PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

PCA 2015: Ilkin Garibli wins High Roller, earning 1.1 million and first titl

While the Main Event gets the attention for most of the final day, the High Roller event plays on in a quiet corner of the tournament room. Sometimes it stays this way through to the end, a sub-plot in a day dominated by events on the TV stage. But on those rare occasions when the Main Event finishe...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 14, 2015 9:10 PM

PCA 2015: Kevin Schulz steamrolls final six to pick up PCA title and $1.5 mi

Over the past few years, Latin America has become a hotbed of poker talent -- some of it grown there, some of it transported owing to a mass migration of American pros. The emergence of the region as a dominant force has never been more apparent than this afternoon at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise...more

by Howard Swains on January 14, 2015 4:22 PM

PCA 2015: The previously unknown high roller chip leader Ilkin Garibli

Ilkin Garibli is confident, poised, and in control. He has plenty of chips, and has demonstrated a knowing appreciation of what it takes to succeed in a High Roller event. Which makes it even more remarkable that this is Garibli's first live tournament. Garibli, from Azerbaijan, nearly didn't play t...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 14, 2015 2:54 PM

PCA 2015: Women's Event champion Kristina Lehtimäki is 1-for-1

"This is my first event at the PCA this year," smiles Kristina Lehtimäki, clutching the trophy for which she's been playing for two days, "and unfortunately, my last!"She looks around the Tournament Room, which is looking a lot emptier now than it was when the Women's Event began over 24 hours ago. ...more

by Adam Hampton on January 14, 2015 2:43 PM

PCA 2015: Roomies Schulz and Jaka still pursuing PCA prizes

The afternoon is edging away here at the Atlantis. The once-packed Imperial Ballroom is still active with remaining side events and our two marquee final tables. But time is running out in Paradise. Unfortunately for two of the final five in the PCA Main Event, their days have concluded, leaving ...more

by Martin Harris on January 14, 2015 2:23 PM

PCA 2015: Surprise, Chance Kornuth! This is your (future) wife!

Chance Kornuth was playing the last hand before a break on the penultimate day of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event when a pretty woman sneaked up on the rail."Surprise!" she said. Kornuth, momentarily baffled, looked behind him to see a woman. In a heartbeat, he knew he was going t...more

by Brad Willis on January 14, 2015 1:23 PM

PCA 2015: Three tools of tourneys

Chips. Position. Cards. All matter in no-limit hold'em tourneys -- three tools of the trade, so to speak -- though none to the exclusion of the other two.ChipsThe big stacks were in bullying mode to start the PCA Main Event's final day, using leverage provided by the ability to eliminate their op...more

by Martin Harris on January 14, 2015 12:06 PM

PCA 2015: Party time!

After spending 10 days within the bubble of the PCA, away from the humdrum distraction that I once thought of as 'real life', it really feels like poker's in your veins. Take this dream I had last night, for example: Chris Moneymaker in a cowboy hat, waving glowsticks; Ole Schemion playing football ...more

by Adam Hampton on January 14, 2015 11:33 AM

PCA 2015: A stroll around the high roller event, pivot, turn.

There is a large space between the High Roller feature table and the outer table. It must be 60 feet between them, nothing but carpet, and right now it's owned by Scott Seiver. Seiver finds it hard to sit still when he plays poker. He demonstrated this well enough last night when, as most player sho...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 14, 2015 11:13 AM

PCA 2015: But where will we buy our X-ray glasses and sea monkeys?

Dan Heimiller returned to a third-place stack among the final 11 in today's PCA High Roller, and after early action he's moved into the chip lead. Since the 1990s Heimiller has been collecting cashes regularly on all of the major tours, picking up nearly $5 million in winnings along the way. Also ...more

by Martin Harris on January 14, 2015 10:19 AM
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