2016 WSOPC Caribbean: Layne Flack Leads 29 Survivors After Day 1 of the Monster Stack

The third ring event of the 2016 World Series of Poker Caribbean festival at the Casino Royale saw 109 players take to the tables and an additional 27 re-entries boosted the field to 136 entries in total. A prize pool of $40,800 was created and the top 15 spots will be paid at least $690, whereas the winner takes home the elusive WSOP Circuit ring as well as $11,400 in cash.

After 15 levels of 30 minutes each, the field of hopefuls was whittled down to just 29 and Layne Flack claimed the lead with massive 363,500. Willie Janssen, who finished third in the $365 6-Handed Event #10 earlier in the day, follows with 237,000. Local player Marvin Browne came 11th in the $365 NLHE Event #3 and is looking for another deep run by claiming the last spot on the overnight podium with 204,000.

Other big stacks and notables include Chan Ping Hsiung (163,000), Christophe Enrici (139,000), Dueval Fenton (113,000), Benjamin Perez (89,500), Robert Cheung (74,000) and Dominick French (49,000). Stevan Prager was crippled in the last three hands and came back from 100 chips, however he still needs a miracle with 4,500 and the small blind to post in the very first hand of Day 2.

Among those to bust were William Hicks, Ben Beighle, Tommie Janssen, Patrick Alain, Peter Hajszan, Mario and Werner Eder, 6-Handed champion Michael Lech and Event #3 champion Jean-Pierre Didier among others.

After level six, Ryan Martin was boasting massive 250,000 chips, but the player from Trinidad & Tobago ran bad in the last few levels and made it through with just 50,000. On his last table, Martin witnessed the run good of Flack, who busted two players and then sent Ricardo Benjamin to the rail in spectacular fashion. Benjamin had just lost a bigger pot and three-bet to 10 big blinds, Flack four-bet shoved the 6h 3h and was called by pocket jacks to find a runner runner straight.

Ramses Bislick flopped top pair and turned a gutshot when he shoved into Marvin Browne only to find himself drawing dead against the 10h 2h of Browne for the flopped flush. In the penultimate level of the day, Daniel Azancot joined the big stacks by turning a straight against two pair and a flush draw, fading all outs on a blank river.

After Event #3 runner up Patrick Alain busted in the last few hands, only 29 participants bagged up and will return to the casino Royale on Wednesday at 3.30 p.m. local time. The level duration then increases to 40 minutes each and even 50 minutes on the final table, the action recommences with blinds of 2,000-4,000 and a running ante of 500.

Day 2 Seat Assignments

Table Seat Player Country Chip Count
2 1 Cedric Cavalier Martinique 73,500
2 2 Layne Flack USA 363,500
2 3 Derik Lewis USA 127,000
2 4
2 5 Ryan Martin Trinidad & Tobago 50,000
2 6 Willie Janssen Netherlands 237,000
2 7 Christophe Enrici Sint Maarten 139,000
2 8
2 9 Stephen Saleh UK 112,000
3 1 Herve Bourgois Goudaloupe 115,500
3 2 Jean Mrakic France 103,000
3 3 Stevan Prager USA 4,500
3 4 Etienne Ingrid Martinique 48,500
3 5
3 6 Chan Ping Hsiung Austria 163,000
3 7 Jonathan Amato Canada 117,000
3 8 Benjamin Perez USA 89,500
3 9 Hubert Rimbaud Goudaloupe 138,500
4 1 Daniel Azancot Canada 138,000
4 2 Hamy Wahjudi USA 66,500
4 3 Augusto Cavazzini Italy 52,500
4 4 James Harper USA 127,000
4 5
4 6 Dueval Fenton Trinidad & Tobago 113,000
4 7 Jose Delgado Puerto Rico 91,000
4 8
4 9
7 1 Arman Bosnakyan Canada 76,500
7 2 Oculi Zamia Goudaloupe 68,000
7 3
7 4 Pierre Goetz Sint Maarten 45,000
7 5 Shawn Rice USA 50,000
7 6 Dominick French Canada 49,000
7 7 Christopher Staats USA 86,000
7 8 Marvin Browne Sint Maarten 204,000
7 9 Robert Cheung Canada 74,000

The players keep their seat assignments from tonight and there will be a redraw with 24 players left, the tables will be balanced with 16 left for the money bubble and the final table redraw will be done when the last nine are determined. The event will play down to a winner on Day 2.

On Wednesday, the $365 Bounty Event #16 gets underway at 6 p.m. local time with 15 levels of 60 minutes each and a starting stack of 10,000 chips. Furthermore, there will be a $135 Super Satellite for the $1,675 WSOPC Caribbean Main Event as of 9 p.m. local time as well.

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