$50,000 High Roller
Dias:
12
$50,000 High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

Byron Kaverman Leads Final Six into the Money After Day 1

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 13: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Day 1 Chipleader Byron Kaverman
Day 1 Chipleader Byron Kaverman

On the final hand of the night, France's Jean-Noel Thorel busted Nick Petrangelo on the money bubble to end play and send the remaining six hopefuls into the money and on to Day 2. A total of 46 entries were tallied on Day 1 of the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $50,000 High Roller held at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.

Leading the pack when they return on Tuesday for Day 2 is American pro, Byron Kaverman. Kaverman sat among the leaders for most of Day 1 and finished the night with 1,509,000, about 30% of the chips in play. In fact, the vast majority of chips left in play belong to Kaverman and second-best stack, Thorel, who mustered 1,120,000.

As expected, the final table is still stacked with talent with the likes of Steve O'Dwyer (783,000), 2017 WSOP Main Event finalist Benjamin Pollak (538,000), poker legend Erik Seidel (494,000), and the shortest stack Orpen Kisacikoglu (158,000).

Final Table Seat Draw:

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Benjamin PollakFrance538,000
2Erik SeidelUnited States494,000
3Steve O'DwyerIreland783,000
4Jean-Noel ThorelFrance1,120,000
5Byron KavermanUnited States1,509,000
6Orpen KisacikogluTurkey158,000

Kaverman took a stranglehold of the tournament just before the dinner break in a hand against Scott Seiver. The pot was pretty casual until Kaverman check-raised the river against Seiver, raising for more than pot. Seiver went deep into the tank needing six timebank cards before making the call. Kaverman turned over a gutshot straight he had spiked on the river and Seiver was forced to muck.

The players will return at 3 PM local time on Tuesday for the conclusion of the vent, played out on a cards-up live-stream with a 30-minute delay. Catch the action kicking off on the stream at 3:30 PM.

Here is what the players are fighting for:

PlacePrize
1$769,500
2$531,860
3$339,480
4$260,260
5$203,680
6$158,420

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Tags: Benjamin PollakByron KavermanErik SeidelJean-Noel ThorelNick PetrangeloOrpen KisacikogluPokerStars Caribbean AdventureScott SeiverSteve O'Dwyer

Cary Katz Wins the PCA 2018: Super High Roller

• Nível 13: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Entrepreneur and Poker Player Cary Katz climbs back from 7 big blinds to beat out Daniel Negreanu, Issac Haxton, Bryn Kenney, Ivan Luca, Justin Bonomo, Sam Greenwood at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller. This is not the first $100k buy in tournament win for Katz, but it is his first EPT win. Even after this $1.5 million win, the entrepreneur and creator of Poker Central still does not consider himself a professional poker player. To celebrate his big win, Katz rushes off to catch the College Football National Championship game hoping to root his Georgia Bulldogs to victory! Will Katz get two victories in one night?

Tags: EnglishCary KatzDaniel NegreanuIssac HaxtonBryn KenneyIvan LucaJustin BonomoSam GreenwoodPokerStars Caribbean AdventureSuper High RollerPCA2018$100KEntrepreneurPoker Playerpokerpoker newspoker starsprofessional poker play

Thorel Ends the Day With Petrangelo Elimination

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 13: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Nick Petrangelo
Nick Petrangelo

Jean-Noel Thorel opened to 50,000 in the cutoff and Orpen Kisacikoglu called out of the small blind. Nick Petrangelo three-bet shoved for 187,000 and Thorel made the call. Kisacikoglu took a moment before tossing his cards into the muck.

Petrangelo: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Thorel: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Thorel's pair held to eliminate Petrangelo and end play on Day 1.

Jean-Noel Thorel fr 1,120,000 311,000
Nick Petrangelo us Eliminado

Tags: Jean-Noel ThorelNick PetrangeloOrpen Kisacikoglu

Kaverman Takes Out Mateos

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 13: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Byron Kaverman opened to 35,000 under-the-gun and called a three-bet jam of 103,000 from Adrian Mateos just one seat over.

Mateos: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Kaverman: {9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Mateos needed his pair to hold to score the double up but Kaverman found a nine on the {9-Clubs}{q-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} board to send the Spaniard packing.

Byron Kaverman us 1,270,000 6,000
Adrian Mateos es Eliminado

Tags: Adrian MateosByron Kaverman

Cary Katz Wins the PCA 2018: Super High Roller

• Nível 13: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Entrepreneur and Poker Player Cary Katz climbs back from 7 big blinds to beat out Daniel Negreanu, Issac Haxton, Bryn Kenney, Ivan Luca, Justin Bonomo, Sam Greenwood at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller. This is not the first $100k buy in tournament win for Katz, but it is his first EPT win. Even after this almost $1.5 million win, the entrepreneur and creator of Poker Central still does not consider himself a professional poker player. To celebrate his big win, Katz rushes off to catch the College Football National Championship game hoping to root his Georgia Bulldogs to victory! Will Katz get two victories in one night?

Tags: $100KBryn KenneyCary KatzDaniel NegreanuEnglishEntrepreneurIssac HaxtonIvan LucaJustin BonomoPCA2018pokerpoker newsPoker Playerpoker starsPokerStars Caribbean Adventureprofessional poker playSam GreenwoodSuper High Roller

Seiver Eliminated by O'Dwyer

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 13: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

After Byron Kaverman opened to 35,000 from under-the-gun, Scott Seiver three-bet jammed from middle position. Action folded to Steve O'Dwyer on the button who made the call forcing Kaverman to fold.

Seiver: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
O'Dwyer: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

Seiver was in trouble and found no help from the {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} board falling in ninth place.

Steve O'Dwyer ie 887,000 182,000
Scott Seiver us Eliminado

Tags: Byron KavermanScott SeiverSteve O'Dwyer

Nível:
13
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000

Chip Counts on Dinner Break

AnTh0nyWTF • Nível 12: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The final nine players have departed on a one-hour dinner break. Here is how they stack up when play resumes:

Byron Kaverman us 1,264,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr 809,000 74,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie 705,000 -55,000
Benjamin Pollak fr 535,000
Erik Seidel us 413,000 20,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr 376,000 116,000
Adrian Mateos es 193,000 -107,000
Scott Seiver us 185,000
Nick Petrangelo us 121,000 -4,000