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ANZ Player of the Year Chevalier Running Deep at PCA

donpeters • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

There are 64 players remaining in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, but only one is the reigning Australia New Zealand Player of the Year. That player is Danny Chevalier and he entered Day 4 with 275,000 in chips.

Over in his native region of the world, Chevalier cashed in five of nine qualifying events on the ANZPT circuit to earn his player-of-the-year victory. It wasn't easy, though, as Chevalier was neck and neck with Leo Boxell right up until the last event. In that last event — ANZPT Darwin — Chevalier overtook Boxell and went on to finish in eighth place.

The five results Chevalier recorded en route to winning are as follows:

  • ANZPT Adelaide - 8th for A$14,060
  • ANZPT Perth - 20th for A$5,050
  • ANZPT Gold Coast - 18th for A$6,760
  • ANZPT Melbourne - 3rd for A$55,180
  • ANZPT Darwin - 8th for A$5,760

The prize he earned was a sponsorship into four APPT Season 6 events and his choice of either an Aussie Millions Main Event package or a PCA Main Event package. Chevalier chose the PCA Main Event and so far he's parlayed that decision into a minimum of $32,500, with the chance to win much, much more. The stack he entered the day with is just about half of the current average.

Chevalier has plenty experience running deep in tournaments and maneuvering his way to the final table as exhibited in his ANZPT results, so we know he's got the game to make a massive splash here in The Bahamas. We'll be keeping an eye on the reigning ANZ Player of the Year all day long and keep you informed as to how he's doing going forward.

Tags: Danny ChevalierLeo Boxell

Revenge For Mattern


The last time we saw Arnaud Mattern running deep in a 10k was at the World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes last October. We'll confess now after the fact that we were rooting for Mattern in that event, but he ran aces into pocket tens with ten players left to exit in cruel, two-out fashion.

Mattern has just gotten his revenge.

In middle position, he looked down at {10-Clubs} {10-Hearts} and shoved his last 153,000 into the middle. Around in the big blind, Artem Kachnyy woke up with the {A-Clubs} {A-Diamonds} and made the covering call with a chance at the knockout.

The {9-Spades} {6-Spades} {Q-Spades} flop was a miss for Mattern, but the {J-Clubs} turn was just about the best miss in the deck. It gave Mattern another eight outs to the straight, and he'd find one of those on the river. The {8-Hearts} dropped off to save his tournament life, and Mattern is suddenly back in the game with 435,000.

Artem Kachnyy
Artem Kachnyy
435,000 -154,000
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 319,000 164,000

Tags: Arnaud MatternArtem Kachnyy

Shuffle Up and Deal!

donpeters • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The cards are in the air for Day 4 of the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.


A Pair of Canadians Lead For Day 4

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia

Good morning, and welcome back for Day 4 of the Caribbean Adventure. Over the weekend, 1,072 players turned up with $10,000 and a dream. More than a thousand of them have been sent off dissatisfied since then, and just 64 will return today with chips to unbag.

Atop the heap with his 1.472 million chips is Phil D'Auteuil, the young French-Canadian pro who you may remember from the EPT5 London final table. Right behind him is another Canadian, Sam Greenwood, who is, at least for now, the lesser known of the three Greenwood brothers. Four more players have joined the Canadians in the million-chip club, including Day 3's chip leader Faraz Jaka, Alex Fitzgerald, Anthony Gregg, and Kyle Julius.

The PokerStars family still has four players battling under their banner, and Luca Pagano is doing the best of the bunch. After a very active day at a tough table, Pagano managed to bag up 863,000 chips to put his name in the top ten. Germany's Jan Heitmann and America's Barry Greenstein are both hovering a bit below the chip average, and Arnaud Mattern has some work cut out for him. The Frenchman had his upward momentum dashed a few times over the course of Day 4, and he has a bottom-dwelling stack of 155,000 with which to mount a comeback. We wouldn't put it past him, though. Mattern was playing some good poker to finish 2011, and it seems he's due to "bink" something in the near future.

Other notables who'll be in the hunt today include David Peters, Bill Chen, Chris Klodnicki, Ruben Visser, Eddy Sabat, Erik Cajelais, and William Reynolds. We've also got one lady left standing, the charmingly Canadian Xuan Liu, and many would say she's due for a major tournament win as well.

Oh yeah, and the defending champ. Galen Hall won $2.3 million in this building last year, and he's already added more than a half-million with his third-place finish in the $100,000 Super High Roller event over the weekend. He'll be short on chips to begin the day, but we'd be fools to count him out now.

One more notable. Sergio Garcia knows his way around a golf tournament, and the pro iron swinger is turning some heads this week on the felt, too. Garcia has been steadily increasing his stack all week long, and he's still in the hunt with 235,000 chips to start this Day 4.

We're about 20 minutes away from our scheduled starting time, so don't wander away on us! We'll play down to 24 players today, and the cards will be in the air shortly.

Day 4 Seat Draw

11Casey Kastle453000
12Faraz Jaka1220000
13Sam Chartier260000
14Danny Chevalier275000
15Luca Pagano863000
16James Seletzky201000
17Eddy Sabat594000
18Alexander Venovski351000
22Robin Lindqvist155000
23John Dibella719000
24Roberto Rivera231000
25Luis Jaikel372000
26Will Reynolds269000
27Warren Strong725000
28Daniel Schmieding365000
31Peter Dräxl951000
32Thomas Gabriel385000
33Phil D'Auteuil1472000
34Nicholas Grippo265000
35Maksim Semisoshenko113000
36David Bernstein876000
37Richard Washinksky429000
38Daniel Shiff344000
41Spencer Hudson287000
42Sam Greenwood1401000
43Anthony Gregg1129000
44Ami Alibay165000
45Chris Klodnicki157000
46Ruben Visser666000
47Andrew Badecker406000
48Corey Burbick278000
51Mark Drover392000
52Alexandr Kuzmin741000
53William Luciano447000
54Bill Chen668000
55Byron Kaverman536000
56Rudy Blondeau311000
57Sergio Garcia235000
58Jan Heitmann395000
61David Peters857000
62Lee Goldman703000
63Charles Furey574000
64Viacheslav Igin244000
65Marc Tschirch540000
66Yevgeniy Timoshenko122000
67Cristian Folescu510000
68David Granados443000
71Artem Kachnyy589000
72Lawrence Greenberg764000
73Barry Greenstein379000
74Arnaud Mattern155000
75Alex Fitzgerald1154000
76Kyle Julius1019000
77Rodrigo Abellán Vivancos110000
78Jesus Sanchez217000
81Yuliyan Nikolaev Kolev292000
82Galen Hall168000
83Nikolaos Alafogiannis611000
84Xuan Liu680000
85Max Leonhard536000
86Martin Jacobson322000
87Erik Cajelais333000
88Jannick Wrang123000
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