Main Event

Day 3 Seat Draw

• Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
11Alexander Venovski225000
12Max Leonhard300500
13André Bergdølmo29000
14Francisco Picasso143000
15Jasper Wetemans280000
16Pierre May116500
17Byron Kaverman194000
18Patrick Cronin197000
    
21Luke Nettles73000
22Alex Fitzgerald251500
23Charles Furey232500
24Arben Zenuni48000
25Robin Lindqvist76000
26Thomas Miller176500
27Osman Mustanoglu90000
28Anders Berg55000
    
31Spencer Hudson272500
32Eric Wasserson153000
33Lawrence Greenberg208500
34Philippe Rousseaux63500
35Mathew Frankland219500
36Danny Chevalier179000
37Gregor Thomas66500
38Daniel Shiff160500
    
41Jesus Cortes69000
42Andrew Badecker337000
43Connor Drinan436000
44Kyle Julius353500
45Adrian Nuñez Paradelo43000
46Oscar Trestini133000
47Robin Van Gils360500
48Anthony Gargano176000
    
51Roch Cousineau256500
52Marc Tschirch335500
53Tom McCormick98500
54Robert Rosen136500
55Barry Greenstein102000
56Richard Bruning78500
57Daniel Bang-Ortmann256500
58David Granados205500
    
61Peter Dragar109500
62Adam Geyer202000
63Dan Hirleman109000
64Robert Cooper39500
65Jan Heitmann323500
66Roberto Rivera48500
67JC Alvarado39000
68Maksim Semisoshenko34000
    
71Vadym Umerenko341000
72Nicolas Walters134500
73Adam Levy148000
74Gualter Salles122000
75Sam Greenwood168500
76Vladimir Faubert135000
77Luis Jaikel225000
78Harrison Gimbel259000
    
81Pavel Chalupka153500
82Peter Eichhardt77500
83David Inselberg72500
84Simon Christensson62500
85Christian De Leon144000
86Eddy Sabat83000
87Jesus Sanchez15000
88Andrey Romanov176000
    
91--empty----
92Liv Boeree90500
93David Bernstein282500
94Michael Frazin128500
95Jose Quintas61000
96James Seletzky51500
97Richard Washinksky86000
98Juan Manuel Pastor87500
    
101David Peters45000
102Daniel Walter116500
103Pat Pezzin64000
104Leo Fernandez324000
105Gani Weiss91500
106David Assouline344000
107Steve Westlund228000
108David Benefield165000
    
111Mark Drover276500
112Shawn Klassen40500
113Arnaud Mattern340500
114Istvan Birizdo39000
115Patrick Jann105000
116Martin Debruhl139000
117Thomas Laviano241500
118Bill Chen64000
    
121Thomas Gabriel216000
122Rudy Blondeau108000
123Ryan Julius239000
124Alex Casals1
125Stephen Reynolds112500
126Noah Boeken97000
127Brent Sheirbon180500
128Sergio Garcia105500
    
131Ruben Visser372000
132Arash Moghaddam Maragheh347000
133Alexandr Kuzmin425500
134Johan Hermans83500
135Rodrigo Abellán Vivancos45000
136Roberto Bermejo71500
137Peter Dräxl88500
138Kambiz Kashi65500
    
141Mike Dietrich239000
142Philip Collins166500
143Galen Hall192500
144Jantje Loos51500
145Barry Shulman150500
146Will Reynolds173000
147Kevin Bromfield210500
148Luca Pagano280000
    
151Ashley Mason354000
152Carlos Mortensen146500
153Artem Kachnyy245600
154Warren Strong346000
155Anton Astapov328000
156Martin Jacobson111500
157Brian England354000
158Babak Malekain56000
    
161Mark Herm185000
162Yuliyan Nikolaev Kolev214000
163Nikolaos Alafogiannis93000
164Mikhail Shikhworich339500
165--empty----
166Stephen Chidwick203700
167Thomas Macdonald77500
168John Dibella258000
    
171Xuan Liu216000
172Mikhail Semin151500
173Chad Eveslage230000
174Antonio Luft44000
175Corey Burbick298000
176Andrew Lichtenberger113500
177Vinny Pahuja160000
178Thomas Markussen82000
    
181Evgeniy Zaytsev253000
182Esteban Ripamonti267500
183Ami Alibay104000
184Alexey Sudarikov159000
185Phil D'Auteuil413500
186Daniel Schmieding316000
187Micah Smith82000
188Yevgeniy Timoshenko107000
    
191Nicholas Grippo147500
192Nicolas Chouity58000
193Nick Jamieson218000
194Ryan Julius79500
195Anthony Gregg249500
196Jonathan Grubb82000
197Randy Lew146500
198Salvatore Bianco81500
    
201Greg Gokey55000
202Constantin Florin41000
203Nikolai Senninger154500
204Jannick Wrang169500
205Marius Pospiech148500
206Leif Force112500
207Joao Nunes202000
208Todd Flanagan98500
    
211James Moore85000
212Casey Kastle171000
213William Luciano126500
214Tobias Hagedorn132000
215Bolivar Palacios83000
216Viacheslav Igin38000
217Fuad Rahimov169000
218Tommy Vedes201200
    
221Erik Cajelais528000
222Helio Chreem64500
223Antti Mattila53000
224Faraz Jaka902500
225--empty----
226--empty----
227Javier Dominguez213000
228Lee Goldman261500
    
231Cristian Folescu555500
232Elliot Smith82500
233--empty----
234Chris Klodnicki43500
235Jeffrey Forrest36000
236Adel Jo179500
237Sam Chartier200500
238--empty----
    
