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England's Toby Lewis Leads 2016 PCA Main Event After Day 1a

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Toby Lewis
Toby Lewis

Day 1a of the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,300 Main Event attracted 210 players to the felt. When it was all said and done — eight one-hour levels later — England's Toby Lewis topped the surviving pack of 131 with 188,000 in chips.

Lewis has won a European Poker Tour event before in his poker career. Back in 2010, he scooped up the title in the EPT Vilamoura €5,300 Main Event for €467,836. All told, Lewis boasts live career tournament earnings of $2,691,908, and he's got a good shot to pad that total with a very positive start.

The first of two starting flights was filled with plenty of big names and notable faces, but a few players stood out above the rest, and it wasn't necessarily for their poker exploits. While scanning the field at the start of the day, we spotted international soccer legend Ronaldo, Spanish professional golfer Sergio Garcia, and three-time Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour. Of that trio, only Garcia advanced through the day, bagging 63,900.

Ronaldo fell in Level 5 with the blinds at 150/300/25. He was all in preflop with the {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades} against the {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} of Andrey Zaichenko and actually took the lead after the {A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} rolled out as the first three community cards. Unfortunately for Ronaldo, the {9-Spades} hit on the turn to give Zaichenko a full house. Ronaldo couldn't find another lucky card on the river, and the {J-Hearts} sealed his fate.

Zaichenko went on to finish the day with 119,400 in chips.

Other notables to bust out on Day 1a were Maria Ho, Justin Bonomo, Paul Newey, Shaun Deeb, Mohsin Charania, and Celina Lin.

On the flip side of things, Boyuan Qu (149,800), Kathy Lehne (130,100), Anton Astapau (104,100), Taylor Paur (100,000), and Olivier Busquet (90,600) all had successful days on the felt, and we'll see them back in action on Sunday's Day 2.

While that wraps up the opening day of play in this marquee poker tournament, Day 1b is just a handful of hours away. It will kick off on Saturday at 12 p.m. local time with the same plan of attack as this one. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the event as the quest to find the 13th PCA Main Event champion continues.

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoBoyuan QuCelina LinJustin BonomoKathy LehneMaria HoMohsin CharaniaOlivier BusquetPaul NeweyRonaldoSergio GarciaShaun DeebTaylor PaurToby Lewis

End-of-Day Chip Counts (komplett)

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 188,000 3,000
Boyuan Qu US
Boyuan Qu
US 149,800 32,800
Kathy Lehne us
Kathy Lehne
us 130,100 19,100
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 119,500 4,500
Ryan Blank US
Ryan Blank
US 114,400 114,400
Nikolay Panchenko RU
Nikolay Panchenko
RU 107,200 107,200
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 106,700 75,700
Anton Astapau BY
Anton Astapau
BY 104,100 -2,900
Dejan Boskovic au
Dejan Boskovic
au 102,000 102,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 100,000 10,300
Paul Tedeschi fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 92,700 92,700
Gionni Demers us
Gionni Demers
us 92,600 92,600
Thiago Nishijima br
Thiago Nishijima
br 91,700 91,700
Ian O'hara us
Ian O'hara
us 90,900 7,400
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 90,600 8,600
William Foxen US
William Foxen
US 89,000 35,500
Brian Brunner us
Brian Brunner
us 85,300 -26,700
Kyle Aiken US
Kyle Aiken
US 84,700 84,700
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
us 84,600 22,600
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
gr 83,600 52,600
Yung Hwang us
Yung Hwang
us 80,400 80,400
Binh Nguyen us
Binh Nguyen
us 78,100 -1,900
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 78,000 10,000
Neeraj Madhvani GB
Neeraj Madhvani
GB 76,900 76,900
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
az 76,200 76,200

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Stern Doubles Through Lyapin

[user249920] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Dani Stern opened under the gun and called a three-bet to 3,300 from cutoff Rinat Lyapin. The flop came {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, and Stern checked. Lyapin put him all in for 13,900, and Stern called it off.

Stern: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Lyapin: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

Stern had outflopped his unlucky opponent, but Lyapin had plenty of outs with a straight draw and a live overcard. The {7-Hearts} didn't help him on the turn, and neither did the {5-Spades} river.

Rinat Lyapin RU
Rinat Lyapin
RU 53,000 -45,000
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 35,000 20,400

Tags: Dani SternRinat Lyapin

Remko Report Episode #29: Old School European Poker Stories with Rolf Slotboom

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Remko Rinkema is joined by fellow Dutchman Rolf Slotboom to discuss his many published works, becoming the first Dutch poker champion, and much more.

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Tags: PokerNews PodcastRemko RinkemaRolf SlotboomRemko Report

Lehne Rivers the Nuts

[user249920] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Kathy Lehne cashed in the $100,000 Super High Roller and she's looking for more in the Main Event. In one recent hand, she bet 10,000 on the river from the small blind on a board of {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, and her opponent under the gun called. Lehne showed {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and took the pot with the nut straight.

Kathy Lehne us
Kathy Lehne
us 111,000 -7,000

Tags: Kathy Lehne

Koon Busts Palumbo

[user68268] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Jason Koon
Jason Koon

From under the gun, Jason Koon raised to 1,500. In the hijack seat, Rocco Palumbo reraised to 3,700, and then action folded back to Koon. He moved all in, and Palumbo called off for about 17,000. Koon had him covered.

Koon had the {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}, and Palumbo was at risk with the {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}. The {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} board kept Koon's kings in the lead, and he sent Palumbo to the rail.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
GGPoker Ambassador
us 60,000 30,300
Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
it Ausgeschieden

Tags: Rocco PalumboJason Koon