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Brazil's Leonardo Pires Keeps the Lead Into Day 4 of PCA Main Event

[user68268] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Leonardo Pires
Leonardo Pires

Day 3 of the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,300 Main Event came to a close Monday night after another five levels of play took place. Coming into the day, Brazil's Leonardo Pires led the pack, and he kept his position moving forward to Day 4. He bagged up 2.095 million in chips.

The field returned with 195 competitors left from a 928-player field. The top 135 paid out, and it was Knut Karnapp from Germany who finished as the "bubble boy."

Karnapp was all in with the {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} against {A-}{K-} for Christopher McNamara. The flop, turn, and river ran out {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades}, and Karnapp was eliminated.

Also busting out before the money were Olivier Busquet, Jeremy Ausmus, Mukul Pahuja, Ian O'Hara, Andrey Zaichenko, and Samuel Phillips.

Once in the money, the line at the payout desk began to build. Among those to finish with a cash were JC Alvarado (91st), Kevin MacPhee (99th), Allen Kessler (107th), Jeff Rossiter (11th), Sam Greenwood (116th), Chris Oliver (125th), and James Calderaro (133rd).

Another player to finish in the money but fail to make it out of the day was Steve O'Dwyer, winner of everything under the sun lately, including the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller here at PCA. O'Dwyer fell in Level 18 with the blinds at 3,000/6,000/1,000 when he ended up all in with the {A-Spades}{4-Hearts} against the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for Ilkin Amirov. The board came {J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and O'Dwyer was gone in 89th place.

Others that advanced to Day 4 and will join Pires are Phillip McAllister, Ami Barer, Jason Koon, Jason Mercier, Martin McCormick, Fedor Holz, Matt Waxman, and Tony Gregg.

Day 4 will see the players return at 12 p.m. local time, and the plan will be to play down to 16 players or as announced by the tournament staff at the beginning of the day. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for continued coverage, and we'll see you then.

Tags: Allen KesslerAmi BarerAndrey ZaichenkoChris OliverChristopher McnamaraFedor HolzIan O'HaraJames CalderaroJason KoonJason MercierJC AlvaradoJeff RossiterJeremy AusmusKevin MacPheeKnut KarnappLeonardo PiresMartin McCormickMatt WaxmanMukul PahujaOlivier BusquetPhillip McAllisterSam GreenwoodSteve O'DwyerTony Gregg

End-of-Day Chip Counts (komplett)

[user20283] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Leonardo Pires BR 2,095,000 -5,000
Phillip McAllister GB 1,329,000 159,000
Matt Waxman us 949,000 189,000
David Eldridge us 859,000 181,000
Paul Tedeschi fr 834,000 259,000
Fabian Ortiz ar 804,000 334,000
Paul Gooley AU 776,000 -24,000
Ivan Barbuto mc 748,000 453,000
Jonathan Jaffe us 740,000 260,000
Jason Mercier us 704,000 69,000
Timothy Ulmer us 690,000 520,000
Allan Barnes us 615,000 280,000
Ami Barer ca 604,000 131,000
Tony Gregg us 590,000 250,000
Justin Oliver ca 585,000 382,000
Renaud Desferet FR 584,000 -56,000
Farid Jattin co 496,000 -119,000
Jason Koon us 493,000 350,400
Justin Ouimette ca 482,000 326,800
Brandon Crawford US 465,000 120,000
Andy Spears us 455,000 55,000
Fabian Chauriye cl 426,000 -459,000
Martin McCormick GB 390,000
Davidi Kitai be 389,000 129,000
Fedor Holz de 378,000

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Craziness Ensues on Table 18

[user20283] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Martin McCormick calling Hajiyev's shove
Martin McCormick calling Hajiyev's shove

The table of fun, entertainment, and a fair bit of straight up craziness just saw three epic hands to close out the night.

