PSC Bahamas: Bryn Kenney's Bahamas hot streak continues with $50K HR victory

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Another victory in Paradise for Bryn Kenney

It was just 12 months ago here in the Bahamas, at what would eventually become the last ever PCA, that Bryn Kenney took down the $100K High Roller for $1.687 million. He also final tabled the $50K that year too, finishing seventh for $185K, the talented son of a gun.

This year, at the first ever PSC Bahamas, he's pretty much mirrored that success. First he final tabled the $100K a couple of days ago, placing seventh for $275K. And now, after a long 15-hour day of poker, he's gone and won the $50K Single Day High Roller for $969,075. They call the Atlantis Resort here 'Paradise Island'; it certainly is for Bryn Kenney.

He defeated Mustapha Kanit heads-up, after a battle that stretched almost two hours. While Kenney held the lead for the majority of the time, Kanit never gave up, and at one point performed a miraculous comeback from just seven big blinds to a dead even stack. Both players had hot and cold streaks, but in the end it was just Kenney's night. When the American shoved over the Italian's button limp for the second time in succession, Kanit snap-called with pocket nines. Kenney had ace-jack, and a jack on the flop would give him the win.

He'll be disappointed with the runner-up finish, but Kanit still banked an impressive $695,740 for his sterling efforts here today.

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2nd place for Kanit

Of course, there were plenty of sterling efforts, most notably from our final nine. Byron Kaverman, Dan Colman, Stephen Chidwick, Ben Tollerene, Sergi Reixach, Daniel Dvoress, and Cary Katz all reached the last table, which also meant they were the only folks who made the money.

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You recognise this lot, right?

Yep, just nine players got paid in this one. We had a total of 69 entries (including 20 re-entries), which created a prize pool of $3,313,035. And who could forget the star of the silver screen who contributed $100K while only playing for less than two hours? Having already played the $100K and the $5K Main, Kevin Hart hopped in this one too, but his day would be a short one, busting his second bullet with ace-ten to Christoph Vogelsang's pocket jacks.

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He's got a lot of Hart, that Kevin

All of our attention switches to Day 2 of the Main Event tomorrow, so make sure you join us back on the PokerStars Blog at noon tomorrow for that. Another Hollywood star is in the field, as Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul survived Day 1B today.

In the meantime, scroll down to read all of the blow-by-blow action. Goodnight! --JS

PokerStars Championship Bahamas Single day $50K NL Holdem

Dates: January 9, 2017
Buy-in: $50,000
Players: 49
Re-entries: 20
Total prize pool: $3,313,035

1Bryn KenneyUSA$969,075
2Mustapha KanitItaly$695,740
3Byron KavermanUSA$452,220
4Dan ColmanUSA$341,240
5Stephen ChidwickUK$265,040
6Ben TollereneUSA$205,400
7Sergi ReixachSpain$162,340
8Daniel DvoressCanada$125,900
9Cary KatzUSA$96,080

$50K Single Day coverage:

3:09am: Bryn Kenney wins $50K single day for $969,075
Level 23 - Blinds 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante)

It's all over. Bryn Kenney is the champ.

First, Kanit limped and Kenney shoved. Kanit snap folded.

Then, two hands later, Kanit limped and Kenney shoved. This time, Kanit snap-called off his 2.6 million.

Kanit: 9♥9♦
Kenney: A♣J♣

It was a race, and one that Kenney would win on the J♠Q♣2♦7♣3♥ board. We'll be back with a short wrap of the entire tournament shortly. --JS

3:02am: Kanit doubles up
Level 23 - Blinds 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante)

All the marbles were in the middle with Kanit holding the A♥Q♠ and Kenney the K♥T♣. The best hand held up after the 8♦2♥6♦Q♣5♣ runout, meaning Kanit doubles up and this one keeps on going. 2.93 million for Kanit now. --JS

2:57am: Two for Kanit, one for Kenney, one chop
Level 23 - Blinds 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante)

    Hand 1:

Mustapha Kanit limped and Bryn Kenney checked, taking us to a J♣Q♥4♦ flop. It checked to the J♠ turn and Kenney led out for 165,000. Call. The 5♣ landed on fifth street and Kenney fired again for 495,000, but Kanit shoved and forced a fold.

    Hand 2:

Kenney opened to 350,000 on the button but Kanit shoved again and Kenney had to give it up.

    Hand 3:

Kanit limped and Kenney checked. Three nines hit the 9♠9♦9♣ flop and Kenney checked, letting Kanit in for a 160,000 stab. Kenney then check-raised to 375,000, which was called. The turn came the 5♥ and when Kenney continued for 425,000, Kanit let it go.

    Hand 4:

All the money went in pre-flop, with Kanit in trouble with his A♠8♣ against Kenney's A♥J♦. However, the 3♦2♥K♥3♠K♣ board meant it was a chop, or as Kanit happily said after, "Choppa! It's a chop-PAH!". --JS

2:48am: Back to work
Level 23 - Blinds 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante)

Will it end this level? Let's see. --JS

2:29am: Break time

Back in 20 minutes. Bryn Kenney currently has 4.54 million, while Kanit has 2.36 million. --JS

2:25am: Another lead for Kenney
Level 22 - Blinds 60,000/120,000 (20,000 ante)

Bryn Kenney made it 260,000 to go and Mustapha Kanit called. The dealer spread the A♦Q♦8♣ flop and when Kanit checked Kenney continued for 220,000. Call.

The turn was the 5♠ and Kanit checked again. Kenney came in for 545,000 this time and Kanit called. This pot was a big'n.

The Q♠ completed the board and paired it too. Kanit checked, Kenney shoved, and Kanit went into the tank for around five minutes, eating into the break. He eventually folded, and Kenney showed him his hand. We didn't see it, but Kanit didn't like what he saw. --JS

2:12am: Upswing for Kanit
Level 22 - Blinds 60,000/120,000 (20,000 ante)

Things have shifted and now it's Kenney who can't seem to ever show the best hand. Kanit's won the last two in a row, and the last hand was a particularly big one.

