One of Two Caribbean Poker Tour Players Sponsored by Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker Moves on to Day 2
Players share tournament experience in daily blog

November 3, 2014, St Maartens (Press Release) – As two Caribbean Poker Tour players sponsored by Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker report in their daily blog, Living the Dream, it was an action filled day at the poker tables of the Casino Royale on Sint Maarten and the action kicked off with a $150+20 Turbo Satellite. The Freezeout tournament generated seven seats to the $1,100 CPT St Maarten Main Event and the 8th place finisher received a consolation prize of $740. One of the sponsored players advanced to Day 2 while the other is out.

“So I'm out, while never really being in control of my destiny, mostly fighting against the blind,” Brian Kulp, one of two players to win his way to the CPT in online satellites hosted by Intertops and Juicy Stakes, wrote in the blog yesterday. “But still it was a great experience.”

In his blog posting yesterday, the other sponsored player, Simon Beauregard, explained his ultimately successful strategy for Day 1: “I'm trying to play pots in position so I can build them up when I have hands that can win a showdown. I don't see the need in getting out of control stealing pots when the blinds are small.”

Next on the schedule was Day 2 of the $200+20 NLHE Event #2 and nine out of 120 players in total returned at 5pm local time to determine the winner. William Hill online qualifier Florian Seeberger was the first to hit the rail. The only remaining woman in the field, Vaea Profit from Sint Maarten, emerged victorious by defeating start-of-the-day chip leader Thibault Saillard in heads-up. Prior to the duel for the title, both players agreed on a deal and played for $810 still.

At 9pm there was a $100+20 Rebuy Satellite for the upcoming $3,500 WPT Caribbean that kicks off next Monday November 3rd. Thanks to 43 entries, 26 rebuys and 31 add ons another two 2 seats were generated and Daniel Montagnolli from Austria was one of the two ticket winners whereas third place granted a consolation prize of $2,700.

The highlight of the day was definitely the $1,100 CPT St Maarten that started around 6pm. Once the re-entry period was finished at the end of level six, 138 unique players and 12 re-entries made for 150 entries in total. The total prize pool of $145,500 will be split among the top 17 finishers with the minimum cash being worth $1,950 and the champion on Monday will walk home with $41,000.

There were plenty of big names in such as Allyn Jaffrey and Barry Shulman, WPT champions Anthony Zinno, Jonathan Roy, Alain Medesan, Pieter de Korver and Mike Linster, however none of them made it through the end of level 10 to bag up chips. Plenty of other notables will return tomorrow at 5pm though such as Mihai Manole (37,400), Will "The Thrill" Failla (47,500), Dan Murariu (75,800), Allen Kessler (84,900), Jeremy Nock (95,500), WSOP tournament director Charlie Ciresi (106,300), Poker Royale boss Peter Hajszan (114,000), Martin Hanowski (115,200) and Sabina Hiatullah (163,600). Chip leader is Xuan Hien Cao from Canada with 174,900 and seven online and live qualifiers remain.

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About the Caribbean Poker Tour (CPT) (http://www.caribbeanpokertour.com)
Produced by ICU Events GmbH, the annual Caribbean Poker Tour is an eight day event coinciding with the WPT Caribbean. The CPT has its own main event and several side events. Participants enjoy all-inclusive accommodation at the luxurious Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St Maarten.