Day 2 of the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party saw the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller’s field whittled down to only 19 players and both Day 1c and Day 1d of the $1,100 MILLIONS Open play out.
MILLIONS High Roller
Late registration remained open until the end of the 12 level at the Melia Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana and saw the number of entrants increase to 103, thanks in part to several players taking advantage of being able to re-enter.
Bryn Kenney fired four bullets at the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller but his luck wasn’t in and he failed to progress to Day 3, while Steve O’Dwyer found himself in four six bullets and like Kenney bust for the final time during Day 2.
Leading the way going into Day 3, where 19 players remain, is Jonathan Little. The Florida resident bagged up an impressive 14,550,000 chips at the close of play. Little was involved in a massive pot late into proceedings, which catapulted him to the top of the counts.
In the hand, Steffan Sontheimer opened on the button to 250,000, Little three-bet to 1.1 million from the big blind and Sontheimer called. Little led for one million on the flop and Sontheimer quickly called. The turn was the and Little led for 1.3 million and was called once more.
The river was the and Little checked. Sontheimer bet 2.5 million, Little called and showed for top set, crushing the of his opponent.
Little will be joined on Day 3 by a host of poker talent, including Sam Greenwood, Kenny Hallaert, Mike Watson, Manig Loeser, Sergio Aido, Stephen Chidwick, Ryan Riess and the last remaining member of Team partypoker Roberto Romanello.
Play resumes at 12:00 p.m. local time and the top 11 finishers will be in the money. A min-cash is worth $20,000 with the eventual champion scooping $275,000.
MILLIONS High Roller Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
MILLIONS Open Day 1c
After Day 1b was cancelled during Day 1 of the festival, Day 1c attracted 234 players to the tables and after eight levels of play, 140 of those hopefuls made it through to Day 2.
Bagging up the most chips at the close of play was Darlin Nataniel Quezada Lagares with 4,045,000 chips, which was some distance away from Day 1a chip leader Barny Boatman. Lagres will return on Day 2 with several Team partypoker members all sporting the famous partypoker patch.
Marcel Luske is the best placed Team partypoker member thanks to amassing 2,741,000 chips, and he’ll have the likes of our Head of Poker Tom Waters (2,199,000), Natalia Breviglieri (2,000,000), Charlie Godwin (1,375,000), Mike Sexton (1,335,000), Kristin Bicknell (969,000) and Louise Butler (730,000) to keep him company.
Also still in the hunt are Mike Leah, Chris Dowling, Vojtech Ruzicka, Mustapha Kanit, Donnacha O’Dea, Niall Farrell, Kevin MacPhee, and Anthony Zinno.
Day 1d of the MILLIONS Open started at 9:00 p.m. on November 18 and has late registration open until the end of the 12th level on Day 2. As soon as the chip counts from that flight become available, they’ll filter down to you.
MILLIONS Open Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Darlin Nataniel Quezada Lagares||4,045,000|
|7||Luis Eduardo Asuncion Garla||3,200,000|
|10||Frank Julius Szelepcsenyi||2,828,000|
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