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My PCA Main Event: Count his stack first

There were just a handful of tables left in the $10K PCA Main Event, the highest buy-in tournament I'd ever played. "Why don't we both look away and figure out who wins by the table's reaction?" Vanessa Selbst suggested. I was all-in against Vanessa's pocket sevens with K♣T♣ on a board 3♠Q♣...more

by Jennifer Shahade on January 22, 2014 8:39 AM

PCA 2014: Dominik Panka outlasts Timex to steal PCA glory for Poland

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has an uncanny habit of unearthing new talents. Each of the former champions John Gale, Ryan Daut, Steve Paul-Ambrose, Poorya Nazari, Harrison Gimbel, Galen Hall and John Dibella recorded the first major score of their careers in Paradise Island, each outlasting st...more

by Howard Swains on January 13, 2014 9:40 PM

PCA 2014: Everything must go in our annual January sale!

SALE SALE SALEEverything must go in our annual January saleBargains GALORE as the PCA closes down for another yearAre you looking to squeeze the last hours of enjoyment out of your trip to Paradise? Do you rightfully believe that it's not over until the fat lady sings, or at least that machine goes ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2014 7:44 PM

PCA 2014: Kathy Saraf crowned queen in Women's Event (again)

Kathy Saraf is this year's Women's Event winner and now $20,150 richer. To achieve that, all she had to do was beat 70 other hungry poker pros of a female persuasion, survive a frantic Day 2, stay focussed on a lengthy final table and pip a Team Online member's girlfriend to the post. Easy peasy. Bu...more

by Keir Mackay on January 13, 2014 7:17 PM

PCA 2014: Highlights from the PCA

So, let's be honest. It's going to be a late night. At the time we would normally be expecting to be packing our bags for the mainland, we're looking at what equates to a full table in the Main Event. We're going to be here a while. With that in mind, if you need a way to pass the time, here's our S...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2014 6:34 PM

PCA 2014: The highs and lows of a nosebleed poker player

We sit in the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Resort where three people from two final tables will win more than a million dollars later tonight. This is the peak, the very pinnacle of what any poker player can possibly wish for, and anyone here can congratulate themselves on belonging in the top ...more

by Howard Swains on January 13, 2014 4:49 PM

PCA 2014: Sarah Grant bloopers

Earlier today, Sarah Grant was interviewing me as we kicked off the final day of the 2014 PCA. Because Grant is a woman of some stature and chooses to wear heels high enough to let a four-year-old work the pedals on an automobile, she kicked them off. It keeps me from feeling diminutive.As we went t...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2014 4:11 PM

PCA 2014: The legacy trophy? No, it's not for you

All eight remaining players in the PCA Main Event would have walked into the Imperial Ballroom via a large, well lit rotunda today. Since the PCA kicked off on 5 January the silver spade side event trophies lining the walls of that room have slowly been fading, like Marty McFly's hand during The Enc...more

by Rick Dacey on January 13, 2014 2:45 PM

PCA 2014: Fireballs, explosives and other foggy stories from the players' pa

Three... Everyone raised their glasses.Two...All around were clinks of celebration.One....Smiles broke out on faces.Zero....A million balls of light lit the heavens.This was the scene at roughly 22:22 Eastern Time in paradise last night, where the crystal-clear skies were disrupted by a red spade ma...more

by Keir Mackay on January 13, 2014 2:06 PM

PCA 2014: Attention #PCALastLonger winners!

When PokerStars announced the #PCALastLonger contest, you had to make a choice: which Team PokerStars Pro did you think could last the longest in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event? There were ten Pros from which to choose. Forty-three percent of you picked Daniel Negreanu (insert th...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2014 1:17 PM
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