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Dvoress and Smith Lead the Way After Day 1 of the 2023 PCA $100,000 7-Handed High Roller
The penultimate day of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure series has concluded and one of the last high-stakes contests is one step closer to crowning a winner in the Grand Ballroom at the Baha Mar Resort on The Bahamas. Day 1 of the $100,000 7-Handed High Roller attracted a field of 22 entries, generating a prize pool of more than $2.1 million already.
However, both key numbers are likely to increase further as the late registration remains open for the first two levels on Day 2 on Friday, February 3, 2023 as of 12.30 pm local time.
Leading the way after ten levels of 30 minutes each is Canada's Daniel Dvoress with 604,000 and Dan Smith follows just six blinds behind with 581,000. Kathy Lehne completes the overnight podium after a late surge in the final of the night after she came out on top of a three-way all-in to advance with 459,000.
The dozen Day 1 survivors include some of the biggest names of the international poker scene including the 2023 PCA High Roller tournament winners Isaac Haxton (123,000) and Justin Bonomo (107,000), both of which can be found near the bottom of the leaderboard.
Day 1 Chip Counts
|Place||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Dan Smith||United States||581,000||145|
|3||Kathy Lehne||United States||459,000||115|
|6||David Peters||United States||215,000||54|
|7||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||143,000||36|
|10||Isaac Haxton||United States||123,000||31|
|11||Justin Bonomo||United States||107,000||27|
|12||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||73,000||18|
Notable absentees so far include $250,000 Super High Roller champion Sam Greenwood, Jean-Noel Thorel, David Yan, and Artur Martirosian who all battled for seven-figure payouts in the nearby tournament section. They all have the chance to jump in, however, as the late registration only closes at the end of level 12.
Recommencing blinds during the end of the registration period are 2,000-4,000 / 4,000 big blind ante and 2,500-5,000 / 5,000 big blind ante respectively, giving all late additions to the field with a starting stack of 150,000 in chips plenty of room to navigate.
Jonathan Jaffe won the trophy in the $50,000 8-Handed High Roller but became the first casualty of the day in level two after Dvoress cemented his hot start into the tournament right out of the gates. Soon after joining the field, Cary Katz knocked out a then short-stacked Bonomo who re-entered and Katz later on suffered the very same fate.
Haxton saw his first entry go down in flames when he flopped trips kings with king-ten only to have a kicker problem against the ace-king suited of Pardo. Marius Gierse made a brief appearance but never got anything running to eventually send his short stack over to Dvoress. The same also applied for Nick Petrangelo as well, who opted not to re-enter during the remainder of the night.
In the final stages, Mikita Badziakouski bowed out in the aforementioned three-way all-in against Lehne and Peters while Pardo lost a big portion of his stack with an ill-timed bluff versus Smith. However, no further player was sent to the rail as Stephen Chidwick secured a late double through Talal Shakerchi.
The dozen contenders and further high-stakes regulars will be back for more High Roller action as of 12.30 pm local time. Likewise, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action until a winner has been determined.
End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts
Day 1 Completed
Only 12 players out of the 21 entries for Day 1 have advanced and one further player is already pre-registered for Day 2, which is slated to recommence at 12.30 pm local time. The late registration will remain open for the first two levels.
Chidwick Gets Short But Doubles Through Shakerchi
In a three-bet pot to the flop, Dan Smith bet 16,000 and Stephen Chidwick came along. That led them to the turn on which Smith bet 40,000. Chidwick called for more than half of his remaining stack and the then appeared on the river.
Smith bet 75,000 and Chidwick folded within the allocated 30-second shot clock.
In the very next hand, Chidwick jammed into raise by Shakerchi when he was in the big blind and picked up a call by the fellow Brit.
The flop gave Chidwick bottom set but he had a sweat to endure on the turn. Shakerchi needed an ace or eight to hit a superior full house but the river was a brick.
Last Four Hands Announced
With 10:33 minutes left on the clock in level ten, the final hands of the day were drawn and a four was exposed. Once that has wrapped up, those with chips at their disposal will bag and tag for the night.
Lehne Busts Badziakouski and Doubles Through Peters
On a three-way flop of , Kathy Lehne checked her option in the small blind. Mikita Badziakouski in the big blind jammed for 32,000 and David Peters as the initial preflop raiser called. Lehne subsequently check-jammed for the 169,500 she had behind and Peters asked for a count before he obliged and tossed in a single chip for the call.
The turn failed to improve both players at risk but Lehne got there with the river to make broadway, knocking out Badziakouski and putting a dent into Peters' stack.
Lehne Chops With Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski open-jammed for the last 27,500 from under the gun and was called by David Peters from two seats over. Kathy Lehne also called out of the big blind and then jammed a flop for what appeared to be 133,000, Peters folded without asking for an exact count.
The kicker played no role on the turn and river runout as both chopped up a small profit.
Haxton Chips Up; Loses Some to Peters
On the tail end of a heads-up pot between Isaac Haxton and chip leader Daniel Dvoress, the board showed and Haxton bet 77,500 with 1,000 behind. Dvoress gave up and the pot was awarded to Haxton.
David Peters then raised and Haxton let his 30 seconds run down before he three-bet to 25,000, earning a call from the initial raiser. They subsequently checked the flop and turn. Peters used a time bank himself on the river before betting 45,000 and Haxton folded.
Adams Gets a Shove Through
Dan Smith opened to 85,000 and received three callers in Talal Shakerchi on the button, Juan Pardo in the small blind and Timothy Adams out of the big blind.
The flop checked to Shakerchi and he bet 14,000. Adams then check-jammed for 73,000 and Smith asked for the exact amount of the shove. The sigh-fold by Smith followed and Shakerchi also released the cards into the muck.
Soon after that, Adrian Mateos was paid off by Pardo when his rivered two pair on a king-high board.