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The 2020 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event is down to only 29 players and two members of Team partypoker find themselves in the mix for the $879,894 top prize.

This tournament has been a roaring success with 502 of the 1,037 field qualifying for the event! It’ll be an even better success story for whoever takes it down and secures that juicy first-place prize.

CPP #02 Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Diego Ventura Peru 91,250,153
2 Aleksejs Ponakovs Estonia 89,028,946
3 Upeshka De Silva Mexico 81,798,076
4 Grayson Ramage Canada 79,339,562
5 Georgios Monousos-Sotiropoulos Cyprus 74,295,686
6 Philippe D’Auteuil Canada 66,658,480
7 Anatoly Filatov Russia 48,889,940
8 Dominykas Mikolatis Lithuania 45,184,165
9 Mike Watson Canada 41,314,761
10 Isaac Haxton Canada 34,078,934

Anatoly Filatov is in the hunt for more glory

Team partypoker’s Anatoly Filatov and Isaac Haxton are in the top 10 going into the penultimate day’s action in the $5,300 CPP Main Event where only 29 players remain in the hunt for the $879,894 top prize.

Filatov returns to action at 19:05 GMT on November 24 with 48,889,940 chips in his stack, enough for seventh place. Haxton’s 34,078,934 chips are enough for 10th place at the restart.

Both pros are guaranteed $23,332 regardless of what happens on Day 3 but reaching the final table increases this to $65,331.

Haxton returns 10/29 in the CPP Main Event

Peru’s Diego Ventura is the man to catch right now. Ventura finished Day 1B as the overall chip leader and is still in pole position. His 91,250,153 stack is a couple of million chips larger than Aleksejs Ponakovs (89,028,946) in second place.

There are some incredible players returning to the tables on Day 3 and any of them has the ability to at least reach the final table.

Look out for the likes of Upeshka De Silva (81,798,076) and Grayson Ramage (79,339,562) on the partypoker Twitch stream. Ramage is in hot form having reached the final table of the Mini Main Event too!

Others to keep an eye on include Mike Watson (41,314,761), Daniel Colpoys (30,654,498), former MILLIONS Online champion Jon Van Fleet (21,753,743), and former EPT Prague champion Matas Cimbolas (18,664,360).

CPP #02 Mini Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Boris Kolev Costa Rica 340,901,329
2 Andrei Chernokoz Russia 266,762,546
3 Fabian Kovalski Brazil 240,510,452
4 Guillaume Diaz United Kingdom 206,930,752
5 Pedro Neves United Kingdom 141,337,175
6 Vitalijis Zavorotnijs Estonia 133,449,044
7 Grayson Ramage Canada 83,730,610
8 Manuel Fritz Austria 69,301,264

Boris Kolev leads the Mini CPP Main Event which reached its final table on November 23. A double-elimination brought the curtain down on Day 2, Joakim Andersson and Kevin Proctor finishing in 10th and ninth place respectively, leaving only eight players with the chance to grab the $123,718 top prize.

Kolev may hold a substantial lead going into the final but he won’t have matters his own way. Far from it. The Costa Rica-based pro has to contend with seven opponents who have reached this late stage on merit.

UK-based Frenchman Guillaume Diaz (206,930,752) certainly knows his way around the poker table, and you already know Grayson Ramage (83,730,610) is also present and correct. It’s going to be a thrilling final table for sure.

CPP #02 Micro Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Deividas Kvaselis Lithuania 720,806,731
2 Timur Kurbanov Russia 601,694,265
3 Georgi Banchev Bulgaria 429,224,004
4 Patrick Brooks United Kingdom 329,324,892
5 Rafael Prado Brazil 292,671,566
6 Carla Palma Brazil 170,503,411
7 Rui Campos Malta 158,536,804
8 Joao De Brito Poland 156,645,706
9 Ricardo Holanda Ireland 74,337,779

Nine players are all that remain from the 2,936 starters in the Micro Main Event. Each is guaranteed $1,429 for their initial $55 investment but the top three finishers walk away with five-figure prizes, with the champion netting $23,524.

Lithuania’s Deividas Kvaselis has the chip lead when the final table commences. He sits down with 720,806,731 chips in his arsenal, almost 120 million more than Russia’s Timur Kurbanov on 601,694,265. That seems a huge gap but blinds are 5,000,000/10,000,000/1,250,000a when Level 25 starts!

CPP #08 Second Chance Turbo Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ivan Zufic Croatia $59,214
2 Anton Siden Sweden $37,488
3 Joao Vieira Netherlands $25,614
4 Pim Gieles Netherlands $18,116
5 Matti Konttinen Finland $13,318
6 Joseph Cheong Mexico $10,409
7 Artur Martirosian Russia $8,584

Ivan Zufic added a CPP title to his already impressive poker CV when he triumphed in the $2,600 buy-in Second Chance Turbo. Zufic won an online WSOP bracelet earlier this year and is now a Caribbean Poker Party champion too.

The reward for victory weighed in at $59,214, a prize Zufic collected after defeating Sweden’s Anton Siden heads-up; Siden banked $37,488 for his troubles.

Cheong finished in sixth-place

Earlier at the final table, high roller regular Artur Martirosian fell in seventh-place with former November Niner Joseph Cheong crashing out in sixth. Matti Konttinen and Pim Gieles fell next, before Joao Vieira’s third-place exit, worth $25,614, left Zufic and Siden heads-up and we know how that played out.

CPP #08 Mini Second Chance Turbo Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Tomas Jozonis Lithuania $9,754*
2 Robert Heidorn United Kingdom $8,729*
3 Pim Gieles Netherlands $5,304
4 Andrei Chernokoz Netherlands $3,561
5 Matthew Kirwan-Shannon United Kingdom $2,567
6 Daniel McAulay United Kingdom $2,010
7 Amr Moustafa United Kingdom $1,618

*reflects a heads-up deal

The $265 Mini Second Chance Turbo ended in a heads-up chip that saw Tomas Jozonis and Robert Heidorn bank $9,754 and $8,729 respectively. Rules dictated at $500 had to be left to play for, and Lithuania’s Jozonis got his hands on that extra cash.

We have to doff our cap to third-place finisher Pim Gieles. The Dutchman scooped $5,304 in this event while finishing fourth in the $2,600 buy-in edition for an $18,116 addition to his bankroll.

What’s Going on During the CPP Today?

You already know the Micro and Mini Main Events crown their champions on November 24 while the CPP Main Event plays down to its final table. You can watch the latter unfold on our Twitch channel where James Dempsey, Henry Kilbane, Kristen Bicknell, and Jeff Gross give their expert analysis throughout.

The eagerly anticipated $10,300 High Roller, with its $1 million guarantee, gets underway at 19:05 GMT. Satellites are available for this massive event should you want to win your way into the limelight.

Two hours later, at 21:05 GMT, a $5,200 buy-in High Roller Second Chance event gets underway. This has $200,000 guaranteed to be won in that particular tournament.

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