$10,300 PCA Main Event
Дни

Event Info

Вход $10,300
Награден фонд $8,390,500
Players 865

Ниво

Ниво 31
Блайндове 80,000 / 160,000
Анте 160,000

Highlights

Highlights

Hands #48–52: Veksler Starts Building

KaleGozer • Ниво 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Pavel Veksler
Pavel Veksler

Hand #48: Scott Wellenbach raised to 200,000 in middle position with {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Chino Rheem called on the button with {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Brian Altman three-bet shoved 4,755,000 from the small blind with {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and both opponents folded.

Hand #49: A walk for Vicent Bosca, who had {K-Spades}{10-Spades}.

Hand #50: Rheem opened with the {A-Spades}{9-Clubs} in middle position and Wellenbach defended {3-Spades}{2-Spades}. The {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop had nothing for Wellenbach and he check-folded with lightning speed.

Hand #51: Bosca made it 180,000 on the button with {J-Spades}{7-Spades}. Wellenbach picked up {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} in the small blind and three-bet to 740,000. Bosca wasn't giving any more action and folded.

Hand #52: Pavel Veksler raised to 160,000 in middle position with {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Wellenbach called on the button with {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Rheem found {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} in the big blind and put in a small three-bet to 420,000. Getting great odds, Veksler and Wellenbach both called.

The flop was {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to give Veksler top pair and Wellenbach a flush draw. The {9-Spades} on the turn kept Veksler in the lead. Rheem checked, Veksler bet 625,000, Wellenbach called with the five-high flush draw, and Rheem gave up his kings.

The {8-Clubs} on the river gave Veksler the winning hand and he checked. Wellenbach decided not to a stab at it and checked his whiffed draw behind to surrender the pot.

Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 8,160,000 -420,000
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 5,315,000 320,000
Pavel Veksler ua
Pavel Veksler
ua 4,640,000 1,390,000
Scott Wellenbach ca
Scott Wellenbach
ca 4,060,000 -1,180,000
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
us 1,820,000 -535,000
Vicent Bosca es
Vicent Bosca
es 1,710,000 -180,000

Тагове: Brian AltmanChino RheemPavel VekslerScott WellenbachVicent Bosca

Hands #45–47: Rheem Flops Broadway; Veksler Gets Value

• Ниво 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Hand #45: Scott Wellenbach raised the button to 200,000 with the {Q-Spades}{3-Spades} and Daniel Strelitz folded in the single big blind.

Hand #46: Vicent Bosca raised to {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and Chino Rheem called in the big blind with {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. On the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs} flop, Rheem checked and Bosca continued for 225,000, which Rheem called with broadway. On the {5-Diamonds} turn, Rheem check-called another bet of 600,000 and the {J-Hearts} river paired the board.

Rheem checked once more and Bosca checked behind to get shown the bad news.

Hand #47: First to act, Pavel Veksler raised to 160,000 with {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Wellenbach in the cutoff asked for his stack size, then flat-called with the {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. Brian Altman peeled from the big blind with {9-Spades}{3-Spades} and the flop of {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} gave both Veksler and Wellenbach top pair.

Altman checked and Veksler continued for 275,000, which was called only by Wellenbach. After the {Q-Spades} turn, Veksler fired a second barrel for 500,000 and Wellenbach called once more to see the {K-Hearts} on the river. Both players checked and Veksler

Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 8,580,000 1,030,000
Scott Wellenbach ca
Scott Wellenbach
ca 5,240,000 -775,000
Pavel Veksler ua
Pavel Veksler
ua 3,250,000 1,215,000
Vicent Bosca es
Vicent Bosca
es 1,890,000 -985,000

Тагове: Brian AltmanChino RheemDaniel StrelitzPavel VekslerScott WellenbachVicent Bosca

Ниво:
28
Блайндове:
40,000/80,000
Анте:
80,000

The Final Table is Underway

2019 PCA Main Event Final Table
2019 PCA Main Event Final Table

All remaining six players are back in their seats and the final table has recommenced. 74 minutes remain at blinds of 40,000/80,000 with a big blind ante and as soon as three players remain, the level duration of 90 minutes will be cut into half.

Who Will be Crowned the 2019 PCA Main Event Champion?

Chino Rheem leads the final six
Chino Rheem leads the final six

As of 1 p.m. local time, the remaining six players out of an 865-entry strong field will return to the feature table in the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort & Casino to play down to a champion in the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,300 Main Event. A new champion will be crowned on Paradise Island and the coveted PCA Main Event trophy and $1,567,100 top prize is up for grabs.

Leading the final six is David "Chino" Rheem, who was near the top of the leaderboard throughout the entire duration of the event and enters the final day with 7,550,000. Second in chips is Canadian online qualifier Scott Wellenbach with 6,015,000, who has pledged to donate his winnings to a charitable cause no matter where he finishes.

Brian Altman will enter the final day third in chips with 4,995,000, and the other finalists include Vicent Bosca (2,875,000), Daniel Strelitz (2,355,000) and Pavel Veksler (2,035,000). With 29 and 25 big blinds respectively for the bottom two stacks, there is still plenty of space to maneuver and it won't be an easy ride to victory in the first major poker tournament of the year.

