PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Double Bubble: What if we paid half the field?

For the longest time, poker tournaments paid about 10% of the field. And in fact, the earliest WSOP events were winner-take-all, if memory serves. But there was a general sense that the top small handful of people should take home all the money. As time has progressed, most of us in the business hav...more

by Lee Jones on August 22, 2014 6:35 AM

PCA 2015: Start packing! Satellites open now

In the northern hemisphere, we're nearing the end of the summer, but don't put away your beach towels and sunscreen just yet. Just now, PokerStars opened the first satellites for the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Running January 6-14th, the PCA will once again host a huge schedule of tourname...more

by Brad Willis on August 15, 2014 5:31 AM

Elena's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

At the beginning of 2014, I have to admit I was feeling kind of pessimistic about poker. The online options here in the US have been steadily deteriorating, and playing in casinos takes more effort and patience than I usually care to muster. Once upon a time, I had fancy ideas about making poker my ...more

by Elena Stover on February 4, 2014 8:15 AM

PCA 2014 in review: Panka and Schindler freeze out McDonald and Selbst, Quos

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure proved to be another huge success in 2014, despite the best attempts of a freak weather system that hit the United States grounding flights in the lead up to the Main Event. Although there were 39 events with big paydays, three big tournaments stood out and PokerSt...more

by Rick Dacey on January 23, 2014 10:10 AM

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: Cast of Hundreds

It happens all the time during the PCA. Somebody comes up to me, shakes my hand, and says, "This is amazing, Lee - I've had a great time; thanks for all the hard work you do." Needless to say, it's gratifying and I'm gracious in accepting the compliment. But I'm always careful to tell people that I'...more

by Lee Jones on January 20, 2014 7:23 AM

PCA 2014: The Load Out

Now the seats are all empty; let the roadies take the stage... -- Jackson Browne & Bryan GarofaloFor most of our players, the PCA ends on the day of the final table. Though to be fair, this year the PCA ended in the roseate predawn of the day after the final table.But still, by Tuesday January 14th...more

by Lee Jones on January 17, 2014 10:33 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: Jake Schindler wins PCA High Roller and $1,192,624, Selbst close i

Jake Schindler tonight won the PCA High Roller for $1,192,624 stopping Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst just short of an incredible High Roller title defence. Schindler not only wins a huge pile of money, a glorious trophy, and the admiration of his poker peers, but also a Slyde Steel and Rose Gol...more

by Rick Dacey on January 13, 2014 7:44 PM
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