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PCA 2013: Shannon Shorr takes down the $10,000 turbo for $160,610

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 th...more

by Rick Dacey on January 15, 2013 9:59 AM

PCA 2013: Dreams come true, charity shines in Women's Event

This year's Women's Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was filled with fun players, interesting stories, and poker action at every turn.The tournament brought 66 players to the tables in the massive poker room set up for PCA players. That created a $66K prize pool, enough to pay out the top...more

by Jen Newell on January 15, 2013 8:23 AM

PCA 2013: Affif Prado wins the PCA (mini) Main Event for $16,090

Affif Prado is the PCA Main Event champion. No, scratch that, he's the mini Main Event champion. The Brazilian finished off his PCA with a solid $16,090 win in the $300 buy-in event that follows the same structure but plays with much shorter blind levels. Prado beat Englishman Ian Simpson heads-up w...more

by Rick Dacey on January 15, 2013 3:07 AM

PCA 2013: Walter Oaquim wins the $2k turbo bounty, Victor Ramdin comes in se

Brazilian Walter Oaquim scored a career best $32,480 win in the $2,150 turbo bounty beating Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin heads-up. Among those in the money were Scott Baumstein (12th, $2,480), Pierre Neuville (9th, $2,740) and Steven Tripp (4th, $9,340), all of whom have cashed in other events....more

by Rick Dacey on January 14, 2013 4:31 PM

PCA 2013: Ippei Nishiyama takes the trophy among a three-way chop in event #

Ippei Nishiyama has capped off a fantastic birthday week here at the PCA. Yesterday Nishiyama turned 19 having been one of the most valued players in the World Cup of Poker representing Japan. He's topped that by winning the trophy and $24,970 in event #35: $1,100 NLHE six-handed. The 19-year-old, w...more

by Rick Dacey on January 14, 2013 3:24 PM

PCA 2013: Party time

You simply haven't been to a poker party until you've been to a PokerStars party. This is the 10th running of the PCA, and last night's party to celebrate was fitting of the occasion.I'm not saying we send cameras to these events to remind people what they might have forgotten, but after you seen th...more

by Brad Willis on January 14, 2013 2:23 PM

PCA 2013: Spotlight Rousso

Vanessa Rousso seemed to be enjoying the Bahamas so much, she almost missed her plane. According to Jake Cody, the airline had to call her name five times before she made it to the plane. Certainly it couldn't have had anything to do with her DJing the PokerStars party last night.Earlier this week, ...more

by Brad Willis on January 14, 2013 2:17 PM

PCA 2013: Ross 'badblood1' Ruby takes the trophy after a nine-way deal

You don't often see a nine-way deal at final tables and one presumes that this was a two-stage affair. Step one was the decision to pay nine rather than eight and then a second chop with four players remaining. After all negotiations were said and done Ross Ruby was the player left with the $15,460 ...more

by Rick Dacey on January 14, 2013 2:04 PM

PCA 2013: Marcel Luske wins two side events at the PCA, don't call his bluff

It really shouldn't be any surprise that Marcel Luske is good at mixed games. Take a look at his Twitter feed some time @MarcelLuske - the guy's enigmatic to say the least. Luske, who won the Sunday Warm-Up a few weeks ago, told us that he's been working on his game a lot of late and has been keen o...more

by Rick Dacey on January 14, 2013 1:48 PM

PCA 2013: David Bernstein beats the turbo for another PCA final table

This time last year David Bernstein was at the final table of the PCA Main Event where he finished seventh for $260,000. This year his final table was just perhaps a little less exciting and certainly less lucrative. Bernstein picked up $5,780 for his win in event #38: $300 turbo. It's Bernstein's t...more

by Rick Dacey on January 14, 2013 12:19 PM
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