In it, Kenney limped and Kanit checked to see the 6♠2♥K♠ flop. Kanit checked and Kenney put out a 135,000 bet, but Kanit wasn't done there. He raised it up to 380,000, which was called.

The 4♠ turn made both check to the 9♥ river. Kanit slowly slid out a bet of 830,000 and Kenney had a decision. In the end he opted to call, but mucked as Kanit showed the K♥9♠.

They're almost even now. --JS

2am: Someone's doubled up...
Level 22 - Blinds 60,000/120,000 (20,000 ante)

After Kanit limped and Kenney checked, a 6♠2♠4♥ flop was dealt. Kenney chose to lead out on it for 105,000 but that didn't shake off the Italian. He called to see the 7♠ turn and now Kenney slowed down. Kanit took over after it checked to him with a 300,000 bet, leaving himself 745,000 behind. Kenney called, and they went to a river.

It came the 9♦ and Kenney checked a final time. That led to Kanit shoving and Kenney spent a minute or so thinking before calling. He'd muck when he saw Kanit's 7♥4♣ for two pair.

Kenney now has 4.37 million, and Kanit doubled to 2.54 million. --JS

1:47am: Not looking good for Kanit
Level 21 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (10,000 ante)

Mustapha Kanit just can't seem to win a hand here so far. First, Kenney limped the button and Kanit checked to see a 2♥4♦5♠ flop. Kenney led for 115,000 which Kanit called, leading to the 7♥ turn which Kenney checked. Kanit took the betting lead for 275,000 and Kenney called, before the 8♦ completed the board. Kenney checked again, as did Kanit, who mucked with frustration when Kenney showed the 4♠6♣ for a rivered straight.

In the next hand, Kanit limped and Kenney checked bringing a Q♠4♠A♠ flop. Kenney checked and Kanit bet 100,000 which was called, before both checked the 2♠ turn. When the 9♥ river came Kanit bet 275,000 when it checked to him, and Kenney called with the Q♦5♥ for second pair. All Kanit could muster was the K♦8♣ for king high.

After all this, Kanit has just 950,000 while Kenney is dominating with 5.95 million. --JS

1:36am: Heads up counts
Level 21 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (10,000 ante)

Right now Mustapha Kanit has roughly 2.4 million and around Bryn Kenney has 4.5 million. No big heads-up pots to report just yet. --JS

1:20am: We're heads up! Byron Kaverman gone in 3rd ($452,220)
Level 20 - Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante)

This is going quickly all of a sudden! Byron Kaverman was short stacked and got it all in with the K♥Q♥ against Mustapha Kanit's 7♠7♣. However, no royal cards came on the 3♦8♦4♥6♠3♠ board and Kaverman was sent off to the cage. --JS

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Byron Kaverman

1:13am: Dan Colman leaves in 4th ($341,240)
Level 20 - Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante)

If there's one thing we know about Dan Colman, it's that he doesn't play to ladder up. He plays to win.

He just open-shoved from the cutoff for 1.37 million with the A♥8♥ despite the fact that Byron Kaverman has just 400-500k behind. Bryn Kenney woke up with the 9♦9♠ in the small blind and called, and the nines won after the board came J♠6♣8♠J♥T♠. Kenney has 4.6 million now. --JS

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Colman's off to bed

1:07am: Stephen Chidwick falls in 5th ($265,040)
Level 20 - Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante)

Now Stephen Chidwick has been made his exit. He jammed for around 600,000 with the A♠9♣ but Bryn Kenney woke up with the A♣K♦. Big slick was still winning at the end of the 6♣5♠4♠K♠7♦ board, and Kenney increased to 2.35 million. --JS

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No title for Chidwick

1am: Ben Tollerene out in 6th ($205,400)
Level 20 - Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante)

Ben Tollerene had been short for a while and had to get something going if he was going to go any deeper. He decided to jam for 445,000 utg+1 with the T♠9♣ and was called by Dan Colman in the big blind with the K♣9♠. The 2♥6♠8♣Q♣K♦ brought no help to Tollerene, and one of the best online cash players in the world made his exit. Meanwhile, Colman is up to around 1.8 million now. --JS

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Tollerene falls

12:48am: Rockets for Kanit AGAIN! Sergi Reixach out in 7th ($162,340)
Level 19 - Blinds 30,000/60,000 (10,000 ante)

If Mustapha Kanit keeps getting dealt aces we might as well call this one his now.

Sergi Reixach jammed from under the gun for around 650,000 and it folded to Kanit in the small blind who called. Ben Tollerene gave up his big blind so the cards were flipped: K♥J♣ for Reixach, A♠A♦ for Kanit. Two pocket aces in three hands!

They improved to a set on the turn of the 9♣5♠A♥Q♦K♣ board, eliminating the Spaniard (and his rail) and bringing Kanit up to around 1.8 million. He's got a nice lead now. --JS

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Sergi Reixach

12:38am: Rockets for Kanit
Level 19 - Blinds 30,000/60,000 (10,000 ante)

Action folded to Mustapha Kanit and he shoved for 490,000. Sergi Reixach peeked down at something he liked and made the call with his 8♥8♦. The bad news? Kanit had the A♦A♣.

The dealer put out the K♦Q♥J♣T♣5♠ board which gave Kanit a straight and the double to just over a million, while Reixach is down to 700,000. --JS

12:30am: Daniel Dvoress out in eighth ($125,900)
Level 19 - Blinds 30,000/60,000 (10,000 ante)

"Ass! ASSSSS!" yelled the Spanish rail. Here's why.

Daniel Dvoress had open-shoved for 415,000 only for Sergi Reixach to call from the button. Dvoress had the 9♠9♦ and Reixach the A♦K♠. Yep, the Spaniards were calling for an ace, not an ass.

