Dia 2 Terminado
Dia 2 Terminado
The final six players have been reached in the $250,000 Super High Roller Championships and play has concluded a little earlier than expected. While there was originally eight levels scheduled for today, the tournament staff and players agreed to stop play after just seven levels and resume the final table tomorrow.
Steffen 'Goose' Sontheimer will carry the chip lead into the final day with a whopping 11,035,000 chips. Sontheimer took over the chip lead when he turned two pair and Nick Petrangelo rivered a smaller two pair. On the contrary, Petrangelo will enter Day 3 on the short stack with 1,100,000 which is just less than 20 big blinds.
Sontheimer broke out into the high roller scene just a little over a year ago when he captured the title at the Poker Masters in Las Vegas. He claimed victory in two separate events and recorded his largest career cash of over $1.5 million. To date, the German high roller has accumulated nearly $9 million in career earnings but will be looking to add to his resume with a huge prizepool up for grabs.
As he referenced in his interview at the end of the day, things won't be easy for Sontheimer who will have to deal with some of the best players in the business. David Peters is knocking at the door with 9,310,000 chips and Sean Winter who is a high stakes regular at the Aria in Las Vegas rounds out the top three with 6,465,000 chips.
One of the hottest players on tour right now is Mikita Badziakouski who is also still in the mix. Badziakouski bagged up 3,760,000 and you can never count him out. The one and only partypoker pro remaining in the field is Isaac Haxton who had a mediocre day at the table. Haxton ended the day with roughly the same stack that he started with, putting 2,290,000 in the bag.
Final Table Seating and Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Nick Petrangelo||United States||1,100,000||18|
|3||David Peters||United States||9,310,000||155|
|4||Isaac Haxton||United States||2,290,000||38|
|5||Sean Winter||United States||6,465,000||108|
There were 14 players that returned to their seats after Day 1 but with late registration open until the start of Day 2, three more players entered the field. Ben Tollerene, Cary Katz, and Steve O'Dwyer all came to the felt with fresh stacks of 1,000,000 chips. That brought the total number of entries to 34, meaning four places would be paid.
For O'Dwyer, his 1,000,000 chips didn't last long as he got them in the middle with ace-king suited against Badziakouski's pocket eights. Badziakouski held on and O'Dwyer was eliminated within the first 30 minutes. Dan Smith, Martin Kabrhel, Jason Koon, Cary Katz, Adrian Mateos, and Stephen Chidwick all followed to the rail in succession.
The best hand in Texas Hold'em, pocket aces, wasn't kind to the players today as two players lost a significant portion of their chips with the premium holding. Ali Imsirovic was the first to drop when Petrangelo flopped a set of queens. All of the chips got in the middle on the river, leaving Imsirovic with less than a starting stack. He was eliminated shortly after which set of the unofficial final table of eight.
Talal Shakerchi came in as the short stack and was unable to get things going in his favor as he was ousted in eighth place shortly after. That left Tollerene on the short stack and he also found himself under a starting stack at one point. He picked up the pocket aces as well but Sontheimer turned trip jacks to eliminate Tollerene in seventh place.
There wasn't much maneuvering in the last level of the night that saw no eliminations take place. When the players return tomorrow, they will be just two eliminations away from the money which is a huge bubble. A min-cash will be worth $700,000 and the winner will be taking home the biggest payday in the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party of $3,685,000. The action will get underway at 1 p.m. tomorrow on the feature table and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you the coverage.
The players have reached the end of level 15 and are bagging up their chips for the night. Only six players will return to the felt tomorrow and Steffen Sontheimer will lead the way with 11,035,000 chips. Only four players will pocket money with a min-cash being worth $700,000. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.
|Mikita Badziakouski||partypoker Ambassador||3,760,000||245,000|
|Isaac Haxton||partypoker Ambassador||2,290,000||-1,300,000|
The action has been fairly tame once the final six players were reached but that is to be expected with everyone being so deep. Steffen Sontheimer has been willing to mix it up and he has started to build a stack by doing so.
With the action folded to Sontheimer in the small blind, he raised it up to 200,000 with . Nick Petrangelo defended from the big blind with and the flop came . Sontheimer led out for 115,000 with top pair and Petrangelo called with middle pair.
The on the turn gave Sontheimer two pair and he fired another 525,000. Petrangelo still called and the completed the board. Sontheimer pushed in a bet of 1,300,000 and Petrangelo snap-called after improving to a smaller two pair. Sontheimer collected the pot and moved into the chip lead with over 10,000,000 chips.
|Isaac Haxton||partypoker Ambassador||3,590,000||-975,000|
|Mikita Badziakouski||partypoker Ambassador||3,515,000||525,000|
Ben Tollerene was sitting with just a little over 10 big blinds but looked down at the in the cutoff. He raised it up to 100,000 and Steffen Sontheimer defended the big blind with .
The flop came and Sontheimer checked to Tollerene who continued for 90,000. Sontheimer check-raised to 250,000 and Tollerene just called. The turn brought the and Sontheimer moved all in which prompted a quick call for his remaining 400,000 from Tollerene. The river was the and Tollerene was sent to the rail.
Although play was supposed to conclude once the final six players were reached, the players have lobbied to play a little longer. They will finish the last 20 minutes in this level and play one extra level, unless the money bubble bursts before that.
|Isaac Haxton||partypoker Ambassador||4,565,000||-380,000|
|Mikita Badziakouski||partypoker Ambassador||2,990,000||-125,000|
On a flop of three players were still alive in the hand. Tollerene tossed in a bet of 100,000 with and Isaac Haxton raised to 250,000 with . Tollerene called and the landed on the turn. Haxton used up a time extension before sliding in another bet which got Tollerene to fold.
After that pot, Tollerene slid below 1,000,000 chips which is less than 20 big blinds. Sean Winter has also taken over the chip lead with over 9,000,000 chips.
|Isaac Haxton||partypoker Ambassador||4,945,000||1,075,000|
|Mikita Badziakouski||partypoker Ambassador||3,115,000||185,000|
Talal Shakerchi came into the final table as the short stack but was unable to run up his stack as he was quickly eliminated in eighth place. With the tournament being played seven-handed, the official final table was confirmed.
It looked as though the action might be done for the night with a few premium hands all around the table. Sean Winter opened to 90,000 in the hijack with and Mikita Badziakouski just called in the cutoff with . Nick Petrangelo woke up with in the small blind and stuck in a three-bet to 475,000. Winter four-bet to 1,100,000 which got Badziakouski out of the hand and Petrangelo moved all in. Winter instantly called for just under 4,000,000 and was at risk.
The flop came and there wasn't even a sweat for Winter after he flopped quads. He picked up a massive double up to move into second place while Petrangelo fell back to the middle of the pack.
|Isaac Haxton||partypoker Ambassador||3,870,000||-10,000|
|Mikita Badziakouski||partypoker Ambassador||2,930,000||-345,000|