The 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure continued today with Day 1 of the $250,000 PokerStars Players Championship Super High Roller at the beautiful Baha Mar Resort.
After only four levels of play on Day 1, Artur Martirosian leads the pack with an impressive 726,000 in chips. Next closest was Chris Brewer (547,500) and Henrik Hecklen (465,000) to round out the top three.
This star-studded field attracted 25 entries from the biggest and best players from around the globe to create a $6,088,500 prize pool, and with late registration and rebuys open until the start of Level 9 on Day 2, that number will be sure to grow.
Some high-stakes notables who jumped in early included EPT champions Adrian Mateos and Mikita Badziakouski, as well as recent PCA High Roller winners Isaac Haxton, Justin Bonomo, and David Yan to name a few.
$250,000 PSPC Super High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Artur Martirosian||Russian Federation||726,000||290|
|2||Chris Brewer||United States||547,500||219|
|5||Chris Hunichen||United States||391,000||156|
|7||Isaac Haxton||United States||349,000||139|
|9||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||330,500||132|
|10||Kathy Lehne||United States||325,000||130|
Day 1 Action
Things got off to a hot start with many big pots early on. Martirosian scored a massive double up in the first level off of Andrew Lichtenberger, who held kings while Martirosian rivered the nut-flush with ace-king. Lichtenberger could not rebound from the bad beat and would hit the rail soon after.
Chalie Hook also exited the field early when he moved all in with ace-queen but ran into the ace-king of Brewer and couldn’t find improvement. A short while later, Yan would flop a set of sixes but was up against the top set of kings for Orpen Kisacikoglu. Yan would be left with a couple of big blinds and need to rebuy a few hands later.
Day 2 starts on February 1st at 2 p.m. EST and is scheduled to play eight more one-hour levels with blinds resuming at 1,000/2,500 with a 2,500 big blind ante. Players who wish to join will have until the start of Level 9 to do so.
Be sure to stick with PokerNews to bring you all the up-to-date coverage as we come closer to crowning a new super high roller champion here in The Bahamas.