Main Event
Main Event
Day 3 completed

Day 4 Seat Draw

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TableSeatPlayerChips
11Casey Kastle453000
12Faraz Jaka1220000
13Sam Chartier260000
14Danny Chevalier275000
15Luca Pagano863000
16James Seletzky201000
17Eddy Sabat594000
18Alexander Venovski351000
    
21Alex CasalsDid Not Report
22Robin Lindqvist155000
23John Dibella719000
24Roberto Rivera231000
25Luis Jaikel372000
26Will Reynolds269000
27Warren Strong725000
28Daniel Schmieding365000
    
31Peter Dräxl951000
32Thomas Gabriel385000
33Phil D'Auteuil1472000
34Nicholas Grippo265000
35Maksim Semisoshenko113000
36David Bernstein876000
37Richard Washinksky429000
38Daniel Shiff344000
    
41Spencer Hudson287000
42Sam Greenwood1401000
43Anthony Gregg1129000
44Ami Alibay165000
45Chris Klodnicki157000
46Ruben Visser666000
47Andrew Badecker406000
48Corey Burbick278000
    
51Mark Drover392000
52Alexandr Kuzmin741000
53William Luciano447000
54Bill Chen668000
55Byron Kaverman536000
56Rudy Blondeau311000
57Sergio Garcia235000
58Jan Heitmann395000
    
61David Peters857000
62Lee Goldman703000
63Charles Furey574000
64Viacheslav Igin244000
65Marc Tschirch540000
66Yevgeniy Timoshenko122000
67Cristian Folescu510000
68David Granados443000
    
71Artem Kachnyy589000
72Lawrence Greenberg764000
73Barry Greenstein379000
74Arnaud Mattern155000
75Alex Fitzgerald1154000
76Kyle Julius1019000
77Rodrigo Abellán Vivancos110000
78Jesus Sanchez217000
    
81Yuliyan Nikolaev Kolev292000
82Galen Hall168000
83Nikolaos Alafogiannis611000
84Xuan Liu680000
85Max Leonhard536000
86Martin Jacobson322000
87Erik Cajelais333000
88Jannick Wrang123000

End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

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Phil D'Auteuil ca 1,472,000
Sam Greenwood ca 1,401,000
Faraz Jaka us 1,220,000
Alex Fitzgerald us 1,154,000
Anthony Gregg 1,129,000
Kyle Julius us 1,019,000
Peter Dräxl 951,000 808,000
David Bernstein ca 876,000 512,000
Luca Pagano it 863,000 403,000
David Peters us 857,000
Lawrence Greenberg us 764,000 14,000
Alex Kuzmin 741,000 365,000
Warren Strong 725,000 395,000
John Dibella us 719,000 337,000
Lee Goldman 703,000 68,000
Xuan Liu ca 680,000
Bill Chen us 668,000 111,000
Ruben Visser nl 666,000
Nikolaos Alafogiannis 611,000 -89,000
Eddy Sabat us 594,000
Artem Kachnyy 589,000 -156,000
Charles Furey us 574,000 249,000
Marc Tschirch 540,000 -20,000
Max Leonhard 536,000 266,000
Byron Kaverman us 536,000 346,000

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Day 3 Ends With D’Auteuil in the Lead

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Chip leader Phil D'Auteuil
Chip leader Phil D'Auteuil

Instead of playing a full six levels, the tournament staff decided to pause the action early tonight. With 64 players remaining in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, Phil D’Auteuil leads the way with 1.472 million chips. Sam Greenwood (1.401 million), Faraz Jaka (1.22 million), Alex Fitzgerald (1.154 million), Anthony Gregg (1.129 million) and Kyle Julius (1.019 million) are biting at D’Auteuil heels, however – all having seven-figure stacks, too.

D’Auteuil was in the middle of the pack at the beginning of Day 3, but he quickly ascended to the top of the ranks. In one particular hand, he had Esteban Ripamonti all in and at risk with the board reading {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. D’Auteuil held {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, Ripamonti had {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}, and the turn and river came the {j-Diamonds} and {k-Clubs} respectively. D’Auteuil raked in the massive pot, pushing his stack above 700,000 chips, and he soon crossed the million-chip mark.

