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$25,000 High Roller

Jonathan Jaffe Leads the Final 8 Players in the $25,000 High Roller

ajlamers • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Final Table

After another 10 levels, play has wrapped up on Day 2 of the $25,000 High Roller here at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018. Jonathan Jaffe will head into the third and final day as the chip leader after bagging a whopping 2,143,000 chips.

Jaffe was in front of the field for the majority part of the day. In a crucial hand with just two tables remaining, Jaffe got involved in a big pot with PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu. Jaffe showed aggression on all three streets and Negreanu paid him off on a paired board and three cards to a flush. Jaffe tabled a queen-high flush and left Negreanu with few chips, and would eventually finish in ninth place.

Jaffe will be closely followed by Canadian online phenom, Christopher Kruk with 1,420,000 chips. Rounding out the top three is former Super Bowl champion, Richard Seymour, who bagged an impressive 1,400,000 after he took down a monster pot against Justin Bonomo.

The day started off with 50 players returning to their seats from Day 1. Late registration remained open until the start of play, and there were a few late stragglers to join the field. In total, there were 144 entries that made up a prizepool of $3,484,800.

When the payouts were announced, it was deemed there would be 20 places getting paid with a min-cash being worth $45,300. The winner will gladly be taking home $836,350 and the pride of beating the best players in the world.

Day 3 Payouts

PlacePrize (USD)

For a field with as many big names as you could find, there is no surprise with those that finished in the money today. They include Peter Jetten (20th place - $45,300), Javier Zapatero (19th place - $45,300), Mike Watson (18th place - $45,300), Ryan Mceathron (17th place - $50,572), Jean-Noel Thorel (16th place - $50,572), Isaac Haxton (15th place - $55,740), Liv Boeree (14th place - $55,740), Larry Greenberg (13th place - $60,980), Ari Engel (12th place - $60,980), Steffen Sontheimer (11th place - $69,730), Jonathan Concepcion (10th place - $69,730), and Daniel Negreanu (9th place - $83,460).

Day 2 Seat Draw

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 BadziakouskiBelaurs134,0007
8Stefan SchillhabelGermany480,00024

The action is slated to resume on Sunday at 12:00 P.M. local time at the beginning of level 20. They will continue to play until a winner is crowned with 60-minute levels and 20-minute breaks after every two levels.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament to bring you all of the coverage of the final table.

Jonathan Jaffe

Tags: Ari EngelChristopher KrukDaniel NegreanuFelipe RamosIgor KurganovIsaac HaxtonJavier ZapateroJean-Noel ThorelJonathan ConcepcionJonathan JaffeJustin BonomoLarry GreenbergLiv BoereeMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiPeter JettenPokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018Richard SeymourRyan McEathronStefan SchillhabelSteffen Sontheimer