PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller Won By William Reynolds

William Reynolds (21) has just won the $25k PCA High Roller tournament, after beating a tough field of 84 players over four days to take down the title and the $576,240 first-place prize.
The tournament managed to atract some of the biggest poker names in the business, such as Daniel Negreanu, Greg Raymer and Mike Matusow, but by the time the final table had been set on Thursday, only poker aficionados would have recognized the remaining players.
William Reynolds has, nevertheless, enjoyed some impressive results in the past, most notably from his 4th place finish at the 2009 EPT San Remo, where he earned €377,000 but it is online where he is most well known. Reynolds plays regularly at PokerStars under the name of Reynolds XO, and has enjoyed many 6 figure cashes, including $87,500 at SCOOP $5,200 PL Omaha, and $42,460 at the Super Tuesday $250,000 guaranteed.
Following his victory in the Caribbean and his biggest score to date, an obviously delighted William Reynolds commented: “It was the most roller coaster of a ride I’ve ever been on. I was all in so many times at the end of Day 3 it looked I was going to be the final table bubble. I ended up doubling up four times in a row and making it to the final table, chipping up, winning some key hands and taking it down.”
As the final eight play got underway, short-stacked Dmitry Stelmak was the first to exit ($66,885), after pushing with Ks Ts, but getting looked up by Tobias Reinkemeier holding As 10c.
Canadian high-stakes pro Matt Marafioti collected $87,465 for his seventh place finish, after Reynolds’ A K took out his pocket 7’s, while sixth place went to Reinkemeier who collected $108,045.
The only lady at the final table, Lisa Hamilton, was eliminated in fifth when her pocket J’s lost to A Q, but she picked up $133,770 for her deep run in the competition.
Michiel Brummelhuis was short stacked when he pushed all in with Q 9, but unfortunately for him, Reynods was holding pocket rockets, and so Brummelhuis had to be content with $154,350, and a fourth place finish.
Third place went to Adolfo Vaeza ($218,150) who’s straight draw failed to improve against Reynolds’ top pair, who then took his chip lead into the heads-up battle against last year’s runner-up Molson.
Reynolds must have been relieved to finally lay his tough opponent to rest after almost 3 hours of heads-up action, who then finished runner-up once more for $322,075.
Reynolds picked up an impressive $576,240 for his hard fought victory at the 2010 PCA High Roller Event, and acknowledged the good fortune he had enjoyed on the way to picking up the title. He commented:
“It was a tough tournament and it feels awesome to take it down. I can’t count the amount of times I was all in. I was short stacked and it looked like I was going to be back in my hotel room and down on the beach the next day and instead I chipped back up won some pots and went all the way to the top.”

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