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PCA 2013: Reigning champ John Dibella wins the first side event for $69,780

Reigning PCA champ John Dibella last night took down the first turbo tournament of the PCA10 continuing an incredible run of Bahamian form.

Dibella won $1,775,000 here last January beating Kyle Julius heads-up. Although the prize wasn't quite so juicy last night, just $69,780, that cash pushes the New Yorker through the $2m live earnings mark. That turbo was just one of 41 events taking place. You can see the full tournament schedule by clicking through here.

Event #3, 6 January
Buy-in: $2,150
Game: NLHE turbo
Players: 109
Prize pool: $211,460

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John Dibella, winning the PCA last year

1. John Dibella, USA, $69,780
2. Charles Yamaguchi, Brazil, $40,700
3. Matthew O'Brien, Canada, $23,260
4. Joseph Elpayaa, USA, $17,980
5. Fabio Freitas, Brazil, $14,280
6. Simon Higgins, UK, $10,580
7. Adam Bennett, Canada, $8,460
8. Angelo Recchia, Italy, $6,340
9. Sean Loring, USA, $5,280
10. Kenneth Gibson, USA, $5,280
11. Michael Reed, USA, $4,760
12. Daniel Lococo, Canada, $4,760

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