$10,300 Main Event
$10,300 Main Event
Dia 4 Terminado

David Peters Leads Final 16 as Liv Boeree Exits in 17th Place in PCA Main Event

MrCleverFox • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
David Peters
David Peters

Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree has been eliminated from the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in 17th place, running queens into the kings of Maria Lampropulos. It made for a short day of tournament play in the Bahamas, with Lampropulos ending the day as one of the biggest stacks in the room. David Peters leads, and Koray Aldemir and Adrian Mateos are also amongst the players returning for Day 5 of the PCA Main Event.

Just 43 players started Day 4 of the Main Event, with the goal of playing down to 16 players or 5 full levels. Lachezar Plamenov Petkov busted in the first hand of the day, followed by PokerStars Ambassador Maria Konnikova. Konnikova won the National event earlier this festival for $84,600, and now she added $22,020 for her 42nd place. She started the day short stacked and never got back in it. In her last hand, she got it in drawing slim with queen-jack versus ace-queen and aces and didn't survive.

Oliver Weis got it in better but the result would be the same: a place on the rail. The German regular had aces versus tens on a jack-high board, only to see his opponent river a ten to crush his dreams.

Aaron Olshan and his mother Sharman Olshan busted in quick succession of each other. Aaron lost with ace-jack to ace-king, Sharman lost ace-king to queens, and the Cinderella story of mother and son making the final table together was over.

High stakes regular Orpen Kisacikoglu doubled early on, but it wouldn't serve him well. He lost queens against ace-four when an ace hit the flop. Kisacikoglu instantly put his Main Event cash on the line and went on to register for the $25,000 High Roller.

Meanwhile, the other habitual high rollers Adrian Mateos, Koray Aldemir and David Peters showed how to play poker like a beast. The three all crushed their tables, forcing folds of better hands left and right, getting value of worse hands, and inducing bluffs against them.

Start-of-day chip leader Karl Stark did have Aldemir sweat a little bit. After an open from Liv Boeree and a call from Stark, Aldemir squeezed with ace-king. While Boeree got out of the way, Stark chose a more aggressive answer; he pushed all in for 76 big blinds. Aldemir called but wasn't too happy when he saw he had nothing more than a flip against Stark's nines. The flop and turn didn't help Aldemir, but the king on the turn paired him up, and Stark exited while Aldemir built a 1.5 million stack.

Jack Sinclair got to the feature table, only to leave one hand later. He handed his chips to Adrian Mateos in a hand he was uncertain about after it had happened. Mateos checked back a flopped set and eventually pushed against Sinclair, where the 2017 WSOP Main Event final tablist had rivered third pair. Sinclair opted for the call but was crushed by the Spaniard.

As more players hit the rail, the average stack grew bigger and only a few shorties were left. It was a cooler that ended the day, with Boeree on the wrong end of that confrontation. As mentioned earlier, she found herself all in with queens to Lampropulos' kings.

"I knew it," Boeree muttered before the dealer dealt a board full of blanks to end the day.

And like that, the day was done. 16 players remain, and they'll return to the flashy television set in the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas. Day 5 gets back underway at noon on Saturday, with the full 90 minutes left in the new level of 10,000/20,000, 2,000 ante. Check back then for PokerNews coverage of the penultimate day of the Main Event.

Maria Lampropulos
Maria Lampropulos starts Day 5 second in chips

Tags: Aaron OlshanAdrian MateosDavid PetersJack SinclairKarl StarkKoray AldemirLachezar Plamenov PetkovLiv Boereemaria konnikovaMaria LampropulosOliver WeisOrpen KisacikogluPCAPCA 2018PCA Main EventPokerStars Caribbean AdventurePokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018

Chip Counts and Seat Draw (Completo)

Webjoker • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Patryk PoterekPoland918,000
12Phillip CorionUnited Kingdom425,000
13Daniel CoupalCanada386,000
14Adrian MateosSpain236,000
15David PetersUnited States3,105,000
16Oleg TitovRussia488,000
17Jonathan WestUnited States1,656,000
18Maria LampropulosArgentina2,313,000
21Bartosz StasiewiczPoland624,000
22Jean AtebaNorway314,000
23Shawn BuchananCanada992,000
24Michael FarrowCanada981,000
25Adalfer Morales GamarraColombia1,916,000
26Christian RudolphGermany1,285,000
27Florian MaurerAustria352,000
28Koray AldemirGermany1,420,000
David Peters us 3,105,000 125,000
Maria Lampropulos ar 2,313,000 -7,000
Adalfer Morales Gamarra CO 1,916,000 86,000
Jonathan West us 1,656,000 74,000
Koray Aldemir de 1,420,000 505,000
Christian Rudolph de 1,285,000 80,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 992,000 -258,000
Michael Farrow ca 981,000 308,000
Patryk Poterek pl 918,000 461,000
Bartosz Stasiewicz pl 624,000 -404,000
Oleg Titov ru 488,000 8,000
Phillip Corion gb 425,000 -125,000
Daniel Coupal us 386,000 -25,000
Florian Maurer AT 352,000 -104,000
Jean Ateba NO 314,000 -303,000
Adrian Mateos es 236,000 -470,000

Liv Boeree Eliminated in 17th Place

Webjoker • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

Maria Lampropulos opened the hijack for 37,000. Liv Boeree in the cutoff raised to 100,000 with 504,000 behind. The button and both blinds folded and action was back on Lampropulos. She contemplated what to do for a bit before announcing she was raising. She took her time, eventually deciding on a four-bet to 200,000.