They got one too, but not until the river. The 8♦5♣2♣5♥A♥ board busted Dvoress in brutal fashion, but at least he has $125,900 to ease the pain. Reixach is up to around 1.3 million now. --JS

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Dvoress' outta here

12:20am: AAAAAANNNND we're back
Level 19 - Blinds 30,000/60,000 (10,000 ante)

Let's get back to the action. Bryn Kenney has gone from the short stack to chip leader over the past four levels. --JS

Bryn Kenney - 1,440,000
Daniel Colman - 1,085,000
Byron Kaverman - 950,000
Ben Tollerene - 885,000
Stephen Chidwick - 795,000
Mustapha Kanit - 645,000
Sergi Reixach - 615,000
Daniel Dvoress - 490,000

12:01am: Break time

The eight remaining players are heading on a 20-minute break. Don't go anywhere. --JS

12am: Kenney wins big from Kanit
Level 18 - Blinds 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante)

A large chunk of Mustapha Kanit's chips now sit with Bryn Kenney. On a T♦3♦A♣5♠K♥ board, and with several hundred thousand already in the middle, Kanit checked and Kenney bet 250,000. Kanit called after some time in the tank, but mucked when Kenney showed the A♥J♥ for top pair.

We'll have break time chip counts shortly. --JS

11:58pm: Reixach doubles!
Level 18 - Blinds 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante)

What a topsy turvy level for Sergi Reixach. He's just got super lucky to survive; all-in with the Q♠8♠ against K♣J♥ of Bryn Kenney, the board fell 2♥4♠7♠6♥5♠ to give the Spaniard a straight. --JS

11:56pm: More bad news for Reixach
Level 18 - Blinds 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante)

Luck doesn't seem to be with Sergi Reixach right now. Having just run into Bryn Kenney's queens, he was all-in with the bigger stack against Byron Kaverman on a Q♦5♥2♥ flop. Reixach had the best of it with his Q♠T♣ against the 5♠9♠, but the 3♥9♥ runout gave Kaverman two pair and the double to over 500,000. Reixach is down to 257,000 now. --JS

11:50pm: And the Spaniards go wild...but only for a minute
Level 18 - Blinds 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante)

Sergi Reixach just doubled up through Mustapha Kanit, resulting in his large rail (including former deep runners Adrian Mateos and Sergio Aido) hooting and hollering. However, in the very next hand Reixach doubled up Bryn Kenney.

Mustapha Kanit shoved on the button with the Q♠J♦ and Reixach called off his 612,000 with the A♠9♠. The board ran J♥8♦9♦9♥5♥ and Reixach's trips were best, dropping Kanit to around a million.

But then Reixach and Kenney played a blind on blind hand that went all-in pre, and it Reixach's A♠5♠ against Kenney's Q♠Q♥. The ladies held up for Kenney doubling him up to around 1.2 million, while Reixach is down to 550,000 now. --JS

11:40pm: Colman takes from Chidwick
Level 18 - Blinds 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante)

Dan Colman opened to 100,000 and it folded around to Stephen Chidwick in the big blind who defended. The dealer spread an A♦2♦A♥ flop and Chidwick check-called a 70,000 continuation bet, leading to a 6♥ turn. This time, when Chidwick checked, Colman's 180,000 bet was too much and forced a fold. --JS

11:30pm: Value or bluff? Either way, it worked
Level 17 - Blinds 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante)

Picking up the action on the river of a queen-high unpaired board, Dan Colman made an 85,000 bet and Byron Kaverman called. However, Kaverman mucked when Colman turned over king-seven for king high. --JS

11:17pm: Cats have nine lives; Katz has 9th place money ($96,000)
Level 17 - Blinds 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante)

We've had our first final table bust out and the man to fall is Cary Katz. He jammed from utg+1 for 255,000 with the Q♠K♠ and was called by Bryn Kenney in the big blind with the K♣T♣. The flop came A♠J♠7♣, keeping Katz in front, but the 4♣ brought a flush draw. He'd have to dodge a club to survive, but he couldn't do it on the 2♣ river.

Katz will win $96,000 for ninth, while Kenney is up to around 850,0009. --JS

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Running clubs killed the Katz

11:11pm: Slow and steady short-stack play
Level 17 - Blinds 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante)

Stephen Chidwick min-opened to 80,000 and that got a call from Ben Tollerene in the small blind. The pair saw a T♦4♥Q♠ flop, on which Chidwick continued for just one big blind - 40k - when it checked to him. Call.

The turn was the 2♠ and Tollerene checked once more, letting Chidwick fire again for 50,000. That was called too, so both saw the J♥ river. It went check check and Chidwick mucked when Tollerene rolled over the Q♣K♥ for top pair. Tollerene is up to around 470,000 now, while Chidwick has 900,000. --JS

10:53pm: Katz uses another life
Level 16 - Blinds 15,000/30,000 (5,000 ante)

Make that a double up for Cary Katz. He defended his big blind against the cutoff 60,000 open by Sergi Reixach, and the two saw a J♥9♥T♥. Katz pulled the old stop and go and shoved for 124,000, and Reixach made a 'I have to call' face and matched it.

Katz - K♥5♦
Reixach - K♠K♦

The cowboys were in front but any heart would win it for Katz, while a queen would be a chop. The 8♥ turn immediately put Katz in the lead, and he held onto it after the 2♣ river. He's up to around 380,000 now, while Reixach dips to 560,000. --JS

10:43pm: They didn't kill Kenney
Level 16 - Blinds 15,000/30,000 (5,000 ante)

Bryn Kenney has just increased his stack by 100%. He jammed from under the gun with the A♣3♣ for 191,000 and it folded around the Ben Tollerene in the small blind. He thought for a minute before making the call with the 2♦2♠. However, the ducks were cooked on the A♦T♥7♦6♥Q♣ runout, bringing Kenney up above 400,000 and dropping Tollerene to 291,000. --JS

10:30pm: The Kanit Colman clash
Level 15 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante)

First interesting pot of the final goes to Mustapha Kanit, who has just made a fantastic call.

