$50,000 High Roller
Dias:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $50,000
Players 46

Informações do Nível

Nível 19
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Highlights

Highlights

Jean-Noel Thorel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($339,480)

Webjoker • Nível 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Jean-Noel Thorel
Jean-Noel Thorel

Hand 106: Jean-Noel Thorel moved in from the small blind with {J-Clubs}{7-Spades} and big blind Byron Kaverman didn't have much of a headache with {K-Spades}{10-Clubs} and called.

The flop of {J-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} had something for both as Thorel paired up while Kaverman hit an open-ended.

The {9-Clubs} on the turn made Kaverman's hand and Thorel said his goodbyes as he had no chance of winning anymore.

"Salut!" he said, "Good luck!"

"It sure was a battle, it was fun," Kaverman said while shaking hands with the French entrepreneur.

The {7-Clubs} on the river completed the board and Thorel was heading for the payout. His third place prize netted him $339,480.

A small break now while the stage is prepared for the heads-up battle between Byron Kaverman and Steve O'Dwyer. They're guaranteed $531,860 at this point with $769,500 up top.

Jean-Noel Thorel's last hand
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 2,575,000 335,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 2,030,000 60,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr Eliminado

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

Hands #103-105: Thorel Not Out Yet!

Webjoker • Nível 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 103: Steve O'Dwyer opened the button for 125,000 with {A-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Small blind Jean-Noel Thorel shoved for a bit more, he had 180,000 and {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} in the small blind. Kaverman folded his big blind, O'Dwyer called.

The flop came {2-Spades}{6-Spades}{K-Spades} which improved O'Dwyer a bit. The {4-Hearts} on the turn and {6-Hearts} on the river were blanks effectively and Thorel doubled.

Hand 104: Kaverman limped in with {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and O'Dwyer checked {J-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The flop came {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Kaverman check-folded to O'Dwyer's 50,000 bet.

Hand 105: O'Dwyer shoved from the small blind with {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Thorel folded his big blind.

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

Hands #98-102: Thorel Left Very Short

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 98: Byron Kaverman limped in with {j-Spades}{8-Hearts} in the small blind and folded when Steve O'Dwyer shoved holding the {a-Spades}{3-Spades}.

Hand 99: Kaverman opened to 115,000 with {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Thorel called out of the big blind with the {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. The flop came {j-Hearts}{q-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Thorel check-called a bet worth 100,000.

The {7-Hearts} landed on the turn and Thorel checked once more. Kaverman checked as well and the {10-Spades} completed the board. Thorel bet 175,000 with his straight and Kaverman let it go.

Hand 100: Thorel limped in with the {k-Spades}{4-Spades} and Kaverman checked holding the {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Thorel hit a king on the {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop and his bet of 75,000 was called by Kaverman who also hit a pair.

Kaverman spiked another nine when the {9-Clubs} landed on the turn and Thorel check-called a bet of 150,000 from Kaverman.

The {8-Spades} completed the board and Thorel checked. Kaverman fired out 275,000 and Thorel called, seeing the bad news.

Hand 101: Thorel opened to 125,000 with the {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} on the button and Steve O'Dwyer called in the big blind with the {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Both players checked the {6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop and the {a-Clubs} was laid down beside it.

The {10-Spades} hit the river and O'Dwyer bet 795,000. Thorel called and sent the majority of his stack over to O'Dwyer.

Hand 102: Kaverman opened to 125,000 with the {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts} on the button and won the pot

Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 2,240,000 260,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 1,970,000 920,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 185,000 -1,390,000

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

PCA 2018 $1,650 National Championship Winner Maria Konnikova on How to Bluff (and Win) in Poker

• Nível 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Psychologist and Author Maria Konnikova (Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes and The Confidence Game) has been improving and excelling in poker. She has dedicated over a year of her life to studying poker from Erik Seidel, one of the greatest poker players of all time. Maria is deep in a poker tournament at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018 and she shares some of the tips from Erik Seidel. After 8 months of training, she is starting to get a grasp on how to bluff in poker.

Tags: ENGLISHErik Seidelmaria konnikovaPCA2018pokerpokernewspokerstarsPokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018women in pokerwomen of poker

Nível:
18
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Hands #89-97: Small Pots

Webjoker • Nível 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 89: Jean-Noel Thorel with {A-Clubs}{5-Hearts} on the button opened for 80,000. Steve O'Dwyer called with {7-Spades}{5-Spades} in the big blind. Thorel took it down with a bet of 75,000 on {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{A-Diamonds} as O'Dwyer check-folded.

Hand 90: Byron Kaverman found {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} on the button and made it 90,000 and he took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 91: Kaverman received a walk in the big blind with {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

Hand 92: Kaverman in the small blind with {Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} raised to 160,000. Big blind Steve O'Dwyer folded {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Hand 93: O'Dwyer limped in from the small blind with {J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. Thorel raised to 115,000 with {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. O'Dwyer called to see a flop. The flop came {Q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{A-Hearts} and O'Dwyer check-folded to Thorel's 100,000 bet.

