Day 1b of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is now firmly in the books after the second opening day flight brought in a large field of 710 players looking to join the 181 survivors from Day 1a into Day 2 later today.
There were approximately 475 of those players remaining come the end of the day and the player that finished at the top of the chip counts was Shankar Pillai after he built a stack of 173,900.
That was enough to put him top overall in this event and ahead of the likes of Antoine Saout, Noah Boeken, Jude Ainsworth, Sergio Aido, David Baker and Greg Merson on Day 1b.
108.2k to finish the day
— Greg Merson (@GregMerson) January 9, 2014
Ended the day with 110k. Had a fairly smooth day, but made two mistakes….try to do better tomorrow.
— David Baker (@audavidb) January 9, 2014
There were around 250 eliminations on Day 1b and some of the bigger names were found among them as out of the event went Erik Cajelais, Jake Schwartz, Loni Harwood, Andy Frankenberger and Team PokerStars Pro Randy Lew.
12bb I shoved A8ss sbvbb he calls AJo. Flop 765r !! But bricked. Need to practice getting good cards next time or bring macronoko #PCA2014
— Randy Lew (@nanonoko) January 9, 2014
Day 2 will see the survivors from each of the opening day flights return to the felt at 12pm local time today in order to set themselves up for a deep run in this event. Their minimum expectations will be to make the prize pool money. We will be able to let you know just how many players will get paid and just how much when that information is revealed.
The Top Ten From Day 1b
1st) Shankar Pillai – 173,900
2nd) Dylan Hortin – 160,500
3rd) Victor Levy – 150,100
4th) Daniel Bavec – 149,900
5th) Rens Feenstra – 148,400
6th) Adalfer Gamarra – 145,700
7th) Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo – 139,900
8th) Leonardo Emperador – 136,100
9th) Sam Greenwood – 132,500
10th) Antoine Saout – 131,600