Another Canadian triumphs at the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Andrew Chen of Mississauga, Ontario has won the $5,000 Bounty Shootout for a total of $269,000 after landing an incredible double knockout of Shaun Deeb and Michael Binger. It took more than eight hours of play in a gruelling session, but Chen’s determination, fortitude and the ability to make the occasional monster bluff pushed him all the way to the winner-takes-all title. The Bounty Shootout commenced with 216 players on Day 1 with each six-handed winner going through to Day 2 with $10,000 in their pockets.
That was played across two flights of televised six-max, with each single table champ not only going through to the final but also pocketing an additional $40,000.
Two prizes were up for grabs. The one that all eyes were on was the $213,000 for the winner, and the other was the $25,000 bumper bounty prize for the player that had knocked the most players out across the three days of play. Shaun Deeb came into the final table with seven.
In the final moments of the tournament Chen was up against two well-known poker players, Michael Binger, a pro from Las Vegas who has amassed over $6.7 million in live tournament winnings and online poker pro Shaun Deeb who just last week finished second to Samuel Chartier of Montreal in the $5,000 PLO Event also at the PCA.
Chen led 20,000 into the :6h :3h :Jd and Michael Binger jammed all-in for over 100,000. Instant call from Chen with :Ah :Jh. Binger and Deeb were left drawing thin with :9c :3s and :9h :6d respectively. The :5h on the turn settled it with the nuts before the :Ac hit the river giving Andrew Chen the win.
Although Deeb will be disappointed not to win he does claim the $25,000 bumper Bahama’s bounty bonus for swiping eight bounties.
With this win, Andrew Chen’s total live tournament winnings at a major event surpass the $1.8 million mark.
Congratulations Andrew Chen!!
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