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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Day 2

The Money Bubble Bursts as Moneymaker Rises -- Adam Geyer Overnight Chip Leader


Team PokerStars pro Chris MoneymakerDay 2 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event saw the money bubble burst and many top professionals ascend to the top of the leader board. Team PokerStars pro Chris Moneymaker was one of those players and he ends the night with 650,500. The overall chip leader is Adam Geyer who holds just under a million (909,000). Other big names that are near the top of the standings include Eric Buchman (648,500), David Sands (617,000), Eric Froehlich (595,500), Mike Sowers (506,000), and Dwyte Pilgrim (489,000).

The day started with 645 players and by the end of the night the field had played all the way down to the final 173. The money bubble burst when just 232 players remained, ensuring that every player still in the tournament will now walk away with at least $15,000. The top prize of $2.3 million still awaits the champion many days from now. The final table will take place on Saturday, January 15.

Until then you can follow along with all of the action in the PokerStars blog feed and Card Player and CardPlayer TV will continue to bring you featured content from the PCA and provide insight into everything that is taking place here in the Bahamas starting at noon EST tomorrow. Here is a look at the day 2 tournament statistics:

Day 2 Top Chip Counts:

Adam Geyer, USA, PokerStars player — 909000
Ilan Rouah, France — 795000
Chris Oliver, USA — 792500
Harry Kaczka, USA — 687000
Chris Moneymaker, USA, Team PokerStars Pro — 650500
Eric Buchman, USA, PokerStars player — 648500
Oleg Perepletchikov, Russia, PokerStars player — 641500
David Sands, USA — 617000
Josh Bergman, USA, PokerStars player — 610000
Bahbak Oboodi, USA, PokerStars qualifier — 596500

Day 2 Notable Eliminations:

Team PokerStars pros Jude Ainsworth, John Duthie, Joe Cada, Jose Barbero, Liv Boeree, Marcel Luske, Luca Pagano, Dario Minieri, Sandra Naujoks, and Viktor Blom, Jamie Rosen, Noah Schwartz, Jared Jaffee, Hafiz Khan, Dan O’Brien, Daniel Alaei, William Reynolds, Men Nguyen, Vivek Rajkumar, Jeff Madsen, Nenad Medic, Nick Schulman, J.C. Tran, David Benyamine, Dan Shak, Justin Smith, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Shawn Buchanan, Allen Kessler, Steve Gross, Jonathan Aguiar, Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Ivey, and Orel Hershiser.

PCA Participation Nationalities:

Number of Countries Represented: 65

Top Countries by Participation:

USA: 751
Canada: 161
Germany: 83
Russia: 69
UK: 61
Brazil: 46
Netherlands: 44
France: 33
Italy: 31
Spain: 30