PCA $25k High Roller Day 1 – Troyanovsky On Top
With the Main Event drawing to a close later today, yesterday saw the start of the next big event to keep us entertained. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller event saw Day 1 completed, after there were 198 entries registered, though 42 of those were re-buys.
All of those entries created a large prize pool of $4.8 million, though this is not the official count just yet as the registration period is actually still open.
The player in the top spot at the end of the day was the Super High Roller final tablist Vladimir Troyanovski. He built up a stack of 349k, with him having a fairly good lead over Mike Watson in second place with 282,500.
Due to this event being a re-buy affair, it meant that the action was certainly fast and furious, with players re-buying constantly in an attempt to secure a good chip stack for Day 2. Due to the high buy-in, this event only attracted the most successful of poker players, with many of them buying back in on numerous occasions.
PokerStars Team Pros Still In The Mix!
There are some big Team Pros who are still in with a good chance in this event with the legend himself Daniel Negreanu, the newly engaged Vanessa Selbst, the ever successful Jason Mercier and one of the newest Team Pros Isaac Haxton all just outside of the top ten with regards to chip counts.
They will certainly want to make an impression too, as Team PokerStars has yet to overly impress at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure as of yet. They will be looking to at least make the final table and bring home a good score. In all honesty, who would bet against one of the doing just that too? We certainly wouldn’t.
The Current Top Ten!
Vladimir Troyanovsky – 349,000
Mike Watson – 282,500
Ariel Celestino – 276,800
Shawn Buchanan – 240,000
Joey Weissman – 237,200
Shaun Deeb – 213,900
Chris Hunichen – 210,000
Christian Harder – 206,000
Ty Reiman – 205,000
Jason Koon – 204,000
Day 2 will be taking place a little later on today, with more entries expected to be added to the mix and increase that prize pool even further. We already cannot wait to see which players will be joining the fray, whilst we are also equally as eager to see which of the PokerStars Team Pros can start to stamp their mark on the PCA.
As usual, we will provide a report around this time tomorrow on what happens on Day 2 of the $25k High Roller.