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Conor Beresford Wins 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $50,000 Seven-Max Event

The British Online Tournament Star Beat Out A Field of 29 Entries To Secure His First Live Title and $436,812


The high-stakes action has not ceased since the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicked off last weekend, with three super high roller events having already wrapped up in the first five days of the series. After Isaac Haxton and David Yan came out on top in the first two, it was British online tournament poker star Conor Beresford who emerged victorious in the third.

Beresford defeated a field of 29 entries in the PCA $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em seven-max event, securing his first recorded live tournament title and $436,812. This was the largest live cash of his career, and it brought his earnings to just shy of $2.4 million.

Known to many by his screen name ‘1_conor_b_1’, Beresford has reportedly accumulated more than $17.9 million in online earnings according to the tracking site PokerStake.

This live win saw him earn 306 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to move him inside the top 200 in the 2023 POY race standings presented by Global Poker.

This event played out over the course of two days at the Baha Mar Resort & Casino in Nassau, Bahamas. Day 2 began with 12 contenders remaining, but late registration and re-entry were still available for a few hours. In the end, the total of 29 entries resulted in a $1,412,532 prize pool that was ultimately split among the top five finishers.

Sean Winter was knocked out on the money bubble, with his K-Q suited running into the A-Q of bracelet winner Ben Heath. The first player to fall inside the money was Spain’s Juan Pardo, who was fresh off of a fourth-place showing in the $100,000 buy-in at this festival. Pardo has already cashed for more than $650,000 during his trip to The Bahamas. His run in this event came to an end when his pocket eights were unable to come from behind against the pocket aces of bracelet winner Dan Smith. Pardo earned $134,200 for his strong showing.

Canadian poker pro Timothy Adams was the next to be eliminated. His pocket nines ran into the pocket queens of Heath and the bigger pair held up. Adams was awarded $165,950 as the fourth-place finisher. The bracelet winner from Burlington, Ontario now has more than $31.2 million in lifetime earnings after this score.

Despite busting Pardo, Smith was ultimately sent home in third place ($229,550). He lost a big pot to Beresford’s turned aces full to fall to the bottom of the chip counts, then was unable to hold with pocket queens leading the A-8 of Heath in a battle of the blinds. Heath flopped an eight and turned trips to take the lead going into heads-up play.

The final two opted to strike a deal that redistributed the remaining prize money, with Heath locking up $446,020 while Beresfored secured $436,812. The two then flipped for the trophy, with Beresford coming out on top in back-to-back all-ins to earn the title.

Heath has now cashed for $623,420 in 2023, having also finished fourth in the $50,000 six-max event at the PCA just a couple days prior to this deep run. The bracelet winner now has more than $15 million in career cashes to his name.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Conor Beresford $436,812 306
2 Ben Heath $446,020 255
3 Dan Smith $229,550 204
4 Timothy Adams $165,950 153
5 Juan Pardo $134,200 128

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