$25,000 High Roller

Dustin Johns Leads Into Day 2 of $25,000 High Roller

Dustin Johns

Welcome back to PokerNews' coverage of the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller. Just over 100 players advanced through Day 1 on Tuesday, with Dustin Johns of the USA bagging up a field-leading 298,100 in chips. Robert Gorodetsky (294,900), Brian Yoon (294,000), and Jared Jaffee (293,600) finished right behind Johns and could move into the lead very quickly on Day 2.

As expected year in and year out in this event, the field was absolutely stacked with elite poker talent. Isaac Baron (258,000), Olivier Busquet (257,400), Marvin Rettenmaier (190,100), Dario Sammartino (156,200), and Mukul Pahuja (128,200) were just a handful of the names to compete and do well on Day 1, while the same held true for past World Series of Poker Main Event winners and runner-ups — Josh Beckley (181,000), Joe Cada (150,000), Greg Merson (130,800), John Racener (113,800), and Joe McKeehen (81,500).

The field grew to 215 entries on Day 1, but that number will surely rise with registration and reentry open until the start of Day 2, which will be at 12 p.m local time. That's when you can expect the PokerNews coverage to kick off, so stay tuned for more action from the $25,000 High Roller.