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Jonathan Jaffe Leads 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller After Day 1

Record Turnout of 229 Entries Made On Day 1

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A total of 229 entries were made on day 1 of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 high rolle, with 190 unique players and 39 re-entries building making this largest $25,000 high roller field in PCA history, smashing 2013’s record field of 204 entries and in the process building the prize pool above $5.6 million with registration still open until the start of day 2. After 10 hour-long levels of play only 104 players remain with Jonathan Jaffe ending the day as the chip leader with 422,000.

Other players who navigated this stacked field to end the day with huge stacks include Ole Schemion (347,700), 2013 Card Player Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu (344,500), Philipp Gruissem (290,300), Max Altergott (250,800) and Faraz Jaka (199,600).

Vanessa SelbstDefending champion of this event Vanessa Selbst ended the day in 25th chip position with 185,700. Last year Selbst topped a 204-player field to earn the title and the first-place prize of $1,424,420. That win is also notable because it was the score that propelled her into the lead on the female all-time tournament earnings list. Selbst jumped into the event shortly after being eliminated from the PCA $10,000,000 guaranteed main event in 42nd place. Selbst also finished third in the PCA $100,000 super high roller just days earlier.

The official prize pool and payout information will be determined on day 2 after registration closes at the start of day 2 on Sunday, Jan. 12th at noon local time.

Here is a look at the chip counts of the 104 survivors heading into day 2:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Jonathan Jaffe 422,000
2 Ole Schemion 347,700
3 Daniel Negreanu 344,500
4 Philipp Gruissem 290,300
5 Mustapha Kanit 277,600
6 Paul Kuzmich 270,900
7 Daniel Colman 260,500
8 Charles Lehr 258,200
9 Max Altergott 250,800
10 Aleksandr Denisov 243,500
11 Francisco Garcia 239,500
12 Francisco Benitez 237,500
13 Mickey Petersen 232,800
14 Joao Vieira 232,500
15 Brian Green 210,200
16 Faraz Jaka 199,600
17 Ami Barer 197,900
18 Benjamin Pollak 197,100
19 Daniel Stern 195,900
20 Fedor Holz 193,400
21 Jonathan Duhamel 192,300
22 Rhys Jones 191,200
23 Joseph Cheong 191,000
24 Jacob Carl Schindler 185,800
25 Vanessa Selbst 185,700
26 Nadar Kakhmazov 167,500
27 Shannon Shorr 166,400
28 Matt Glantz 158,000
29 Byron Kaverman 151,700
30 Connor Drinan 144,900
31 Isaac Haxton 136,100
32 Sorel Mizzi 128,500
33 Senh man Ung 120,600
34 Kyle Julius 118,900
35 Dan Smith 116,900
36 Stephen Chidwick 115,400
37 Andrew Chen 115,000
38 Antonio Lafosse Fernandez 112,700
39 gil morgensztern 110,200
40 Mukul Pahuja 101,200
41 Jeremy Ausmus 101,200
42 Justin Bonomo 99,600
43 David Boyaciyan 99,100
44 Bertrand `ElkY` Grospellier 91,300
45 Paul Volpe 90,600
46 Thomas Muhlocker 89,700
47 Jason Mercier 88,100
48 Olivier Busquet 87,700
49 Myro Garcia 87,600
50 Andreas Eiler 86,400
51 Tom Marchese 85,100
52 Fabian Quoss 84,900
53 Marvin Rettenmaier 83,700
54 Henry Strasser 83,100
55 Anthony Zinno 77,700
56 Noah Schwartz 77,000
57 Ana Marquez 76,800
58 Jeffrey Rossiter 75,400
59 Jake Cody 75,000
60 Vladimir Troyanovskiy 72,700
61 Yann Dion 72,200
62 Evan Silverstein 72,200
63 Tommy Vedes 71,800
64 Bryn Kenney 70,000
65 Ankush Mandavia 68,800
66 Shawn Buchanan 66,100
67 Paul Newey 65,600
68 Jose Manuel Nadal 63,600
69 Jonathan Little 62,300
70 Adrian Mateos Diaz 61,200
71 Eli Berg 60,600
72 Zachary Clark 57,700
73 Martin Finger 56,000
74 Andres Herrera 55,300
75 Alexander John C Millar 55,300
76 David Peters 54,800
77 Steven Silverman 54,000
78 Mohsin Charania 53,600
79 Maxim Lykov 53,200
80 James Calderaro 52,600
81 FRANCISCO CANDAMO 50,600
82 Jason Lavallee 50,000
83 Nicola Grieco 50,000
84 Gregory Merson 48,000
85 Zach Hyman 44,000
86 Tobias Reinkemeier 43,400
87 Peter Jetten 43,200
88 Scott Seiver 43,100
89 Christian Harder 40,300
90 Sam Chartier 38,200
91 Alex Bilokur 37,500
92 Shaun Deeb 36,300
93 Jeff Gross 28,800
94 ryan franklin 25,900
95 Humberto Brenes 24,200
96 Timothy Adams 23,800
97 Eugene Katchalov 22,500
98 David Yan 22,400
99 George Bogdan Ana 22,200
100 John Racener 20,800
101 JC Alvarado 18,000