After three grueling days of high-stakes poker gaming, the 30-year-old Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood managed to outlast a player field of 61 to win the trophy and a sweet first place cash prize worth $1,775,460.
Since introducing the tournament back in 2011, the annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) hosted the Super High Roller NLHE event with a $100,000 buy-in and this year it attracted a total of 61 entrants, which accumulated a $5,918,220 prize pool. The biggest player field for this particular event was 66 entries back in 2015, so this makes it the second-biggest turnout in PCA history.
There were a total of 582 players who joined in on the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,300 Main Event, and after a grueling six consecutive days of action, only one was left standing, and that was none other than Maria Constanza Lampropulos, who nabbed the prestigious title for a whopping $1,081,100 plus a coveted $30,000 Platinum Pass!
The 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) will be played January 6-14th with 35 scheduled events, including the $100,000 Super High Roller, $25,000 High Roller, $10,000 Main Event and a brand new $3,000 Latin American Poker Tour main Event January 7-9.
The 5th day of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event was a short day of poker as only 12 players had to be eliminated before the tournament had reached its official final table of eight. Madis Muur will bring the largest stack (6.2 million) to today's final table (begins at 12 p.m. local time) and Pascal Lefrancois and Mike "Timex" McDonald are not far behind. The latter is not just having a great chance to claim the $1.8 million first prize, but also to create poker history...
A big congratulations to Fabian Quoss, the winner of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller! The German pro bested an extremly tough field of 45 players (54 entries), including the final table with poker stars such as Dan Shak, Vanessa Selbst and Antonio Esfandiari, over three days of poker in the Bahamas to lay hands on $1,629,940 in prize money! According to PCA's webiste, 2013 was a rough year for Quoss on the tournament circuit, so the prize money will most probably come in handy for him.
PCA 2014 $100,000 Super High Roller Date: January 5-7, 2014 Buy-in: $100,000 Entries:: 56 (45 unique) Prize pool: $5,433,120 1st: Fabian Quoss (Germany) $1,629,940 2nd: Dan Shak (United States) $1,178,980 3rd: Vanessa Selbst (United States) $760,640 4th: Antonio Esfandiari (United States) $575,920 5th: Matt Glantz (United State) $445,520 6th: Tony Gregg (United States) $347,720 7th: Ole Schemion (Austria) $277,080 8th: Mike McDonald (Canada) $217,320
The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Super High Roller kicked off yesterday at noon in the Bahamas. Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in event attracted 45 players - of which 6 players lost their chips and re-bought a starting stack of 250,000 chips. By the end of the first day Martin Finger, who won the Super High Roller event at the 2013 EPT London, had the largest stack (829,000) and his fellow countryman Max Altergott bagged up the second largest stack (707,000).
TOP 10 stacks:
1 Martin Finger 829,000 2 Max Altergott 707,000 3 Isaac Haxton 594,500 4 Bryn Kenney 562,000 5 Jason Koon 551,000 6 Lawerence Greenberg 518,500 7 Justin Bonomo 516,000 8 Daniel Colman 512,500 9 Paul Newey 477,000 10 Philipp Gruissem 454,000
Registration is open until the start of Day 2, so we will announce the total prize pool in our report tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!
The holidays are over and you won't have to wait much longer for the next major live poker tournament series! The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) kicks off this Sunday with a $98,000 + $2,000 buy-in High Roller event, then the $10,000,000 guaranteed Main Event (winner will get at least $2 million) will start on Tuesday.
The 2014 PCA will run January 5-13 and (as always) some of the world's best poker players will participate and battle for millions of dollars in prize money! We will provide you with daily updates on both the Main Event and the High Roller, so make sure to check our news section every day!
On Tuesday, the world's largests poker site announced that the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) will once again be played at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The tournament will be run from January 5th until January 13th and consist of 39 events, including a $100,000 Super High Roller and a $25,500 High Roller. The biggest news though is that the Main Event will have a $10,000,000 guarantee!
Dimitar Danchev, 27, who finished second in the 2011 EPT San Remo Main Event, is the newest PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion! Danchev won his seat in the main event through a $700 qualifier, and after six days of play he had turned his investment into an increadible $1,859,000 (total prize pool $9,573,900 - 987 players). Danchev, who primarily is a cash game player, now has more than $1 million in live tournament winnings and is the biggest tournament winner in Bulgarian poker history.
Final table results: 1 Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000 2 Joel Micka $1,190,000 3 Jerry Wong $725,000 4 Jonathan Roy $560,000 5 Owen Crowe $435,000 6 Andrey Shatilov $325,000 7 Yann Dion $230,000 8 Joao Nogueira $165,900
Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event brought 501 players from Day 1A and Day 1B. After about 7,5 hours of play, the field had been narrowed down to 172 - with Nicolas Godoy (picture) out in front with 724,200! Ashton Griffin, who brought the biggest stack to Day 2, made it through the day but only has 123,900 left to gamble with. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Joe Serock continued playing great during Day 2 and are among the 10 biggest stacks heading to Day 3.
