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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure -- Day 5

Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman has Made the Final Table of Eight


Barry ShulmanDay 5 at the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was a short affair today in the Bahamas. Play began at noon EST with 24 players, and by 6 p.m. the final table of eight was set. Headlining the final table is Card Player’s CEO Barry Shulman (pictured right). He will take 6,805,000 into the final table tomorrow. Shulman is in third chip-position and in a good spot to repeat the success he found in London when he won the World Series of Poker Europe main event and $1,266,582.

The two players ahead of Shulman are the chip leader heading into tomorrow, Ryan D’Angelo (10,090,000), and Tyler Reiman (9,350,000). Reiman gained most of his chips in a huge hand he played against European Poker Tour founder John Duthie (see hand below). Duthie was crippled after the hand and busted out of the tournament in 12th place shortly thereafter. Other notable eliminations today included Robert Mizrachi (22nd place), Jeff Madsen (19th place), Praz Bansi (18th place), and Wayne Bentley (16th place), who had been among the chip leaders since day 1.

The winner of tomorrow’s final table will take home $2.2 million, and each final-table contestant will take home at least $201,300. The final table will begin at noon EST tomorrow and Card Player will bring you live updates, chip counts, and photos throughout the day. You can also watch the final table on the EPT Live video feed.

Final Table Chip Counts:

Tyler Reiman — 10,090,000
Ryan D’Angelo — 9,350,000
Barry Shulman — 6,805,000
Harrison Gimbel — 6,000,000
Tom Koral — 5,370,000
Benjamin Zamani — 3,700,000
Zachary Goldberg — 2,340,000
Aage Ravn — 1,690,000

Final-Table Payouts:

1. $2,200,000
2. $1,750,000
3. $1,350,000
4. $1,000,000
5. $700,000
6. $450,000
7. $300,000
8. $201,300

Day 5 Results:

9 — Matthew Haugen — USA — $150,000
10 — Darren Keyes — USA — PokerStars qualifier — $150,000
11 — Dimitri Hefter — Germany — PokerStars qualifier — $130,000
12 — John Duthie — UK — Team PokerStars Pro — $130,000
13 — James Tolbert — USA — $115,000
14 — Richard Toth — Hungary — PokerStars qualifier — $115,000
15 — Bo Schultz — Denmark — PokerStars qualifier — $100,000
16 — Wayne Bentley — UK — PokerStars qualifier — $100,000
17 — Gijs Verheijen — Holland — PokerStars qualifier — $87,500
18 — Praz Bansi — UK — PokerStars player — $87,500
19 — Jeff Madsen — USA — PokerStars player — $87,500
20 — Tamas Lendvai — Hungary — PokerStars qualifier — $87,500
21 — Luc Greenwood — Canada — PokerStars player — $75,000
22 — Robert Mizrachi — USA — $75,000
23 — Jimmie Guinther — USA — PokerStars qualifier — $75,000
24 — Kenny Nguyen — USA — $75,000

Here is a look at the highlights of the day as featured in’s live updates:

Robert MizrachiRobert Mizrachi Eliminated in 23rd Place ($75,000)

Tyler Reiman moved all in preflop, and Robert Mizrachi (pictured right) made the all-in call. Their cards:

Reiman: JClub Suit JDiamond Suit
Mizrachi: ADiamond Suit KClub Suit

Board: 9Club Suit 4Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 3Club Suit

Reiman grew his stack close to 4 million after the hand, and Mizrachi was eliminated in 22nd place. He took home $75,000 in prize money.

Jeff Madsen Eliminated in 19th Place ($87,500)

Jeff Madsen moved all in under the gun for 700,000 and Aage Ravn made the call. Their cards:

Ravn: 4Club Suit 4Spade Suit
Madsen: AClub Suit JSpade Suit

Board: KHeart Suit 9Club Suit 7Club Suit 5Spade Suit 9Spade Suit

Madsen was eliminated on the hand in 19th place, and he will take home $87,500 in prize money.

Praz BansiPraz Bansi Eliminated in 18th Place ($87,500)

Praz Bansi (pictured left) moved all in preflop, and Tyler Reiman quickly made the call. Their cards:

Bansi: ADiamond Suit 9Club Suit
Reiman: AHeart Suit ASpade Suit

Board: KSpade Suit QDiamond Suit JHeart Suit 5Spade Suit 5Heart Suit

Bansi was eliminated on the hand in 18th place, and he will take home $87,500.

Wayne Bentley Eliminated in 16th Place ($100,000)

Tom Koral raised to 120,000 preflop, and Wayne Bentley made the call. The flop was dealt JClub Suit 10Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit, and Bentley checked. Koral bet 160,000, and Bentley check-raised an additional 200,000. Koral reraised all in, and Bentley made the all-in call. Their cards:

Koral: AHeart Suit ASpade Suit
Bentley: KClub Suit 10Spade Suit

Turn and River: 6Spade Suit and 6Club Suit

Bentley was eliminated on the hand in 16th place, and he will take home $100,000 in prize money.

Barry Shulman Doubles Up

Barry Shulman raised to 135,000 from the button, and Benjamin Zamani made the call from the big blind. The flop was dealt JDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 3Club Suit, and Zamani checked. Shulman bet 400,000, and Zamani reraised all in. Shulman made the all-in call for 2,155,000, and they flipped over their cards:

Shulman: AClub Suit QSpade Suit
Zamani: QDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit

Turn and River: 4Heart Suit and ASpade Suit

Shulman won the hand to double up, and he now holds 4.3 million.

John DuthieJohn Duthie Eliminated in 12th Place ($130,000)

Ryan D’Angelo raised to 140,000 preflop, and Tyler Reiman made the call. Team PokerStars pro John Duthie (pictured right) raised it to 540,000, and D’Angelo mucked. Reiman reraised all in, and Duthie made the call to pump the pot up to 10 million. Their cards:

Reiman: QHeart Suit QClub Suit
Duthie: AHeart Suit AClub Suit

Board: QSpade Suit 6Club Suit 3Heart Suit KDiamond Suit 7Spade Suit

Duthie counted out the 4,880,000 that he owed Reiman after the hand, and he was left with just 65,000. Duthie was all in on the next two hands, and he fell in the second hand, busting in 12th place ($130,000).