The hand started when the Italian opened under the gun to 50,000. It folded around to Dan Colman in the big blind and he defended to see a 6♠6♥K♠ flop, which he'd then check. Kanit continued for 40,000, and that was called.

The turn was the 9♣, and as it so often goes on turn cards, both checked.

Finally the Q♦ completed the board and now Colman led out for 125,000. Kanit had to think for a good few minutes before he made the decision to call, but this tank was worthwhile. Eventually he called and Colman rolled over the A♠3♦ for ace high, while Kanit had the T♦T♣ for a pair that had two overcards on the board.

That great call brings Kanit up to around 1.2 million and the lead, while Colman dips a bit to around 1.1 million. --JS

10:22pm: The latest scoop
Level 15 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante)

Extra extra! Read all about it!

Or don't. Not much has happened yet since we've been on one table. The short stack of Sergi Reixach has increased a little as he picked up two small pots, while Cary Katz has also won two. --JS

10:07pm: Final table stacks
Level 15 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante)

It's Dan Colman who leads the final nine, while Bryn Kenney is lowest right now. --JS

Daniel Colman - 1,273,000
Byron Kaverman - 1,139,000
Daniel Dvoress - 1,007,000
Mustapha Kanit - 968,000
Stephen Chidwick - 890,000
Ben Tollerene - 653,000
Sergi Reixach - 429,000
Cary Katz - 276,000
Bryn Kenney - 270,000

9:45pm: Koroshenin bubbles, final table time
Level 15 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante)

We're down to just nine, which means everyone is now guaranteed $96,000.

Oleksii Koroshenin is the man leaving empty handed. He was short and all-in with the J♥T♥ against Daniel Dvoress' A♠2♥. The board fell 5♦5♠8♥4♠9♠ and that was all she wrote.

The players are taking a 20-minute break while they re-draw the final table. --JS

9:40pm: Big double for Tollerene
Level 15 - Blinds 12,000/24,000 (4,000 ante)

Wow. That was tense for a minute or two.

On one table, Oleksii Koroshenin jammed for 429,000 on the button and Ben Tollerene called, but it took him a while to do so.

Meanwhile, a big (but slow) pot was playing out between Byron Kaverman and Cary Katz on the other table. On a 9♠T♣6♦ flop, Katz (who plays fast) checked and Kaverman (who plays slow) bet 47,000. Quick call.

The turn was the 3♦ and Katz checked again. After a minute or so Kaverman bet 110,000. Snap call.

Finally the 5♣ river came and Katz checked a final time. Eventually Kaverman slid out 330,000 and Katz insta-folded.

Back to the other table, it was the A♠Q♦ of Tollerene against A♥T♠ of Koroshenin. The best hand held up, and Tollerene doubled to around 660,000, while Koroshenin dropped to 107,000. --JS

9:25pm: Time for two bubbles
Level 14 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (2,000 ante)

A lot has happened since we last spoke. Let me fill you in.

First Sergio Aido was eliminated in 13th, before Daniel Negreanu fell in 12th. And incase you need reminding, only nine get paid.

Ivan Luca then busted in 11th. After Oleksii Koroshenin opened to 45,000 from the cutoff, Stephen Chidwick just flatted on the button with what would later be revealed as the A♥A♣. Luca didn't know that though; he jammed from the small blind for around 250,000 and Koroshenin folded, letting Chidwick snap-call. Luca had the A♠Q♣ and needed help, but found none on the 4♣T♦2♣8♠K♥ board.

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No luck for Luca

That means we're down to ten, but a big pot between Mustapha Kanit and Dan Colman had the potential to bring us to a final table. On a 2♣8♥2♦ flop, Kanit made a 45,000 c-bet from the small blind position and Colman called out of the big blind position. The turn was the 2♠ and Kanit fired again for 95,000, which Colman also called. Finally the 9♥ river landed and when Kanit checked Colman made it 300,000 to go. Kanit had all the time in the world as the clock was paused at this point; but after a couple of minutes thinking he let it go.

Ten remain. We're now on a $100K bubble. --JS

9:05pm: A new level, a little less for Dvoress
Level 14 - Blinds 10,000/20,000 (2,000 ante)

We've entered Level 14, with its 10k/20k blinds, and it's started off well for Ivan Luca. Daniel Dvoress opened to 45,000, Luca bumped it to 140,000 from the big blind, and Bob's your uncle; he took it down. --JS

8:55pm: Reixach pays off Colman
Level 13 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

Daniel Negreanu and Dan Colman are deep in conversation about...I want to say politics? But anyway, despite the intensity of the chatter, Colman found time to play a pot.

Action folded to Sergi Reixach on the button and he opened for 34,000, which Colman called from the big blind. They saw a K♥Q♦T♣ flop and both checked to the K♦ turn. Colman checked and Reixach made a delayed c-bet (we didn't quite catch the amount) but Colman called it.

The 8♠ completed the board and now Colman snatched the betting lead with a 105,000 wager. Reixach thought for a while but eventually made the call, only to muck when Colman showed the K♣5♣ for trips. Reixach has dropped to 221,000, while Colman is up to around 800,000. --JS

8:50pm: Petrangelo gone, Koroshenin doubles
Level 13 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

You turn away for one moment and a player disappears. Nick Petrangelo is your 14th place finisher; he was gone by the time we got back to the tables.

However, we did see Oleksii Koroshenin double up through Ben Tollerene. Ivan Luca had opened to 34,000 only for Tollerene to three-bet to 83,000. Koroshenin then jammed in the big blind for 231,000 total, which shook off Luca but got a call from Tollerene.

