Main Event
Main Event
Day 1a completed

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Alexey Repik 220,100
RIchard Bruning us 193,100
Salvatore Bianco 192,400
Marc Tschirch 176,000
Marcel Bjerkmann 166,000 101,000
Marco Palombi 148,600
Connor Drinan us 142,700
David Granados 139,300
Babak Malekain 134,800
Lawrence Greenberg 132,600
Faraz Jaka us 129,500
Robin Van Gils 125,900
Campan Cristian Marius 124,100
Roch Cousineau 122,500
Thomas Macdonald 112,700
Adam Levy us 112,100 -2,900
Victor Ramdin us 111,000
Peter Dräxl 108,700
Elliot Smith ca 107,700 50,700
JC Alvarado mx 107,200 200
Christian De Leon mx 104,200 -800
Johannes Heldens 103,800
Shane Deller 103,400
Jude Ainsworth ie 103,300 21,300
Tobias Hagedorn 102,100

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Repik Tops Day 1a

[user68268] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Alexey Repik from the $100K Super High Roller
Alexey Repik from the $100K Super High Roller

The first day of the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event is in the books. The day wasn't too long, lasting just nine levels and ending right around 11:00 PM local time in The Bahamas, but it was a very exciting one. For one, the field grew to 418 players on Day 1a. That's a very good number considering all that has been affected from Black Friday and puts the hopes of hitting around 1,200 very, very likely. Second, we saw the emergence of a massive chip leader with the name Alexey Repik.

Repik climbed all the way from the starting stack of 30,000 in chips to finish on 220,100. He played fairly aggressive for most of the day and used a rather unorthodox style as to what most players are doing these days. Instead of smaller raises preflop or smaller bet sizes compared to the pot, Repik was often raising well over three times the big blind and betting near full pot, if not a little more, during the day. Whatever he did worked, though, and he'll be a very tough man to catch for the Day 1b competitors.

At the end of play, the board read that just over 200 players remained. We'll be sure to post all the official numbers and chip counts once we receive them.

Day 1b kicks off at noon tomorrow and the field will be much, much larger. Some of the pros slated to play include last year's champion Galen Hall, Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst and Daniel Negreanu, Dan Shak, Matt Waxman, Eugene Katchalov and Jen Harman. PokerNews will be here to provide all the updates from the floor and you should be, too. We'll see you then.

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Repik Slips Back Some

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A player in early position raised to 2,900 before a later player in middle position reraised to 10,000. Alexey Repik called out of the small blind, while the big blind and original raiser folded.

The flop came down {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn was the {7-Spades} and Repik bet 5,000. His opponent raised to 14,000 and Repik called. The river was the {8-Clubs} and Repik checked. His opponent fired 30,000 and Repik tank-folded.

Alexey Repik 217,000 -28,000

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Jaka Picks Off The Bluff

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Faraz Jaka raised to 2,100 from early position and was called by both players in the blinds.

The {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop was checked by all three players, landing the {2-Hearts} on the turn. The small blind checked while the big blind bet 3,700. Only Jaka called to see the {4-Spades} river and the big blind bet 10,900. Jaka was in the tank for about two minutes before throwing in the chips to call.

"Jack high," said the big blind.

Jaka showed {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs} to take down the pot.

Faraz Jaka us 134,000 9,000

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Rosen Takes One Out

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Jamie Rosen opened to 1,600 from the hijack and the player on the button three-bet to 5,000. Action folded back to Rosen and he took a look at his opponent's stack before re-raising all in. The button was pained by the decision but in the end, opted to call all in for about 20,000 more with {A-Spades}{J-Spades}.

Rosen tabled a dominating {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and held through the {10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs} board to secure the elimination.

Jamie Rosen us 135,000 56,000

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Thriller

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Will "The Thrill" Failla raised from under the gun, and a player on his direct left three-bet. The action folded back to Failla, who called, and the flop fell {7-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {6-Spades}, and Failla led for 2,500. His opponent called. The {10-Diamonds} completed the board, and Failla immediately fired 4,000. His opponent called.

Failla turned over {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}, his opponent mucked, and The Thrill pulled in the pot.

Will Failla us 45,000 33,600

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