2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$100,000 Super High Roller
Tage: 1
Event Info

2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

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

Gruissem End to Katz's First Entry

Cary Katz busts then re-enters
Cary Katz busts then re-enters

Cary Katz was all in and at risk with {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts} on a flop of {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Philipp Gruissem held {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, and made a flush when the turn produced the {5-Clubs}. Katz could still fill up with an ace or six on the river, but the {q-Spades} was no help.

Katz was eliminated, while Gruissem is up to 400,000 chips.

Katz quickly re-entered, and drew the same exact same.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
400,000 150,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
250,000 70,000

Tags: Cary KatzPhilipp Gruissem

Winning with Four-Deuce

Vladimir Troyanovsky opened to 8,500 in the cutoff seat, Vanessa Selbst called on his direct left, and Vivek Rajkumar defended his big blind. The flop fell {3-Spades}{k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Rajkumar checked, and Troyanovsky fired 11,000. Only Selbst called.

The turn was the {8-Spades}, both players checked, and the river was the {10-Diamonds}. The two knuckled again.

Troyanovsky rolled over {4-Spades}{2-Spades}, and Selbst scrunched her face before mucking.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
520,000 -11,000
PokerStars Team Pro
Vladimir Troyanovsky
Vladimir Troyanovsky
265,000 18,500

Tags: Vanessa SelbstVivek RajkumarVladimir Troyanovsky

Timex Running Out Of Time

It's usually bad karma not to chop when action folds to the blinds in a cash game, but that's not an option in a tournament like this. As such, we witness a blind-versus-blind battle that just saw a 500,000 chip pot pushed Timothy Adams' way.

It began when action folded to Mike "Timex" McDonald in the small blind and he opened for 11,500. Adams responded with a three-bet to 26,500 from the big blind, McDonald four-bet to 55,500, and Adams shoved all in for 252,000. McDonald, who only had 267,000, made the call to put Adams at risk.

McDonald: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Adams: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

McDonald got it in good, but Adams managed to pull ahead in this race when the flop came down {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. Neither the {6-Clubs} turn nor {J-Clubs} river helped McDonald and he was left with just 15,000 after the hand.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
505,000 297,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
15,000 -278,000

Tags: Timothy AdamsMike McDonald

Updated Table and Seat Draw

Level 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Bryn Kenney has just reentered the tournament. Vivek Rajkumar has also taken his seat.

11Marc-Andre Ladouceur
12Vivek Rajkumar
14Dan Shak
15Sam Stein
16Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
17Vladimir Troyanovsky
18Vanessa Selbst
21Tom Marchese
23David Sands
24Erik Seidel
25Paul Newey
26Andrew Lichtenberger
27Jason Mercier
31Nick Schulman
32Tobias Reinkemier
33Eugene Katchalov
34Jonathan Duhamel
35Greg Jensen
36Anthony Gregg
37Ashton Griffin
41Cary Katz
42Mike McDonald
44Timothy Adams
45Philipp Gruissem
46JC Alvarado
47Jason Somerville
48Bill Perkins
Feature1Steve O'Dwyer
Feature2Antonio Esfandiari
Feature3Phil Ivey
Feature4Mike Watson
Feature5Daniel Alaei
Feature7Fabian Quoss
Feature8Isaac Haxton
61Tom Dwan
62Olivier Busquet
63Bryn Kenney
64Daniel Negreanu
66Scott Seiver
67Justin Bonomo
68Noah Schwartz

"That Makes Two of Us"

Level 7 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
"That makes two of us"
"That makes two of us"

Philipp Gruissem opened to 9,000 in middle position, and Bill Perkins three-bet to 24,000 on the button. The action folded back to Gruissem, who unhappily folded as well.

"I don't know how you play!" he blurted.

Perkins grinned.

"That makes two of us."

Tags: Bill PerkinsPhilipp Gruissem

Alvarado Wakes Up With Kings

After Timothy Adams had opened from the button, a short-stacked JC Alvarado moved all in from the big blind for 50,500. Adams made the call and the cards were turned up:

Adams: {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Alvarado: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}

According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Alvarado was a 81.12% favorite to win the hand. The {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop saw his chances increase to 92.02%, while the {4-Spades} turn made it 95.45%; in fact, the only cards Adams could win with was one of the two remaining threes. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {7-Spades}, which actually improved Alvarado to a flush.

Meanwhile, Philipp Gruissem has opted to fire a second bullet and is now seated between Adams and Alvarado.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
208,000 -53,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
103,000 28,000

Tags: JC AlvaradoTimothy AdamsPhilipp Gruissem

Gross Busts

Jeff Gross - Eliminated
Jeff Gross - Eliminated

Shortly after doubling, Jeff Gross lost a flip and is now eliminated.

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier opened to 8,000 on the button, and Gross three-bet jammed for around 100,000 from the small blind. Mercier called, and the hands were opened:

Mercier: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Gross: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The eights held as the board ran out {4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, and Gross was eliminated.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
650,000 108,000
PokerStars Team Pro
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross

Tags: Jason MercierJeff Gross

Gross Doubles

Jeff Gross open-shoved for his last 50,000 or so, and David "Doc" Sands called in position. The remaining players folded.

"I have a big hand," Sands said, tabling {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}.

Gross showed {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

"Jack, queen, king," Gross asked the dealer. "Let's have sweat."

The flop fell {6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, giving Gross a few backdoor draws, and the turn was the {8-Diamonds}.

"I have a lot of outs now," Gross announced.

The river was the {j-Hearts}, giving Gross a straight, and he doubled to around 105,000 chips. Doc dipped to about 290,000 chips.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
David Sands us
David Sands
290,000 -50,000
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
105,000 54,000

Tags: Dave SandsJeff Gross

Level: 7

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 500