Day 5 completed
Day 5 completed
Another day of poker is in the books here at the Atlantis Paradise Island as 21 players returned for a spot on the coveted final table of the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. By the end of play it was Jerry Wong who sat on the largest stack of chips at the table. Wong will be joined by the likes of four-time WSOP final tablist Owen Crowe, 2012 WPT Montreal Main Event winner Jonathan Roy, and $10 PokerStars qualifier Joao Nogueira.
Despite the returning field being such a small size there were several notable professionals to return to the felt on Day 5. As play wore on, however, many of these players met their untimely demise. The first well-known player to see his exit was 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final champion Mohsin Charania. With blinds at 12,000/24,000/3,000, Charania moved all in from under the gun for his last 115,000. Michael Lipman flat called only to have Wong three-bet to 300,000. Lipman called the three-bet and the flop brought . Wong fired 200,000 on the flop and Lipman raised all in for about 900,000. Wong called and the hands were tabled.
The board completed with the on the turn and the on the river which secured Wong's hand as the best. Charania was sent home in 20th place with a payday of $56,000. Lipman was crippled and busted a few spots later.
Also to fall before the end of the day was WPT 2009 Borgata Poker Open champion and noted poker commentator Olivier Busquet. Busquet's end came at the hands of Ryan Fair, who was able to score a double knockout in the hand, also eliminating Anthony Borde.
Eddy Sabat was yet another player who saw his exit from the tournament on Day 5. This year marked Sabat's third top-40 PCA Main Event finish in a row (coming in 30th in 2011 and 40th in 2012). Sabat's tournament came to an end when he lost a race with against the of Darren Elias.
As the eliminations began to rack up the final nine players combined to an unofficial final table, which lasted almost two full levels as the nine players battled on the felt. Fair, who began the table as the chip leader lost several key pots against Joel Micka and end-of-day chip leader Wong. His rough path through the final table finally came to an end when he three-bet all in against Micka for his last 920,000. Micka called and the hands were turned over.
Micka was ahead and stayed that way when he paired his ten on a flop that read . A dejected Fair hung his head as he continued to brick out on the subsequent streets. He was forced to settle for the title of final table Bubble Boy and the $120,000 that accompanies it.
2013 PCA Main Event Final Table
Join us on Sunday at 2:00 PM EST when these final eight players will take to the felt for one last time. As always, our PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to provide you with all of the big pots, bad beats, and bust outs. Cheers!
The chip counts are not official, as some players didn't count their stacks exactly. They will be verified before the final table tomorrow.
Until then, here is what the players wrote on their bags.
Ryan Fair, the man who came into the unofficial final table as the chip leader, has just been eliminated as the final table bubble boy.
Joel Micka opened to 120,000 from the hijack and Ryan Fair shipped all in for about 920,000 from the cutoff. It folded back to Micka and he called.
The flop brought and Micka hit his ten, leaving Fair drawing remarkably thin. The turned and Fair's tournament life officially came to an end. He will collect $120,000 for his efforts. With the elimination of Fair the official final table of eight is set!
Dimitar Danchev opened to 120,000 from under the gun. Andrey Shatilov called from the next seat over and the rest of the players folded.
The flop was and Danchev put out a c-bet of 110,000. Shatilov called and the turn was the . Danchev slowed down this time which provided Shatilov with the opportunity to move 225,000 into the middle. Danchev stuck around and the finished the board.
Danchev checked for a second time and Shatilov cut out 575,000. Danchev called and Shatilov showed for top two. Danchev mucked and Shatilov took it down. Shatilov currently is sporting about 3.1 million.
Dimitar Danchev raised to 120,000 from the hijack and Jerry Wong called from the small blind. Short-stacked Jonathan Roy looked at his hand from the big blind and announced that he was all in. Just as quickly Danchev and Wong shot their hands to the muck and Roy was awarded the pot.
Jerry Wong raised to 120,000 from early position and his only caller was Joao Nogueira from the big blind.
The flop fell and Nogueira checked to the raiser. Wong shot out 110,000 only to have Nogueira slide out a check-raise to 250,000. Wong called and the hit the turn. Nogueira led for 500,000 and Wong mucked his cards, awarding Nogueira the pot.
Jerry Wong opened to 120,000 from the hijack. It folded to Ryan Fair's small blind and he three-bet to 250,000. Wong called and the flop brought . Fair continued for 345,000 and Wong decided to stick around.
Fourth street brought the and Fair kept up his aggression with a 465,000 chip bet. Wong called yet again.
The river was the and Fair slowed down with a check. Wong moved 1.075 million into the middle and Fair thought for a moment before calling. Wong flipped over for a heart flush and Fair threw his cards into the muck.
With this win Wong is now sitting on roughly 8.4 million in chips while our one-time chip leader, Fair, has become the shortest stack at the table.
Ryan Fair opened from under the gun with a raise to 150,000. All around the table cards shot to the center until it reached Joel Micka in the big blind. He flat called and the two saw a flop of .
Micka checked and Fair continued for 240,000. Micka called and that prompted the dealer to produce the . Micka check-called once again, this time for a bet of 550,000.
Fifth street was the and both players checked. Micka rolled up for top-top and Fair flicked his cards away. Micka is now flirting with the top chip spot with 5.65 million in chips.