Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller started with the 104 survivors plus another 18 registrations bringing the total amount of buy-ins for this event up to a record breaking 247 for an EPT High Roller. This created a prize pool of $6,051,040 to be shared among the top 31 players.
This meant the winner is looking at a payout of $1,279,880 and the player who is looking the most likely to take that down right now is PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst. She is of course the reigning champion in this event after taking it down last year and she will now head into Day 3 with the chip lead after amassing 1,633,000 chips.
She leads a field that is full of big name players like Greg Merson, Marvin Rettenmaier, Rob Mizrachi, Ole Schemion, Dan Smith and PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu.
End day 2 with 723k with 14 players left avg is 882k and we play to a winner tomorrow. First pays about 1.3 million. #PCA25K
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 13, 2014
Ended day 2 with 1mio, down to 14, avg 880k… Restart tmr at noon #PCA25K
— Marvin Rettenmaier (@MadMarvin) January 13, 2014
Those Who Fell On Day 2
There were 108 eliminations on a busy Day 2 in this event but 17 of those did manage to go home with a payout at least. There was Fabian Quoss, Ana Marquez, Olivier Busquet, Philipp Gruissem, PokerStars Team Pro Jake Cody and the final elimination of the day in Faraz Jaka that were among the players that were paid out to after being eliminated.
They were the lucky ones as the majority of players that busted on Day 2 had to go home with nothing. This included the likes of Noah Schwartz, Kyle Julius, Shannon Shorr, Joseph Cheong and PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier, Bertrand Grospellier, Isaac Haxton and Eugene Katchalov.
— Bertrand Grospellier (@elkypoker) January 12, 2014
The final 14 players will now be resting up before coming back to the felt at 2pm Bahamas time to play out until there is a winner. We will produce our final report on the event tomorrow so be sure not to miss out on who took down the title.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Vanessa Selbst – 1,633,000
2nd) Joao Vieira – 1,604,000
3rd) Myro Garcia – 1,181,000
4th) Greg Merson – 1,112,000
5th) Jacob Carl Schindler – 1,109,000
6th) Marvin Rettenmaier – 1,014,000
7th) Rob Mizrachi – 856,000
8th) Dani Stern – 837,000
9th) Daniel Negreanu – 723,000
10th) Mustapha Kanit – 705,000
The Remaining Payouts
10th – 11th) $110,740
12th – 13th) $98,560