Boeree stared at Lampropulos before eventually announcing all in for 604,000 total. Lampropulos just nodded before sliding some additional chips over the line to call.

Maria Lampropulos: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}
Liv Boeree: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

"I knew it," Boeree muttered.

The board never made things exciting as it came a clean {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{J-Spades}{7-Hearts}{A-Hearts}.

Boeree, with hanging shoulders, left for the payout desk while Lampropulos started stacking one of the biggest stacks in the room.

With that, the tournament is down to 16 players and play was halted for the day. Check back soon for an end-of-day recap of today's action and all the official chip counts and redraw information.

Maria Lampropulos ar 2,320,000 670,000
Liv Boeree gb Eliminado

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Jean Ateba Gets Lucky to Stay Alive

[user153638] • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Patryk Poterek opened for 35,000 under the gun with the {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Jean Ateba three-bet all in for 276,000 holding the {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} in the cutoff. Daniel Coupal then four-bet jammed from the small blind for 687,000 with the {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and Poterek, who had 457,000 back, hit the tank before folding.

Ateba's best shot at staying alive was to catch an ace, but no ace would come. Instead, the flop came an improbable {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} to give him the lead with trips!

Neither the {5-Diamonds} turn nor {9-Diamonds} river helped Coupal, and he sent over a big part of his stack.

Jean Ateba NO 617,000 358,000
Patryk Poterek pl 457,000 -64,000
Daniel Coupal us 411,000 -85,000

Tags: Daniel CoupalPatryk PoterekJean Ateba

Rudolph Flops the Nuts and Gets Paid

MrCleverFox • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Christian Rudolph
Christian Rudolph

Oleg Titov opened with a raise from under the gun and action folded all the way around to the blinds. There, Christian Rudolph called and the big blind folded bringing the players heads up to a flop.

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Rudolph checked. Titov then put out a bet of 50,000. Rudolph thought for a bit then raised to 162,000. Titov didn't take long to move all in with a covering stack for 561,000 effectively. Rudolph snap-called.

Rudolph: {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Titov: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}

Rudolph flopped the nuts with a redraw to the immortal nuts. Titov was caught with his hand in the cookie jar and just ace-high.

The turn was the {8-Clubs} which sealed the deal for Rudolph. The river was the {K-Spades} but it changed nothing. Rudolph earned himself a massive double and moved over a million chips.

Christian Rudolph de 1,205,000 535,000
Oleg Titov ru 480,000 -600,000

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Bryan Ponce Zerna Eliminated by Phillip Corion

MrCleverFox • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Bryan Ponce Zerna
Bryan Ponce Zerna

Action folded around to the cutoff where Bryan Ponce Zerna moved all in for 182,000. In the small blind, Phillip Corion moved all in over the top with a covering stack. Everyone else folded so it was off to a showdown.

Corion: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Zerna: {J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{J-Hearts} which gave Zerna a bit of hope, but that hope was crushed when the {Q-Hearts} came on the turn, leaving him drawing dead. The river was the {7-Spades} and that would give Corion the full house, eliminating Zerna from the tournament. For his run in the Main Event, he will collect $44,000.

Phillip Corion gb 550,000 90,000
Bryan Ponce Zerna EC Eliminado

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Aleksandr Milyaev Hits the Rail in 19th Place

[user153638] • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

David Peters raised to 36,000 only to have Aleksandr Milyaev three-bet jam for a little less than 200,000 on the button. Both blinds folded, and while Peters didn't seem excited to call, he had the chips to do it and did.

Peters: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Milyaev: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

It was a flip, and Milyaev was looking to hold to stay alive. That proved easier said than done as the {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop gave Peters a pair of aces.

The {7-Hearts} turn left Milyaev looking for an eight on the river, but it wasn't in the cards as the {6-Hearts} bricked on the river.

David Peters us 2,980,000 330,000
Aleksandr Milyaev ru Eliminado

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Maurer Doubles With Sevens

Webjoker • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Adalfer Morales Gamarra opened the button for 37,000 and small blind Florian Maurer moved all in for 213,000. The big blind folded Gamarra called instantly.

Adalfer Morales Gamarra: {A-Spades}{2-Clubs}
Florian Maurer: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The flop of {9-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} gave Gamarra some extra outs but he had none left after the {7-Hearts} hit the turn. The {2-Diamonds} completed the board and Maurer doubled up.

Adalfer Morales Gamarra CO 1,830,000 -220,000
Florian Maurer AT 456,000 256,000

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Gamarra Calls Down Lampropulos to Move Over 2 Million

MrCleverFox • Nível 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

From early position, Maria Lapropulos opened with a raise. Everyone folded except Adalfer Morales Gamarra who was in the big blind.

The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Gamarra checked. Lampropulos put out a bet of 45,000, which Gamarra called.

Both players proceded to check on the {9-Diamonds} turn, and Gamarra checked a third time on the {7-Diamonds} river. Lampropulos decided to bet, putting out 45,000 again. Quickly Gamarra called. Lampropulos turned over {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for a missed straight draw.

"What?!" Gamarra asked incredulously. He then turned over his {Q-Spades}{4-Spades} which was good enough to earn him the pot and push him over 2 million chips.

Adalfer Morales Gamarra CO 2,050,000 396,000
Maria Lampropulos ar 1,650,000 -100,000

Tags: Adalfer Morales GamarraMaria Lampropulos