2018 Caribbean Poker Party

Patrocinado por: partypoker
$5,300 Main Event
$5,300 Main Event
Dia 2b Terminado

Vijayaratnam Crushes Day 2b, Nearly Doubles Massive Day 2a Bag

mnuwwarah • Nível 18: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Senthuran Vijayaratnam
Senthuran Vijayaratnam

Senthuran Vijayaratnam just has to hope he has saved up some of his run good in the partypoker 2018 Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 Main Event for something beyond a Day 2.

A day after he put in a great showing in Day 2a at Baha Mar Resort, bagging north of 16 million for a top-five stack, Vijayaratnam one-upped himself on Day 2b. Knowing he needed to play some high-variance poker and push any edge he could find since only his best stack would play on Day 3, Vijayaratnam steamrolled the competition en route to bagging 29,060,000.

That count puts him about 10 million clear of everyone else, a huge number with blinds set to head to 60,000/120,000/120,000.

The player on Day 2b who got closest to Vijayaratnam — close being a relative term in this case — was none other than super high roller veteran and partypoker pro Jason Koon. He put 19,685,000 in the bag. The run came at remarkable speed considering Koon was grinding a short stack for several hours leading up to the final stages. Then, his stack didn't just double but multiplied every time the PokerNews team took note of it.

"I register late, I make some hands," Koon said with a smile.

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

While bagging such a massive stack won't quite take the sting out of missing the money in the $250,000 Super High Roller Championship, winning this for $1.5 million* would surely make him forget all about it and he's put himself in about as good a position as he could hope for thus far.

Several other notables bagged eight figures, including Sam Panzica (14,535,000), Paul Tedeschi (14,035,000), Daniel Strelitz (13,310,000), Marc MacDonnell (12,500,000) and Adam Owen (12,325,000).

The most notable tournament milestone of the event thus far hit on Day 2b as registration finally ended after three starting flights and two late-registration periods on Day 2s. While the event did come up short of the $10 million guarantee with 1,815 total entries, it didn't miss by the massive number many expected, overlaying by a little under $1 million.

A total of 123 players advanced from Day 2b, and they'll join the 170 who bagged Day 2a for a field of 291 (two players bagged twice), as everyone will finally be playing in the same room for the first time. Most of those players will receive a payout as 223* are scheduled to make the money.

Come back to PokerNews at noon on Thursday for continued coverage of this tournament as the money bubble bursts and the latter stages of the event commence.

*An earlier version of this incorrectly stated 239 would be paid and $1.4 million was for first

Tags: Jason KoonSenthuran Vijayaratnam

End of Day 2b Counts (Completo)

mnuwwarah • Nível 18: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Senthuran Vijayaratnam ca 29,060,000 9,060,000
Jason Koon us 19,865,000 1,865,000
Dimitar Yosifov bg 16,490,000 -10,000
Sam Panzica us 14,535,000 4,735,000
Paul Tedeschi fr 14,045,000 8,545,000
Daniel Strelitz us 13,310,000 1,310,000
John Depersio US 12,725,000 10,280,000
Marc MacDonnell ie 12,500,000 -500,000
Adam Owen gb 12,325,000 525,000
Ekaterina Kolobekova ru 12,220,000 12,220,000
Laurynas Levinskas lt 10,675,000 10,675,000
Ivar Boovarsson IS 10,465,000 10,205,000
Geraldo Brasileiro 10,440,000 10,440,000
Nadya Magnus us 10,235,000 535,000
Ivan Kuziv ua 9,980,000 9,980,000
Christopher Kruk ca 9,935,000 35,000
Nuno Capucho pt 9,625,000 9,625,000
Gianluca Speranza it 9,625,000 6,675,000
Jerry Wong us 9,550,000 6,150,000
Mustafa Biz tr 9,525,000 -675,000
Darren Keyes ca 9,305,000 4,240,000
Erik Lemarquand ca 9,155,000 9,155,000
Diogo Veiga pt 9,070,000 9,070,000
Ryan Riess us 8,935,000 660,000
Karl Snow GB 8,850,000 8,850,000

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Foxen Tanks One Down

mnuwwarah • Nível 18: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Nadya Magnus had a bet of 3 million in front of her, roughly the size of the pot, on the button with {j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs} on the felt. Alex Foxen was deep in the tank, and Matt Stout expressed his annoyance with the length of the hand after some time.