The day began with 183 players, just 23 players short of the money, and the bubble burst during the first level of play. Faraz Jaka entered play as the chip leader, and never fell out of the top five in the chip counts. Despite doubling a couple of players, including Team PokerStars Pros Barry Greenstein and Javier Dominguez, Jaka was able to pick up plenty of pots to finish the day with 1.22 million chips. Jaka is a very dangerous player and an absolute nuisance for his opponents when he has chips.

The last women standing, Xuan Liu, also went on a heater towards the end of the day. After floating around the 200,000-chip mark, she eliminated Mikhail Shikhworich to eclipse 600,000 chips. Shikhworich three-bet jammed 242,000 with {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Liu, the original raiser, called with {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}. She held as the board ran {4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and ended the day with 680,000 chips.

Pat Pezzin, Robert Rosen, JC Alvarado and David Inselberg were among the two-dozen players that failed to cash, while plenty of notables made trips to the cage, including Shane “Shaniac” Schleger, Leif Force, Liv Boeree, Randy “nanonoko” Lew and 2011 November Niner Phil Collins.

There are a couple members of Team PokerStars still fighting for the 2012 PCA Main Event title. Greenstein went on a big heater in the middle of the day, peaking at 550,000. He lost a hand to Mr. Jaka late, however, and bagged up 379,000 chips. Dominguez, Luca Pagano, Jan Heitmann and Arnaud Mattern also survived, and will look to defend their home turf tomorrow. Spanish professional golfer Sergio Garcia also still remains with 235,000 in chips.

Furthermore, still in the hunt is last year's champion Galen Hall. He won $2.3 million last year, came in third in the $100,000 Super High Roller this year for $470,400 and is still alive in the final eight tables of this field. Hall will only return with 168,000 in chips(well below average), but he's still got nearly 17 big blinds and plenty of fight left in him.

We will resume tomorrow at noon local time, where we will play down to 24 players. Until then, goodnight from the Atlantis!

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Bagging and Tagging

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The tournament field is now down to 64 players, which means things will be ending for the night. The remaining players are now bagging and tagging for the night. We'll have a complete wrap coming for you shortly.

Xuan Liu

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Xuan Liu
Xuan Liu

It's been a quick tumble from above-average to out for Mikhail Shikhworich.

It was Xuan Liu who got the last of his chips, and she opened the pot to 20,000 under the gun. Shikhworich just went ahead and shoved all in for 242,000 from the small blind, and Liu made the call with {J-Spades} {J-Hearts}. That was not at all good news for Shikhworich, and his {7-Spades} {7-Diamonds} had him five cards from the exit.

Liu never had to sweat as the board ran out {4-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {K-Spades} {10-Hearts} {3-Hearts}, and she's sent another player packing to move up to about 645,000. She's the last lady standing, and she's got plenty of chips to do some damage now.

Xuan Liu ca 645,000 235,000
Mikhail Shikhworich Busted

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One More To Go

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The tournament field is down to 65 players. One more elimination and the remaining bunch will be bagging and tagging for the night.

Garcia Doubles Through Peters

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Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia

David Peters made it 20,000 to go on the button before Sergio Garcia pulled out his driver from the big blind and mashed all of his chips into the middle. He was all in for 114,000 and Peters made the call.

Peters: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Garcia: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The flop kept Garcia in the lead when the {Q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} fell. No ace or jack came on the turn when the {5-Spades} landed, but even that card helped Peters a little bit as it added him some outs to a gutshot. Needing an ace, jack or deuce, Peters couldn't find what he needed when the {K-Spades} fell and Garcia was able to double up.

David Peters us 790,000 -110,000
Sergio Garcia es 241,000 81,000

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More For Al Fitz

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From the cutoff seat, Alex Fitzgerald opened to 22,000, and Alexey Sudarikov three-bet shoved for 128,000 out of the blinds. Fitzgerald had plenty of chips to make the call with {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}, and he was flipping for the knockout against Sudarikov's {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}.

And the knockout he would get. The {9-Hearts} {9-Clubs} {8-Hearts} flop was safe for the at-risk player, but Fitzgerald drilled the turn {Q-Hearts} and river {Q-Clubs} just for good measure.

Alex Fitzgerald us 1,100,000 175,000
Alexey Sudarikov Busted

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