Koroshenin - T♦T♥
Tollerene - A♣Q♥

It was a good old fashioned race, but the 2♣9♥7♦T♠4♠ board gave Koroshenin a set of tens and the win. He's up to around 480,000 now, while Tollerene drops to 242,000. --JS

8:45pm: Mateos hits the mat
Level 13 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

Our latest victim is Adrian Mateos. The Spaniard jammed under the gun for 71,000 and it folded to Bryn Kenney on the button who called. It was the K♥J♣ for Mateos, which was in bad shape against Kenney's K♦Q♠. The Q♥9♦4♦8♠2♥ kept Kenney in front, and sent Mateos to the rail. His boys Sergio Aido and Sergi Reixach are still in though. --JS

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Adios Adrian

8:35pm: Carrel had fallen
Level 13 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

Turns out it was Charlie Carrel who busted just before the dinner break, bringing them down to 15. On one table we've got Ben Tollerene, Bryn Kenney, Nick Petrangelo, Oleksii Koroshenin, Stephen Chidwick, Adrian Mateos and Ivan Luca; on the other, Byron Kaverman, Sergio Aido, Cary Katz, Sergi Reixach, Mustapha Kanit, Dan Colman, Daniel Negreanu and Daniel Dvoress. --JS

8:30pm: We're back
Level 13 - Blinds 8,000/16,000 (2,000 ante)

The final 15 have returned, and Mustapha Kanit has a stack of over 1 million. He took out a player right before the dinner break...we just don't know who just yet! Be back shortly with the news and more hands. --JS

7:15pm: Dinner

There are just 15 players left and they've all gone for a 75-minute dinner break. We'll be back around 8:30pm. --JS

7pm: Musta and Kaverman surge past 800k
Level 12 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

Mustapha Kanit and Byron Kaverman have moved up to 800k and 850k respectively after they each took a player out.

Kanit took care of Zachary Clark in a big four-bet pot. After an open to 27,000 Kanit three-bet and then snap called after the opener had folded to Clark's 320k four-bet shove.

Clark: A♦K♣
Kanit: K♠K♦

The board ran 7♦6♦8♥J♣7♣ and Kanit shouted, "YES!"

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Mustapha Kanit: Yes, bro.

Big slick didn't work for Clark but it certainly did for Kaverman when busting Dan Shak. Kaverman continued for 25,000 on a 5♠A♥2♣ flop and called after Shak check-raised to 115,000. The turn was the 7♣ and Shak moved all-in for 215,000 holding A♦6♣. Kaverman tank-called with A♠K♣ and survived the 9♥ river. --MC

6:45pm: Haxton falls to Clark
Level 12 - Blinds 6,000/12,000 (2,000 ante)

Ike Haxton is the latest man to fall. He open-jammed on the button with the K♣6♣ with around 150,000, and was called by Zachary Clark in the big blind with the A♦K♥, who just pipped him with 160,000. The board ran 9♠2♣7♥T♦Q♦ and Haxton was sent packing. --JS

6:40pm: Seidel and Newey bust
Level 11 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Erik Seidel and Paul Newey both had 42,000 when they busted on two adjacent tables.

Seidel was the first to go. He three-bet all-in with 5♠5♣ after Stephen Chidwick had opened to 20,000. The Brit was called with A♥3♥ and hit two pair on a board that ran A♦6♣K♦3♣J♣. Chidwick moved up to 260,000.

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Erik Seidel: fives couldn't hold

Seconds later, Newey made his move from under the gun with 9♥8♥. Charlie Carrel was in the cutoff and successfully isolated with a shove of his own. He opened a dominating A♦9♠ and the board ran T♠A♣5♣5♣4♣ to make him two pair as well. He moved up to around 200,000. --MC

6:30pm: Double up for Carrel
Level 11 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Charlie Carrel has managed to double up through Ben Tollerene, and I think even he was shocked by it.

The young Brit shoved with the T♣7♥ and was called by Tollerene in the big blind who held the 8♣7♠. Strangely enough, Carrel was ahead with just ten high, and that held up by the end of the 5♥5♣Q♥5♠2♦ runout. He's up to 135,000 now. --JS

6:25pm: The Spanish Inquisition
Level 11 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

You might have noticed something about the table draw below; all three Spanish players remaining (all of whom are good friends) are sat right next to each other.

Sergio Aido is the shortest of them right now, followed by Adrian Mateos and Sergi Reixach in the lead. --JS

6:21pm: Three table seat draw
Level 10 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

As Mike McDonald and Timothy Adams have now busted, we're down to 24 and that means a final three tables. Here's how they're sat, and their rough chip stacks. --JS

    Table 1:

Daniel Negreanu - 420,000
Anton Astapau - 160,000
Ivan Luca - 140,000
Bryn Kenney - 290,000
Sergio Aido - 76,000
Adrian Mateos - 176,000
Sergi Reixach - 370,000
Dan Colman - 620,000

    Table 2:

Byron Kaverman - 490,000
Nick Petrangelo - 420,000
Dan Shak - 333,000
Oleksii Khoroshenin - 320,000
Stephen Chidwick - 220,000
Eric Seidel - 210,000
Cary Katz - 190,000
Bill Perkins - 145,000

    Table 3:

Ike Haxton - 205,000
Mustapha Kanit - 455,000
Charlie Carrel - 62,000
Zachary Clark - 280,000
Daniel Dvoress - 74,000
Ben Tollerene - 680,000
Paul Newey - 80,000
Justin Bonomo - 482,000

6:20PM: $969K up top
Level 11 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

The payout information has been released. The 69 entries helped create a $3,313,035 prize pool with the final nine players making the money and $969,075 going to the winner. Here's the full payout table:

1  $969,075
2  $695,740
3  $452,220
4  $341,240
5  $265,040
6  $205,400
7  $162,340
8  $125,900
9  $96,080

6:05pm: Negreanu's the mustard, gets Colman off two pair
Level 11 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

Dan Colman was in the tank after Daniel Negreanu shoved on him. "What do you have?" asked the Team PokerStars Pro.

"Two pair," responded Colman.
"F&*k off you have two pair!" came the snap response.

The action started with a hijack raise from Colman and a big blind defend from Negreanu. The flop fell 4♠Q♠A♠ and Negreanu check-called 13,000. Colman bet 28,000 on the 6♣ turn and was treated to a check-raise all-in for 159,000.