241--empty----
242Lothar Meier25000
243--empty----
244Shawn Buchanan131500
245Brendan Reid70500
246Paul Mueller70000
247Shane Schleger137000
248Jens Patzner423000
Main Event
Day 2 completed

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Faraz Jaka 902,500
Cristian Folescu 555,500
Erik Cajelais 528,000 -500
Connor Drinan 436,000
Alex Kuzmin 425,500
Jens Patzner 423,000
Phil D'Auteuil 413,500 1,000
Ruben Visser 372,000 132,000
Robin Van Gils 360,500
Brian England 354,000
Ashley Mason 354,000
Kyle Julius 353,500 88,500
Arash Moghaddam Maragheh 347,000
Warren Strong 346,000
David Assouline 344,000
Vadym Umerenko 341,000
Arnaud Mattern 340,500
Mikhail Shikhworich 339,500
Andrew Badecker 337,000
Marc Tschirch 335,500 223,500
Anton Astapov 328,000
Leo Fernandez 324,000 134,000
Jan Heitmann 323,500 188,500
Daniel Schmieding 316,000 156,000
Max Leonhard 300,500

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Faraz Jaka Demolishes Day 2

• Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

The 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure resumed on Monday with 544 players remaining from the starting field of 1,072. Six levels were played today, and when the dust settled about 188 remained with hopes of capturing the title. However, one player in particular is well ahead of the pack. It was the Faraz Jaka show today as he heads into Day 3 with a stack of 902,500.

Jaka began the day with 129,500, and wasted little time acquiring more chips. He took over the chip lead during the first level of play today and had about 700,000 at the time Chino Rheem (with his ~300,000 stack) moved to his direct left. Less than two levels later, Rheem was out and Jaka had more than seven figures. Jaka bet every step of the way on a {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} board, culminating with a cool 100,000 after the river. Rheem called him down, but couldn't beat Jaka's {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}.

Jaka finished the job shortly thereafter when Rheem put his last 15,000 in from under the gun with {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. With {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} in the big blind, Jaka called and secured the elimination when the board came down {A-Spades}{J-Spades}{2-Spades}{K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. For good measure, Jaka added another 50,000-ish to his stack the next hand eliminating another player. He gave some back during the final level of play, but still enjoys a hefty lead over second place. Joining him at the top of the counts are Cristian Folescu (555,500), Erik Cajelais (528,500), Connor Drinan (436,000), Alexander Kuzmin (425,500), and Phil D'Auteuil (412,500).

Among those that failed to last the day were Team PokerStars Pros Dario Minieri, Humberto Brenes, Lex Veldhuis, Angel Guillen, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Victor Ramdin, and Vanessa Selbst. Joining them on the rail were Christian Harder, Jon Turner, John Racener, Michael Mizrachi, Will Failla, and Kevin MacPhee.

Play is scheduled to pick up at 12 p.m. EST tomorrow. Be sure to follow along right here as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team brings you all the action, eliminations, and drama from the 2012 PCA at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Good night!

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Notably Stacked

Faraz Jaka 902,500
Cristian Folescu 555,500 25,500
Erik Cajelais 528,500 208,500
Connor Drinan 436,000 -9,000
Phil D'Auteuil 412,500 62,500
Arnaud Mattern 340,500
Luca Pagano 280,000 20,000
Harrison Gimbel 259,500 -400
Galen Hall 192,500
David Benefield 165,500 500
Barry Shulman 150,500 40,500
Randy Lew 146,500 24,500
Sergio Garcia 104,500 -500
Barry Greenstein 102,000
Noah Boeken 97,500 -200
Liv Boeree 90,500 39,500

Bucky Notches the Eleventh-Hour Double

• Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Breaking news: Faraz Jaka lost a pot.

We walked up to the {4-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} flop to see him heads up with Shawn Buchanan, and Bucky had 18,000 chips out in front of him. Jaka made it 36,000, Buchanan shoved for 60,100 total, and the cards were tabled.

Buchanan's {A-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} was ahed of Jaka's {A-Spades} {5-Hearts}, but the {3-Diamonds} turn gave the chip leader a wheel draw with one to come. The river was the safe {K-Hearts}, though, and Buchanan is stacking up enough chips to bring back tomorrow — about 140,000 of them.

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Three More

• Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The clock has been paused, and we'll play three little hands at each table before we bring out the bags.

Don't Call it a Comeback

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Galen Hall is fighting back.
Galen Hall is fighting back.

Galen Hall was faced with a 22,000-chip bet with the board reading {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Hall sat thinking for half of a minute - which is quite long for him - and finally he grabbed enough chips to call, tossing them forward.

"Missed," his opponent said, flashing the {a-Clubs}.

Hall turned over {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for two pair, raking in the pot to push him close to 200,000 chips.

Galen Hall 195,000 130,000

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Under Two

• Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The number on the big board has ticked down under the 200-player mark, and we're gettin' there! The money hits at 160.

We've got about 20 minutes left in Day 2, and we should get down around 180 players by the time the bags come out.

Gregg Check-Raising

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Anthony Gregg and Juan Manuel Pastor were heads up with the board reading {7-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Gregg checked, Pastor fired 12,700, and Gregg called. The turn was the {k-Spades}, and Gregg checked again. Pastor fired a second bullet - this one was worth 27,000 - and Gregg check-raised to 65,500. Pastor tanked for a very long time, so long that someone called the clock.

A tournament staff member came to the table, and in the middle of the one-minute countdown Pastor folded. Gregg raked in the pot, and now has more than 180,000 chips.

Anthony Gregg 182,000 27,000

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