Although Chance Kornuth was the big chip leader when the final table resumed yesterday, it was Kevin Schulz with the second largest stack who dominated play almost entirely until heads-up play. The 28-year-old American currently living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, had a 4-1 lead over Diego Ventura, from Peru, when the final battle began.
Ventura eventually managed to double up with A9 vs Schulz's pocket threes, narrowing down the gap slightly. However, 26 hands later, Ventura's hopes of winning the title came to an abrupt end...
Schulz had the small blind on the button and limped with K3, Ventura checked with T4. The flop rolled out Q64 and Ventura checked-called the bet of 365k from Schulz. The turn was the K and Ventura checked-called a bet of 775k. The river was the 6 and Ventura checked once again. Schulz bet 900k and Ventura moved all in for 3.1 million. Schulz took two sips of water and asked for a count. He spent the next minute in the tank before quietly announcing a call.
"I'm pretty happy," Schulz told PokerStars Blog and later added "I felt good at the table. I had some pretty good reads on everybody, but you never know what's going to happen."
Schulz's first place finish was worth $1,491,580 and a luxury SLYDE watch.
PCA Main Event - January 8-14, 2015 Buy in: $10,000 Entries: 816 Prize pool: $7,915,200 1 - Kevin Schulz, United States, $1,491,580 2 - Diego Ventura, Peru, $907,080 3 - Chance Kornuth, United States, $641,140 4 - Niklas Hambitzer, Germany, $482,820 5 - Juan Martin Pastor, Argentina, $380,720 6 - Rami Boukai, United States, $285,740 7 - Pratyush Buddiga, United States, $203,420 8 - Dylan Linde, United States, $140,900
A man from Peru and an American export to Mexico went heads up for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, and a first prize of close to $1.5 million. Kevin Schultz wins $1,491,580, plus a luxury SLYDE watch. Ventura has to make do with $907,080.Diego Ventura won his package to the PCA at the last minute, and needed only to finish fourth to assume first place on the all time Peruvian money list.
Many congratulations to Kevin Schulz on winning this very prestigious title and taking home the first prize of 1.5 million. He looks to have played the final table nearly perfectly and thoroughly deserves the win
An excellent performance from Kevin Schulz.I had thought this would be won by Kornuth but a great result from a player who had only had one previous cash for $2500 so to go up to $1.5million is brilliant.
The first major of 2015 is in the bag with American Kevin Schulz taking top honours. The extreme sports fan beat Diego Ventura heads-up for the $1,491,580 first prize. After the win he likened the feeling to his passion of skydiving: "If you haven't skydived, you've got to get out there and try it. It's pretty awesome. But so far, this is maybe one of the most intense things I've done in my life."
K3o versus T4s is some serious game I have to tell ya, even in a heads up. I mean really (???) you would risk your chips playing out any of these hands? The suited one I can understand, but... Anyway why bother, congrats to both even though they probably couldn't care less about my opinion. BTW Sorin congrats copypasting everything from p.strat nice to know you can use both Ctrl C and Ctrl V.