2010 PCA: Day 4, level 25 updates

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpgLive updates from Day 4, level 25 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event brought to you by Stephen Bartley, Howard Swains, Brad Willis, and Simon Young.

Click refresh to see the latest updates below. Click through to the chip count page for selected notable chip counts, updated regularly throughout the day.

Previous coverage: Day 1A wrap | Day 1B wrap | Day 2 wrap | Day 3 wrap | Level 21 | Level 22 | Level 23 | Level 24

Blinds: 20,000-40,000-4,000

7.15pm: That's your day four
Damien Rony had just called an all in and now was all in himself. He'd just doubled up Jeff Madsen, his pocket fours beaten by Madsen's pocket sevens. Now he had pocket fours again but just 248,000 to put behind it. Zachary Goldberg was prepared to call with a cavalier "let's gamble" and turned over A♥5♥. The flop missed him: T♠6♦K♥ and the turn 7♥ gave him outs. But it was the A♣ river card that ended the day and Rony's tournament. Down to 24, we're done for the day.

25th place finisher Damien Rony

7.05pm: Steely done
That's it for Chase Steely, and there's not much he could have done about it. Aage Ravn raised to 100,000 from the button and Steely shoved for 550,000 from the small blind. Call. Steely had A♦Q♦ and Ravn had 9♣9♠. The board ran J♦J♠6♣4♥5♣ and the absence of queens or aces sent Steely to the rail. One more player needs to be eliminated before day four is over and we have our final 24.

7pm: Guinther doubles
Jimmie Guinther faced an 85,000 bet from Benjamin Zamani - and decided the appropriate response was to move all in for a total of 357,000. Zamani and a little think - and called.

Zamani: A♣[10s]
Guinther: Q♥Q♦

The dealer made this a little bit of a worry for the PokerStars qualifier from the US, but it ended well enough... A♦K♠9♥Q♣2♥.

Guinther up to more than 700,000 - Zamani pegged back to 1.6 million.

6.55pm: Flying Dutchman
Gijs Verheijen has kept the legion of Dutch media in the Bahamas for a little while longer after he just doubled up his short stack. Jeff Madsen opened to 100,000 from mid position and Verheijen shoved from the small blind for 303,000 more. Madsen called and showed A♦J♠, which was behind Verheijen's A♥Q♦. The board changed nothing and the Dutchman is up to around 800,000.

6.50pm: Argh! Ravn
James Tolbert finally won an all-in, his own, doubling up through Aage Ravn with 8♦9♦ on a board of K♠9♥8♣T♣8♠. Ravn showed K♣T♥.


James Tolbert

6.45pm: Jones jonesed
Aaron Jones is the latest to depart, with the majority of the damage done by Tyler Reiman's flopped set of tens. After doubling up Reiman in that coup, Jones got his last 60,000 in with A♥7♣ against Luc Greenwood's J♦4♣. The flop was cruel to the short stack: J♣3♠6♦ and the turn was crueller: J♥. The Q♠ on the river was irrelevant.


Aaron Jones

6.40pm: D'Angelo - The king stay the king
Dimitri Hefter raised to 100,000 under-the-gun and Ryan D'Angelo called from the big blind. The flop came 5♠A♥9♦ and D'Angelo check-raised Hefter's 125,000 bet, making it 310,000. Hefter called. The turn was K♥ and D'Angelo led at it for 500,000 - a smart tower of green chips. Hefter matched it. The river was 3♣ and they both checked. D'Angelo showed A♣Q♥ and that was good for another million-plus pot.


Ryan D'Angelo

6.35pm: Keyes takes one
Darren Keyes continues his dream journey. Playing for absolutely nothing after winning his prize package through the PokerStars Frequent Player Point program, he's already guaranteed a $66,000 payout.

But he is in no mood to stop at that. He has chips - 2 million of them - and is out for more. On this hand he made it 100,000 from the button and got a call from Benjamin Zamani in the big blind. On the 4♠8♣5♦ flop Zamani checked and then quickly mucked when Keyes pushed out another stack of blues amounting to 100,000.

6.30pm: Bansi loses this one
On a 9♦3♥K♦ flop, Praz Bansi makes it 175,000, called by Aage Ravn. Both checked the Q♥ turn, but on the A♣ river Bansi had another go, putting out 250,000. Again he got a call, but his 5♠5♣ were a long way behind Ravn's A♠9♠.

Bansi slips to around 750,000.

6.25pm: Hungary for success
Tamas Lendvai, the PokerStars qualifier from Hungary who seems to satellite his way in to these events for fun, is enjoying his great run here in the Bahamas. He's up to around 600,000 and putting his weight about. Wayne Bentley made it 100,000 from the button, and Lendvai made a stand, moving all in. Bentley quickly got out of the way.

6.20pm: Goldberg golden
The action was folded to Zachary Goldberg on the button who raised to 105,000. Robert Mizrachi folded the small blind leaving it to Gijs Verheijen in the big blind who called. The flop came 7♥5♠K♠ which both players checked. Then a 4♠ on the turn. Verheijen made it 130,000 to play which Goldberg called. On the 6♦ river Verheijen bet 200,000. Goldberg asked him how much he was playing - about 630k - and decied to call. He turned over 8♣K♣. Verheijen mucked without showing. That 630,000 is what he now has left.

6.10pm: Break's over boys
Just 27 players remain in the PCA main event. We now start level 25 and play to 24. The leaders are Ryan D'Angelo and Team PokerStars Pro John Duthie.

John Duthie