$1,100 PCA National
$1,100 PCA National
Dia 1a Terminado

Reichenstein Reigns Supreme on Day 1a of the $1,100 PCA National

KaleGozer • Nível 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Uri Reichenstein
Uri Reichenstein

The first of two starting days of the $1,100 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure National saw one man claiming the spotlights: Uri Reichenstein. The German, who finished runner-up to Sebastien Malec in the EPT13 Barcelona Main Event, went on a tear and amassed 642,000 when the dust had settled, quite ahead of his nearest challengers Eric Baldwin (470,000) and Lawrence Bayley (416,000) who rounded out the top three.

One of the key hands to Reichenstein's sizable lead came late in the night. While already holding the chip lead at that point, Reichenstein distanced himself from the pack by winning a big flip against Sergi Reixach. After a raise from Florian Duta on the button, the Spaniard three-bet from the small blind with ace-queen. Reichenstein four-bet shoved pocket sixes from the big blind, putting both opponents to the test, and Reixach called it off to create a near 100 big blind pot. The sixes held up to make Reichenstein the only player to cross the half million mark.

A total of 516 entries were made on Day 1, 77 of them survived, scored a Bahama flag and will return for Day 2. Behind Reichenstein, Baldwin, and Bayley, Antoine Saout (322,000), Dragos Trofimov (309,000), Calvin Anderson (297,000), Xixiang Luo (297,000), Pierre Calamusa (250,000), and Matas Cimbolas (240,000) also had strong showings and booked themselves a spot at the top of the counts.

Day 1a was scheduled to play until the bubble would burst, and eventually, three players ended up busting in the same hand while being two off the money. Daniel Strelitz, David Korn, and Vicent Bosca all chopped the min-cash, although exact amount will be decided once Day 1b has concluded and the total prize pool has been announced.

Other players that failed to make the money included defending champion Maria Konnikova, who busted out in level 14 and went to try her luck in Day 1b. Niall Farrell, Chris Moorman, Steven van Zadelhoff, Jack Sinclair, Randy Lew, Celina Lin, Sam Grafton, and Manig Loeser also bowed out during the first starting flight.

All survivors from Day 1a and 1b will return on Friday, January 11 at noon local time. Levels will be extended and play is scheduled to continue until a winner has been crowned, which promises a long day. PokerNews will be right back on the floor to cover all the action as the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure reaches the halfway point.

Tags: Antoine SaoutChris MoormanDragos TrofimovFlorian DutaJack SinclairManig LoeserMatas CimbolasNiall FarrellPierre CalamusaRandy LewSam GraftonSergi ReixachSteven van ZadelhoffUri ReichensteinVicent BoscaXixiang Luo

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (Completo)

KaleGozer • Nível 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Uri Reichenstein il 642,000 32,000
Eric Baldwin us 470,000 130,000
Lawrence Bayley gb 416,000 281,000
Fernand Dos Santos Ferreira pt 336,000 336,000
Antoine Saout fr 322,000 102,000
Dragos Trofimov md 309,000 280,000
Calvin Anderson us 297,000 67,000
Xixiang Luo cn 292,000 -8,000
Jeffrey Blenkarn us 271,000 1,000
Pierre Calamusa fr 250,000 107,000
Matas Cimbolas lt 240,000 130,000
Erwann Pecheux fr 235,000 222,000
David Olshan us 230,000 230,000
Alexandre Santo br 229,000 39,000
Carlos Garcia Sarmiento co 211,000 151,000
Mark Ioli us 197,000 197,000
Jonathan Concepcion es 193,000 193,000
Jean Piquette ca 189,000 184,700
Barry Greenstein us 186,000 46,000
Victor Zabukas Begara BR 182,000 182,000
Lee Markholt us 170,000 170,000
Leo Margets es 169,000 94,000
Diego Palma Valencia CL 162,000 162,000
Mihai Manole ro 158,000 150,000
Lander Lijo ES 155,000 155,000

Leia tudo

Strelitz, Korn and Bosca Chop Min-Cash; 77 Survive Day 1a

KaleGozer • Nível 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Daniel Strelitz (at an earlier event)
Daniel Strelitz (at an earlier event)

Shortly into level 17, the bubble burst on Day 1a of the $1,100 PCA National in a hand that had three players bust to bring all remaining players into the money.

Vicent Bosca was first to bust in an unknown showdown, followed by Daniel Strelitz. Strelitz was at risk after calling off a shove in the big blind from Lawrence Bayley, who had him covered on the button. Strelitz was all in for around 120,000.

Daniel Strelitz: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Lawrence Bayley: {K-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The spectators, including Chris Moorman, gathered to see the {K-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop fall. The "ooh's" and "aah's" swelled on the {5-Clubs} turn, but the {A-Clubs} river did Strelitz in and he was gone.

At another table, David Korn was forced all in from the big blind. Pierre Calamusa raised it up with the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and Korn held {J-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, or "jacko-queeno" as announced by floorman Shawn.

There was no "jacko" nor a "queeno" on a {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{K-Clubs} board and Korn also missed out on Day 2. Bosca, Korn, and Strelitz will chop the min-cash that will be decided as soon as the total prize pool has been announced.

The remaining 77 players bagged for the night and will be in the money when play resumes on Friday. An end-of-day recap follows later.

Daniel Strelitz us Eliminado
David Korn DE Eliminado
Vicent Bosca es Eliminado

Tags: Daniel StrelitzDavid KornVicent Bosca



KaleGozer • Nível 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining 80 players are on a 15-minute break.

Sinclair Falls to Blenkarn

KaleGozer • Nível 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

With hand-for-hand already installed three before the money, play has slowed down to a crawl as a result. After several long-dragging hands with no all-in-and-a-call, it was Jack Sinclair who open-shoved for 115,000 in the small blind. Jeffrey Blenkarn instantly called from the big blind.

Jack Sinclair: {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Jeffrey Blenkarn: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Sinclair remained behind on a {2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{K-Clubs} and was out of chips.

"Well, guess I can still enter 1b," he chuckled.

Jeffrey Blenkarn us 270,000 270,000
Jack Sinclair gb Eliminado

Tags: Jack SinclairJeffrey Blenkarn

Altman Left With Dust

KaleGozer • Nível 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Brian Altman was preflop all in against Harpreet Padda and had him slightly covered.

Brian Altman: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Harpreet Padda: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} board didn't bring any help to Altman and after counting out 74,500 he was left with a mere two big blinds.

Harpreet Padda ca 160,000
Brian Altman us 11,000 -115,000

Tags: Brian AltmanHarpreet Padda


Three Before the Money

KaleGozer • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Three more players need to go before the money is reached.