The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2019 Main Event has moved on to Day 2 with 330 of the 842 entries still left on the felt. Registration does remain open until the start of play today which will see cards get in the air at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island at noon local time.
Day 1a survivors dominate the top counts with Alexander Kharkov starting the day as the overall chip leader with a massive stack of 350,500, the only stack above the 300,000 mark. Joey Weissman is in second with 267,000. He is followed closely by Joao Simao (251,200) and Brian Altman (236,100).
Other big names who have bagged a top stack include Rainer Kempe (214,200) and Niall Farrell (202,000). Kempe bagged the chip lead of the Day 1b pack and will start the day 5th in chips.
PokerStars will be well represented on the felt today as PokerStars Ambassadors Andre Akkari (143,200), Barry Greenstein (71,100), Jake Cody (67,800), Liv Boeree (64,800), Daniel Negreanu (56,700), Jeff Gross (53,300), Aditya Agarwal (52,800) and Randy Lew (43,500) will all be back to continue to battle it out.
A number of notable names and familiar faces are still in the hunt as well such as Dominik Nitsche (152,400), Kenny Hallaert (135,700), Steffen Sontheimer (115,600), Mike Leah (88,300), Anthony Zinno (64,600) and Griffin Benger, (64,200).
Action will kick off at 12 p.m. local time with 800/1,600/1,600. Six levels of 90-minutes will be played. There will be a 20-minute break after Level 11,12,13, and 15 and a 80-minute dinner break after Level 14.
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