Now, only 28 players need to be eliminated before everyone is guaranteed a minimum payday of $15k. But of course that's peanuts compared to the money on the final table - where the winner will take home an increadible $1,859,000! Check back tomorrow for another update!
Just like the organisers predicted, Day 1B of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event attracted a massive field. A total of 649 players entered the second starting day and lots of familiar faces could be spotted at the tables, including actor Jason Alexander, sports star Michael Phelps and poker pros Tom Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Phil Ivey.
Approximately 375 players made it through the day and will join the 150 or so from Day 1A for Day 2. Of the people mentioned above, Grospellier, Alexander and Tom Dwan failed to make it through Day 1B. "The Grinder" played extremly well and accumulated a stack of 216,900 - about 40k less than the chip leader Ashton Griffin (253,700), who is the overall chip leader heading into Day 2.
There's a lot of action at Atlantis Casino Resort in The Bahamas at the moment. Not only was the final table of the Super High Roller ($100k buy-in) played yesterday, but also Day 1A of the Main Event kicked off with 320 participants. 150 survived the day with Maxim Lobzhanidze, from Italy, out in front (248,900). Also heading to Day 2 are Team PokerStars Pros Ville Wahlbeck, Luca Pagano, George Danzer and Joe Cada.
Day 1B starts tonight and, according to PokerStars, a gigantic field is expected to show up. Let's hope that they are right about that! We will be back with another brief update tomorrow.
On Saturday, the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (10th Anniversary) kicked off at Atlantis in The Bahamas. First out was the the $100,000 Super High Roller which saw a field of 47 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu etc) who accounted for 57 entries (10 re-buys).
Once again, we are very happy to inform all our members that you will have another exclusive opportunity to qualify for the 10th Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure which is held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, situated on Paradise Island in The Bahamas between the 5th and 14th of January 2013.
BankrollMob will host another exclusive Deadline Turbo where the prize pool will contain 75 seats to the 10th PCA Satellite $10 Qualifier* (10 Packages Gtd worth $16,000 each)! But this time it's a little bit different - our tournament is 100% Free! The password that you will need in order to register will be revealed 30 minutes before the action starts! Only 10,000 players can participate, so you better be quick!
Details What: BankrollMob PCA Satellite (ID: 647963849) When: Sunday 2nd of December 17:30 GMT / 18:30 CET / 12:30 EST Prize: PCA* seat x 75 ($10 each)! A chance to win a $16,000 PCA Package! Requirements: Password will be revealed 30 minutes before the start!
Please note: If the BankrollMob PCA Satellite continues over the starting time (19:10 CET) of the 10th PCA Satellite $10 Qualifier (10 Packages Gtd), don't worry - the late registration is extended 180 minutes! The winners will be automatically seated in the target tournament. The seat is only for this Sunday's tourney.
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We are very happy to inform all our members that you will have an exclusive opportunity to qualify for the 10th Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure which is held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, situated on Paradise Island in The Bahamas between the 5th and 14th of January 2013. BankrollMob will host an exclusive Deadline Turbo where the prize pool of 175 seats to the 10th PCA Satellite $10 Qualifier (10 Packages Gtd worth $16,000 each) will be up for grabs!
The exclusive PCA offer On Sunday the 4th of November at 18.30 CET BankrollMob will host the exclusive tournament at Pokerstars. All BankrollMob members will be able to join the tournament for a shy buy-in of only $0.10. The tournament is a Deadline Turbo which means that the winners (top 175 chipleaders) are decided once the time runs out. Please note: If the Deadline Turbo continues over the starting time (19:00 CET) of the 10th PCA Satellite $10 Qualifier (10 Packages Gtd), don't worry - the late registration is extended 180 minutes! The winners will be automatically seated in the target tournament. The seat is only for this Sunday's tourney.
You will need to get a password to register for the tournament. The password is: BRMPCA The maximum amount of players are: 1 000. No less than 175 seats to the 10th PCA Satellite $10 Qualifier (10 Packages Gtd) will be awarded to the 175 top finishers. Click here for all the information you need!
About Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) has a long history of being an event that all players want to win. Since it started in 2004, over $60,000,000 has been awarded in prize money, with thousands of players taking part - including hundreds of PokerStars qualifiers. PCA 2013 will be the 10th Anniversary of this incredible poker event. From its beginnings on a cruise ship meandering its way around the Gulf of Mexico, to the live event extravaganza it has become today, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is an event like to other. Below you will find some essential PCA facts, plus details of every event since 2004, including tournament winners and prize details.
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.
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.
There's some serious action at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island as the 2012 PCA is now alive and kicking! The first day of the Super High Roller tournament brought a field 32 players (In fact it was 30 players, but two re-entered the tournament) who could afford the buy-in of $100,000, which created a total prize pool of $3,136,000 and a first prize of $1,254,400.
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
Peter Eastgate became the youngest player ever to win a WSOP Main Event last year. Aside from the event bracelet, the 9.1 million dollars and all the fame and glory he got from winning the biggest and most prestige full poker tournament in the world, he continues playing great poker and taking down new tournaments...