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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

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: Playing poker in Ole Schemion's front room

If you didn't already know, whilst it may look like the High Roller final table is being played in the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis, it is actually being played in Ole Schemion's living room.It's a casual affair and Schemion, wearing comfortable shorts and t-shirt, is the perfect host, happy to let...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2014 3:07 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: McDonald and Selbst eye double double

After eight days, nearly 40 tournaments and some long, long hours at the poker tables of Paradise, the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has reached its final day. And it's not just any old last day of a tournament series. We have two champions to crown in the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Res...more

by Howard Swains on January 13, 2014 8:42 AM

PCA 2014: Selbst leads, again, with 14 left in High Roller

In some cases the predictable becomes boring. As brilliant as he is, each Sebastian Vettel win gets a little less interesting than the previous one, and all those Lance Armstrong victories in the Tour de France soon lost their sheen. But when Vanessa Selbst bags up something close to the chip lead, ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 12, 2014 9:45 PM

PCA 2014: Ease and anxieties on the High Roller bubble

High Roller tournaments play out differently from other events, and it is never more notable than on the bubble. Whereas a Main Event field approaching the money is an anxiety-addled place, often scattered with qualifiers or lower-stakes players praying desperately to avoid catastrophic elimination,...more

by Howard Swains on January 12, 2014 7:34 PM
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