Scott Margereson Leads Star Studded CPP Main Event
The 2019 partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party Main Event has reached the money after the 948-starters were reduced to only 135. British star Scott Margereson is the current chip leader, but it is far from a done deal because the chasing pack contains some of the world’s elite grinders.
2019 MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||38,350,000|
|3||Jorryt van Hoof||Netherlands||23,000,000|
|5||Chris Hunichen||United States||19,000,000|
|6||Chino Rheem||United States||18,150,000|
|10||Scott Soverel||United States||15,100,000|
Some 365 players returned to the partypoker-branded felt at the Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas for Day 2 of the $10 million guaranteed Main Event. A handful of players took advantage of being able to buy in at the start of Day 2, including Team partypoker pros Isaac Haxton and Mikita Badziakouski. Other late entrants included Anthony Zinno, Bryn Kenney, Antanas “Tony G” Guoga, and Marvin Rettenmaier.
High profile stars such as Martin Jacobson, Niall Farrell, Maria Ho, and Joseph Cheong were among the early eliminations but the waters were still infested with sharks. The players fell by the wayside in a steady stream throughout Day 2 but it was the 136th place finisher that ended play for the day, bursting the money bubble too.
Vasylenko Yevgen was all in for his last 25,000 chips from the big blind. Everyone folded to Jacobus Visser in the small blind and he called to put Yevgen at risk of elimination. Yevgen showed three-deuce off suit and Visser king-ten. The river gave Visser the pot and sent the remaining 135 players into the money, each guaranteed $20,000.
Margereson Holds a Commanding Lead
Leading the final 135 players back into battle is British pro Scott Margereson, the only player t break through the 30 million chip barrier. Margereson is known as “Aggro Santos” in online poker circles where he has won more than $5.18 million. The Brit sits back down with 38,350,000 chips and is going to take some stopping now the tournament has reached its business end.
Second in chips at the restart is German grinder and Team partypoker Pro Philipp Gruissem who has 24,175,000 chips. The Main Event has gone swimmingly for Gruissem so far. He started Day 2 10th in chips and never slipped.
The rest of the field reads likes a who’s who of the poker world. Chino Rheem, a controversial figure, has 18,150,000 chips while 2019 Poker Masters Champion Sam Soverel (15,100,000) has enough chips for a top 10 spot. Soverel is in scintillating form and is one to watch going into Day 3.
Other superstars who punched their Day 3 ticket include Alex Foxen (15,025,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (14,625,000), Michael Tureneic (12,800,000), Ryan Riess (11,750,000), Andras Nemeth (10,925,000), Nick Marchington (8,700,000), Isaac Haxton (6,950,000), Kahle Burns (5,750,000), Kristen Bicknell (3,200,000), Thomas Boivin (1,250,000), and Steve O’Dwyer (325,000) although the latter is on fumes.
Play resumes at 12:00 p.m. ET and efforts will be made to decimate the field and get somewhere close to the final table. Who will make it into the limelight? Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out.