2019 PCA Main Event Final Table

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Scott WellenbachCanada6,015,00075
2Daniel StrelitzUnited States2,355,00029
3Chino RheemUnited States7,550,00094
4Brian AltmanUnited States4,995,00062
5Pavel VekslerUkraine2,035,00025
6Vicent BoscaSpain2,875,00036

The action resumes at 1 p.m. local time and the live stream will run on a delay of 20 minutes with hole cards displayed. There are 74 minutes remaining at blinds of 40,000/80,000 with a big blind ante of 80,000 and PokerNews will provide hand-for-hand coverage until a champion is crowned.

Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize (in USD)PlacePrize (in USD)
1$1,567,1004$503,440
2$951,4805$396,880
3$671,2406$297,020
Feature Table
Feature Table

Тагове: Brian AltmanChino RheemDaniel StrelitzPavel VekslerPCAPokerStars Caribbean AdventureScott WellenbachVicent Bosca

Seat 1: Scott Wellenbach, 67, Halifax, NS/Canada - 6,015,000

KaleGozer
Scott Wellenbach
Scott Wellenbach

Canadian Scott Wellenbach is best known for donating his €61,400 cash after he finished 17th in the PokerStars Championship Barcelona 2017 – all of it – to charity. He intends to do exactly the same thing here regardless of how far up the payout ladder he goes, including the $1.5 million first prize.

Wellenbach has worked for more than 30 years translating Buddhist teachings and his outlook on life, money and gaming is philanthropic. He describes his road to the final table as “up and down” but admits that he’s been on the heater of his life in the Main Event. Wellenbach has what he refers to as a “knack” for online qualifiers, winning eight packages including one on PokerStars to come to the PCA.

When asked if he would be donating his PCA winnings, he replied, “Of course! Otherwise, the poker gods might cut me off – where would I be then?” and then said that he wanted to see the money go to “women’s education and feeding people who are hungry” among other causes. Wellenbach claims that he started playing poker with his family on seaside trips aged eight and his experience has served him well.

Scott Wellenbach's 2019 PCA Main Event

DayPositionChips
2155,40022 / 349
3334,00026 / 79
41,135,00011 / 20
56,015,0002 / 6
Scott Wellenbach ca
Scott Wellenbach
ca 6,015,000

Тагове: Scott Wellenbach

Seat 2: Daniel "deoxyribo" Strelitz, 29, Torrance, CA/USA - 2,355,000

KaleGozer
Daniel Strelitz
Daniel Strelitz

Californian grinder Daniel Strelitz has been amassing live cashes since 2011. His earnings totalled over $3 million before he entered the PCA Main Event where he's guaranteed to notch a six-figure prize. Sterlitz has already closed out a high-profile final table, topping the 2017 WPT L.A. Poker Classic for just over $1 million.

Strelitz' other highlights feature a second place in a $5k Turbo event at World Series, and a deep run in the 2012 WSOP Main Event where his cruise stopped on the last three tables, earning him $294,601 for 24th place. Strelitz has proved his qualities in online fields as well, having notched three six-figure results as "deoxyribo" at PokerStars.

Daniel Strelitz's 2019 PCA Main Event

DayPositionChips
2127,80048 / 349
3333,00027 / 79
42,615,0003 / 20
52,355,0005 / 6
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
us 2,355,000

Тагове: Daniel Strelitz

Seat 3: David "Chino" Rheem, 38, Los Angeles, CA/USA - 7,550,000

KaleGozer
Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem

Los Angeles' David "Chino" Rheem is a professional poker player who's been grinding live tournaments for well over a decade. The 38-year-old boasts nearly $9 million in live cashes. His most remarkable moments at the felt came in 2008 when he first made the WSOP Main Event final table (banking $1,772,650 for 7th place) and then added a victory in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic only a month later, taking home a handsome $1,538,730. Rheem's pedigree features further two seven-figure paydays.

While Rheem has made for his name on the World Poker Tour circuit, where he's won three WPT titles, he'd previously cashed only once in a PCA Main Event (141st in 2011).

David "Chino" Rheem's 2019 PCA Main Event

DayPositionChips
2197,9008 / 349
3437,00019 / 79
41,425,0007 / 20
57,550,0001 / 6
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 7,550,000

Тагове: Chino Rheem

Seat 4: Brian Altman, 30, Boston, MA/USA - 4,995,000

KaleGozer
Brian Altman
Brian Altman

Brian Altman has over $2.8 million in live tournament earnings including seven cashes at different incarnations of the PCA dating back to 2014. He racked up two of them this week as he warmed up for the Main Event. The American player’s biggest previous win came at the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open which he won for over $720,000 in 2015.

Now based in Canada, the poker pro is just as comfortable at the virtual felt, with over $1.3 million in online winnings, too. He has previously taken down the Sunday 500 for $90,000 and a WCOOP Second Chance on PokerStars as part of his online grinder career, but is looking at his biggest result to date in either poker format should he finish in first or second place in the PCA Main Event.

Brian Altman's 2019 PCA Main Event

DayPositionChips
2236,1004 / 349
3746,0006 / 79
41,785,0005 / 20
54,995,0004 / 6
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 4,995,000

Тагове: Brian Altman