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Mattar Leads, Ronaldo Falls on Day 4 of PCA

[user249920] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Eugênio Mattar is in first heading to Day 5.
Eugênio Mattar is in first heading to Day 5.

Fifty-seven players navigated their way to Day 4 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, and five levels later, 24 remain. Eugenio Mattar will open the heaviest bag, containing 2.673 million when Day 5 begins on Tuesday. Mattar has no recorded live cashes, but it's doubtful any money jumps will faze him, as the Brazilian business owner appears on Forbes' list of the richest people in Brazil at no. 72.

Emrah Cakmak (2.037 million), Chance Kornuth (2.026 million), Andreas Samuelsson (1.628 million), Pratyush Buddiga (1.624 million), Shyam Srinivasan (1.31 million), Maurice Hawkins (962,000), Jim Collopy (799,000), Rami Boukai (769,000), Dylan Linde (709,000), and Noah Schwartz (238,000) are among those joining Mattar for Day 5.

A chunk of Mattar's chips came at the expense of retired Brazilian football legend Ronaldo. The PokerStars SportStar spent the entire day at the featured table, where he was able to hold his own until the last half hour or so of Level 23 (10,000/20,000/2,000), the last of the night. That's when he opened from a middle position with {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} to 80,000, saw Mattar three-bet to 200,000, and jammed all in. Mattar called for 536,000 total with {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, and a {5-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{j-Hearts} run out left the Brazilian superstar all smiles as he shook hands with his former opponents.

If Srinivasan's name doesn't jump off the page, his online alias "s_dot111" should, as the Canadian has claimed more than $7.5 million in online cashes. Last year, he ran deep in this very event and ultimately finished sixth for $328,020, his first six-figure live score. He followed it with a solid slate of live tournaments and said the experience is paying dividends.

"I feel a lot more comfortable," he said. "Last year was my first real deep run in a live poker tournament but I feel so much better now."

He's confident he'll be able to make sound decisions as the field winds down and the pressure increases.

"I'm just going to take every situation as it comes," he said. "I've played so many hands of poker that I know what to do."

Among those who headed to the payout desk and left with fatter wallets today were Mario Puccini (57th), Alex Venovski (52nd), PokerStars Team Online pro Naoya Kihara (50th), Global Poker Index leader Ole Schemion (45th), former Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel (42nd), PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier (41st), Olivier Busquet (39th), and Shannon Shorr (35th).

The tournament resumes at noon on Tuesday, so come right back to PokerNews for more live coverage.

Oznake: Eugenio MattarRonaldoShyam Srinivasan

End-of-Day Chip Counts

[user139916] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Eugenio Mattar BR
Eugenio Mattar
BR 2,673,000 533,000
Emrah Cakmak fr
Emrah Cakmak
fr 2,037,000 67,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 2,026,000 257,000
Andreas Samuelsson SE
Andreas Samuelsson
SE 1,628,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 1,624,000 -164,000
Ratharam Sivagnanam ca
Ratharam Sivagnanam
ca 1,341,000 400,000
Niklas Hambitzer DE
Niklas Hambitzer
DE 1,317,000 -33,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 1,310,000 309,000
Diego Ventura pe
Diego Ventura
pe 1,154,000 39,000
Juan Martin Pastor ar
Juan Martin Pastor
ar 1,085,000
Uwe Ritter DE
Uwe Ritter
DE 1,062,000 62,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 962,000 -77,000
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
us 799,000 -130,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
us 769,000 -63,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 709,000 -150,000
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
us 543,000 178,000
Juan Etcheverry ar
Juan Etcheverry
ar 542,000 102,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 514,000 22,000
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
us 511,000 -107,000
Ambrose Ng ca
Ambrose Ng
ca 485,000 -85,000
Kevin Schulz us
Kevin Schulz
us 441,000 -599,000
Mayu Roca CO
Mayu Roca
CO 313,000 40,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 282,000 -473,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 238,000 -337,000

Samuelsson Doubles Through Pastor On Last Hand

[user139916] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Anrdeas Samuelsson opened from middle position, Ratharam Sivagnanam called on the button, Juan Martin Pastor called from the big blind and the flop fell {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}.

