PCA Main Event final table set
Friday, 14 January 2011
Chris Oliver is our chip leader heading into the final day of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event and what a chip lead it is.
The 21-year-old American went on a massive heater overnight, eliminating a string of players to end up with a huge stack of over 19m, 42% of the total chips in play. Oliver's nearest rival is Galen Hall who is 13m, yes you read that right, 13m behind the chip leader.
Joining them at the final table are Sam Stein, Mike Sowers, Anton Ionnel, Max Weinberg, Bolivar Palacios and Philippe Plouffe.
Two notable names who will be absent from the final table are Chris Moneymaker and Anna Marquez. The 2003 WSOP Main Event winner eventually busted out in 11th place, losing a big chunk of his stack after running into Galen Hall's set of tens. It was still a fine run for the former accountant though who pocketed $130,000 for his efforts.
Anna Marquez's attempt to become the first woman to reach a PCA final table also fell tantalisingly short after the long time chip leader eventually busted in tenth place. $155,000 should prove some consolation for the Spaniard though.
Play now doesn't now resume until 8pm on Saturday UK time thanks to the demands of US TV. Railbirds on this side of the Atlantic will also be able to follow the action live courtesy of a live feed from PokerStars.TV.
The final table chip counts and seating arrangements are as follows:
Seat 1: Mike Sowers – 3,685,000
Seat 2: Max Weinberg – 3,350,000
Seat 3: Chris Oliver – 19,670,000
Seat 4: Bolivar Palacios – 2,445,000
Seat 5: Sam Stein – 5,855,000
Seat 6: Anton Ionel – 3,520,000
Seat 7: Philippe Plouffe – 1,555,000
Seat 8: Galen Hall – 6,430,000
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