Chris Moneymaker may have started the poker boom in 2003 but he has been a bust since then. However, Moneymaker is in good position to make a deep run after a great Day 4 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.
Moneymaker is currently sitting on second place with over 3.7 million in chips. The former Nashville CPA and current member of Team PokerStars Pro hasn’t had a major live cash since the 2004 WPT Shooting Stars. It was there he finished runner-up to Phil Gordon and collected $200,00. First prize at the 2011 PokerStars PCA is $2.3 million.
The current chip leader is Spanish beauty Ana Marquez. Her stack has been growing steadily but the lone woman left standing in the field of 22 hasn’t shown down many hands. We like the quiet, girl next door type.
Also in contention are Chris Oliver and Mike Sowers. Both are online pros with millions in career earnings. Sowers stepped away from the game in 2009 to coach high school football. It seems the break did him well. Oliver appeared on the radar after he 6-bet shoved 57s for over 2 million in chip, flopped trips, and bested his opponent’s big slick.
Play resumes at 12 PM on Thursday.
Below are the top ten players heading into Day 5.
2011 PokerStars PCA Main Event Day 4
1. Ana Marquez – 3,805,000
2. Chris Moneymaker – 3,765,000
3. Dmitriy Stelmak – 3,340,000
4. Chris Oliver – 3,275,000
5. Mike Sowers – 3,180,000
6. Sam Stein – 3,085,000
7. Bolivar Palacios – 2,875,000
8. Phillippe Plouffe – 2,480,000
9. Martin Mathis – 2,385,000
10. Galen Hall – 2,305,000