Bracelet Winner Maslak Leads Final 11 in Hunt for $1.5 Million
Only 11 players remain in the chase for $1.5 million at the partypoker 2018 Caribbean Poker Party at Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas. They've gotten through a field of 1,815, and one of them will claim that massive first-place prize on Saturday.
Atop the counts sits a WSOP bracelet winner, although he isn't exactly a household name among most poker fans. It's Russia's Konstantin Maslak (lead photo) — a 2015 winner in stud hi-lo — who bagged the lead, and he's just as well known for his exploits in another game: chess. Maslak attained the coveted title of Grandmaster in that strategy game and has proven his chops in poker as well to the tune of nearly $700,000 in live tournament cashes.
The Russian finished Day 4 with 292.5 million, putting him a decent bit clear of his closest competitor Pascal Hartmann. Hartmann wound up with 238 million. Joe Kuether (228 million), 2018 bracelet winner Diogo Veiga (162.5 million), 2018 WSOP Main Event seventh-place finisher Alex Lynskey, and EPT winner Anton Wigg (76 million) also remain in contention.
Here's how they'll look when play resumes:
partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event Seat Draw Remaining 11
|Seat||Table 1||Chip Count||Table 2||Chip Count|
|2||Craig Mason||208,000,000||Filipe Oliveira||181,500,000|
|5||Marc MacDonnell||95,500,000||Konstantin Maslak||292,500,000|
|8||Alex Turyansky||104,000,000||Niek van der Sluijs||82,000,000|
Romain Lewis, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Joe Cassidy, Taylor Black, Freddy Deeb, Simon Deadman and partypoker's own Dayane Kotoviezy, Marcel Luske, and Richard Dubini were among those making Day 4 and busting during the course of play.
partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event Remaining Prizes
Everyone left is guaranteed at least $85,000. They'll resume play at noon on Saturday and play until someone has laid claim to the $1.5 million first-place prize. Stay tuned to PokerNews coverage of the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event and the partypoker live stream to find out who it will be.