First, Martin McCormick, having just returned from his one-round penalty, raised under the gun to 15,000 and Renaud Desferet three-bet to 45,000. Fedor Holz made the call after which the small blind called as well, and McCormick went into the tank.

"I don't think I can call here," he said, before folding.

The flop brought out {7-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{7-Spades} and the action checked to Holz, who bet 50,000, and only Desferet made the call. On the turn the {2-Hearts} hit and Desferet check-called 83,000. The river was the {10-Spades} and after Desferet checked again, Holz looked over at his opponent before checking, and Desferet showed {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}.

"That's fantastic," Holz said, looking annoyed with the showdown.

McCormick referenced to the fact that Desferet had a really strong hand, and Holz sighed, "I had a better hand than he had," implying he had pocket aces.

On the very next hand Ramin Hajiyev moved all in for his last 74,000 chips and McCormick counted out the call using just yellow T1,000 chips, before pushing the giant pile forward.

Hajiyev: {A-Spades}{9-Spades}
McCormick: {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Hajiyev found himself a double up.

Just when everyone thought the dust was going to settle down, another big hand happened between Hajiyev and McCormick. Hajiyev and McCormick had been going at it for hours, and finally the former got the better of the latter in a big pot.

McCormick and Hajiyev were heads up again and looking at a board of {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Hajiyev had placed a bet of 21,000 to lead on the turn. McCormick raised to 65,000 and didn’t want to give Hajiyev anytime to make his decision before calling the clock.

On a previous hand, Hajiyev had called the clock on McCormick and it led to him getting a one round penalty for berating Hajiyev afterward. McCormick was insisting that the clock be called on Hajiyev, but the floor let him know it hadn’t been long enough.

Eventually the floor called the clock and shortly after that Hajiyev shoved all in for 80,000 more. McCormick snap called. Hajiyev showed {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}.

“You’re good,” said McCormick showinng {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a pair of sevens.

The {k-Hearts} on the river didn’t change anything and McCormick doubled Hajiyev again.

Renaud Desferet FR 640,000 280,000
Martin McCormick GB 390,000 -310,000
Fedor Holz de 378,000 -98,000
Ramin Hajiyev az 363,000 93,000

Tags: Fedor HolzMartin McCormickRamin Hajiyev

PokerNews Podcast Episode #353: When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

[user68268] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified from the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event on Sunday, but why? Remko Rinkema and Donnie Peters tell you why, and if they think it was worth it.

Don't forget, you can call the show and leave a voicemail at 774-77-PNPOD.

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Tags: Antonio EsfandiariDonnie PetersPokerNews PodcastRemko Rinkema

Three More Hands

[user68268] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Felipe Ramos drew the lucky card to determine the last few hands of the day, and the players will play three more at each table.

Tags: Felipe Ramos

Pires Needs 25k Chips

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The PCA staff are introducing the 25,000 green chips, and it seems they started to do so because Leonardo Pires is having trouble reaching around his stack. He is over 2-million chips and is rolling since finishing Day 1b as the chip leader with 540,000.

On this hand, the chips went away from Pires, but it was like a scratch compared to the chips he has left.

Fabian Ortiz raised to 13,000 and Pires called from the button. David Cairns called from the big blind. The flop came {j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and Ortiz took down the pot with a flop bet of 23,000.

Leonardo Pires BR 2,100,000
Fabian Ortiz ar 470,000 40,000
David Cairns CA 65,000 29,100

Tags: Fabian OrtizLeonardo PiresDavid Cairns

McCormick Gets a One-Round Penalty

[user68268] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Martin McCormick
Martin McCormick

Martin McCormick was just issued a one-round penalty for taking things a little too far at the table. Here's what happened.

McCormick had raised to 13,000 from middle position, and Renaud Desferet reraised from the hijack seat to 38,000. Play folded back to McCormick, and he called to see the {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop.

"How much you playing?" McCormick asked Desferet. "You want to play for it all?"

