Troy Quenneville is vying for a title from the Caribbean Poker Party Main Event and is working really hard to accomplish this at this year’s edition of the event after a second-place finish last year. Day 2 of the tournament was completed last night and the Canadian poker pro finished as the chip leader and with a big lead over his fellow competitors. He will lead the 222 remaining survivors into Day 3 of action, which is set for today.
The tournament attracted a total of 1,061 entries, or a considerable improvement from last year when just 323 entries registered for the Main Event. Here it is also important to note that this year’s edition of the event features a $5,300 buy-in fee, in comparison to the $4,560 one from last year. As it can be suggested, the prize pool also increased. This year, the tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million, which was actually exceeded due to the great interest.
The top 111 finishers will leave with a payout, min-cashes beginning from $10,000. The bubble is likely to burst today, when the remaining competitors will return to the host venue, Meliá Caribe Tropical.
Aside from Quenneville, there will be a number of notables who have made it so far into the tournament, with some of those being Mike Sexton, who was recently appointed as Chairman of the partypoker brand, 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, Spanish poker star Adrian Mateos, Johnny Lodden, and partypoker brand ambassador Joao Simao.
Quenneville’s Bid for a Title
The Canadian will enter Day 3 of play with 19.06 million in chips and a considerable advantage over the rest of his opponents. Spain’s Diego Gomez currently ranks second in chips with 15.8 million and Venezuela’s Roberto Vahlis will kick of the third day of play third in chips with 15.335 million.
As mentioned above, Quenneville is vying for a title Caribbean Poker Party Main Event title after he finished runner-up to Niall Farrell in last year’s edition of the tournament. He collected $220,000 for his efforts back then. It is also important to note that Quenneville actually managed to leave the 2016 Caribbean Poker Party with a title.
He topped the field of the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em partypoker MILLION for a first-place prize of $400,000, which was and still is the largest live tournament cash he has ever scored in his career as a poker player. The tournament the Canadian took down last year actually attracted 526 entries who vied for a portion of a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.
This year, Quenneville has the chance to boost his bankroll significantly, particularly if he wins the ongoing Main Event as the winner will receive $1 million in prize money. At present, his bankroll stands at $882,403. The player has cashed in 10 live tournaments over the past year and a half.