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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure -- Day 4

Ana Marquez and Chris Moneymaker Lead the Way into the Penultimate Day at the Main Event in the Bahamas


Ana MarquezThere were 48 players when action began on day 4 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event. Of those 48 players just two were woman, but by the end of the night, one of those female contenders sat at the top of the leader board. Spanish poker player Ana Marquez is the overnight chip leader with 3,805,000.

Marquez won a huge pot against Philippe Plouffe when she flopped a set of jacks to top the turned set of nines held by her opponent. That 2.5 million pot sent her on a journey to the top and she never looked back. Marquez also took out Ilan Rouch on her way to the top. If she makes the final table tomorrow she has a shot to score the largest tournament win ever by a woman thanks to the massive $2.3 million first-place prize.

Chris MoneymakerRight on her heels is Team PokerStars pro Chris Moneymaker, who is the final team pro remaining in the tournament with 3,765,000. Moneymaker will be looking to book his second major title after winning the most famous final table of all time at the 2003 World Series of Poker main event. Moneymaker played well throughout the day, he started the day in the top five, and by the end of the night he had improved even further, settling in the on-deck circle. Card Player caught up with Moneymaker during day 4 and he shared his thought on his tournament so far.

Other top professionals that are still in the tournament include Mike Sowers (3,180,000 – catch a live reporting level sweat with Sowers) and Sam Stein (3,085,000). Some of the big names that fell on day 4 include Adam Geyer, John Spadavecchia, Eric Froehlich, and Eddy Sabat. The eliminations fell quickly throughout day 4, and it took less than six hours to reach the final 24. Three eliminations fell almost simultaneously at the end of the night, meaning just 22 players remain.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for play-down action on the penultimate day of the PCA main event. The PokerStars blog feed will bring you live updates from the tournament and Card Player and Card Player TV will bring you feature news stories and videos to provide further insight into the event. Play will begin at noon EST and it won’t end until the final table of eight is reached.

Day 4 Chip Counts and Table Draw:

Table One

Seat 1. Bryan Colin, 1,925,000
Seat 2. Max Weinberg, 860,000
Seat 3. empty
Seat 4. Sam Stein, 3,085,000
Seat 5. Mike Sowers, 3,180,000
Seat 6. Joel Patchell, 650,000
Seat 7. Chris Moneymaker, 3,765,000
Seat 8. James St.Hilaire, 600,000

Table Two

Seat 1. Gregory Baksic, 1,400,000
Seat 2. Calvin Anderson, 980,000
Seat 3. Grayson Ramage, 1,160,000
Seat 4. Galen Hall, 2,305,000
Seat 5. Martin Mathis, 2,385,000
Seat 6. Bolivar Palacios, 2,875,000
Seat 7. Philippe Plouffe, 2,480,000
Seat 8. Chris Oliver, 3,275,000

Table Three

Seat 1. Anton Ionel, 1,670,000
Seat 2. Dmitry Stelmak, 3,340,000
Seat 3. Shayne Khanna, 720,000
Seat 4. Michael Pesek, 2,260,000
Seat 5. Walid Bou-Habib, 1,665,000
Seat 6. Rafael Golka, 2,220,000
Seat 7. empty
Seat 8. Ana Marquez, 3,805,000

Day 4 Cashes:

23. Josh Bergman, USA, PokerStars player, $75,000
24. Tim Finne, USA, $75,000
25. Nicholas Kamen, USA, PokerStars qualifier, $66,000
26. Max Lehmanski, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, $66,000
27. Paulo Rink, Brazil, $66,000
28. Matt Lichtie, $66,000
29. Aaron McCready, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, $66,000
30. Eddie Sabat, USA, PokerStars player, $66,000
31. Wesley Wiemes, Netherlands, PokerStars qualifier, $66,000
32. Marcio Barbieri, Brazil, PokerStars qualifier, $66,000
33. Eric Froehlich, USA, PokerStars player, $59,000
34. Toby Lewis, UK, PokerStars player, $59,000
35. John Andress, PokerStars qualifier, USA, $59,000
36. Ilan Rouah, France, $59,000
37. Alan Gould, USA, $59,000
38. Pablo Martin-Romo, Spain, PokerStars qualifier, $59,000
39. William Givens, PokerStars qualifier, $59,000
40. Sander Jansen, PokerStars qualifier, Netherlands $59,000
41. Pietro Valente, PokerStars player, Canada $52,000
42. Erika Cerasti, Italy, PokerStars qualifier, $52,000
43. Steven Curtin, USA, PokerStars player, $52,000
44. John Spadavecchia, USA, $52,000
45. Adam Geyer, USA, PokerStars player, $52,000
46. Robert Cezarescu, Romania, PokerStars qualifier, $52,000
47. Eric Beren, USA, PokerStars player, $52,000
48. Oleg Perepletchikov, Russia, PokerStars player, $52,000