McCormick chatted a bit more to Desferet, taking his time, then smacked the table for a check. Desferet slid out 25,000, and McCormick quickly called.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} to pair the board, and McCormick checked again. Desferet bet 70,000, and this sent McCormick into the tank. He began talking about how he had a pair and a straight draw. He also tried to ask Fedor Holz, who was at the opposite end of the table, what he would do.

"I'm clueless," responded Holz.

McCormick then turned almost a complete one-eighty in his chair and was facing the other direction. Some thought he might be looking at a tournament clock to gauge the point in the event the field was at, but there was no clock in the direction he was facing. Then, from the seat to the left of Desferet, Ramin Hajiyev asked for the clock.

Not too much time had passed, maybe a little more than a minute at most, and this upset McCormick.

"Who called the clock?" he asked. "You did?"

The floor was called and informed Hajiyev he couldn't call the clock just yet. Even so, McCormick was visibly upset with Hajiyev and began directing his words towards him.

At one point he scolded Hajiyev with, "You're a f***ing idiot!"

Eventually, McCormick folded his hand. As Desferet was pulling in the chips, McCormick stood up from the table (he was sat in Seat 2) and moved around towards Hajiyev's seat. With a quick motion of his right hand, McCormick nudged Hajiyev on the shoulder and yelled at him once more about calling the clock. McCormick then turned around and left the room. Hajiyev sat there with his arms open looking at the dealer and the floor for a response to what had just happened.

The staff that heard and saw the incident issued McCormick a one-round penalty upon his return. They also removed his beverage from the table and instructed the staff that McCormick was cut off from any more drinks. When McCormick heard the news, he shook his head, stood back up from his chair, and left the room once again.

Martin McCormick GB 700,000 40,000
Renaud Desferet FR 360,000 58,000

Tags: Fedor HolzMartin McCormickRamin HajiyevRenaud Desferet

Jattin Folds to River to Crawford

[user20283] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Farid Jattin just raised under the gun to 13,000 and Brandon Crawford called in position after which Asher Conniff called from the big blind. The flop brought out {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Jattin bet 20,000 after Conniff had checked.

Crawford raised it up to 40,000 and Conniff quickly folded, after which Jattin called.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} and Jattin check-called a bet of 35,000.

The river was the {K-Spades} and Jattin checked again. Crawford tanked for a bit before sliding out 101,000, and Jattin seemed quite frustrated with the size of the bet.

After a long period of tanking, during which Steve O'Dwyer busted on the adjacent table, Jattin folded and Crawford raked in the pot.

Farid Jattin co 615,000 388,700
Brandon Crawford US 345,000 -250,000
Asher Conniff us 330,000 -1,000

Tags: Asher ConniffFarid JattinSteve O'Dwyer

McCormick Doesn't Want Anyone to Bust

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Martin McCormick has been one of the most talkative players of the tournament. He says he qualified for the Main Event with for $27.

"This is amazing," he said, "Fedor Holz, I watched you playing live in the Philippines and now I'm here playing with you. It's surreal."

McCormick is routinely being reminded by the dealer that the action is to him. On this hand the action was on him, the dealer let him know, and he called.

The dealer and another player told him to put his chips in to call, so he paused his conversation and put the 14,000 in. His opponent on this hand was Renaud Desferet. McCormick was first to act and checked the {2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop.

"Don't do it," he said to Desferet, "Ive got it. I'm going to call whatever you bet."

Desferet bet 17,000 and McCormick quickly called. The turn was the {a-Spades} and both players checked. When the {7-Spades} hit the river, McCormick bet 35,000.

"I've won this hand," said McCormick and Desferet folded.

"I talked you out of losing," he said, "I don't want anyone to bust, I just want everyone to have a good time." McCormick stacked his chips and is sitting at over 600,000.

Martin McCormick GB 660,000 180,000
Renaud Desferet FR 302,000 2,000

Tags: Fedor HolzMartin McCormickRenaud Desferet