Schulman Leads, Negreanu Close in PCA High Roller Final

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman

Nick Schulman leads heading into Saturday's final table of the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

The three-day event played down from 23 to seven Friday with online poker phenoms James Obst and Dan "Jungleman12" Cates both eliminated on the final-table bubble to ruin organizer's plans of an eight-handed final and give Schulman the lead over Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.

Both Negreanu and Schulman sit as the only players over the two-million chip mark with pros Bryn Kenney, Eugene Katchalov, Andrew Lichtenberger, a suddenly resurgent Humberto Brenes and one of Hungary's richest men, construction magnate Sandor Demjan, rounding out the final seven.

Schulman took control of the tournament part way through the day in a huge pot when he busted overnight leader Tobias Reinkemeier and Vivek Rajkumar holding aces against ace-jack and tens all-in pre flop.

The event drew 38 of poker's biggest names and a few wealthy whales helping create a $3,743,000 prize pool that will see the top five paid, including $1.5 million for first, $1 million for second, $643,000 for third, $400k for fourth and a $200,000 fifth-place prize.

The final table goes off at 1 p.m. ET at the Atlantis Hotel & Casino in the Bahamas and will be filmed for broadcast on ESPN2 later this year.

Here's how the stacks look going into the final:

1 Nick Schulman 2,990,000

2 Daniel Negreanu 2,166,000

3 Eugene Katchalov 1,476,000

4 Bryn Kenney 1,390,000

5 Humberto Brenes 757,000

6 Sandor Demjan 379,000

7 Andrew Lichtenberger 373,000

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