Sunday November 18, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Filipe Oliverira from Portugal outlasted a field of 1815 runners to win the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event Championship. Oliverira edged out American Craig Mason to win $1.5 million. The overlay kicked in for this $10 million guaranteed prize pool. Also, Roberto Romanello survived a stacked final table to win the $10K High Roller for $450,000. Romanello chopped heads-up with Mustpha Kanit.


The 2018 Caribbean Poker Party has come to an end and Filipe Oliverira will leave $1.5 million richer. What's a better way to cap off a massive party than an overlay in the Bahamas? You knew partypoker was going to host a steezy party in the Bahamas. Didn't realize there'd be free money in play at the Caribbean Poker Party. Put down the fruity rum drinks and head for the poker room, because there's cash raining down from the sky.

The Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas hosted this year's fiesta of poker in the Caribbean that attracted both North American and European players alike. Fitting that a virtual unknown pro from Portugal binked the marquee event. Filipe Oliverira from Portugal faded a field of 1,815 players to win the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party's Main Event and its hefty first-place prize worth $1,500,000.

Also, the $10K High Roller played down to a champion on Saturday night. With two to go, Roberto Romanello and Mustapha Kanit chopped up the money. They played it out for the title and a little extra moolah and Romanello emerged the victor in the $10K HR.

The Main Event in the Bahamas cost $5,300 to enter. The event boasted a $10 million guarantee. Who pays attentions to those numbers anyway? Actually, this time, the marketing promo kicked in. The $10M guarantee also meant the top three places would be paid seven figures, with at least $1.5 million set aside to the champion and third place getting a cool mil.

This year's Main Event field was only 1,815 players deep. Yeah, you don't have to have a degree from MIT to know that they needed at least 2,000 players to break even. Alas, they fell short of the mark by 85 entrants.

In case you were wondering, the Main Event wasn't the only event that hit an overlay this week at the Baha Mar Resort. The $25K MILLIONS World missed its break-even point. American high-stakes cash game specialist Roger Teska won the $25K for $2 million.

With two tables to go in the Main Event, a handful of notables were still in the hunt including Anton Wigg, Joe Kuether, WSOP Main Event final table participant Alex Turyansky, Mark Dietz, British pro Adam Owen, and French pro Paul Tedeschi. Alas, Anton Wigg bubbled the final table in tenth place. Meanwhile, Tedeschi, Owen, and Dietz were all dunzo before the final table was set.

The final table included American pro Joe Kuether, Alex Turyansky, Diogo Veiga, Marc MacDonnell, Filipe Oliveira, Craig Mason, Pascal Hartmann, and Konstantin Maslak. Yeah, two players from Portugal made the final table, but only one German.

Joe Kuether and Alex Turyansky were the first two to exit, followed by Diogo Veiga. Konstantin Maslak, the token Russian at the final table, hit the bricks in fifth place. Germany's Hartmann was knocked out in fourth place. Then Ireland's Marc McDonnell hit the road in third place, which paid out a cool million. McD's exit set up a heads-up bout between Craig Mason and Filipe Oliveira.

USA vs. Portugal for the finale. When the dust settled, Mason busted in second place and Oliveira binked the tournament. Mason earned $1.2 million for second place. Not too shabby, eh? Oliveira banked $1.5 million.

The top 223 places paid out in the Main Event. Other familiar faces who got paid a piece of the overlay pie included.... Scott Baumstein, Jimmy Gilbert, Jason Koon, Romain Lewis, Tony Ruberto, Joe Cassidy, Taylor Black, Ryan, Riess, Dan Strelitz, Barny Boatman, Chance Kornuth, Ryan D'Angelo, Fabrice Soulier, Kevin Eyster, Matt Berkey, Alex Foxen, Stevie Chidwick, Sam Soverel, Griffin Benger, Johnny Bax, Sylvian Loosli, Stanley Lee, Marcel Luske, Eric Baldwin, Chris Moorman, Victor Ramdin, Maria Ho, Johnny Chan, Luc Greenwood, Paul Jackson, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Jeremy Asmus, Cliff Josephy, Brian Hastings, Casey Kastle, Peter Jetter, Sam Panzica, Nick Maimone, Tom Hall, Joahnnes Becker, Kenny Nguyen, Jerry Wong, Mike Dentale, Matthias De Meulder, Markus Prinz, Nenad Medic, Bart Lybaert, Tim Reilly, DJ Alexander, Will Givens, and Nellie Park.

2018 Caribbean Poker Party - Main Event

Entrants: 1,815

Prize Pool: $10,000,000

Payouts: 223


Final Table Results:

1. Filipe Oliveira (Portugal) $1,500,000

2. Craig Mason (USA) $1,200,000

3. Marc MacDonnell (Ireland) $1,000,000

4. Pascal Hartmann (Germany) $800,000

5. Konstantin Maslak (Russia) $600,000

6. Diogo Veiga (Portugal) $400,000

7. Alex Turyansky (USA) $300,000

8. Joe Kuether (USA) $218,500

Roberto Romanello Ships $10K High Roller; Kanit Runner Up

The Brit with the Italian name won the $1-K High Roller. Roberto Romanello from the U.K. took down the $10K High Roller for $450,000 and survived a final table with ZeeJustin. The way he'd been running in 2018, it was sort of surprising that Justin Bonomo did not win the $10K High Roller.

A total of 196 runners took a shot at the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party $10K High Roller. The total prize pool was $1,901,200. Only the top 23 places paid out.

With two remaining, Romanello and Mustapha Kanit chopped heads-up. Kanit banked $271,200 for second place, while Romanello walked away with $450K and the title.

The final table also included Guillaume Diaz, Adrian Mateos, Joao Simao, Daniel Dvoress, Justin Bonomo, and Garik Tamasian. Joey Weissman bubbled the final table in tenth place.

Notable names who cashed in this event (but missed the final table) included... Joe Cheong, Steve O'Dwyer, Thomas Muehloecker, Lauren Roberts, Mike Watson, Jonathan Duhamel, Ike Haxton, Sam Soverel, and Javier Zapatero.

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