Action checked to Samuelsson and he continued for 58,000. Sivagnanam called, Pastor check-raised to 185,000, Samuelsson called and Sivagnanam folded.

The {K-Clubs} fell on the turn and Pastor bet effectively 519,000, sending Samuelsson into the tank for about six minutes before he called with {Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}, leading Pastor's {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

The {2-Diamonds} river was no help to Pastor, securing the double for Samuelsson.

Andreas Samuelsson SE
Andreas Samuelsson
SE 1,628,000 828,000
Juan Martin Pastor ar
Juan Martin Pastor
ar 1,085,000 -665,000

Oznake: Andreas SamuelssonJuan Martin PastorRatharam Sivagnanam

Three More Hands

[user139916] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

The players wil play three more hands before they bag and tag.

Edward Sorensen Eliminated By Diego Ventura

[user139916] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Edward Sorensen shoved for 253,000 in the cutoff, Emrah Cakmak called in the small blind and Diego Ventura reraised all in from the big blind for 595,000. Cakmak tanked for a bit before he folded.

Sorsensen: {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Ventura: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, giving Ventura quad queens to score the elimination.

Emrah Cakmak fr
Emrah Cakmak
fr 1,970,000 -65,000
Diego Ventura pe
Diego Ventura
pe 1,115,000 690,000
Edward Sorensen CA
Edward Sorensen
CA Izpadel

Hambitzer Doubles Through Pastor

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Juan Martin Pastor, leading the tournament in chips, opened from early position to 40,000 and it was folded all the way to Niklas Hambitzer in the big blind. Hambitzer sorted out some chips and moved them into the middle with emphasis, slapping them down, for a reraise to 215,000.

Pastor thought for a moment and announced all in and was snap-called by Hambitzer. Pastor held {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and Hambitzer {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}.

All in and at risk, Hambitzer stood up, exhaling as he did. As the dealer put out the flop, Pastor snapped his fingers as if wanting to magically make an ace appear. It didn't work, however, as the flop came {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. The turn changed nothing as it was the {J-Hearts}. The river was the {Q-Clubs} and Hambitzer pumped his fists and said "whew" as he sat back down. Hambitzed moved to 1,350,000 after the hand and Pastor dropped to a still very healthy stack of 1,750,000.

Juan Martin Pastor ar
Juan Martin Pastor
ar 1,750,000 -475,000
Niklas Hambitzer DE
Niklas Hambitzer
DE 1,350,000 640,000

Oznake: Niklas HambitzerJuan Martin Pastor

Ronaldo's Run Ends

[user153906] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Ronaldo
Ronaldo

Ronaldo raised to 80,000 from early position and Eugenio Pacelli Mattar three-bet to 200,000 from middle position. Action folded back to Ronaldo who shoved for 536,000, and Mattar cut out chips for a call before pushing them into the pot.

Ronaldo: {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Mattar: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

Ronaldo was looking for a king, but he added two more outs on the {5-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop. Unfortunately for him the {8-Clubs} turn and {J-Hearts} failed to improve his hand, sending him to the rail in 26th place.

Ronaldo wished his tablemates good luck before heading to the rail and signing some autographs for fans. The former football standout gave us a lot of fun moments during his Main Event run. The poker industry is certainly sad to see his run end.

Eugenio Mattar BR
Eugenio Mattar
BR 2,140,000 1,075,000
Ronaldo br
Ronaldo
br Izpadel

Oznake: Eugenio MattarEugenio Pacelli MattarRonaldo

Ritter Gets Three Streets from Etcheverry

[user249920] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Uwe Ritter opened under the gun and was called by only Juan Etcheverry, on the button. Ritter fired 77,000 on the {6-Hearts}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts} flop, and Etcheverry called. The Argentinian called another barrel of 104,000 on the {6-Diamonds} turn, and a {2-Spades} finished the board. Ritter bet 157,000, and Etcheverry cut out calling chips and leaned back in his seat. A few minutes later, he pushed them in.

Ritter immediately tabled {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}, and Etcheverry flung his cards muckward.

Uwe Ritter DE
Uwe Ritter
DE 1,000,000 310,000
Juan Etcheverry ar
Juan Etcheverry
ar 440,000 -395,000

Oznake: Juan EtcheverryUwe Ritter