1/11/10 – The Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure will be decided Monday when eight survivors of an original field of 1 529 players sit down at midday Vegas time to decide who gets the really big money.
Sunday's day 5 action saw the last 24 players still in the running whittled down in only six hours to a final table that includes a healthy contingent of Internet aces.
Fighting it out for the top prize of $2.2 million will be chip leader Ryan D'Angelo who has 10 090 000 in chips, just ahead of nearest rival Ty Reiman on 9 350 000 after a dramatic surge to the top of the leaderboard. They are followed by Barry Schulman (6 805 000); Harrison Gimbel (6 000 000); Tom Koral (5 370 000); Benjamin Zamani (3 700 000); Zachary Goldberg (2 340 000) and low stack Aage Ravn (1 600 000).
Even the first player eliminated will do well on this table, leaving with an eighth place paycheck of $201 300 from a prizepool that has reached $14.8 million this year – the seventh biggest in poker history – in which 224 players have cashed.
Some of the more familiar names who exited Sunday were Robert Mizrachi (out at 22nd for $75 000); Jeff Madsen, who was aken out in 19th place for $87 500; Pras Banzi secured a paycheck of $87 500 for his 18th position, and John duthie headed home with $130 000 after finishing 12th.