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PCA 2016: Mike Watson Wins The Main Event

Tags: 2016 PCA, Mike Watson, Tony Gregg.
Posted on 18 January 2016 by "T".

The 2016 PCA Main Event concluded last Friday at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island in the Bahamas! In total, the tournament attracted 928 entrants who battled it out for several days until only one player remained, Mike Watson.

Watson, a 31-year-old poker professional from St John's in Newfoundland, Canada, entered the 6-handed final table with the chip lead and was up against some of poker's best tournament players, including Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Toby Lewis, and Tony Gregg.

Watson had a lead of 17.7 million to Gregg's 9.875 million once they were heads-up. Watson must have had a lot of respect for his opponent as he agreed on an equity deal immediately, which meant that he banked $695,325 and his opponent $612,175, with $33k left to play for.

The battle lasted for a quite some time before the final hand was played. Gregg committed his last chips on a flop of 2Heart8Heart6Heart with ASpade8Club (top pair with ace kicker). Watson made the call with 7Heart4Spade (flush and straight draw). The turn was the 7Spade, and the 5Heart on the river gave Watson both a flush and a straight... but more importantly - the title!

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,300 Main Event
Entries: 928

Prize pool: $4,500,800

Places paid: 135
1 - Mike Watson, Canada, $728,325*
2 - Tony Gregg, United States, $612,175*
3 - Phillip McAllister, United Kingdom, $356,020
4 - Toby Lewis, United Kingdom, $267,340
5 - Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Russia, $207,940
6 - Randy Kritzer, United States, $153,920

*reflects a heads-up deal

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2 comments on "PCA 2016: Mike Watson Wins The Main Event"

 tropical18/01/2016 16:15:47 GMT
Nice deal making by tony gregg. He screwed watson over. Oh well considering i am nearly as old as watson and dead broke, i guess he is laughing his way to the bank. Lol , just hoping to bink one of the low buyins tourney i play.
 bowie198419/01/2016 02:27:06 GMT
Posted by tropical:
Nice deal making by tony gregg. He screwed watson over.

My exact thinking that either he was way too tired (to think this through) or Gregg talked him into this even though the initial chipcount would not support this split at all.

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