2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

$5,000 Main Event
Dias: 5
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2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas

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80,000 / 160,000

$5,000 Main Event

Dia 5 Começado

2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event Day 5: Mercier, Dibella and Riess All Eye Final Table of Six

Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

The PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event began with 738 players, but today just 16 will return to action. They're all guaranteed $24,640 in prize money, but each have their eyes set on making the final table to stay in contention for the $480,012 first-place prize.

The man best positioned to make a run at it is Canada's Michael Gentili holds the chip lead with 3,708,000, which is over 150 big blinds. Gentili has $666,302 in live tournament earning, of which $494,797 came when he finished runner-up this past summer in the 2016 World Series of Poker Event 59: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Gentili holds a healthy lead as his next closest competitor is Russia’s Aleksei Opalikhin, who sits with 2.084 million. Others returning to action are former PokerStars Big Game “Loose Cannon” Nadya Magnus (1.87 million), 2016 WSOP Main Event third-place finisher Cliff Josephy (1.331 million), poker pro Christian Harder (1.305 million), 2012 PCA champ John Dibella (1.294 million), 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess (371,000), and the short-stacked PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier (340,000).

Day 5 kicks off at Noon local time with action picking up in Level 23. Here's how things stack up:

TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Marcin KapkowskiPoland950,00040
12Michael BartholomewCanada877,00037
13Rodrigo CordobaArgentina1,777,00074
14Christian HarderUSA1,305,00054
15John DibellaUSA1,294,00054
16Jason MercierUSA340,00014
17Michael GentiliCanada3,708,000155
18Cliff JosephyUSA1,331,00055
21Pedro CabecaPortugal540,00023
22Aleksei OpalikhinRussia2,084,00086
23Nadya MagnusUSA1,870,00078
24Michael VelaUSA1,811,00075
25Ryan RiessUSA371,00015
26Allon AllisonCanada1,015,00042
27Alan ScheinUSA635,00026
28Rasmus GlæselDenmark1,319,00055

Nível: 23

Blinds: 12,000/24,000

Ante: 4,000

Pedro Cabeca Eliminated in 16th Place ($24,640)

Nível 23 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Pedro Cabeca
Pedro Cabeca

Rasmus Glæsel opened to 53,000, this time from the hijack after having done the same the hand before but getting no resistance. This time, he would meet someone willing to dance. It was Pedro Cabeca in the cutoff that shoved all in for what appeared to be 505,000.

The button and both blinds folded before Glæsel quickly called.

Rasmus Glæsel: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Pedro Cabeca: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The flop came {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Spades} and Cabeca was already getting up from the table to say his goodbyes. The {3-Hearts} on the turn and {4-Spades} on the river were blanks and Cabeca was headed for the exit.

Down to 15 players now, all guaranteed $32,200 from here on out.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Rasmus Glæsel no
Rasmus Glæsel
1,976,000 657,000
Pedro Cabeca pt
Pedro Cabeca

Tags: Pedro Baptista Martinho CabecaPedro CabecaRasmus GlaeselRasmus Glæsel

Jason Mercier Getting Shorter

Nível 23 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier opened with a raise from early position and Rodrigo Cordoba called from the small blind.

Cordoba proceeded to check-call a bet of 43,000 on the {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop and then opted to lead out for 64,000 on the {2-Clubs} turn. Mercier folded.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Rodrigo Cordoba ar
Rodrigo Cordoba
2,020,000 243,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
234,000 -106,000

Tags: Rodrigo CordobaJason Mercier

Ryan Riess Eliminated in 15th Place ($32,200)

Nível 23 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

The former WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess is out in 15th place after being in the dominating position preflop. Reiss was all-in for 303,000 over the top of a Nadezhda Magnus opening bet to 52,000 pre-flop which Michael Vela had called. Once Riess was committed, Vela was the only caller.

Michael Vela: {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Ryan Riess: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The flop of {10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flipped the odds on their head and Riess was two cards from elimination. The {8-Diamonds} turn gave Riess additional outs, but the {2-Clubs}, left Riess in pieces and Vela stacking up over two million chips.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Michael Vela us
Michael Vela
2,180,000 369,000
WPT 1X Winner
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Jason Mercier Eliminated in 14th Place ($32,200)

Nível 23 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

A short-stacked Jason Mercier moved all in for 178,000 from the cutoff and action folded to Michael Bartholomew in the big blind.

"I have to call," he said before doing just that.

Bartholomew: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Mercier: {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Mercier had a kicker problem, and it didn't get resolved on the {7-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop. The {4-Clubs} turn paired the board and gave Mercier a bunch of chop outs, but the {3-Hearts} river was not one of them.

With that, the last Team PokerStars Pro remaining in the field hit the rail.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Michael Bartholomew ca
Michael Bartholomew
1,150,000 273,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier

Tags: Jason MercierMichael Bartholomew

Alan Schein Eliminated in 13th for ($32,200)

Nível 23 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Alan Schein
Alan Schein

Alan Schein was eliminated after an aggressive hand against Aleksei Opalikhin ended up finishing the American's tournament. Pre-flop, Schein made it 53,000 and Aleksei Opalikhin raised to 147,000. Schein called to a flop of {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Opalikhin moved all-in. Schein called off his remaining stack and he needed help.

Aleksei Opalikhin: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Alan Schein: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The turn of {K-Hearts} and river {8-Clubs} couldn't help Schein and he was out in an unlucky 13th place. We have a dozen players left, one of whom will be the first ever PokerStars Championship Main Event winner.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Aleksei Opalikhin ru
Aleksei Opalikhin
3,060,000 976,000
Alan Schein us
Alan Schein

Tags: Alan ScheinAleksei Opalikhin

John Dibella Wins Last Hand of Level 23 at Feature Table

Nível 23 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante

John Dibella raised to 54,000 under the gun and Christian Harder defended from the big blind. Harder check-called a bet of 64,000 on the {7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop, and then wound up check-folding to one of 128,000 on the {9-Diamonds} turn.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
John Dibella us
John Dibella
1,520,000 226,000
EPT 1X Winner
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
1,179,000 -126,000

Tags: Christian HarderJohn Dibella