top five stacks.
Other notables who advanced with a healthy arsenal were Tony Gregg, Dani Stern, Will Failla, and Paul Volpe. As for Team PokerStars Pro, there's Akkari fifth in chips, and then Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Cody, Eugene Katchalov, Leo Fernandez, and Jonathan Duhamel.
Play is scheduled to kick off at 12 p.m. local time, and PokerNews will be live with coverage starting then.
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Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the $25,000 High Roller!
Dan Heimiller opened with an early positioned raise and it folded around to Max Silver in the small blind. Silver cut out a three-bet to 15,000 and the action folded back to Heimiller. He came right back at Silver with a four-bet to 45,000, putting Silver into the tank. After about a minute, Silver announced a five-bet all in. Heimiller called for his tournament life of 180,000 and the hands were tabled.
Heimiller was in a rough spot heading to the community cards and needed a great deal of help in order to survive. Fortunately for Heimiller, he received that help instantly as the dealer fanned a flop, giving him a Broadway straight for the lead.
"Wow," remarked a stunned Heimiller.
The board finished off with the and the , securing Heimiller the victory. He scored the massive double, bringing his stack to about 370,000 for the overall chip lead. Silver, on the other hand, has dropped to just 25,000 in chips.
Registration for the $25,000 High Roller was open up until 12 p.m. today, or just before the start of Day 2 play. With that, some players have opted to either enter for the first time on Day 2 or use their single re-entry to receive a 25 big blind stack. Players to come in fresh for Day 2 include Chris Klodnicki, Andrew Robl, Jeff Gross, John Racener, Sean Winter, Mike Watson, Olivier Busquet, Jose Carlos Garcia, Geoffrey Mooney, Piotr Franczak, and Chino Rheem.
These players bring the grand total of entries to 269. A whopping 200 of those were unique entries with 69 re-entries, making this the seventh largest $25,000 buy-in tournament in poker history.
Eddy Sabat open-shipped his last 28,500 from under the gun. Mohsin Charania was next to act and he moved all in over the top. The rest of the table folded and the hands were exposed with Sabat at risk.
The board fell down , keeping Sabat's tens in the lead. He scored the double to about 60,000 while Charania dropped to just 8,500.
With 269 total entries, this year's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller has set a new record in this event for total field size. That begs the question, how does this $25,000 event rank against others? Have a look at the top 10 in terms of field size below.
|Rank||Event||Entries||Winner||Prize Pool||First-Place Prize|
|1||2007 WPT World Championship||639||Carlos Mortensen||$15,495,750||$3,970,415|
|2||2006 WPT World Championship||605||Joe Bartholdi||$14,671,250||$3,760,165|
|3||2008 WPT World Championship||545||David Chiu||$13,216,250||$3,389,140|
|4||2005 WPT World Championship||453||Tuan Le||$10,961,000||$2,856,150|
|5||2004 WPT World Championship||343||Martin De Knijff||$8,342,000||$2,728,356|
|6||2009 WPT World Championship||338||Yevgeniy Timoshenko||$8,172,250||$2,143,655|
|7||2015 PCA High Roller||269||--TBD--||$6,456,000||$1,294,460|
|8||2014 PCA High Roller||247||Jake Schindler||$6,051,500||$1,279,880|
|9||2011 WPT World Championship||220||Scott Seiver||$5,309,500||$1,618,344|
|10||2014 EPT Grand Final High Roller||214||Philipp Gruissem||$7,257,852||$1,378,059|
Brian Yoon, Jason Koon, and Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov have all been eliminated.
Yoon busted when he moved all in for 11,400 with the . Jeff Gross reshoved behind him for a little over 30,000 with the , and the board ran out .
From the cutoff seat, Mohsin Charania raised all in for 18,300. He found himself up against Chris Hunichen from the small blind who was holding the . Charania had the .
The flop, turn, and river ran out , and Charania doubled up.