PokerStars Championship Bahamas: Petrangelo looks to secure High Roller win; Negreanu among final nine

What a wild 10 days it has been. And the 11th promises to be even wilder.

The inaugural PokerStars Championship Bahamas series comes to a close today, marked by the twin climaxes of the Main Event and $25K High Roller finales. In the latter we'll be watching to see if Nick Petrangelo -- chip leader at the end of both Day 1 and Day 2 -- can pull off the trifecta and finish the most important of the three days on top.

Petrangelo has plenty of high rolling experience -- including a couple of third-places in EPT high rollers in the not-so-distant past -- but so do others among the final nine, with Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu among them.

And speaking of those with High Roller success -- Bryn Kenney has already won two such tournaments in this series, and is the short stack but in the running to capture a third. Earlier in the series Kenney won the $50,000 Single-Day No-Limit Hold'em event, then followed that with another win in the $25K NL "Shot-Clockament."

Here's where everyone will be seated to start play today:

Seat NameCountryChips
1Nick PetrangeloUSA1,960,000
2Byron KavermanUSA1,233,000
3Stephen ChidwickUK488,000
4Daniel NegreanuCanada382,000
5Michael RoccoUSA1,533,000
6Nacho BarberoArgentina411,000
7Mark RadojaCanada651,000
8Lucas GreenwoodCanada1,170,000
9Bryn KenneyUSA186,000


The final nine

That's all who remain from a 159-entry starting field. The bubble burst immediately after dinner last night, then over the rest of the evening the field whittled down from 23 to the final nine. Here's where the cashers ended up:

10Sam GreenwoodCanada$75,960
11Sergio AidoSpain$75,960
12Daniel DvoressCanada$66,220
13Timothy AdamsCanada$66,220
14Salman BehbehaniUSA$60,380
15Rocco PalumboItaly$60,380
16Anton AstapauBelarus$54,540
17Davidi KitaiBelgium$54,540
18Mustapha KanitItaly$49,080
19Sergi ReixachSpain$49,080
20Orpen KisacikogluTurkey$49,080
21Phil LaakUSA$45,180
22Shyam SrinivasanCanada$45,180
23Nenad MedicCanada$45,180

And here's a reminder of what's left on the table:

1  $905,760
2  $613,540
3  $409,020
4  $335,020
5  $268,780
6  $208,400
7  $154,260
8  $113,360
9  $90,380

Stick close to see who captures the top prize and first ever PokerStars Championship $25K High Roller trophy.


Nine players, one trophy

For live updates from the $25K High Roller, visit PokerNews.

Take a look at the official website of PokerStars LIVE, with tournament schedule, news, results and accommodation details for the PokerStars Championship Bahamas and all other Festival and Championship events.

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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Martin Harris
@hardboiledpoker in Bahamas