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Dietrich Fast Grabs Overall Chip Lead After Day 1b of the PCA Main Event

[user139916] • Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Dietrich Fast
Dietrich Fast

The 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure resumed on Friday with Day 1b of the Main Event. A total of 587 players took to the felt and after eight levels of play, 368 of them bagged up and will join the 139 Day 1a survivors to play on Day 2. Leading the way is Dietrich Fast with 208,200

Late in the day, Fast and Curt Kohlberg collided in a pot that saw Fast nearly reach the 200K chip mark. The chips went in after the river of a board reading {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Kohlberg showed {A-}{K-Diamonds} for a pair of aces. Fast, however, tabled pocket sixes for sixes full of tens to soar to the top of the chip counts en route to bagging up the chip lead.

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu also bagged a solid stack of 85,400. He added a chunk of chips towards the end of the night after flopping a set with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} on a {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} board. Atanas Kavrikov was unable to get away from {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and Negreanu held up to score the elimination. Other notables who will be returning on Day 2 include Stephen Chidwick (101,000), Pratyush Buddiga (84,300), Shawn Buchanan (82,600), Dylan Linde (79,200), Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari (76,400), Mike Leah (68,300), Aaron Massey (61,900) and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand Grospellier (32,300).

The day did not go as well for many other notable players. 2012 PCA Main Event runner-up Kyle Julius got his chips in with {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} against David Robinson's {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and despite making a set, Julius was eliminated when the board ran out {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{J-Spades}{3-Spades}, giving Robinson an ace-high straight. Others who were sent to the rail today include MMA fighter Tito Ortiz, Darren Elias, Calvin Anderson, Carlos Mortensen, Bill Perkins, Eddy Sabat, Jason Koon and Paul Newey.

Play resumes with Day 2 at noon local time Saturday. Registration remains open until the start of play and shortly after that, we will have the prize pool and payouts to share. Until then, get caught up with the full story behind Steve O'Dwyer's Super High Roller victory, as Donnie Peters and Remko Rinkema analyze his huge score.

Notable End-of-Day Chip Counts

• Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Dietrich Fast de 208,200 9,200
Konstantinos Pantaridis US 184,800 4,800
German Sakavichyus RU 152,000 25,000
Alexander Klimashin RU 135,000 135,000
Steven Goosen CA 114,800 114,800
Patrick Weifels DE 106,600 7,600
Stephen Chidwick gb 101,000 56,200
Bill Kontaratos CA 100,800 100,800
Gustav Nordh 90,000 -5,000
Randal Flowers us 89,500 15,000
Ami Alibay ca 88,800 3,500
Daniel Negreanu ca 85,400 -4,300
Pratyush Buddiga us 84,300 -4,700
Shawn Buchanan ca 82,600 52,600
Dylan Linde us 79,200 29,200
Andre Akkari br 76,400 30,400
Tony Ruberto us 75,600 -400
Connor Drinan us 73,800 23,800
Ori Miller il 72,000 42,000
Mickey Petersen dk 70,400 40,400
Trevor Pope us 70,000 40,000
John Hennigan us 68,400 14,900
Mike Leah ca 68,300 24,800
Jason Wheeler us 67,400 34,400
Scott Baumstein us 67,000 5,000

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Four More Hands

• Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The tournament staff has announced that there will be four more hands before play concludes.

"Who Cares About That Math S***?"

mnuwwarah • Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Daniel Negreanu got lucky on the flop.
Daniel Negreanu got lucky on the flop.

"Goin' for the big blue ones, huh?" Daniel Negreanu asked his opponent, who was reaching into his stack.

Negreanu had checked from the small blind in a 16,000 pot against his big blind opponent, Atanas Kavrikov, who bet 9,000 on the {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. Negreanu pushed all in, putting his opponent at risk for what looked to be around 20,000 more.

"Are you running that good?" Kavrikov asked, placing his stack in the middle and showing {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}.

Negreanu revealed he was indeed, as he he'd flopped a set with {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. The board ran out clean for Negreanu with the {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

"I don't like folding pairs, man," Negreanu said with a smile. "Because you can always flop trips."

A player pointed out that Negreanu may have been getting the right odds.

"Nooo," Negreanu said. "But who cares about that math s***?"

Daniel Negreanu ca 89,700 58,700
Atanas Kavrikov BG Eliminado

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Engel Doubles Through Rachadel

• Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Action folded around to Bryn Kenney on the button and he cut out a raise to 1,500. Ari Engel was in the small blind and he three-bet all in for 5,575. Thiago Rachadel was in the big blind and he moved all in over the top of Engel's three-bet. Kenney folded and the hands were tabled with Engel all in and at risk.

Engel: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Rachadel: {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}

Engel was in a commanding position and he stayed that way through a {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{10-Spades} run out. He scored the double and now has about 12,000 to his name.

Ari Engel ca 12,000 -4,000

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Massey's in a Hugging Mood

• Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Aaron Massey
Aaron Massey

We got to the table with approximately 15,000 in the pot and the board showing {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. There was a bet of 7,100 in front of Aleksei Platonov and Aaron Massey was deep in thought over what to do. Finally he decided to fold and Platonov showed him {Q-}{Q-} for a turned set of queens.

"Yes!" beamed Massey, quickly turning over his hand, {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}, as he walked over to Platonov and gave him a hug, thanking him for showing.

"Good play," responded the Russian as Massey analyzed his lay down to the rest of the table.

Aleksei Platonov RU 85,000
Aaron Massey us 50,000

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Assorted Chip Counts

• Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Konstantinos Pantaridis US 180,000
Carlos Chadha us 70,000 -9,000
George Lind us 55,000 3,000
John Hennigan us 53,500 9,000
Liv Boeree gb 49,500 49,500
Andre Akkari br 46,000 -3,000
Randy Lew us 41,000 -4,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca 37,500 -2,300
Griffin Benger ca 32,000 14,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 30,500 -3,200
Will Failla us 30,000 5,000
David Diaz us 29,000 12,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 28,500 -31,500
Dan Heimiller us 27,500 200
Brandon Steven us 26,500 1,500
Jonathan Little us 18,000 1,900
Dan Shak us 15,000 3,000
Joe Kuether us 14,500 -15,500
Jason Mercier us 14,000 -3,300
Faraz Jaka us 12,000 -8,800
Andy Frankenberger us 9,500 -25,000

Negreanu Raises Kornuth's Min-Bet

mnuwwarah • Nível 8: 300-600, 75 ante

On a board of {4-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}{10-Spades}, Chance Kornuth bet 600 on the river, about 10 percent of the pot. Daniel Negreanu made it 3,300, and Kornuth smiled at him.

"I have a spade," he announced.

About 30 seconds later, he called. Negreanu had a spade also, and his {q-Spades}{j-Clubs} was the winner.

Chance Kornuth us 86,300 29,300
Daniel Negreanu ca 31,000 -18,000

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