After the conversation above, Colman flashed two cards to Negreanu (we weren't in a position to see them) and folded. "You did have two pair!" said Negreanu. "That's the only two pair that makes sense." Colman dropped to 425,000. --MC

5:55pm: Lot. Of. Action.
Level 10 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

It's been non-stop these past few minutes, with seemingly important hands going on all four tables.

On one table, Sergio Aido shoved on his good friend Adrian Mateos, small blind to big. Mateos got a count (86,000) and looked interested, but ultimately gave it up. Aido flashed him both the Q♣ and smile as he picked up the blinds and antes.

Meanwhile, Mustapha Kanit opened to 16,000 on the button only for Bill Perkins to three-bet to 40,000 out of the big blind. Kanit called to see the 3♦2♥9♠ flop, which both checked to the 5♣ turn. Perkins made a delayed c-bet worth 35,000, but Kanit shoved on him. Perkins gave it up and dropped to around 150,000, while Kanit has roughly 300,000.

Finally, Sean Winter has just sent most of his chips over to Nick Petrangelo. The board showed the 9♦Q♥8♣A♥8♦ and Winter had made a bet of 118,000. Petrangelo then moved all-in for 193,000, and Winter called, although he didn't seem to like it. He was right not to, as Petrangelo had the 9♠9♥ for a full house and secured a big double up, while Winter is down to just 58,000. --JS

5:50pm: Carrel crippled
Level 10 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

Like Jason Koon before him, it seems Charlie Carrel's luck hasn't been great here today either. The runner-up to Koon in yesterday's $100K called Anton Astapau's all-in with the A♠Q♠ and had him drawing thin with his A♦7♦. However, a one-diamond flop brought with it a diamond turn and diamond river to give the man from Belarus a flush. He's up to 178,000 now, while Carrel is down to 32,000 - just four big blinds. --JS

5:45pm: Jack the lad Aido
Level 10 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

Sergio Aido managed to avoid hitting rail like Steve O'Dwyer and Ramin Hajiyev by sucking out on Timothy Adams.

The Spanish pro moved all-in for 41,000 from early position and was only called by Timothy Adams in the small blind.

Adams: A♦K♠
Hajiyev: Q♣J♣

The board ran 8♥2♥7♥J♦T♠ to pair Adams' jack on the turn. Adams dropped to 57,000. --MC

5:40pm: Mateos gets paid, Mercier busts
Level 10 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

On a 5♣9♥6♣3♦J♠ board, and with a hefty pot already in the centre, Anton Astapau made a bet of 37,000 which Adrian Mateos then raised to 120,000. Astapau was in the tank for a good few minutes.

Meanwhile, as we were awaiting his decision, Jason Mercier busted to Sean Winter. He didn't seem fazed; in fact, he seemed more interested in Lodden Thinks, immediately asking: "Can we finish this question?"

Back to the hand though, Astapau eventually called and Mateos rolled over the 5♥5♦ for a set. He's up to around 450,000 now, while Astapau has around 300,000. --JS

5:35pm: Perkins gets some back
Level 9 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Just after losing that hand below, Bill Perkins has managed to double up his 72,000 stack through Sergi Reixach. He got it all in with the K♠K♦ against Q♠Q♥ but unfortunately Reixach flopped a set on the Q♣K♥7♠ flop. Luckily, so did Perkins, and the three cowboys were the best hand at the end. --JS
5:25pm: Put your hands up if you have a straight
Level 9 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Isaac Haxton rose both hands in the air, unashamedly proud that he just sucked out on Bill Perkins. The latter was late to the party and asked, "What happened?"

"I made a straight," said a proud Haxton.

"Jesus f&*%ing Christ!" responded Perkins.

Perkins had opened and then called after Haxton three-bet all-in for 106,000.

Perkins: A♠K♠
Haxton: K♦Q♣

The board ran 9♠T♥6♣A♣J♠ and Perkins dropped to 78,000. --MC

5:15pm: WW111
Level 9 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

It's a grim thought, but one that Dan Colman has clearly been pondering. Just how many years will it be before a World War Three breaks out?

That's the latest in a long line of Lodden Thinks questions that have been bouncing back and forth here today. Colman suggested using Sean Winter as 'the brain' (aka the Lodden) but Jason Mercier wasn't too keen on that idea. "Yeah, I'd rather not have a Sean Winter brain!" he said, much to his own amusement.

Igor Kurganov then piped up with a question of his own from the rail. "How many people does Steve O'Dwyer think will be living in space in 50 years' time?"

"That's a weird question," said Colman. --JS

5:10pm: Vogelsang, then Vogelbust
Level 9 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Christoph Vogelsang has reached the end of the line in this event, while Justin Bonomo has benefited from his departure.

Bonomo opened to 14,000 when it folded to him in the hijack only for Vogelsang to move all-in for around 170,000 out of the small blind. Bonomo snap-called after Sean Winter gave up his big blind, and it was the A♠Q♥ of Vogelsang that needed help against the A♣K♣.

The flop came 2♦K♠J♣, pairing Bonomo and switching Vogelsang's outs from queens to tens. However, the board was completed by the 9♠ and 2♠ and the German tapped the table as he stood. Bonomo is up to 400,000 now. --JS

5:05pm: The numbers, the big stacks and the railbirds
Level 9 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Registration closed when level 9 got underway and the final number of entries settled on 69, with 20 of those being re-entries. We'll publish the payout information once available.

The last five players who busted their second bullet were: Murad Akundo, Sam Greenwood, Ben Heath, Connor Drinan and Salman Behbehani.

The top three stacks are:

Ben Tollerene - 590k
Justin Bonomo - 560k
Dan Colman - 460,000

4:36pm: Second break of the day
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

The players are taking their second 20-minute break of the day. Registration will close when level 9 kicks off, we'll bring you all the final numbers (re-entries etc) after the break. --MC

4:35pm: Tollerene moves into the lead
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

His best buddy may have fallen, but at least Ben Tollerene is representing.

The online phenomenon has moved into the chip lead after a big pot versus former chip leader Joe McKeehen. A big pile of chips lay in the middle by the time the board rested as 9♥Q♦6♠3♠5♥. McKeehen moved all-in from the big blind and Tollerene called all-in for 146,400.

McKeehen opened K♣K♥ but Tollerene had got there with 8♠7♠ and had a shiny new stack worth around 500k . --MC

4:25pm: Super High Roller champ falls
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

Man, Jasoon Koon runs so bad. He'll catch a break one of these days.

The Super High Roller champion from yesterday was down to 55,000 when he moved all-in from the hijack. Dan Shak was in the big blind and made the call.

Shak: Q♥Q♠
Koon: A♣4♣

The board ran 2♦4♦9♠T♥7♦ and Koon was sent on his way. Shak finding poker pretty easy right now. --MC

4:10pm: Shak on the attack
Level 8 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

Just as the level was ticking over into the eighth of the day, Dan Shak made his entrance and quickly got involved in the action.

He opened to 15,000 from under the gun and was called by Justin Bonomo. The flop fanned A♠J♠2♠ and both players checked. The turn was the 3♠ and Shak check-called a 20,000 bet before he jammed for around 65,000 on the A♣ river. Bonomo folded and Shak smiled and said as he showed 8♠9♠, "I flopped it too!" Bonomo dropped a little to 280,000. --MC

4:05pm: Kenney killed someone
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

The someone was Daniel Dvoress.

Bryn Kenney opened to 10,000 from the cutoff and made a considered call after Dvoress three-bet all-in for 75,300 from the small blind.

Dvoress: A♥9♠
Kenney: A♦7♣

The board ran K♣Q♣4♥Q♠3♣ to miss both players. --MC

3:50pm: Kurganov no more
Level 7 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Igor Kurganov was in the big blind in the very next hand just as the blinds went up. The poor fella didn't even have enough to pay a small blind, let alone the big blind that was asked of him.


Kurganov in happier times

Then it got worse as four players limped with no one raising to isolate him. The flop came 8♠8♥6♦ and Mike McDonald bet 6,000. He was only called by Vladimir Troyanovskiy on the button who bet 13,500 on the 3♣ turn when McDonald checked to him. The Canadian folded and Troyanovskiy opened A♣8♣. Kurganov opened T♦6♠ so was drawing dead and out of the tournament for good as he had no more bullets left. --MC

3:45pm: Kurganov left with no wriggle room
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (500 ante)

Igor Kurganov has been left with very little after he doubled up Oleksii Khoroshenin.

He moved all-in for 51,100 from under the gun and Khoroshenin called all-in for 49,000 from the cutoff.

Kurganov: A♠Q♥
Khoroshenin: K♦K♣

The board ran T♣2♣9♣4♠T♥ to see the kings hold.

3:40pm: A knew 25k being arranged
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (500 ante)

You may remember from the coverage at EPT13 Prague that a couple of extra single-day €25ks were added to the schedule after requests from the players.

Guess what? That's right, the players have been making the same requests. PokerStars' Neil Johnson has been surveying the players in today's tournament and it looks like it'll be going ahead in two days time. The tournament will be a $25k buy-in and have a 30-second shot clock, with three one-minute time banks for each player. --MC

3:35pm: News in brief
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (500 ante)

- Bill Perkins was leading with 290,000 but has dropped back after doubling Ike Haxton's 49,800-stack. It was the old aces vs kings cooler and the board ran 2♣9♦J♠7♣3♠.
- Joe McKeehen moved into the lead without having to play a hand. He did win a small one though, three-betting Koray Aldemir off a hand preflop to move up to 285,000.
- Sam Greenwood and Oleksii Khoroshenin were the latest players to bust sand re-enter.
- There have now been 58 entries, 11 of those being re-entries. --MC

3:20pm: SOD all luck
Level 6 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (500 ante)

Steve O'Dwyer's first bullet has left the chamber as a blank after he fell to Daniel Negreanu.

Igor Kurganov opened from middle position before O'Dwyer moved all-in for 19,200 from the cutoff. The Team PokerStars Pro was on the button and got Kurganov to fold by four-betting to 34,000.

O'Dwyer: A♣T♦
Negreanu: A♥Q♦

The board ran 2♠8♣K♠9♥J♣ to see the pot and scalp go to Negreanu. --MC

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Neagreanu having fun

2:55pm: Up to 53 entries
Level 5 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (400 ante)

The tournament has swelled to 53 total entries with seven of those being re-entries. Ben Heath, Stephen Chidwick and Adrian Mateos were the latest to try again. --MC

2:45pm: Perkins on the up and up
Level 5 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (400 ante)

Bill Perkins loves life today. He's leading the tournament and is crushing at Lodden Thinks.

A J♦3♦5♠ flop was out and Oleksii Khoroshenin bet 6,000 from the cutoff. Perkins was in the big blind and check-raised to 18,000. Khoroshenin called to the 9♠ turn where Perkins set him all-in for 81,800. Khoroshenin folded and Perkins moved up to around 300,000.

Just at that time he sent Dan Colman back to his seat with his tails between his legs after he lost $20k in their latest round of LT. Jason Mericer had the wrong side of the line too (we're not sure the exact deals of the bet) and found himself stuck $14.5k to Perkins as well. --MC

2:35pm: Back at it
Level 5 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (400 ante)

The players are back in their seats for the next four levels. The next time they sit back down after a break (at the beginning of level 9), registration will have closed. --MC

2:15pm: First break of the day
Level 4 - Blinds 1,000/2,000 (300 ante)

The players are taking their first 20-minute break of the day. Bill Perkins is leading the way on 340,000. --MC

2:05pm: Kisacikoglu doubles through Dvoress
Level 4 - Blinds 1,000/2,000 (300 ante)

Orpen Kisacikoglu avoided having to re-enter just like Dan Colman, Justin Bonomo and Igor Kurganov had to do recently.

He three-bet all-in for 42,500 after Sean Winter had opened to 3,500 off the button. Daniel Dvoress was in the big blind and successfully isolated by moving all-in as well.

Kisacikoglu: 3♣3♦
Dvoress: A♦J♦

The board ran 7♠3♠4♠7♥Q♦ to make Kisacikoglu a full house. Dvoress was left with a (still healthy) 178,000. --MC

1:45pm: Kevin Hart gets a bad break
Level 3 - Blinds 800/1,600 (200 ante)

Well, that was a short but very fun ride for those surrounding Kevin Hart, at least.

He limped in from the button before Sergi Reixach raised to 5,000 from the small blind and Christoph Vogelsang three-bet to 16,500 from the big blind. Hart jammed for around 60k and Vogelsang called after Reixach folded.

Vogelsang: J♣J♥
Hart: A♠T♦

"Get lucky one time Kevin, get lucky one time Kevin!" cried Hart as the board ran out 2♠5♦9♦3♥T♣.

"I hit my ten, what he have?" asked Hart. "It's not going to happen this year, see y'all in the 25k," he continued before a certain Aaron Paul arrived on the scene.

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Aaron Paul and Kevin Hart

Hart immediately turned his attention to the Breaking Bad star, blaming him for everything that happened. Paul tried to get a word in, but that was a lost cause. There was a lot of hilarity for everyone around to consume, and then we were left with our parents again. Luckily, we remembered that they rock. --MC

1:30pm: Hart's just like your favourite uncle
Level 3 - Blinds 800/1,600 (200 ante)

We're not going to lie to you. While Kevin Hart is still in this tournament we're going to make the most of him, he's that rare a treat. It's like when you're a kid and your favourite uncle comes over. For that day, your parents get very little love.

His second bullet isn't going so well as he's down to 65k (from 100k) already. It's not nice having Timothy Adams sat to your left.

Hart opened to 3,400 from the button and folded after Adams three-bet to 3,400 from the small blind. "Oof. Oof," said Hart before folding. "You get one more, sir. One more!"

Jason Mercier raised to 3,400 from under-the-gun two hands later, picking up calls from Hart and Adams. The flop fanned A♥9♣K♦ and the Team PokerStars Pro continued for 4,000. Both opponents called to the 8♣ where Adams bet 13,000 when the action was checked to him. Mercer and Hart tank-folded.

In separate news, Bill Perkins has entered and is immediately trying to get a game of Lodden Thinks going. --MC

1:05pm: Negreanu shoves on two players
Level 2 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

Daniel Negreanu got Adrian Mateos and Steve O'Dwyer off their holding in a multi-street pot.

Mateos opened to 2,500 from under the gun picking up calls from O'Dwyer (cutoff) and Negreanu (button). The flop fell 6♣A♣4♥ and Mateos continued for 4,200. Both opponents called to the J♠ turn where Mateos tanked before betting 20,000. O'Dwyer called but the Team PokerStars Pro had other ideas and used both hands to raise all-in. It was for about 125,000 and had Mateos (75k) and O'Dywer (60k) covered. One-by-one they folded. --MC

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Neagreanu having fun

12:55pm: No surprises here
Level 2 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

It'll come as no surprise for you to hear that Charlie Carrel is the early chip leader of this event. It's more of a surprise to hear that he's not chip-leading a tournament these days.

Kevin Hart was the player he took out. "I got him!" smiled Carrel before he briefly explained how he took out the actor and comedian.

Carrel raised and picked up two callers including Hart. The flop came A-J-T with a flush draw and Carrel bet 15,000, then called after Hart shoved for around 90,000. Hart opened A-J for top two pair but Carrel had flopped the joint with K-Q and the board failed to pair up.

Hart re-entered and was drawn to the left of Igor Kurganov. The tournament has swelled to 38 players, including the one re-entry. --MC

12:45pm: Kevin's got a lot of Hart
Level 2 - Blinds 600/1,200 (200 ante)

It takes a lot of heart to go after Vladimir Troyanovsky, a player who recently sat down, but Kevin Hart has that in his name, and he has no idea who the Russian player is.

The tournament has swelled to 34 players, after the likes of Justin Bonomo, Sergi Reixach, Igor Kurganov and Byron Kaverman took their seats; a new table was opened and Troyanovsky was balanced to it.

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Hart quiet as ever

"You just got lucky, they saved your ass!" shouted Hart at Troyanovsky as he was making the move. "I was on you! The way you were playing...."

Troyanovsky saw the funny side and just smiled as his took his new seat. "He didn't play a hand, did he?" whispered a sheepish looking Hart to his tablemates. -- MC

12:25pm: More players arrive
Level 1 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

A total of 24 players have registered so far, the latest being David Peters. He followed others that include: Vojtech Ruzicka, Ben Heath, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Daniel Dvoress, Nick Petrangelo, Ivan Luca, Isaac Haxton, Sam Greenwood, Sergio Aido, Stephen Chidwick and Sean Winter. -MC

12:15pm: Shuffle up and deal
Level 1 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

The players are in place and cards are in the air. --MC

12:05pm: Stars gathering
Level 1 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

There's been a slight delay to proceedings as these high rollers can be a difficult lot to herd into their seats.

Those around and waiting for their seating assignments already include: Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, Kevin Hart, Paul Newey, Ben Tollerene, Ben Heath, Dan Colman, Christoph Vogelsang, Joe McKeehen, Steve O'Dwyer and Adrian Mateos. --MC

11:30am: Let's keep high rolling
Level 1 - Blinds 500/1,000 (100 ante)

It's a new day here in paradise and it's time for another High Roller event. The dust has just settled on the chips used in Jason Koon's brilliant victory in the $100k High Roller yesterday before we got them out of the case reasy to disperse them amongst the greatest poker and business minds around.

This is a single re-entry event with players able to "have another go" up until the start of level nine, each level being 30 mins long. Cards wlll be in the air at 12pm so join us back here then for what promises to be an exciting, fast, action-packed day. --MC


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