Thursday January 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

We reached Day 4 of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. Only 32 players remain. American Nick Maimone is the chip leader with Jason Mercier lurking right behind. Gaelle Baumann is the short stack. First place pays out $480K. Also, actress Jen Tilly took second place in the $5K 6-max Turbo side event. David Calzada from the Czech Republic beat Tilly heads-up for the win. Tilly earned $39K as runner up.

Jen Tilly runner-up in 5K Turbo 6-max (Pic by Neil Stoddart, PokerStars Blog)

After three days of action in Atlantis, the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event is down to the final 32 players. American Nick Maimone bagged up the most chips at the end of Day 2 with 1.7M. Jason Mercier is second with 1.3M. BetStars listed Maimone as the second favorite to win it all. He's listed at 9-1 odds, while Jason Mercier is the favorite at 7-1. Johnny Bax is listed at 14-1 with a cluster of other players.

Also of note… Oscar-nominated actress Jen Tilly made the final table of a side event. Tilly finished in second place in the $5K 6-max Turbo event. Her stacked final table included Mustapha Kanit, David Peters, and Benjamin Pollack. Tilly earned $49K for second place. She lost a heads-up battle against David Calzada from the Czech Republic.

This year's PokerStars Championship Bahamas has seen its numbers dip way below expectations. But despite the low turnout, this year's PCB Main Event has been chugging along with 738 runners in this $5K buy-in main event. The total prize pool was $3,376,712 with the top 143 players getting a cut of the pie. Former NFL player and Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour cashed in 89th place. Other notables who cashed included... Barry Greenstein, Pascal Lefrancois, Sam Chartier, Davidi Kitai, Sylvain Loosli, Mike 'Timex' McDonald, Nenad Medic, Nacho Barbero, Dan Colman, Ami Alibay, Chainsaw Kessler, Chance Kornuth, Ben Zamani, Arnaud Mattern, Esther Taylor-Brady, Harrison Gimbel, Will the Thrill, Bernard Lee, Mohsin Charania, Justin Bonomo and Eugene Katchalov.

Aside from Mercier and Maimone, other players advancing to Day 4 of the Main Event included... John Dibella, Marcin Kapkowski, Damien Steel, Pedro Baptista Martinho Cabeca, Rasmus Glaesel, Alan Schein, Michael Vela, Ryan Riess, Nadezhda Magnus, Michael Gentili, Scott Stewart, Rodrigo Cordoba, Allon Allison, Aleksei Opalikhin, Massimo De Mario, Cliff Josephy, John Engledow, Jaime Staples, Hendrik Latz, Francisco Benitez, Rex Clinkscales, Adrian Mateos, Michael Bartholomew, Kevin Andriamahefa, Christian Harder, Byron Kaverman, Jorge De Oliveira Lopez, Pratyush Buddiga, Dan Weinman, and short-stacked Gaelle Baumann.

PokerStars Championship Bahamas - Main Event

Buy-in: $5,000

Entrants: 732

Prize Pool: $3,376,712


Final Table Payouts:

1. $480,012

2. $353,100

3. $259,980

4. $191,420

5. $140,940

6. $103,780

7. $76,400

8. $56,260

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