Live Events 2
$25,000 High Roller

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Players 142

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 50,000



Felipe Ramos Eliminated in 8th Place ($108,030)

• Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Felipe Ramos
Felipe Ramos

Action folded to Felipe Ramos on the button and he shoved for his last 40,000 chips. After brief consideration, Christopher Kruk moved all-in from the small blind for what looked like just over 1,300,000. Justin Bonomo folded his big blind and the two live players tabled their hands.

Felipe Ramos: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Christopher Kruk: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}

Ramos was way ahead preflop with the better pocket pair and Kruk needed a lot of help from the deck in order to knock him out. The flop came {J-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} giving Kruk a set of fives to take the lead and leaving Ramos in need of a club or seven. The {A-Clubs} on the turn put Ramos back in the lead with a flush, but the {6-Spades} river paired the board to give Kruk the winning full house, so he took the pot to end Ramos's deep run in this tournament.

Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 1,472,000 52,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br Busted

Tags: Christopher KrukFelipe RamosJustin Bonomo

Ramos Takes a Big Hit

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

It was not the start that Felipe Ramos had envisioned coming into the final day of the $25,000 High Roller. Richard Seymour opened to 47,000 from the hijack and Ramos defended his big blind. The flop came {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and both players checked to the {10-Spades} on the turn.

Ramos checked again and Seymour fired a bet of 50,000 which Ramos called. The river was the {2-Hearts} and Ramos checked one more time. Seymour bet another 115,000 and Ramos called after using up a time bank. Seymour tabled {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and Ramos was forced to muck.

In the next hand, Justin Bonomo pushed all in from under the gun for 361,000 and the action folded to Ramos in the small blind. He took his time before making the call and when the cards were tabled, it was a race. Bonomo held {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Ramos showed {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. The board ran out {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and Bonomo got a full double up through Ramos, leaving him with around 50,000 chips.

Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour
us 1,560,000 160,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 745,000 384,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 51,000 -582,000

Tags: Felipe RamosJustin BonomoRichard Seymour

Cards are Flying

• Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Cards are officially in the air in Day 3 of the $25,000 3-Day High Roller.


Jonathan Jaffe Leads Final Eight Players into Day 3 of $25,000 3-Day High Roller

Jonathan Jaffe
Jonathan Jaffe

The $25,000 3-Day High Roller at the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure drew a total of 142 entries from 99 unique players, but just eight remain in contention for the title and $836,350 top prize. Leading the way is Jonathan Jaffe, who will take a massive 2,143,000-chip stack out of the bag when Day 3 begins at noon local time at the ultra-luxe Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Jaffe is the only player to carry a stack of over 2 million into the third day of play. Canadian online grinder Christopher Kruk sits in second position with 1,420,000, and just behind him is former Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour with 1,400,000.

PokerStars Team Pro Igor Kurganov is still in the hunt with a stack of 660,000, as are Felipe Ramos (633,000), Stefan Schillhabel (480,000), Justin Bonomo (361,000), and short stack Mikita Badziakouski (134,000).

Here's a look at the final table payouts:

PlacePrize (USD)

The remaining players will play 60-minute levels with a 20-minute break every two levels until a winner is determined. The final table seat draw can be found below.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jonathan JaffeUnited States2,143,000107
2Felipe RamosBrazil633,00032
3Christopher KrukCanada1,420,00071
4Justin BonomoUnited States361,00018
5Igor KurganovRussia660,00033
6Richard SeymourUnited States1,400,00070
7Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus134,0007
8Stefan SchillhabelGermany480,00024

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Tags: Christopher KrukFelipe RamosIgor KurganovJonathan JaffeJustin BonomoMikita BadziakouskiRichard SeymourStefan Schillhabel

$25,000 High Roller
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