Portuguese Filipe Oliveira emerged as the top winner of partypoker's 2018 Caribbean Poker Party $10M guaranteed $5,300 buy-in NLHE event.
The event attracted a player field of 1,815 entries which means that the organizer needed to add about $925,000 as an overlay, despite the last-minute surge of entrants (they needed at least 2,000 entries to reach the guarantee; rake not counted).
The new segment added to partypoker's LIVE MILLIONS series is now in full swing. The Caribbean Poker Party runs from November 9 to 18, 2018, and the venue is the brand new Baha Mar in the Bahamas, the largest hotel and casino complex in the Caribbean that opened in June.
partypoker expects more than 2,000 poker players to attend for over a week of sun, sea and poker in Caribbean paradise!
Want to represent your country in Poker's World Cup and have the chance of making some big bucks? If the answer is yes, then it's high time to open up the PokerStars client and start playing the $2.20 heads-up NLHE Super Knockout tournaments and aim to finish as high as possible each time.
In total, 72 national teams will take part and the country that tops their group will make it to the live final in The Bahamas - where some serious cash is up for grabs! The tournament format will favour the country that enters the most players, so it's a good idea to tell friends and family in your country to take part in this competition.
The German Poker pro Martin Finger has once again been in trouble after a night out partying (read EPT Prague winner arrested by the police). This time he was thrown out from a club during PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in Bahamas. Besides that he punched the former world champion Jonathan Duhamel the face outside the club.
After 5 days of play, the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Bahamas main event is down to a final table with 8 players. Faraz Jaka (picture), the day 2 and day 4 chip leader, is still in the lead. Jaka will bring 6,47 million chips to the final table. Xuan Liu (picture), the last remaining women, and Kyle Julians are very close behind Jaka in chips. So, the final table will be everything but a walk in the park for Jaka.
Faraz Jaka, who lead the way into 3 day, is once again back in the lead as Day 4 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event has come to an end with 24 remaining players. Faraz turned his 1,22 million stack into a monstrous 4,1 million stack during Day 4 - about 1,4 million more chips than his closest opponent Alex Fritzgerald.
Unfortunately Team PokerStars Pro Berry Greenstein was knocked out in 25th place for $46k. This was far from the first time that "The Robin Hood of Poker" went deep in a major tournament but missed out on the big cash. We can only wish him better luck next time.
The third day of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) main event in Bahamas is now history. Out of the 184 players who started the day only 64 players were left with chips when the tournament crew called it a day. All of the remaining players are guaranteed to get away with at least $32,500 each. But of course that's peanuts compared to the prize money on the final table.
During PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January the 8th edition of Wold Cup of Poker will be played. Seven nations will battle for the team title of poker, and it's Italy that will return to Bahamas as reigning champions. The great thing about Wold Cup of Poker is that anyone can represent their own country. Yes, that's right!
If you got what it takes, you can become one of the players who will represent your country in Bahamas in January with the chance to walk away with a share of a $290,000 prize pool! There are already freerolls and satellites for as little as $1 up running at PokerStars. You'll find more information on World Cup of Poker on PokerStars website.
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event is just becoming more and more popular every year. The most popular event of PCA (like most other major tournaments) is the Main Event with $10k buy-in. This year, not less than 1,529 players signed up for the main event and put last year's record of 1,347 in the books. Now, after that 6 days of intensive poker have been played, it's finally time for the final table - a final table with these 8 players who are about to battle for the first prize of $2.2 million.
884 players out of 1,529 players made it from Day 1 a & b to Day 2 of the tournament. In the lead after Day 1 was Wayne Bentley, a PokerStars qualifier from UK. Bentely continued playing good throughout Day 2 of the tournament as he's in 3rd place of the 314 players that will play Day 3. Chipleader at the moment is Praz Bansi with 960,800 chips, followed by Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (702,100) and Wayne Bentely (602,450).
Even though the top 3 players above have accumulated big stacks, they will have to fight really hard to stay in the lead since the remaining field is packed with pros. Daniel Negreanu, Dennis Philips, Phil Ivey, Huck Seed and Johnny Lodden just to mention a few. Day 3 will be the most trilling day so far of the tournament - that's for sure!
The second starting day of the PCA Main Event has now been played. Not less than 846 players started this day - many of them were some of the biggest names in poker. However, the most notable players that made it through Day 1b and will play Day 2 today are Paul Wasicka, Matt Graham, Annette Obrestad, Vanessa Rousso, Peter Eastgate, Phil Ivey and JC Alvardo.
A total of 1,515 players signed up for the PCA Main Event this year. This means that last year's record of 1,347 is history. Up for grabs in the Main Event is approximately $15,000,000, which makes sure that even the world best and richest poker players will give 100% all the way.
The Main Event of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in Bahamas started yesterday. Wayne Bentley, a PokerStars qualifier from UK, picked up pocket aces and doubled up against pocket kings in the very beginning of the tournament. After that, Bentley never looked back and kept on building up his stack. At the end of the day, Bentley had accumulated 329,500 chips. Almost 11 times the starting stack.
Notable players that made it to Day 2 of the tournament are (just to mention a few) Daniel Negreanu, Dennis Phillips, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Barry Greenstein etc.
William Thorson and Mats Sundin are two of the biggest names that will play Day 1b of the main event. It will be intersting to see if Mats Sundin is as good at poker as hockey.
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure poker festival kicked off yesterday with a Main Event satellite and a NL Turbo tournament. In total 50 events will be played between 4 - 14 January. The two most notable tournaments in this years PCA is of course the Main Event with $10,000 buy-in that starts today, and the highroller event with $25,000 buy-in on Janauary 11.
About PCA PokerStars Caribbean Adenture was established back in 2004 and has since then awarded over $39,000,000 in prize money. The tournament is played in the beutiful Bahamas and attracts lots of poker players from all over the globe to come and play each year. The PCA is especially popular amongst younger american poker pros as they only have to be 18 years of age to take part and not 21 like in the WSOP.
Here are the previous PCA Main Event winners:
2009 - Poorya Nazari - $3,000,000 2008 - Bertrand "Elky" Grospeiller - $2,000,000 2007 - Ryan Daut - $1,535,255 2006 - Steve Paul Ambrose - $1,388, 600 2005 - John Gale - $890,600 2004 - Daniel Negreanu - $455,780
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