Dia 3 Terminado
Dia 3 Terminado
After six days of poker — three starting flights and a pair of Day 2s — just 58 players remain in the partypoker 2018 Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 Main Event and a rising star has a chance to make a big follow-up statement after a huge result this past summer.
In the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event, Alex Lynskey, already a player with some strong results and recognition among diligent followers of poker, broke out in a big way with a seventh-place finish for $1.5 million.
Now, the Aussie has a chance to match that score exactly if he can pull off a win here at Baha Mar. While there's still a long way to go — two more days of poker remain — Lynskey has certainly put himself in tremendous position. At the close of Day 4, he bagged 82,500,000 to put himself in second place. That will be good for over 100 big blinds when Day 5 resumes at 350,000/700,000/700,000.
Lynskey pushed himself way up the chip counts and grabbed the overall lead in the middle of the day but had a considerably obstacle at his table in high roller reg and partypoker pro Jason Koon at his table with heaps. However, Koon would eventually find himself short and Lynskey wound up dispatching him when Koon defended big blind and flopped open-ended against Lynskey's sneakily played aces — he had flatted an early opener.
The only player above Lynskey in the counts: Carlos Chadha. Chadha, coming off a career-best win of $163K at the 2018 Potomac Poker Open $2,500 Main Event in August, briefly hit nine figures before settling at 89,550,000 to end the day.
Paul Tedeschi (62,825,000), Joe Kuether (62,750,000) and bracelet winners Konstantin Maslak (61,375,000) and Diogo Veiga (54,300,000) are also in the upper echelons of the counts. Tedeschi already has one great result here as he got fourth in the $25,500 MILLIONS World event for $700,000.
The money bubble also burst on Day 3 in the early stages, with a stone cooler — Markus Pohl's kings into Roman Korenev's aces — signaling the tournament was in the money. In addition to Koon, some of those cashing included Brian Hastings, Cliff Josephy, Christopher Kruk, Alex Foxen, Matt Berkey, Ryan Riess and partypoker pro Joao Simao.
The event resumes at noon once again on Friday with 10 more levels on tap. Expect things to get down to the final couple of tables, with PokerNews on hand to bring periodic updates as the stakes continue to get higher.
|Niek Van Der Sluijs||59,225,000||11,225,000|
Carlos Chadha has been near the top of the leaderboard for much of the day but he waited for the last level of the night to catapult his stack to a place where nobody has been. Chadha was heads-up with partypoker pro Richard Dubini on a board reading .
Dubini checked to Chadha who bet 4 million into a pot of around 8 million. Dubini called and the rolled off on the river. Dubini checked again and Chada quickly checked back. Dubini tabled but Chadha held for the same pair but a better kicker. With that pot, Chadha has moved over the 100 million chip mark and holds the chip lead by a wide margin.
Adam Owen opened to 1,650,000 in the hijack and Kyriakos Papadopoulos shoved on his left for 7,250,000. Simon Deadman moved in from the button as well for something like 40 million and Owen opted to put his stack of a little under 30 million at risk.
Papadopoulos was in a great spot but saw grim news on the flop as hit. The turn missed him, as did the river, so his British foes chopped up his money.
At another table, Tony Ruberto called a bet of 3.8 million into 9 million from Dean Hutchison on . The river brought a and Hutchison jammed for Ruberto's last 6.5 million or so.
"I can't fold my hand," Ruberto said after about 10 seconds, calling and showing .
Hutchison's cards went to the muck.
|Marcelo Da Cunha||Eliminado|
|Joao Simao||partypoker Ambassador||Eliminado|
An early player opened and got calls from Alex Lynskey in middle position and Jason Koon in the big blind. On the flop, Koon checked and the opener bet 1.3 million. Lynskey called and Koon made it 3.5 million. The opener mucked and Lynskey put Koon in for his last 3.8 million, which was quickly called.
Koon couldn't be happy to see a couple of outs dead. The and on the turn and river didn't help him and he generously shipped his fresh but untouched dinner to another player before heading to payouts.
|Jason Koon||partypoker Ambassador||Eliminado|
Toby Joyce bet 1.2 million from under the gun on a completed board of . Anton Wigg was in the big blind and put in a check-raise to 4.3 million. Joyce tanked long enough to use three extensions before mucking.
|Niek Van Der Sluijs||48,000,000||45,900,000|