PCA Main Event Day 3 – Kelly Surges In Front

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event is now getting right down to the business end of the action, with the 166 players that had survived the first two days sitting down once more at the tables to try and get into the paying positions.

As the dust settled on Day 3, there were in fact 59 players remaining in the event with Patrick Kelly being the one holding the most chips. He had bagged up 1.75 million in total which put him a good 400k ahead of Joe Serock in second place.

Most of his chips came from two massive hands throughout the day, with the thing in common between both was that they involved pocket aces. He first managed to break them when up against Fabian Quoss, when his pocket queens came out on top and he then managed to find the aces himself and saw them hold up against the pocket kings of Michael Malm.

Players Shown The Door on Day 3!

As well as losing PokerStars Team Pros George Danzer, George Lind, Joe Cada and the super aggressive Fatima Moreira de Melo, we also lost a whole host of other big names. Of them were Matt Glantz, Michael Mizrachi, Shannon Shorr, Ashton Griffin and Lisa Hamilton.

Players Who Crept Through The Door On Day 3!

With the bubble now burst, everybody that is still in the event and even some that have been eliminated have at least secured some money. With regards to players that are still in and with a shout of increasing their payouts includes PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, Greg Mueller, Carlos Mortensen, Jake Cody, Mohsin Charania and Scott Clements.

Kelly may be leading currently and have a fairly decent chip advantage, but as we saw in the Super High Roller, no amount of lead can guarantee you the victory, even the shortest stacks can come from nowhere and steal the title from under your nose.

The Current Top Ten!

Patrick Kelly – 1,750,000

Joe Serock – 1,320,000

Darren Elias – 1,040,000

Michael Lipman – 1,035,000

Owen Crowe – 1,000,000

Maxim Panyak – 989,000

Nicolas Godoy – 848,000

Jerry Wong – 808,000

Anthony Borde – 796,000

Day 4 of the PCA Main Event will be resuming at noon local time today, with the mission to decrease the size of the field down to three tables and 24 players. We cannot wait to see what players are going to be in the mix to secure the first big title of 2013, so share that moment with us by regularly checking here for updates.