The success of Chance Kornuth at the partypoker Caribbean Party Poker has not been the only notable achievement of the weekend. The event continues in full force and it will carry on until November 17.
Good Star for the Caribbean Party Poker
Sponsored and hosted by partypoker, the Caribbean Party Poker is an 8-day tournament that began on November 9 and will conclude on November 17. Held in Baha Mar in the Bahamas, we have already witnessed some skilled plays from the likes of Chance Kornuth who has carried on well throughout the weekend and this is likely to continue with the arrival of the new week.
Day 2 of the $25,500 MILLIONS World has just ended a few hours ago, and Kornuth has managed to amass the respectable 18,245,000, standing second in the overall leaderboard. Looking at the final standing for the time, Steve O’Dwyer has managed to completely outpace all opponents at the felt, coming on top of the 59 players who now remain in the race for a share of the $10 million prizing money.
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Day 2 began with 183 people who had gone through the crucible of the first leg of the competition. During the day’s action, the chip lead was moving around, with Matt Berkey at the helm at one point. Briefly, Berkey was contested by Isaac Haxton, but Berkey played pocket aces to send Haxton back.
Nick Petrangelo another notable name, also managed to grab chip lead for a while there, but again lost it. Meanwhile, O’Dwyer, a player with massive live earnings, continued to climb against his fellow players, biting a juicy bit out of Sam Greenwood’s stack.
O’Dwyer’s efforts were additionally bolstered by his skilful plays against Joao Simao who also contributed to the overall good standing of Dwyer.
At the End of the Day, The Reckoning
Day 3 will be returning soon, but the names that draw attention are quite a few. Simao is still in the game with 6,470,000 to his name. Haxton has 1,370,000 and Jason Koon seems to be ahead of both with his 6,705,000.
Meanwhile, Fedor Holz is with us along with Mike Sexton. A noteworthy name to be on the look-out for is Benjamin Pollak who presently runs with 14,510,000 giving him a decent opportunity to make a claim on the title.
O’Dwyer himself runs with 25,000,000 chips in his stack, which puts him far ahead of the pack, including Ben Tollerene who now has 17,210,000 and perhaps the best chance to secure himself a place at the top along with Kornuth.
While the tournament will dish out a number of monetary awards, the main focus moving forward will be the first-place prize, which is worth the eye-popping and possibly life-changing $2 million in real money, out of the $10 million in guaranteed cash.
This has prompted more professionals, including Manig Loeser, Roger Teska, and Leon Tosukernik to lay claim on the title, even though their chip is at least half as big as that of O’Dwyer right now.
However, all participants are determined to make a good return on their investment and that will continue in Day 3 when the game returns.