2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

$5,000 Main Event
Dias: 2
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
80,000 / 160,000

Laak Suffers Big Beat to Hit the Rail

Nível 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

One of our much-appreciated colleagues told us he just witnessed Phil Laak losing all of his chips. According to our colleague, the cutoff raised to 5,000 and Laak three-bet on the button to 15,000. The small blind cold four-bet shoved all in and the big blind and initial raiser both folded.

Laak called with {A-}{A-} and was up against {A-}{J-}. Unfortunately for Laak, a jack hit the flop and river and he could start packing his things.

Phil Laak
Jogador Fichas Progresso
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
WSOP 1X Winner

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Kaverman Gets Gonzalez

Nível 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Byron Kaverman
Byron Kaverman

Byron Kaverman may be one of those 'computers' that Kevin Hart joked about here the other day in the Bahamas. He's certainly playing like a machine and building a stack once more, just a matter of hours after finishing third in the $50,000 Single Re-Entry High Roller!

We joined the action between Kaverman and Gonzalez with the board complete and showing {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Kaverman betting 25,000 into a pot of 40,000. Gonzalez went in to the tank for so long that the clock was called on him, but before the clock had really start ticking on him, he moved all-in. Kaverman called and showed {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} and that was better than Gonzalez' {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} . He made his way from the room and Kaverman piled yet another big stack here in the Bahamas. Can he make back-to-back final tables?

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
185,000 71,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez

Tags: Byron KavermanFabrizio Gonzalez

Kou Vang Done and Dusted

Nível 13 : 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

We missed the elimination of Minnesota's Kou Vang, but as he was walking down the hall he was kind enough to spare a few minutes to shed some light on his final hand.

As he told it, he started with 55,000 when he raised from early position with {a-}{j-}. The player in the hijack called, the big blind came along, and three players saw the flop come down {j-}{10-}{3-} rainbow.

The big blind checked, Vang continued for 10,000, and the hijack raised. The big blind folded, Vang shoved, and the hijack called with {j-}{10-}. Neither the turn nor river helped Vang, and he said he'll return tomorrow to try his luck in a side event.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang

Tags: Kou Vang

Nível: 13

Blinds: 1,200/2,400

Ante: 400

Kessler Keeps Climbing

Nível 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Earlier in the level, Allen Kessler was moved to a new table after his broke and he said, "I eliminated the best female poker player in the world." As he sat down, Mike McDonald asked, "Vanessa (Slebst)?" Kessler confirmed he eliminated Vanessa Selbst earlier, and proceeded to bust another player a short while later.

On a board reading {q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, Kessler called his opponent's all in and the hands were tabled.

Kessler: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, sealing the deal for Kessler with the nut flush. The river was the insignificant {4-Spades} and Kessler raked in the pot, sending his opponent to the rail.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
180,000 100,000

Tags: Allen KesslerMike McDonaldVanessa Selbst

Pascal Lefrancois Doubles Big Through Benny Chen

Nível 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

When we arrived at the table, the dealer was busy confirming the stack of Pascal Lefrancois, who had just doubled big through Benny Chen. We missed the action, but by the look of the cards — the board read {6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{a-Spades} — the chips likely got in on the flop.

Chen: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Lefrancois: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

Chen had flopped top set, but Lefrancois flopped the nuts which held when neither the turn nor river paired the board.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
250,000 146,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Benny Chen ca
Benny Chen
40,000 -122,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Pascal LefrancoisBenny Chen

Rex Clinkscales is Chipping Up

Nível 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Rex Clinkscales, a regular circuit grinder, has been chipping up steadily all tournament. He began the day with 87,000 chips and has added about 100,000 to his stack midway through Day 2.

With about 10,000 in the middle already, on a board reading {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, Clinkscales checked and his opponent bet 7,500. Clinkscales called.

The turn was the {3-Spades} and Clinkscales checked again. His opponent bet 15,000 this time. Clinkscales splashed a fistful of chips in the middle, indicating another call.

The river was the {5-Spades}. Both players checked and Clinkscale's opponent tabled Kx9x for king-high. Clinkscales tabled {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for a pair of jacks and raked in the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Rex Clinkscales us
Rex Clinkscales
188,000 28,000

Ema Zajmovic Crushed by Buddiga

Nível 12 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Ema Zajmovic was all-in against Pratyush Buddiga and the latter was at risk, the former Spelling Bee champion well ahead but needing to hold with {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} against Zajmovic's {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}.

The board of {5-Clubs}{K-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} gave Buddiga the pot and he took Zajmovic out in the next hand when her one big blind was into the middle. Just 184 players remain in the Main Event.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
126,000 74,000
Ema Zajmovic ba
Ema Zajmovic
WPT 1X Winner