Day 5 of the $10,000 Buy-in PCA Main Event saw 24 players play down to the final 8. Phil D’Auteuil who was an early chip leader ended up finishing in 11th spot, good enough for an $85,000 pay day. He was eliminated in a 3-way $3M monster pot hand against Anthony Gregg and Faraz Jaka who rebounded after winning the hand with his pocket Aces. Another Canadian, Nikolaos Alafogiannis, finished 13th for $70,000 cash.
Entering the final day, Xuan Liu from Toronto is the last female standing in the tournament, first ever female PCA finalist and third highest in chips entering the final table behind chip leader Faraz Jaka. Other Canadians include Mark Drover from St. Johns, NFLD and David Bernstein.
Here’s how the final table will look:
Seat 1 – Mark Drover, 1,430,000
Seat 2 – Anthony Gregg, 1,160,000
Seat 3 – David Bernstein , 1,960,000
Seat 4 – Ruben Visser, 4,400,000
Seat 5 – Faraz Jaka, 6,470,000
Seat 6 – John Dibella, 3,465,000
Seat 7 – Xuan Liu, 6,355,000
Seat 8 – Kyle Julius, 6,450,000
The winner can expect to bag $2,000,000 with 8th spot getting a mere $156,400 in comparison.
The final will be broadcast live from 13.40 local time on PokerStars.tv with hole cards shown (subject to 40 minute delay).
PCA $25,000 High Roller
The $25K High Roller event was in full swing yesterday. A total of 148 entries were made to create a prize pool of $3,626,000 that will be shared by the top 16 finishers. First place will take home $1,134,930.
After Day 1, only 56 players remain. Some of the big guns from Canada that got eliminated included Will Molsen, Erik Cajelais, Matt Jarvis and Daniel Negreanu.
Still in the game entering Day 2 are Mike McDonald currently in 7th spot with 267,500 chips, Jonathan Duhamel in 9th with 226,300, Chris McClung in 12th with 214,000. Some other Canadians still in include Sam Chartier, Peter Jetten and Shawn Buchanan with lesser chip stacks.
The current chip leader is Nick Yunis from Chile with 407,100 chips trailed by Texas Millionaire Bill Perkins.