The dream of becoming the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion is still alive and kicking for two British players, as the $10,000,000 guaranteed tournament saw its field reduced to only 20 players on Day 4.
Max Silver is the best placed of the British duo; his 2,355,000 chips are also enough to place him fifth overall when play resumes on Sunday. Silver, who needs to finish seventh or higher to beat his best tournament score, should be delighted with his Day 5 seat draw as, without wanting to offend anyone, he has avoided some of the more stellar names in the field – most of those are on Table 2.
Silver’s starting table – Table 3 – starts six-handed and that will suit his playing style, especially as Silver also has position on the two other big stacks at his table, Ortiz Fabian (2,200,000 chips) and Canada’s Shayam Srinivasan (2,129,000).
Thomas Hall is the other player representing the United Kingdom. Hall, the UKIPT Season 3 Player of the Year, bagged up 1,241,000 chips at the close of play and starts Day 5 11th in chips. Hall has already secured his largest live tournament cash – his previous best was for £18,050 – and like Silver will be happy with his seat draw for Day 5.
Hall shares a table the overall chip leader Madis Muur of Estonia (3,515,000) and Roger Teska (874,000) along with UK-based Hungarian Zsibrita Pal (907,000).
The aforementioned Table 2 is extremely tough and the goings on there will have a major influence on where the title of champion ends up. Isaac Baron (1,556,000), Pascal Lefrancois (2,401,000), Grayson Ramage (571,000), Antoine Saout (2,432,000) and Mike McDonlald (3,432,000) start on Table 2.
Play resumes at 5:00pm UK time on Sunday and continues until the official eight-handed final table is set. Here’s hoping that both Silver and Hall are among the finalists, good luck gentlemen. Don't forget to follow our superb live updates, here.
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