Live tournament updates sees Pascal LeFrancois leading the remaining 215-players at the PCA Main Event, Shaun Deeb wins the PCA OFC event, and Card Player Tour release news of their Connecticut stop.
The second day of action is done and dusted at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,000 Main Event, and it’s the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Pascal LeFrancois (412,000) who leads the final 215-players with a tiny lead over Sam Greenwood (402,500).
Other sizeable stacks chasing LeFrancois into the third day of action are Matt Berkey (372,100), recent European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague final tablist Max Silver (345,200), WSOP bracelet holder Keven Stammen (342,500), Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) commentator Maria Ho (300,800) and the 2012 winner John Dibella (293,600).
Other notables still in with a chance of improving are Vanessa Selbst (251,000), Mike McDonald (240,800), Greg Merson (188,800), Liv Boeree (135,700), Dan Smith (127,800) and Jason Mercier (43,800); players that exited in the second day of action included Jennifer Tilly, Matt Glantz, Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu.
Shaun Deeb Captures the OFC Crown
In more PCA news, Shaun Deeb has captured the $2,000 Open Faced Chinese event. The version of poker that is nipping at the heels of Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) to become the number 2 game in the world, is in it’s infancy at the PCA: Peter Jetten taking the title in the inaugural year back in 2013.
Last year the event saw 59 entries, and this year there were 53, so the event has hit a plateau, but Deeb loved every minute of it.
“It felt great. It’s a lot of fun, these fields,” Deeb said in an interview with PokerNews after the win. “I know a lot of the players from over the years, and we’re all having fun gambling, chatting it up. So it was a lot of fun. I was surprised, people played really well.”
Deeb also had the satisfaction of beating his old mixed game sparring partner Paul Volpe in heads-up action. You may remember that Volpe defeated Deeb to deny him his sixth Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) award in Event #4 High $2,100 Badugi; so it was a sweet moment for Deeb.
1st. Shaun Deeb – $32,380
2nd. Paul Volpe – $23,400
3rd. Ben Yu – $14,900
4th. Michael Schwartz – $11,320
5th. Jason Mercier – $8,740
6th. Jonathan Turner – $6,680
7th. Michael Vela – $5,400
Card Player Poker Tour Heads to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut
Poker isn’t all about the three giants of the WSOP, WPT and the EPT…the grass roots level of poker is the bread and butter of the game.
With that in mind I bring you news of the Card Player Poker Tour who will be making it’s third season stop of Season II at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket in Connecticut.
The tour will host 11-tournaments beginning with a $600 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) $100,000 Guarantee event, and the highlight will be a $1,650 NLHE Main Event, which promises players a $300,000 prize pool.
The event runs Feb 8-17, 2014.