Charlie Carrel Leads PSC Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller Final Table

Written by Pete - Sunday, January 8, 2017, Live poker
Tourney superstar Dan Colman is poised in 2nd place going into the final table of the PDC Bahamas $100k Super High Roller

It seems that England's Charlie Carrel's heater has rolled over into the new year as the hot young Brit leads the final seven players at the first PokerStars Championship Bahamas (PCA) $100,000 Super High Roller event.

Carrel, who only last month placed 2nd at the last EPT €50,000 Super High Roller in Prague, just three days after finishing 3rd in the €10,000 event at the same championships, is looking for his biggest ever score, with $1,650,300 up top. However, as you might expect in a $100k event, the opposition he faces at the final table is about as tough as it gets.

In second place is Dan Colman, the $26m man who could teach even Carrel a thing or two about riding a heater. In fact, Daniel Dvoress aside, Carrel's $3.8m in live tourney winnings are dwarfed by every other player left in contention. Between them the seven players have over $68m in live cashes.

In third place is Jason Koon who enjoyed his best ever year in 2016, cashing for nearly $3m, inclduding a raft of high roller victories as well as winning the $5k Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for a cool $1,000,000. In fourth is Dvoress, who, like Koon, is a "Run-It-Once" instructor and big online winner with over $2m in live tourney cashes. Conor Drinan, a +$10m live tourney winner is in 5th place. Drinan is also no stranger to high roller success, placing 3rd in 2015's $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl for over $3.2m. In 6th sits 2015's GPI Player of the year, Byron Kaverman, and the current short-stack is the defending champion, Bryn Kenny. Kenny has a great record in this event, not only is he the current defending champion, but he also finished third in both 2015 and 2011.

Players who made it close to the money (each player is now guaranteed $275,060) include Sam Greenwood who was this year's bubble boy, busting to Carrel, Christoph "Tight-Man1" Vogelsang, Cary Katz, and Ben "Ben86" Tollerene. Notable players who fell earlier in day 2 included Daniel Negreanu, Bill "GASTRADER" Perkins, Day 2's early leader Nick Petrangelo, and Jason Mercier. Day 2 also saw the demise of dimunative US funny-man Kevin Hart who's two bullets couldn't propel him to poker glory.

The event plays to a conclusion today.

PokerStars Championship $100k Super High Roller Final Table Standings

Player Country Chips
Charlie Carrel United Kingdom 3,710,000
Dan Colman United States 2,600,000
Jason Koon United States 2,305,000
Daniel Dvoress Canada 1,640,000
Connor Drinan United States 1,455,000
Byron Kaverman United States 970,000
Bryn Kenney United States 740,000

 

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