Dia 4 Terminado
Dia 4 Terminado
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.
|1||2||Phillip Corion||United Kingdom||425,000|
|1||5||David Peters||United States||3,105,000|
|1||7||Jonathan West||United States||1,656,000|
|2||5||Adalfer Morales Gamarra||Colombia||1,916,000|
|Adalfer Morales Gamarra||1,916,000||86,000|
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.
"I knew it," Boeree muttered.
The board never made things exciting as it came a clean .
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.
Patryk Poterek opened for 35,000 under the gun with the and Jean Ateba three-bet all in for 276,000 holding the in the cutoff. Daniel Coupal then four-bet jammed from the small blind for 687,000 with the 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 to give him the lead with trips!
Neither the turn nor river helped Coupal, and he sent over a big part of his stack.
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 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 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 which sealed the deal for Rudolph. The river was the but it changed nothing. Rudolph earned himself a massive double and moved over a million chips.
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.
The flop came down which gave Zerna a bit of hope, but that hope was crushed when the came on the turn, leaving him drawing dead. The river was the 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.
|Bryan Ponce Zerna||Eliminado|
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.
It was a flip, and Milyaev was looking to hold to stay alive. That proved easier said than done as the flop gave Peters a pair of aces.
The turn left Milyaev looking for an eight on the river, but it wasn't in the cards as the bricked on the river.
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:
The flop of gave Gamarra some extra outs but he had none left after the hit the turn. The completed the board and Maurer doubled up.
|Adalfer Morales Gamarra||1,830,000||-220,000|
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 and Gamarra checked. Lampropulos put out a bet of 45,000, which Gamarra called.
Both players proceded to check on the turn, and Gamarra checked a third time on the river. Lampropulos decided to bet, putting out 45,000 again. Quickly Gamarra called. Lampropulos turned over for a missed straight draw.
"What?!" Gamarra asked incredulously. He then turned over his which was good enough to earn him the pot and push him over 2 million chips.
|Adalfer Morales Gamarra||2,050,000||396,000|