"A poker hand should not take eight minutes," he said.

"It's a big bet," Chris Hunichen offered. "Big pot."

"You can call clock," Kenny Nguyen said. "Should we call clock, Alex?"

Foxen just kept thinking silently for a couple of minutes until the clock was called. Eventually he folded.

Players will be bagging after four more hands.

Jason Koon us 18,000,000 13,000,000
Dimitar Yosifov bg 16,500,000 2,500,000
Mustafa Biz tr 10,200,000 2,400,000
Nadya Magnus us 9,700,000 -1,300,000
Alex Foxen us 6,500,000 760,000
Chris Hunichen us 3,100,000 -500,000
Brian Hastings us 2,900,000 -4,900,000
Fedor Holz de 2,850,000 1,420,000
Adrian Mateos es 2,200,000 -1,250,000
Koray Aldemir de 2,200,000 -500,000
Michael Kamran us 2,000,000 -9,300,000
Sam Chartier ca 1,700,000 -1,900,000

Tags: Alex FoxenChris HunichenKenny NguyenNadya Magnus

Vijayaratnam Still Crushing; Seidel Doubles

mnuwwarah • Nível 18: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Senthuran Vijayaratnam raised on the button and called a three-bet to 910,000 from big blind Tom Hall. On the {4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop. Hall checked it over to Vijayaratnam, who jammed for about 7 million effective. Hall immediately folded.

At another table, Erik Seidel got his last 1.4 million in from the big blind over a button open. The opener immediately called with {9-}{9-} and Seidel needed to catch with {a-}{k-}. Catch he did as the flop came ace-high and the board ran out clean for the legend.

Senthuran Vijayaratnam ca 20,000,000 3,000,000
Marc MacDonnell ie 13,000,000 7,400,000
Daniel Strelitz us 12,000,000 7,900,000
Adam Owen gb 11,800,000 7,300,000
Nadya Magnus us 11,000,000 9,600,000
Christopher Kruk ca 9,900,000 1,185,000
Sam Panzica us 9,800,000 4,800,000
Ryan D'Angelo us 9,000,000 3,350,000
Ryan Riess us 8,275,000 3,675,000
Chris Moorman gb 7,700,000 6,260,000
Tom Hall gb 7,000,000 5,880,000
Michael Gagliano us 6,600,000 900,000
Nick Palma us 6,550,000 3,650,000
Alex Foxen us 5,740,000 1,940,000
Mike Leah ca 5,200,000 4,850,000
Jason Koon us 5,000,000 2,650,000
Kyriakos Papadopoulos gr 3,850,000 -890,000
Chris Hunichen us 3,600,000 -2,660,000
Markus Prinz de 3,500,000 1,500,000
Nipun Java in 3,050,000 2,450,000
Erik Seidel us 3,000,000 -350,000
Kelly Minkin us 2,800,000 -1,040,000
Will Givens us 2,775,000 -5,925,000
Richard Seymour us 2,200,000 -1,300,000
Fedor Holz de 1,430,000 -2,320,000

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Tags: Erik SeidelSenthuran VijayaratnamTom Hall


Spinella Finds a Dub

mnuwwarah • Nível 17: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

After a raise to 180,000 and a call, Anthony Spinella jammed from the big blind for about 1.6 million. The opener thought awhile and then stuck in a call and the third player mucked.

Anthony Spinella: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Spinella collected a double.

"We're back," he announced.

