PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Since 2005, the event has been held at the Atlantis Casino and Resort on Atlantis Paradise Island

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was an annual televised poker tournament. The event was first held in 2004 and was originally co-sponsored by PokerStars and the World Poker Tour. In 2008, the event moved from the WPT to the European Poker Tour. In 2010, the event was moved again and served as the inaugural event of the North American Poker Tour. In 2017 the tournament was the inaugural event of the new PokerStars Championship tour and renamed PokerStars Championship Bahamas. The name was changed back to the PCA for 2018 and the buy-in restored to $10,000.[1]

In 2004, the event took place on the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas cruise ship.[2] Since 2005 the event took place at the Atlantis Casino and Resort on Atlantis Paradise Island.[3]

The 2011 PCA commenced on January 4, 2011. Over fifty events took place over ten days,[4] including the main event with an estimated prize pool of $20 million. Players either buy into the main event directly for $10,300, or they may win their way into the event via satellites running on PokerStars and at the event. The main event final table was aired live on ESPN2, featuring commentary by James Hartigan and Daniel Negreanu.

John Dibella, a 43-year-old stock trader from New York, won the 2012 PCA for $1,775,000. Dibella won a live $1,000 satellite into the $10,000 Main Event and is the first amateur player to win the tournament.

In 2019, PokerStars announced that the PCA would be discontinued in 2020.[5][6]

Main Event winnersEdit

Year Winner Prize Entries Total Prize Pool
2004   Gus Hansen $455,780 221 $1,657,500
2005   John Gale $890,600 461 $3,487,200
2006   Steve Paul-Ambrose $1,388,600 724 $5,647,200
2007   Ryan Daut $1,535,255 937 $7,063,842
2008   Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000 1,136 $8,562,976
2009   Poorya Nazari $3,000,000 1,347 $12,674,000
2010   Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000 1,529 $14,831,300
2011   Galen Hall $2,300,000 1,560 $15,132,000
2012   John Dibella $1,775,000 1,072 $10,398,400
2013   Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000 987 $9,573,900
2014   Dominik Pańka $1,423,096 1,031 $10,070,000
2015   Kevin Schulz $1,491,580 816 $7,915,200
2016   Mike Watson $728,325 928 $4,500,800
2017   Christian Harder $429,664 738 $3,376,712
2018   Maria Lampropulos $1,081,100 582 $5,645,400
2019   David Rheem $1,567,100 865 $8,390,500

High Roller winnersEdit

Year Winner Prize Entries Total Prize Pool
2009   Bertrand Grospellier $433,500 48 $1,200,000
2010   William Reynolds $576,240 84 $2,058,000
2011   Will Molson $1,072,850 151 $3,775,500
2012   Leonid Bilokur $1,134,930 141 + (7 Rebuys) $3,626,000
2013   Vanessa Selbst $1,424,420 161 + (43 Rebuys) $4,998,000
2014   Jacob Schindler $1,279,880 198 + (49 Rebuys) $6,051,500
2015   Ilkin Garibli $1,105,040 200 + (69 Rebuys) $6,456,000
2016   Nick Maimone $996,480 173 + (52 Rebuys) $5,400,000
2017   Luc Greenwood $779,268 121 + (38 Rebuys) $3,895,500
2018   Christopher Kruk $836,350 144 $3,484,800
2019   Martin Zamani $895,110 115 + (47 Rebuys) $3,849,930

Super High Roller winnersEdit

Year Winner Prize Entries Total Prize Pool
2011   Eugene Katchalov $1,500,000 38 $3,743,000
2012   Viktor Blom $1,254,400 30 + (2 Rebuys) $3,136,000
2013   Scott Seiver $2,003,480 43 + (12 Rebuys) $5,724,180
2014   Fabian Quoss $1,629,940 46 + (10 Rebuys) $5,433,120
2015   Steve O'Dwyer $1,872,580 50 + (16 Rebuys) $6,402,000
2016   Bryn Kenney $1,687,800 44 + (14 Rebuys) $5,626,000
2017   Jason Koon $1,650,300 41 + (13 Rebuys) $5,239,080
2018   Cary Katz $1,492,340 36 + (12 Rebuys) $4,737,600
2019   Sam Greenwood $1,775,460 43 + (18 Rebuys) $5,918,220

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bartley, Stephen (August 10, 2017). "The PCA is back! PokerStars iconic live event returns in January". PokerStars Blog. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Caribbean Poker Adventure - 2004 - Day 1". PokerStars.
  3. ^ "PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2005". PokerStars.
  4. ^ "Tournament Schedule - Buy-ins and Start Times for PCA 2011". PokerStars.
  5. ^ Bradley, Lance (September 12, 2019). "PokerStars Aiming to Make PSPC Sequel 'Bigger and Better'". PokerFives.com. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Nuwwarrah, Mo (September 12, 2019). "PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Reportedly Discontinued After 16 Years". PokerNews.com. Retrieved September 15, 2019.

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