On the final hand of the night, France's Jean-Noel Thorel busted Nick Petrangelo on the money bubble to end play and send the remaining six hopefuls into the money and on to Day 2. A total of 46 entries were tallied on Day 1 of the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $50,000 High Roller held at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.
Leading the pack when they return on Tuesday for Day 2 is American pro, Byron Kaverman. Kaverman sat among the leaders for most of Day 1 and finished the night with 1,509,000, about 30% of the chips in play. In fact, the vast majority of chips left in play belong to Kaverman and second-best stack, Thorel, who mustered 1,120,000.
As expected, the final table is still stacked with talent with the likes of Steve O'Dwyer (783,000), 2017 WSOP Main Event finalist Benjamin Pollak (538,000), poker legend Erik Seidel (494,000), and the shortest stack Orpen Kisacikoglu (158,000).
Final Table Seat Draw:
|2||Erik Seidel||United States||494,000|
|5||Byron Kaverman||United States||1,509,000|
Kaverman took a stranglehold of the tournament just before the dinner break in a hand against Scott Seiver. The pot was pretty casual until Kaverman check-raised the river against Seiver, raising for more than pot. Seiver went deep into the tank needing six timebank cards before making the call. Kaverman turned over a gutshot straight he had spiked on the river and Seiver was forced to muck.
The players will return at 3 PM local time on Tuesday for the conclusion of the vent, played out on a cards-up live-stream with a 30-minute delay. Catch the action kicking off on the stream at 3:30 PM.
Here is what the players are fighting for: