2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$10,000 Main Event
Tage: 2
Event Info

2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Finales Ergebnis
Gewinner Hand
Event Info
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Demidov Done In By Loeser's Aces

Ivan Demidov
Ivan Demidov

Action folded around to Manig Loeser in the hijack and he opened for 5,000. Team PokerStars Pro Ivan Demidov then three-bet to 10,500 from the button, the blinds folded, and Loeser four-bet to 26,500. Demidov responded by moving all in for around 90,000 and Loeser snap-call with {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}. Demidov tabled {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and was in big trouble.

The {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop gave Demidov some hope to a runner-runner flush, but that quickly vanished when the {9-Spades} turned and left Demidov drawing dead. The meaningless {10-Clubs} was put out on the river and Demidov was sent to the rail just minutes back from the dinner break.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
265,000 190,000
EPT 1X Winner
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
PokerStars Team Pro

Tags: Manig LoeserIvan Demidov

Level: 14

Blinds: 1,200/2,400

Ante: 300

Elias Chipping Up

Olivier Busquet min-raised to 4,000 in early position and was called by Darren Elias in the cutoff and Maxim Panyak in the big blind.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Panyak checked. Busquet bet 6,000, both Elias and Panyak called, and the {10-Diamonds} followed on the turn. It was more of the same as Busquet's bet of 16,000 was called by both Elias and Panyak. The {K-Clubs} river was checked around and Busquet tabled {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Elias turned over {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a better two pair, and Panyak flashed {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} as he mucked.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
450,000 57,000
Maxim Panyak ru
Maxim Panyak
290,000 -10,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
150,000 -70,000

Tags: Darren EliasMaxim PanyakOlivier Busquet

Waxman Wins One, Still Struggling

Matt Waxman led out for 6,700 on a flop of {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Eric Theissen called, and the turn brought the {4-Spades}. Waxman led again - this time for 13,400 - and Theissen raised to 31,000. Waxman tank-called.

The {10-Hearts} completed the board, both players checked, and Theissen tabled {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Waxman showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}, which counterfeited Theissen's two pair on the river, and raked in the pot.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
205,000 -13,000
Eric Theissen
Eric Theissen
124,000 28,800

Tags: Matt WaxmanEric Theissen

Fade to Black

Faced with a raise to 4,200 from Cristinel Dumitru, and a call from Jesse Sylvia, television writer and producer Matt Salsberg moved all in for 21,600 on the button. Dumitru re-shoved, Sylvia folded, and the hands were opened:

Dumitru: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Salsberg: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, and Salsberg was eliminated.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Cristinel Dumitru ro
Cristinel Dumitru
75,000 -10,000
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg

Tags: Cristinel DumitruJesse SylviaMatt Salsberg

An Orbit With an Olympian

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps

It's not every day that one can say that they played a major buy-in poker tournament with the most decorated Olympian in history. Michael Phelps' seven tablemates, however, can now say that they hold that distinction. While Phelps is the biggest name at the table, he is most certainly not among amateurs. Also found on the felt of Table 23 were 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia, Eddy Sabat, Guillaume Rivet, Byron Kaverman, and Matt Salsberg who has accolades in poker as well as being a writer/producer for the television program Weeds. We followed Phelps and those at his table for an entire orbit to track the action that goes on first hand. The following are our findings:

Major Stacks at Orbit's Start

Guillaume Rivet242,000
Jesse Sylvia92,000
Matt Salsberg80,000
Eddy Sabat112,000
Byron Kaverman160,000
Michael Phelps82,000

Hand 1: Rivet had the button. Action folded around to him and he popped it up to 4,000. Sylvia and Salsberg released their blinds and Rivet took down the pot.

Hand 2: Sylvia had the button. Cristinel Dumitru raised to 4,100 from middle position and the rest of the table folded.

Hand 3: Salsberg had the button. Rivet opened to 4,100 from the hijack and was called by Sylvia from the cutoff, Salsberg on the button, and Kaverman from the big blind.

The flop came {6-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and there were two checks to Sylvia. The Octo-Niner bet 7,300 which prompted quick folds from Salsberg and Kaverman. Rivet slid out a check raise to 20,000 and after tanking for about a minute, Sylvia called.

Fourth street was the {3-Clubs} and Rivet continued with 11,400. Sylvia opted to lay it down and Rivet took the pot.

Hand 4: Sabat had the button. Matt Salsberg opened to 5,000 from the cutoff only to have Sabat three-bet to 11,200 from the button. Kaverman looked at his cards and four-bet to 24,300 from the small blind which caused Phelps and Salsberg both to release their hands. Sabat called to see a flop.

The dealer fanned {J-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Kaverman came out swinging with 19,300. Sabat called and the {2-Spades} fell on fourth. Kaverman slowed down on this street and Sabat shot out 15,000. Kaverman released and Sabat took down the pot.

"Trying to bluff for the cameras," said Kaverman with a laugh.

"I can't show you," replied Sabat. "You're a good player.

"You can show me!" chimed in Phelps from across the table. "I'm not!"

Phelps comment was received with laughter by Sabat as he stacked his new chips.

Hand 5: Kaverman had the button. Action folded around to him and he made it 5,000 to go. Phelps peeked at his cards and cut out a three-bet to 10,400. Dumitru would not go away easily from the big blind, though, as he moved out a four-bet to 24,600. Kaverman wasted little time plopping in a large stack of blue t5,000 chips into the middle, a bet that had both Phelps and Dumitru covered.

Phelps eventually released his hand, accidentally flashing the {A-Hearts} in the process. Dumitru tank folded as well, showing {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Phelps looked upset at the hand and confirmed to Kaverman and Sabat that he folded {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}.

Hand 6: Phelps had the button. Rivet raised from early position to 4,100 only to have Patrick Devlin three-bet to 6,200 from the big blind. Rivet called and saw a flop of {10-Clubs}[2c}{6-Spades}. Devlin fired a c-bet of an unknown amount and Rivet released.

Hand 7: Dumitru had the button. Matt Salsberg opened the action with an early position raise to 4,500. Kevlin called and the duo looked at {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Devlin bet 8,000 only to have Salsberg come over the top for 16,000. Devlin flat called and the {8-Spades} turned.

Devlin checked and Salsberg moved out 15,000. A call allowed the {6-Spades} to complete the board and both players checked. Devlin tabled {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a straight. A shaken Salsberg showed a {10-} for top pair but could not beat Devlin's straight.

Hand 8: Devlin had the button. Kaverman opened to 4,100 and the table folded.

So there you have it: One orbit around quite the stacked table. Kaverman seemed to be the action player of the table, especially during his bullying of Phelps and Dumitru in Hand 5. Phelps, on the other hand, seems to be nursing his stack and picking his spots wisely - as shown by when he admitted to folding {A-Hearts}{k-Hearts} against Kaverman.

Be sure to stay tuned here at PokerNews as we provide the latest updates as the action continues through this table and the rest of the room.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Guillaume Rivet
Guillaume Rivet
268,000 68,000
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
182,000 50,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
164,000 164,000
Patrick Devlin
Patrick Devlin
115,000 90,200
Cristinel Dumitru ro
Cristinel Dumitru
85,000 5,800
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
71,000 -62,000
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
68,000 68,000
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
26,000 -39,500

Tags: Byron KavermanEddy SabatJesse SylviaMatt SalsbergMichael Phelps