Caribbean High Roller Concludes with Victory for Romanello

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The Caribbean Poker Party is coming to an end and the event has proven a success bar PartyPoker’s own worries about meeting a few of the prizing pots. Nevertheless, for Roberto Romanello, the competition has been a hoot and a half, with the player clinching the $10,000 High Roller event.

Romanello in Pursuit of Victory

Roberto Romanello came to the Caribbean venue chosen for the Poker Party action all hopeful of walking away with a decent profit. He managed more, with the Englishman topping the field of competitors and boosting his overall winnings by $450,000 in a single event.

The final table of the event came to Romanello and Mustapha Kanit, both of whom showed great respect for each other. Amid friendly chat gradually drowned in focused and dedicated play, it was the British who managed to outplay the Italian, with Kanit taking home $271,000, a not negligible amount in any event.

Romanello is not a random player making name for himself for the first time. In his career as a professional, Romanello has amassed nearly 4 million in live play winnings, but the High Roller event is the highest yet payout he has managed to land.

He wasn’t contesting the final table on his own, naturally. There were a number of noteworthy competitors, including Daniel Dvoress from Canada and Justin Bonomo, certainly a name that you are familiar with if you have been following the World Series of Poker (WSOP), from the United States.

Garik Tamasian from Russia and Guillaume Diaz from France also sat down to have a go at the big pot of money. It was finally Joao Simao and Adrian Mateos from Brazil and Spain respectively who brought the rear.

Quite the Action in a Single Day

The final instalment of the tournament was rather modest, too. With 28 people making it to the last day, the event was slightly more balanced than what we have all been accustomed to from most competitions.

After a handful of eliminations, there were still no chip leaders, with the assets distributed more or less evenly among the play field. That took some playing before the first notable names started dropping.

Steve O’Dwyer, one of the world’s top 15 players, was tossed out alongside Isaac Haxton, both of whom have been quite busy recently, attending a number of events and planning on hitting the London action in four days. Joseph Cheong was also among the people to drop out. Benjamin Pollak, one of the noteworthy mentions here also gave in following hours of intense play.

Despite eliminations going let and right, players continued to keep a fairly evenly distributed pool, which again barred any immediate eliminations, allowing everyone to stick through. This was on until the very end with three players standing.

Initially, a deal was proposed, but after examining the numbers no final decision could be reached, which propelled the players back into the game, decided to win. The action continued until the early morning, seeing Romanello finally earning first place, clinching the pot and posing for a well-deserved and hard-won photo-op.

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