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Tobias Reinkemeier Grabs Leads in the 2010 PCA High Roller Event

The third day of the $25,000 High Roller event at the 2010 PCA (PokerStars Caribbean Adventure) came to a close on January 13th, 2010 as the final table for the event was determined. Poker player Tobias Reinkemeier secured the top spot on the leaderboard when the night came to a close, accumulating a total of 1,072,000 chips. Reinkemeier was able to get J(diamonds) and J(hearts) in the last card hand of the night to sent home Team PokerStars Pro Sandra Naujoks.

Reinkemeier raised the action to forty-five thousand with blinds of 10,000 to 20,000 and a two thousand ante. The action folded to Naujoks and she decided to moved all-in for 267,000. When action got back to Tobias Reinkemeier, he made the call. When the cards were revealed, Naujoks had A(spades) and 9(clubs) and only a single overcard to the jacks of Reinkemeier.

After the board ran out K(hearts), 9(spades), 5(clubs), 3(diamonds) and 5(diamonds), Naujoks was eliminated in 9th place, earning a total of $56,595. The day started with twenty-four player vying for the PCA High Roller title and saw many well-known names fall short of expectation. Poker players Nick Schulman, Brett Richey and Vivek Rajkumar were some of those individuals who failed to make the money but the most well-known name to go home without cashing in was Team PokerStars Pro Dario Minieri.

Minieri started the day as the chip leader but busted out in 17th place. A few other notable names to finish in the money but not move on to the final day include Alex Brenes (10th place), Carter Phillips (12th place) and Isaac Baron (14th place). World Series of Poker Main Event champions and Team PokerStars Pros Joe Cada (11th place) and Greg Raymer (13th place) also fell short of the final table.

One of the two female poker players who played at the event, Lisa Hamilton, made it to the final table. Hamilton is the reigning World Series of Poker ladies champion. Also making the final table was Will Molson. He finished in 2nd place in the same event last year to Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.


02/22/2010, Monday