Ден 2 Приключил
Ден 2 Приключил
Twenty levels of play have expired in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller, and a couple of Austrian imports are dominating here at Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas.
At the very top of the counts sits Thomas Muehloecker with 1,420,000, following closely by countryman Markus Durnegger with 1,385,000. The two sat at the same table for the final couple of levels of the night after the two-table redraw, and all of the chips seemed intent on a ski trip as they made their way into the stacks of the Austrians without the two butting heads.
Gianluca Speranza had held the lead but lost it when he tried an old-fashioned three-barrel with air and got caught by Muehloecker, who called down with pocket sevens on a nine-high board. Muehloecker then busted Bartlomiej Machon in a flip.
As for Durnegger, he busted Ben Heath in a flip worth about 1 million during the final level of the night, Level 20 (8,000/16,000/16,000).
The two have put considerable distance between themselves and the field as the next closest player is Sam Greenwood with 880,000. Greenwood, of course, has put together a phenomenal PCA thus far, with a win in the $100K Super High Roller and twin cashes in the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship and the Main Event.
Others making the final 12, putting themselves in contention for the $895,110 top prize, included Nick Petrangelo, Dominik Nitsche and Sean Winter.
That comes out of a prize just shy of $3.85 million, after 11 buzzer-beating entries pushed the field to 162. There were 23 paid places, and Mike Watson would bubble the event, while Jesus Cortes, Dario Sammartino and Preben Stokkan were among those getting paid.
Cortes is on a fantastic run himself at the PCA as he got third in the $100K and second in a $25K Single-Day High Roller for over $1 million in prize money.
Play continues Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. local time as part of the final day of the 2019 PCA. They'll play down to a champion starting at 10,000/20,000/20,000, and you can follow all of the updates here on PokerNews.
Max Silver in the small blind and Nick Petrangelo in the big saw a flop for free and Silver check-called 16,000. He check-called a further 64,000 on the turn, bringing an river. Silver checked a final time and Petrangelo bet 215,000.
Silver used two time banks and folded.
The clock has expired for the day and full chip counts and a recap are forthcoming.
Ben Heath opened to 32,000 in the hijack and Nick Petrangelo called from the cutoff. Markus Durnegger three-bet to 125,000 on the button and the blinds both folded. Heath pushed all in for around 485,000 which got Petrangelo to fold and Durnegger made the call.
The flop of gave Heath a pair of kings and the lead. However, the on the turn improved Durnegger to a set and only a queen would save Heath. The river was the and Heath exited the tournament in 13th place.
Sam Greenwood opened to 35,000 in early position and Dominik Nitsche called in the cutoff. A flop of was spread across the felt and both players knuckled the table.
The turn brought the and Greenwood checked again which led to a bet of 30,000 from Nitsche. Greenwood announced a raise to what looked like 100,000 but he barely started moving his chips before Nitsche sent his cards to the muck.
Bartlomiej Machon shoved from under the gun for 156,000. Thomas Muehloecker set him at risk from the button with . Machon was flipping with but the board provided him with little sweat.
Gianluca Speranza raised to 32,000 on the button and Thomas Muehloecker called from the small blind. The flop fell and Muehloecker check-called a bet of 34,000 from Speranza.
The paired the board on the turn and Muehloecker check-called another bet of 78,000. The river was the and Muehloecker instantly checked again. Speranza put together a bet of 215,000 and Muehloecker was forced to use his last time bank. He eventually made the call and Speranza flashed . Muehloecker showed and scooped a massive pot to take the chip lead.
Jesus Cortes shoved under the gun for 209,000 and action folded to Kelvin Kerber in the cutoff. He shoved as well for 367,000 and everyone else mucked.
The board had Kerber fading only a chop by the turn and he sent Cortes to the rail. It's Cortes' third big cash here at the 2019 PCA after he got third in the $100K Super High Roller and second in a $25K.
Dario Sammartino slipped below the 10 big blind mark and finally picked up a hand to go with from under the gun for 133,000. Dominik Nitsche called from a couple of seats over and the rest of the table folded.
The flop of gave Sammartino some counterfeit outs but the on the turn had him drawing dead. Nitsche made a full house and Sammartino headed to the payout desk.