Nick Schulman Leads PCA $100k Super High Roller Event After Day 2

Published on January 7th, 2011 8:04 pm EST

Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure - LogoNick Schulman will have the chip lead when the final table of the PCA $100k Super High Roller event gets underway on Saturday afternoon.

Schulman managed to finish Day 2 with just under 3 million in chips, putting him far ahead of players such as Daniel Negreanu (2.17 million) and Eugene Katchalov (1.47 million).

Here is how the final table will look when play gets underway on Saturday:

Nick Schulman - 2,990,000
Daniel Negreanu - 2,166,000
Eugene Katchalov - 1,476,000
Bryn Kenney - 1,390,000
Humberto Brenes - 756,000
Sandor Demjan - 379,000
Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger - 373,000

The final table of this event was originally supposed to start 8-handed, but the simultaneous eliminations of James Obst and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates resulted in just 7 players making it through to Saturday.

Two of the seven final table participants will end up walking away empty-handed, as the tournament pays out the top five finishers. Here is the payout schedule:

1st - $1,500,000
2nd - $1,000,000
3rd - $643,000
4th - $400,000
5th - $200,000

It's worth noting that if Daniel Negreanu finishes 2nd or better in this event, then he will pass Phil Ivey on the all-time money list. Phil Ivey currently has $13,859,944 in total lifetime tournament cashes, while Daniel Negreanu has $13,116,192 in total cashes.


The hand of the day was won by Nick Schulman, who managed to eliminate both Vivek Rajkumar and Tobias Reinkemeier when his pocket Aces held up against Rajkumar's pocket Tens and Reinkemeier's Ad-Jc. The three players got their stacks into the middle pre-flop, with Schulman's Aces holding up and giving him the massive pot and chip lead in the tournament.

Schulman's ups and downs over the past few years have been well-documented, so it will be interesting to see how well he ends up doing on Saturday.


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