The partypoker Caribbean Party Poker series is running strong. It began on November 9 and will wrap up on November 17 at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, which, if you’re going to play poker, is the perfect backdrop. There are now two events underway and the turnout has exceeded all expectations.
The $25,500 MILLIONS World tournament has entered Day 2, having recorded 382 entries. As of this writing, there are 174 players left, all looking for a piece of the $5-million prize pool. The tournament has attracted several well-known players, such as Keith Lehr, Kathy Lehne, Sam Greenwood and Isaac Haxton. They’re all still hanging in there, as are Patrick Antonius, Rainer Kempe and Seth Davies.
A few high-stakes regulars haven’t been so lucky. Feder Holz, Martin Jacobson and Anton Morgenstern are already spending more time on the white sandy beaches than at the felt, having busted early in the tournament.
Currently leading the pack is Venezuela’s Giuseppe Iadisernia. He has just under 6 million chips and is followed by Brazil’s Geraldo Cesar with 5.6 million. Keith Lehr rounds out the top three with 5.525 million.
In the $5,300 Main Event, turnout has been successful, as well. The field is still growing, with 263 entries as of this writing. The prize pool will split $10 million among the eventual winners.
The tournament, as did the entire series, has attracted players from all over the world. Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Ben Lafferty, Sorel Mizzi are just a few of the poker stars making a run on the cash. Morgenstern decided to try and seek revenge after losing out on the MILLIONS tournament and is still hanging in there with 1.1 million chips.
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, Jordan Young and Rich Alsup are also looking to provide a strong performance. There is still considerable time left for them to overcome the current chip leader, Eric Afriat, with 2.7 million chips.
There is still a lot of action to be seen before the series ends. There will be a $50,000 Super High Roller event today, as well as the $250,000 Super High Roller Championships tomorrow through Thursday. The $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament will bring everything to a close next Saturday.