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Brazil's Leonardo Pires Leads the 195 Day 2 Survivors

Chad_Holloway • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Leonardo Pires
Leonardo Pires

Thanks to the 25 players that took advantage of the late registration period, the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,300 Main Event officially attracted 928 entries, which created a $4,500,800 prize pool that will be distributed to the top 135 players. Whoever finishes as the last player standing will walk away with a cool $833,260, along with the title and coveted trophy.

The man best positioned to make a run at the title is Brazil's Leonardo Pires, who finished the Day 2 as chip leader with 524,000. Others who bagged big among the 195 survivors were Franco Spitale (432,300), Sampson Simmons (421,400), Phillip McAllister (420,600), Ami Barer (353,000), and Steve O'Dwyer (430,900), who was less than 24 hours removed from winning the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller.

Day 2 saw nearly 600 players return to action, but over the course of five 90-minute levels hundreds would hit the rail including actress Sasha Barrese, Mustapha Kanit, Bryn Kenney, Dan Colman, Isaac Haxton, Ole Schemion, Ryan Riess, Chris Moorman, Joe McKeehen, and Team PokerStars' Andre Akkari, Daniel Negreanu, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Jaime Staples, and Chris Moneymaker.

Regarding Moneymaker, the 2003 World Series of Poker Champ fell in Level 10 (500/1,000/100) when Thomas Muehloecker put Moneymaker all in on the {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} board. Moneymaker called with the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, but it was no good against the {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} that Muehloecker held for two pair and Moneymaker was eliminated.

Another player to exit, albeit it in an unprecedented manner, was Antonio Esfandiari. He was disqualified due to a "breach of etiquette" at the table.

Late on Day 2, Esfandiari admitted to urinating in an undercover container while in the tournament, a decision tied to a prop bet with Bill Perkins that required him to lunge everywhere he went for 48 hours. He said that all of the lunging made it extremely painful to move, but believed he took things too far and that it was a lack of judgement on his behalf. At the time of the disqualification, Esfandiari had about 100,000 in chips.

Among those who survived the night were Jonathan Jaffe (255,400), John Racener (192,200), Kevin MacPhee (182,400), Toby Lewis (160,400), Calvin Anderson (153,900), Fedor Holz (114,500), and Benjamin Pollak (65,900).

Day 3 is set to kick off at 12 p.m. local time on Monday where the remaining players will play five more 90-minute levels. As always the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then. In the meantime, check out this video on Esfandiari's crazy prop bet:

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End-of-Day Counts (komplett)

[user249920] • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Leonardo Pires BR
Leonardo Pires
BR 524,000 104,000
Agshin Rasulov AZ
Agshin Rasulov
AZ 467,000 425,100
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
ar 432,300 70,300
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 430,900 20,900
Siarhei Melianiuk BY
Siarhei Melianiuk
BY 428,900 46,900
Sampson Simmons us
Sampson Simmons
us 421,400 121,400
Phillip McAllister GB
Phillip McAllister
GB 420,600 2,600
Dorian Rios ve
Dorian Rios
ve 379,900 370,500
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 353,000 63,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
gr 343,900 -75,100
Paul Gooley AU
Paul Gooley
AU 339,000 265,600
Fabian Chauriye cl
Fabian Chauriye
cl 337,400 -10,600
Wu Huinan CN
Wu Huinan
CN 325,000 63,500
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 317,900 27,900
William Foxen US
William Foxen
US 306,400 31,400
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
az 305,500 187,500
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 298,800 98,800
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us 272,300 142,100
Jonathan Crute GB
Jonathan Crute
GB 267,200 196,900
Christopher Mcnamara us
Christopher Mcnamara
us 265,500 28,500
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 263,900 148,900
Fabian Ortiz ar
Fabian Ortiz
ar 262,500 12,500
Neeraj Madhvani GB
Neeraj Madhvani
GB 259,900 119,900
Boyuan Qu US
Boyuan Qu
US 259,300 -1,700
Marc David Foggin GB
Marc David Foggin
GB 258,100 -66,900

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Esfandiari DQ'd

[user68268] • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Although it looks as though Antonio Esfandiari will go on to win the lunging prop bet that he made with Bill Perkins (he has until midnight tonight), the money he earned from it will be less the $5,300 buy-in of the PCA Main Event. Due to a "breach of etiquette" at the table, Esfandiari was disqualified from the event.

Late on Day 2, Esfandiari said he admitted to urinating while in the tournament in a container undercover. He said that all of the lunging made it extremely painful to move, but believed he took things too far and that it was a lack of judgement on his behalf.

At the time of the disqualification, Esfandiari had about 100,000 in chips.

After leaving the tournament, Esfandiari spoke to PokerNews about his actions:

Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us Ausgeschieden

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More For Melianiuk

• Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Siarhei Melianiuk just busted a player and added more chips to his stack.

A player opened preflop for 4,500 and Jason Koon called from the button. The player in the small blind raised to 11,000 and the action fell to Melianuk in the big blind. He shoved all in. The remaining players folded until the action came back around to the 11,000 raise. He called and was eliminated by the {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} of Melianiuk when the board ran out {8-}{2-}{2-}{9-}{10-}.

Siarhei Melianiuk BY
Siarhei Melianiuk
BY 382,000 15,000

Paur Snap-Shoves Over a Five-Bet

[user249920] • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Taylor Paur opened for 4,000 early, and a player on the button three-bet to 11,100. Paur made it 27,600 to go, and after a couple of minutes, his opponent slid in 41,000. That was an insufficient raise and the player was forced to put in 44,100. Paur immediately announced all in after the pot was corrected, and his opponent thought a couple of minutes and folded.

Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 176,000 -8,400

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Clements' Day is Done

Chad_Holloway • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

We saw Scott Clements walking in the hallway and he was kind enough to confirm that he had just been eliminated.

According to him, he lost a big pot and then shoved his last 14.5 big blinds all in with {9-}{9-}. Brandon Crawford called with {k-}{q-}, and then the player in the big blind moved all in over the top with {q-}{q-}. The queens held and that was all she wrote for Clements in the 2016 PCA Main Event.

Brandon Crawford US
Brandon Crawford
US 270,000 12,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us Ausgeschieden

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The Essential Isenthal

• Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Frank Isenthal took a mid-sized pot off WSOP bracelet winner Ben Zamani after Zamani raised under the gun.

Zamani made it 4,500 preflop and Isenthal raised to 11,000 from the button. Zamani called.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Zamani checked to Isenthal. Isenthal bet 16,000, which was enough to take the pot.

Ben Zamani us
Ben Zamani
us 101,000 60,600
Frank Isenthal DE
Frank Isenthal
DE 97,000 67,800