2014 PCA Main Event Day 2: Max Silver 6th in Chips
Day 3 of the $10 million guaranteed 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event started with 632 players seated in the Imperial ballroom at the Atlantis Resort, but by the time the curtain came down on the day’s proceedings, the crowd was a more manageable 215 players in size.
Right up among the chip leaders going into Day 3, in fact sixth in chips, is the United Kingdom’s Max Silver and his 345,200 chips. Silver is brimming with confidence after finishing sixth in the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event in December and that confidence helped him out towards the end of Day 2 when he made a hero call for a large pot to boost his stack significantly.
Silver starts Day 3 on Table 9 where he has some talented opponents to keep him on his toes. November Nine’s Sylvain Loosli (189,100), Amanda Musumeci (76,000) and Owen Crowe (140,000) are the most stellar names as Silver’s starting table, which makes Table 9 far from ideal, but Silver is the largest stack on that particular table and that will help his cause no end.
Including Silver, there are 12 players among the 215 survivors who call either the UK or Ireland home. Ireland’s Jude Ainsworth (264,000) is on course for his first major live cash since March 2013 while Thomas Hall (189,000), Jack Ellwood (176,700) and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree (135,700) each have decent-sized stacks an should be able to navigate their way through to the money places – set at 151 places – and hopefully beyond.
UK & Irish Players on Day 3 of the 2014 PCA Main Event
Speaking of money, a min-cash in the 2014 PCA Main Event is worth $17,600. The eight finalists each take home a minimum of $173,200, with the eventual champion leaving the Bahamas with a eye-popping $1,820,420.
Sat at the top of the chip counts going into Day 3 are two well-known, established Canadian pros. World Series of Poker bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois is the name at the very top of the counts, his 412,000 chips keeping him narrowly ahead of Sam Greenwood who is on 402,500 at the start of play.
As you would expect from such a prestigious poker tournament, the field is littered with scores of big names who have bagfuls of talent. Players such as Matthew Berkey (372,100), Keven Stammen (342,500), Maria Ho (300,800), Yngve Steen (298,800), former PCA champion John Dibella (293,600), Antoine Saout (265,500), Mike McDonald (240,800), Sergio Aido (138,200), Ole Schemion (103,900), Paul Berende (100,200) and Antonio Esfandiari (57,000).
Also still in with a chance of glory are a number of players who are sporting the coveted Team PokerStars Pro patches. In order to chip counts, those flying the PokerStars flag are: Marc-Andre Ladouceur (208,700), Angel Guillen (185,600), Dario Minieri (168,500), Liv Boeree (135,700), Marcel Luske (134,600), George Danzer (121,000), Leo Margets (92,500), Alex Kravchenko (75,700), Caio Pessagno (54,300), Jason Mercier (43,800), and Humberto Brenes (39,000).
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Top 10 End-Of-Day 2 Chip Counts