Dimitar Yosifov bg 14,000,000 9,000,000
Michael Kamran us 11,300,000 700,000
Mustafa Biz tr 7,800,000 1,800,000
Raj Vohra us 7,000,000 1,000,000
Jordan Young us 7,000,000 1,500,000
Freddy Deeb us 5,600,000 -1,200,000
Ben Heath gb 4,500,000 400,000
Adam Owen gb 4,500,000 245,000
Sam Chartier ca 3,600,000 770,000
Anthony Spinella us 3,500,000 1,300,000
Adrian Mateos es 3,450,000 -1,850,000
Jerry Wong us 3,400,000 -500,000
Kevin Eyster us 2,650,000 -650,000
Roberto Romanello gb 2,450,000 -850,000
Jason Koon us 2,350,000 -200,000
Mike Sexton us 2,300,000 -235,000
Pablo Fernandez es 2,150,000 95,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 1,975,000 -325,000
Tim Reilly us 1,800,000 460,000
Cary Katz us 1,700,000 -470,000
Jeremy Ausmus us 1,450,000 -3,250,000
Brian Green us 1,005,000 -2,455,000
Will Failla us 800,000 800,000

Tags: Anthony Spinella


Vijayaratnam Going for the Monstrous Double Bag

mnuwwarah • Nível 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Senthuran Vijayaratnam ca 17,000,000 3,600,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 12,500,000 10,500,000
Brian Hastings us 7,800,000 1,300,000
Freddy Deeb us 6,800,000 5,400,000
Raj Vohra us 6,000,000 5,210,000
Mustafa Biz tr 6,000,000 -2,800,000
Michael Gagliano us 5,700,000 5,700,000
Paul Tedeschi fr 5,500,000 600,000
Jordan Young us 5,500,000 4,500,000
Adrian Mateos es 5,300,000 3,950,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 4,600,000 560,000
Ryan Riess us 4,600,000 2,100,000
Daniel Strelitz us 4,100,000 1,900,000
Ben Heath gb 4,100,000 2,600,000
Alex Foxen us 3,800,000 -1,430,000
Fedor Holz de 3,750,000 265,000
Jason Koon us 2,550,000 1,700,000
Matt Stout us 1,950,000 1,000,000
Romain Lewis fr 1,390,000 90,000
Tony Ruberto us 1,325,000 -2,475,000
Clint Tolbert us 1,200,000 -4,000,000

Kessler, Alsup, Tsoukernik Among Eliminations

mnuwwarah • Nível 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Leon Tsoukernik
Leon Tsoukernik

Rich Alsup got his last 1.5 million in preflop with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} but was way behind the {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} of an opponent. The {9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop was a good one for him but no further help emerged.

At another table, Aram Zobian limped in the cutoff and Leon Tsoukernik made it 200,000 on the button. Zobian popped it to 400,000 and Tsoukernik quickly called with about 650,000 back. That went in after Zobian checked the {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{q-Spades} flop and Zobian quickly called with {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. Tsoukernik had {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and failed to improve on the {4-Diamonds} turn and {5-Diamonds} river.

At that same table, Allen Kessler also went bust, tweeting that he'd lost his remaining chips to Jeremy Ausmus with kings against queens.

Michael Kamran us 10,600,000 2,600,000
Christopher Kruk ca 8,715,000 1,815,000
Aram Zobian us 5,800,000 4,800,000
Adam Owen gb 4,255,000 2,255,000
Kelly Minkin us 3,840,000 -3,060,000
Brian Yoon us 3,600,000 -900,000
Brian Green us 3,460,000 460,000
Kevin Eyster us 3,300,000 2,100,000
Roberto Romanello gb 3,300,000 2,300,000
Mike Sexton us 2,535,000 1,670,000
Cary Katz us 2,170,000 2,170,000
Chris Moorman gb 1,440,000 -260,000
Ben Yu us 565,000 -1,150,000
Allen Kessler us Eliminado
Rich Alsup us Eliminado
Leon Tsoukernik cz Eliminado

Tags: Allen KesslerAram ZobianJeremy AusmusLeon TsoukernikRich Alsup