Hand 94: Kaverman received a walk in the big blind with {5-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

Hand 95: Kaverman with the {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} in the small blind opened for 160,000 and O'Dwyer folded.

Hand 96: Kaverman on the button with {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and opened for 90,000. He took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 97: O'Dwyer made it 90,000 to go with {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} on the button. Kaverman took 30 seconds but he folded the dominated {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}.

Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 1,980,000 -20,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 1,575,000 255,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 1,050,000 -255,000

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

Hands #84-88: O'Dwyer Grabs a Few Pots

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 84: Byron Kaverman opened with the {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, making it 100,000 to go and Jean-Noel Thorel shoved for 1,215,000 with the {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}. Kaverman folded.

Hand 85: Steve O'Dwyer raised with the {a-Spades}{9-Hearts} on the button and won the pot.

Hand 86: O'Dwyer was given a walk.

Hand 87: O'Dwyer limped holding {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Thorel checked with the {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. The two players checked down a {2-Spades}{a-Spades}{j-Spades}{6-Spades}{q-Diamonds} board and O'Dwyer's jack was best.

Hand 88: O'Dwyer opened with {10-}{8-} and folded when Thorel three-bet to 270,000 with two red sevens.

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

Hands #79-83: O'Dwyer Doubles

Webjoker • Nível 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 79: We missed this hand because of a segment on the stream.

Hand 80: We missed this hand because of a segment on the stream.

Hand 81: We missed this hand because of a segment on the stream.

Hand 82: Byron Kaverman received a walk in the big blind with {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

Hand 83: Thorel opened the button for 100,000 with {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. Steve O'Dwyer in the big blind with {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} called and flopped best on {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}. O'Dwyer checked and Thorel bet 150,000. O'Dwyer shoved for 535,000 and Thorel called.

The {9-Spades} on the turn did nothing for Thorel and the {6-Diamonds} on the river even improved O'Dwyer to a full house.

Thorel and O'Dwyer even in chips now, Kaverman still leads.

Six-eight versus King-Queen
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 2,000,000 313,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 1,320,000 -975,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 1,305,000 910,000

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

Hands #74-78: O'Dwyer Shoves Three Times

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand 74: Steve O'Dwyer shoved the button with {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and won the pot.

Hand 75: Bryon Kaverman opened in the small blind and O'Dwyer folded his big.

Hand 76: Kaverman raised to 100,000 with {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and was called by Jean-Noel Thorel in the big blind holding {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. The flop fanned out {5-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Spades} and both players checked bringing the {6-Spades} on the turn.

Both players checked again and the {7-Clubs} completed the board. Two more checks and Kaverman's pair was good.

Hand 77: O'Dwyer shoved the button with {q-Hearts}{8-Spades} and won the pot.

Hand 78: Thorel opened to 100,000 with {k-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and O'Dwyer three-bet shoved with {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} getting Thorel to fold.

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer

Hands #67-73: Thorel Doubles Through O'Dwyer and Takes Over the Lead

Webjoker • Nível 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Jean-Noel Thorel
Jean-Noel Thorel

Hand 67: Jean-Noel Thorel on the button opened for 100,000 with {A-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Steve O'Dwyer called from the big blind with {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The flop came {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and O'Dwyer check-folded to Thorel's 100,000 bet.

Hand 68: O'Dwyer in the small blind completed with {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}, Thorel checked {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Both checked the flop of {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and O'Dwyer took it down with a bet of 45,000 on the {Q-Hearts} turn as Thorel folded.

Hand 69: Jean-Noel Thorel opened {K-Diamonds}{5-Spades} in the small blind for 85,000. Byron Kaverman called with {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. The flop came {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Thorel took the pot with a bet of 100,000 as Kaverman folded.

Hand 70: Steve O'Dwyer in the small blind with {K-Clubs}{10-Spades} opened for 120,000. Jean-Noel Thorel called with {3-Hearts}{2-Spades}. The flop came {9-Spades}{A-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and both checked. The {J-Diamonds} hit the turn and O'Dwyer bet 150,000 into 255,000 and Thorel folded right away.

Hand 71: Thorel limped in from the small blind with {K-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Kaverman checked {K-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. The flop came {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and both players checked. They did so too on the {9-Spades} on the turn before the {K-Diamonds} completed the board. Thorel checked and Kaverman bet 65,000. Thorel called and the two chopped the pot.

Hand 72: Byron Kaverman had just the {10-Spades} showing and limped in from the small blind. Big blind Steve O'Dwyer checked {Q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. The flop came {4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Kaverman bet 60,000. O'Dwyer folded.

Hand 73: O'Dwyer in the small blind with {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} 120,000. Big blind Jean-Noel Thorel three-bet to 340,000 with {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. O'Dwyer moved all in and Thorel called right away to create a 2,295,000 pot.

The flop came {5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{Q-Spades} which didn't do much for Thorel, but the {A-Hearts} on the turn sure did.

The {9-Spades} on the river completed the board and Thorel doubled.

Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 2,295,000 1,275,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 1,687,000 -333,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 395,000 -2,170,000

Tags: Byron KavermanJean-Noel ThorelSteve O'Dwyer