Every EPT and PCA festival ends up with a popular high stakes turbo. The PCA 2013 offering came in the shape of a $10,000 six-max turbo which pulled in 88 entries, including many that had played the $25,000 over the two days previous. Those high stakes guys, they don't like to leave a festival in the hole.
Dani 'supernova9' Stern took the largest scoop of prize pool to boost his career live winnings up close to the million dollar mark ($986,450) - he's already crossed that seven-figure line in online tournament winnings at PokerStars - but he couldn't quite get his hands on the trophy after a four-way chop.
The shiny chunk of metal went to Shannon Shorr who had a great cashed in the PCA Main Event for $15,000 and a $1,100 turbo for $5,520 while Gleb Tremzin managed a 57th place finish for $26,000. Neither Stern nor Koon had managed to notch up any other results here but a profit of $170,280 and $157,165 respectively should have converted their PCAs into winning trips.
Both Ole Schemion and Micah Raskin late registered for the event after busting out of the $25,000 High Roller on the same day. Raskin was the first to bust from the High Roller final table (8th, $129,940) while Schemion had finished fourth ($354,860) and had leapt straight into the later levels. It turned out to be a winning decision - even though he just missed out on the big money four-way chop. Schemion, who was the 23rd largest live casher for 2012, kicked off this year to a flier with two final tables in the same day for a combined $410,340.
PCA 2013 event #40
Date: 14 January
Game: NLHE turbo six-handed
Prize pool: $853,600
1. Shannon Shorr, USA, $160,610*
2. Daniel Stern, USA, $180,280*
3. Jason Koon, USA, $167,165*
4. Gleb Tremzin, Russia, $157,765*
5. Ole Schemion, Germany, $55,480
6. Tommie Janssen, Netherlands, $38,420
7. Steve O`Dwyer, USA, $25,600
8. Daniel Dvoress, Canada, $25,600
9. Micah Raskin, USA, $21,340
10. Chau Tu Giang, USA, $21,340
*Denotes a four-way deal.
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.