The final 12 players are scheduled to resume the action at 12:00 P.M. in the $5,300 MILLIONS Main Event at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival. Sam Greenwood is at the top of the leaderboard again with 193,900,000 chips after a late rally on Day 4 that put him in a great position to make his third straight final table.
Greenwood has had an incredible festival here at the Melia Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He started off strong finishing in third place of the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller, followed up by a second place in the $25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller. Now he has a commanding chip lead over the rest of the field in the Main Event. The winner of the High Roller event, Preben Stokkan from Norway, is also in contention after bagging up 99,000,000 chips. These two players have battled earlier this week and will surely be geared for one last fight to the finish again today.
A couple other players to keep an eye on will be partypoker's, Jason Koon (93,800,000), who has over $10.3 million in career live tournament earnings. Koon is a regular high-stakes tournament pro from the United States and one of the friendliest faces in the poker community. Brazilian poker pro, Felipe Ramos (77,800,000), has busted onto the tournament scene in the past couple of years, racking up over $1.8 million in tournament winnings. Ramos has been travelling the world playing in as many tournaments as he can this year, saying that he just loves this game so much.
When the players take to the felt, the blinds will resume at 1,200,000/2,400,000 with a button ante of 2,400,000. They will play down to a final table of eight, at which point they will be moved to the feature table for the televised live-stream. The PokerNews coverage will coincide with the live-stream, which will be on a 30-minute delay.
With the majority of the $5,145,850 prizepool still left to play for, the cautious and calculated play is still expected to continue. Although everyone remaining is guaranteed to take home $42,000, they will all have their sights set on the $1,000,000 first-place prize.
Day 5 Seat Draw
|12||4||Jason Koon||United States||93,800,000||39|
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|13||1||Jiri Horak||Czech Republic||104,500,000||44|
|13||5||Dan Dizenzo||United States||55,200,000||23|
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team throughout this final day for all of the up-to-date action.
Damian LomzaAndrey ShatilovDan DizenzoFelipe RamosJason KoonJiri HorakJonas GjelstadMichael MalmPreben StokkanRuben PercevalSam GreenwoodUdo Erlei