$25,000 Single-Day High Roller I
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$25,000 Single-Day High Roller I
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Winter Leads Heads-Up Against Peters in the $25,000 Single-Day High Roller I

• Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Sean Winter (in another event)
Sean Winter (in another event)

After 22 levels of play in the first $25,000 Single-Day High Roller here at the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Atlantis Resort. Sean Winter takes the overnight chip lead with 5,120,000 in chips and will be battling it out against David Peters (2,380,000) another time this week.

The first Super High Roller of the week attracted 75 entries which also includes 25 reentries. All those entries created a total prize pool of $1,800,750 with the winner walking away with $495,210 whenever the two remaining players will finish the heads-up battle.

During the first eight levels of the day, 68 entries were collected with another 7 players jumping in during the 80-minute dinner break. PokerStars Team Pro, Igor Kurganov, Steve O’Dwyer, Joe McKeehen, Isaac Haxton, Joe Cada, Jean-Noel Thorel, and Timothy Adams are some of the players who took their seats in the first level of the day.

Cada was one of the first unlucky players who was sent away from his table when he shoved on the trey-queen-seven-five-nine board with king-high and was called by O’Dwyer who held pocket nines. Many more familiar names joined the field just before the first break of the day, including Alex Foxen, Byron Kaverman, Cary Katz, Jason Koon, Manig Loeser, Matthias Eibinger, John Juanda, and Rainer Kempe.

When registration closed after the dinner break, it also signaled the end of the reentry period and players were sent to the rail in quick succession. Players like Ramin Hajiyev, Andras Nemeth, Steffen Sontheimer, Benjamin Pollak, Bryn Kenney, Elio Fox, Daniel Dvoress, and Ben Yu were all eliminated without cashing.

The bubble lasted almost two hours as only eleven players would be in the money for at least $45,020. Peters increased his chip lead when he shoved on O’Dywer who let his hand go on the river. Kaverman found a double through Ivan Luca with pocket tens while Luca held eights. Foxen tripled up with ace-queen against the jack-six of Winter and then the bubble finally burst when Jonathan Kamhazi finally put his last 10,000 in after having blinded down for a while and busted to Jack Salter. Kamhazi’s king-four couldn’t beat the king-nine of Salter as Salter had the higher kicker.

Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
1TBD 495,210
2TBD 352,040
3Jack SalterUnited Kingdom230,500
4Rainer KempeGermany177,380
5Ivan LucaArgentina140,460
6Steve O'DwyerIreland109,840
7Stanley ChoiHong Kong86,440
8Igor KurganovRussia67,520
9Byron KavermanUnited States51,320
10Erik SeidelUnited States45,020
11Alex FoxenUnited States45,020

Once the bubble burst, there was a flurry of activity on both tables with Foxen being the first to cash when he ran ace-four into Winter’s ace-king. Erik Seidel was next to go when his jack-nine got no help from the board against Peters’ ace-king. With nine players left, it was time to combine the remaining players onto the final table.

Kaverman’s king-nine call when Kurganov shoved with king-queen on the flop didn’t earn him a double up as he was the first to leave the final table. Kurganov himself flopped top pair with ace-jack on the five-trey-jack-four board and decided to bet and call the shove of Peters. Unfortunately for the PokerStars Team Pro, Peters had the overpair with kings, and no ace or jack came on the river to save him.

Stanley Choi was taken down by Salter when his pocket eights got rivered as the ace came while Salter held ace-jack. O’Dywer’s king-jack were beaten by the king-queen of Winter, and then it was time for Luca to go when he ran king-six into the tens of Kempe. Kempe tried bluffing Peters and lost a huge chunk of his stack and then the remainder also got added to Peters’ stack when he shoved his last eleven big blinds with ace-four. Peters had called with queen-nine and made trips on the river to take the German out in fourth place.

Salter’s run was over a mere five minutes later when he called with his last chips with queen-nine when Winter had put him all-in with queen-trey. The queen-four-trey-trey-nine board did not help and Salter was happy to have managed to pick up quite a few pay jumps after having been short for quite a while.

Heads-up play lasted for around 90 minutes with Peters and Winter swapping out the chip lead and doubles back and forth. In the end, they had to bag up their chips as the tournament room was closing. They agreed that they wanted to play the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller first before closing out this tournament so it still has to be confirmed when exactly they will play down to a winner but stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be there until the winner is known.

Tags: Alex FoxenAndras NemethBen YuBenjamin PollakBryn KenneyByron KavermanCary KatzDaniel DvoressDavid PetersElio FoxErik SeidelIgor KurganovIsaac HaxtonIvan LucaJack SalterJoe CadaJoe McKeehenJohn JuandaJonathan KamhaziManig LoeserMatthias EibingerRainer KempeRamin HajiyevSean WinterStanley ChoiSteffen SontheimerTimothy Adams

Play Ended

• Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

As the tournament room is being closed, the players have had to bag up their chips and finish the tournament another day.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

us
Sean Winter
us 5,120,000 240,000
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David Peters
us 2,380,000 -240,000

Peters Doubles Up

• Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Sean Winter shoved on the button and David Peters snap-called.

David Peters: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}
Sean Winter: {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades}{a-Spades}{a-Hearts} for Peters to hit a flush on the turn to double up.

us
Sean Winter
us 4,880,000 -950,000
us
David Peters
us 2,620,000 950,000

Tags: David PetersSean Winter

Winter Increases Lead

• Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

David Peters called on the button and Sean Winter opted to check.

They both checked through the {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} on the flop to the {j-Hearts} on the turn. Winter bet 175,000 and Peters called.

The river completed the board with the {3-Spades}, Winter tanked and then bet 825,000 and Peters called. Peters showed {k-Spades}{2-Diamonds} for the flopped pair of kings but was bested by Winter who held {k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for the same pair of kings but with the higher kicker.

us
Sean Winter
us 5,830,000 1,180,000
us
David Peters
us 1,670,000 -1,180,000

Tags: David PetersSean Winter

Winter Takes the Lead

• Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Sean Winter shoved from the button and David Peters asked for a count. The dealer confirmed Winter had 2,265,000 behind. Peters took the full 30 seconds and then flicked in a chip for the call.

Sean Winter: {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}
David Peters: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for Winter to hit the ace on the turn to double up and take over the chip lead.

us
Sean Winter
us 4,650,000 1,965,000
us
David Peters
us 2,850,000 -1,965,000

Tags: David PetersSean Winter

Peters Puts Pressure on Winter

• Level 22: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Sean Winter called on the button and David Peters raised to 420,000 which Winter called.

The flop came {q-Spades}{a-Spades}{8-Hearts}, Peters continued with a bet of 320,000 and Winter called.

They both checked through the {2-Clubs} on the turn to the {4-Clubs} on the river. Peters bet 1,200,000 and Winter quickly folded.

us
David Peters
us 4,815,000 695,000
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Sean Winter
us 2,685,000 -695,000

Tags: David PetersSean Winter

Level:
22
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Winter Doubles Up Again

• Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

David Peters called on the button and Sean Winter shoved for 1,640,000. Peters snap-called.

Sean Winter: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
David Peters: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for Winter to hit a pair of fours on the turn to double up.

us
David Peters
us 4,120,000 -1,420,000
us
Sean Winter
us 3,380,000 1,420,000

Tags: David PetersSean Winter

Raise and Folds

• Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Not much has happened in the last 20 minutes, both players have raised and folded, and the chips have been going back and forth.

us
David Peters
us 5,540,000 -215,000
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Sean Winter
us 1,960,000 215,000