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Walter Fisher Leads After Day 2 of the PCA Main Event

Posted at 22:00 2015-01-11 by mnuwwarah

After two Day 1 flights, the remaining players in the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event all sat down in the same room for Day 2, with over 500 players to start the day. Following five 90-minute levels, Walter Fisher emerged as the leader when he bagged 497,000 in chips. Fisher holds a slight lead over Hugh Drummond (456,800) and Juan Martin Pastor (446,000).

PCA Main Event Day 2

Fisher, an amateur player, said most of his poker consists of playing cash games in Los Angeles. He came to the PCA with a trio of recognizable names (Bill Perkins, Jeff Gross, and Sorel Mizzi), and said he had the good fortune to hit a few sets against fellow big stacks holding aces. Despite his excellent early position, Fisher is taking the long view.

"I'm trying to get rest and keep myself nice and calm because it's only Day 2 and there's so many days," Fisher said. "I've seen so many of my friends go through it with monster stacks and end up being massively upset because they punted away their chips."

Survivors

Surviving were 175 players to advance to Sunday's Day 3. Other notables to advance included Pratyush Buddiga (357,900), Jim Collopy (342,000), Daniel Negreanu (295,600), Liv Boeree (247,100), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (212,400), Ole Schemion (192,600), Olivier Busquet (190,700), Mike Leah (185,400), retired Brazilian footballer Ronaldo (146,300), former World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel (77,700), and Jason Mercier (49,000).

Eliminations

One player who failed to make it through was defending champion Dominik Panka. Last year, the Polish player defeated Mike McDonald heads up to capture the title and more than $1.4 million in prize money. Panka fell at some point during Level 10.

Faraz Jaka, Jacob Bazeley, Vanessa Selbst, pro golfer Sergio Garcia, David "Bakes" Baker, Jake Cody, Tony Gregg, Dan Kelly, 2003 Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker, Shaun Deeb, Randy "nanonoko" Lew, former PCA winner Harrison Gimbel, and 2014 WSOP Player of the Year George Danzer were also among those eliminated during the course of play.

Top 10 chip counts

PlayerChips
Walter Fisher497,000
Hugh Drummond456,800
Juan Martin Pastor446,000
Mario Puccini380,000
Adam Reynolds378,500
Diego Ventura362,800
Jesse Rockowitz359,700
Pratyush Buddiga357,900
Jim Collopy342,000

Payouts

PlacePrize
1$1,491,580
2$907,080
3$641,140
4$482,820
5$380,720
6$285,740
7$203,420
8$140,900
9$111,440
10-11$91,420
12-13$81,760
14-15$73,840
16-17$64,940
18-20$58,020
21-23$50,100
24-27$42,180
28-31$36,560
32-39$31,820
40-55$27,700
56-71$24,140
72-95$20,580
96-111$17,800

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