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$10,300 Main Event
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Event Info

Buy-in $10,300
Prize Pool $5,645,400
Players 582

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Highlights

Highlights

Let's Have a Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

The final three players are now on a 20-minute break.

Hands #47-51: Aldemir Closing the Gap

[user270022] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 47: Shawn Buchanan was given a walk in the big blind.

Hand 48: Maria Lampropulos shoved on the button with the {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 49: Koray Aldemir limped in from the small blind with {j-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Lampropulos checked her option with the {7-Spades}{2-Hearts}. The flop came down {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Aldemir won the pot with a bet of 100,000

Hand 50: Aldemir opened with the {9-Spades}{6-Spades} on the button and Buchanan called in the big blind with the {3-Spades}{2-Spades}. Buchanan check-folded to a bet of 330,000.

Hand 51: Lampropulos looked down at the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} on the button and limped in. Buchanan raised to 590,000 from the small blind only to see Aldemir three-bet to 1,500,000. Both Lampropulos and Buchanan folded.

Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 8,345,000 -815,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 6,460,000 980,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 2,650,000 -170,000

Tags: Koray AldemirMaria LampropulosShawn Buchanan

Hands #41-46: Koray Aldemir Doubles Through Shawn Buchanan

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 41: Koray Aldemir raised to 200,000 on the button with the {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Shawn Buchanan called from the big blind with the {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. The {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop saw Buchanan check top pair and Aldemir continuation-bet 140,000.

Buchanan called and then checked the {7-Spades} turn. Aldemir checked behind and the {4-Spades} completed the board on the river. Buchanan bet 325,000 and Aldemir called trying to catch a bluff. With that, Buchanan took down the 1.41 million pot.

Hand 42: Maria Lampropulos held the {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} on the button and she just called. Buchanan did the same with the {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs} in the small blind and Aldemir checked his option from the big with the {9-Spades}{2-Spades}. All three players saw the {q-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop and they all checked.

The {3-Spades} turn saw Buchanan bet 175,000 with his open-ended straight draw, Aldemir folded, and Lampropulos called with her pair of queens. The {3-Hearts} river was no help to Buchanan and he gave up by checking. Lampropulos checked behind and won the pot.

Hand 43: Buchanan raised the button to 200,000 with the {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Lampropulos three-bet to 750,000 from the big blind with the {7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Buchanan folded.

Hand 44: Buchanan received a walk in the big blind.

Hand 45: Buchanan limped the small blind with the {k-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Aldemir checked his option with the {4-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Both players checked the {j-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop and the {8-Hearts} paired the board on the turn. Buchanan checked, Aldemir bet 155,000, and Buchanan folded.

Hand 46: Buchanan raised the button to 200,000 with the {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Aldemir three-bet all in for 2.675 million with the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} in the small blind. It was a race, but Aldemir needed to improve to stay alive.

He managed to do it on the {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop, and his hand held through the {2-Spades} turn and {J-Diamonds} river.

Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 9,160,000 -2,004,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 5,480,000 2,060,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 2,820,000 420,000

Tags: Koray AldemirMaria LampropulosShawn Buchanan

Christopher Kruk Wins his Biggest Live Poker Tournament for $836,350

• Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Christopher Kruk wins the $25K 3-day tournament for a hefty $836,350. There were over 100 entries including Daniel Negreanu, Dan Shak, Erik Seidel, Issac Haxton and last year's winner Luc Greenwood. Ultimately, it was Christopher Kruk who overcame a massive chip deficit to win the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25K.

Tags: englishchristopher krukcanadacanadianPokerstars Caribbean AdventurePCA2018High Rollerheads up

Hands #36-40: Aldemir on the Rise

[user270022] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 36: Shawn Buchanan limped in from the small blind with the {8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Koray Aldemir checked his option with the {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. The flop came {5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and Buchanan bet 100,000.

Aldemir called to see the {6-Hearts} on the turn. Both players checked and the {8-Hearts} completed the board.

Buchanan led with a bet of 125,000 and Aldemir raised to 550,000. Buchanan called and Aldemir dragged in a sizeable pot.

Hand 37: Buchanan opened on the button with the {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and won the pot

Hand 38: We missed the hand due to a graphic on the screen.

Hand 39: Buchanan limped with the {5-Spades}{4-Hearts} in the small blind and Aldemir checked with his {8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Both players checked a {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop to see the {q-Diamonds} and Buchanan won the pot with a bet on the turn.

Hand 40: Buchanan opened with the {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs} on the button and Aldemir called in the small blind with the {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The flop fanned out {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and both players checked to see the {4-Spades} on the turn. Both players checked again and the {9-Hearts} completed the board. Another two checks saw them chop the pot with king high.

Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 11,164,000 -826,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 3,420,000 720,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 2,400,000 -380,000

Tags: Koray AldemirShawn Buchanan

Hands #32-35: More for Bucky

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 32: Shawn Buchanan received a walk in the big blind.

Hand 33: Maria Lampropulos held the {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} on the button and folded. Buchanan limped the small blind with the {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Koray Aldemir checked his option from the big with the {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}. The {j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop saw both players check and the {5-Hearts} appeared on the turn. Buchanan bet 260,000 with his double gutter and Aldemir folded.

Hand 34: Buchanan picked up the {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} on the button and raised to 200,000. Lampropulos called from the big blind with her {j-Spades}{8-Clubs} and the flop came down {a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Lampropulos checked and then folded when Buchanan continued for 175,000.

Hand 35: Lampropulos limped the small blind with the {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Buchanan checked his option with the {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}. The {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop paired Lampropulos and she checked. Buchanan bet 100,000, Lampropulos called, and the {A-Spades} hit the turn.

Both players checked and the {2-Spades} river gave Buchanan a flush. Lampropulos checked and Buchanan bet 250,000. Lampropulos once again hit the tank before letting it go.

Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 11,990,000 680,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 2,780,000 -410,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 2,700,000 -270,000

Tags: Koray AldemirMaria LampropulosShawn Buchanan

Adrian Mateos Eliminated in 4th Place ($372,600)

[user270022] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Hand 31: Shawn Buchanan peeled the {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and opened under the gun. Adrian Mateos looked down at the {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and three-bet to 600,000 on the button. Buchanan called and a {6-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop was issued.

Buchanan checked and Mateos bet 700,000. Buchanan raised to 1,800,000, Mateos three-bet jammed all in for 3,395,000 and Buchanan called.

Mateos was ahead but Buchanan had some draws. The {4-Diamonds} quickly crushed Mateos' hopes and the meaningless {9-Hearts} on the river sealed his fate, falling in fourth place for $372,600.

Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 11,310,000 3,780,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
ar 3,190,000 -75,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 2,970,000 1,090,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es Busted

Tags: Adrian MateosShawn Buchanan

Hands #25-30: Aldemir Shoves Three Times

[user270022] • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 25: Shawn Buchanan woke up with {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} and limped in from the small blind. Adrian Mateos raised to 300,000 with the {7-Hearts}{6-Spades} out of the big blind and Buchanan four-bet to 1,100,000 getting a quick fold from Mateos.

Hand 26: Buchanan opened on the button with the {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Koray Aldemir three-bet jammed with the {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}, forcing Buchanan to fold.

Hand 27: Aldemir limped from the small blind holding {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Maria Lampropulos raised to 325,000 with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} winning the pot.

Hand 28: Mateos opened under the gun {a-Spades}{2-Spades} and folded when Aldemir three-bet jammed on the button with the {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

Hand 29: Buchanan limped with the {k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} in the small blind and folded when Mateos three-bet to 300,000 with the {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} in the big blind.

Hand 30: Mateos limped from the small blind with the {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and called a raise to 265,000 by Aldemir with the {9-Spades}{4-Spades} in the big blind. The flop fanned out {9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Mateos bet 460,000. Aldemir shoved and won the pot.

Tags: Adrian MateosKoray AldemirShawn Buchanan

Hands #17-24: Two-Minute Preflop Tank By Maria Lampropulos

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 17: Shawn Buchanan limped the cutoff with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Koray Aldemir checked his option from the big blind with the {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}. The {2-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop saw both players check and the dealer burn and turn the {4-Spades}. Aldemir led out for 120,000 and Buchanan let it go.

Hand 18: Adrian Mateos raised to 200,000 with the {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs} on the button and he took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 19: Maria Lampropulos looked down at the {a-Spades}{q-Spades} in the small blind. As she's prone to do, she took a long time to act (two minutes), eventually raising to 350,000. Buchanan quickly folded from the big blind.

Hand 20: This hand was not shown as the live stream instead aired Daniel Coupal's exit interview.

Hand 21: This hand was not shown as the live stream instead aired Daniel Coupal's exit interview.

Hand 22: Mateos raised all in from the small blind with the {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Aldemir folded from the big.

Hand 23: Buchanan raised to 200,000 under the gun with the {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and took down the blinds.

Hand 24: Lampropulos held the {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds} in the small blind and she just called. Buchanan checked his option with the {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and the flop fell {7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}. Both players checked, the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades}, and again it went check-check. The {j-Clubs} river gave Lampropulos a straight, and she bet 325,000. Buchanan folded.

Tags: Adrian MateosKoray AldemirMaria LampropulosShawn Buchanan