2010 PCA to host 50 events in paradise
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is a lot of things. It's a tournament. It's a vacation. It's a reunion for a large subset of the poker world, the PokerStars family.
This year the family is getting bigger. Much bigger. What we're going to see January 4-14 will rival just about any poker event you'll find on the planet.
Over the last few years, PokerStars has offered a small selection of side events for players who had a day off or had already busted out of the main event. This year, the people behind the biggest poker tournament in the Caribbean have decided that a few side events simply aren't enough. With that in mind, they have released a schedule of literally dozens of poker tournaments that will compete with the biggest poker festivals in the world.
Just looking at the 2010 PCA schedule boggles the mind. Not only will the PCA host the $10,300 Main Event, but it will also offer an eleven-day schedule of tournaments that will tempt just about any poker player.
We simply don't have enough space on this page to list the whole schedule, but you really need to see the whole thing to understand what we're talking about here. Here are some highlights.
All of this takes places in one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean. The Atlantis Resort and Casino is an expanse of beaches, lagoons, and water slides like few you'll find anywhere else. Just a short ride across the bridge from the heart of downtown Nassau, Paradise Island's three-tower Atlantis hotel is home to a casino, a marina full of yachts and restaurants, and just about anything else you could ask for. If you're looking for more, it's not hard to find fishing charters, parasailing, and dolphins with which you can swim. Even if you don't take the poker into account, it's not a bad little vacation.
This will be the seventh PCA since it kicked off in 2004. It's grown every year and we expect this year's schedule to draw more people than we've ever seen.
Last year, first prize came in at $3 million. When the last river fell, the title went to Poorya Nazari. You can watch him win below.
Watch PCA 09: Poorya Nazari wins the PCA Main Event on PokerStars.tv
It doesn't take having more than $15,000 in extra cash laying around to get to the PCA. As always, PokerStars is offering a wide variety of satellite qualifiers beginning at $2.22 or 111 Frequent Player Points.
You can find all the satellites in the PokerStars tournament lobby under EVENTS and PCA.
So, get to work on qualifying. We here at the PokerStars Blog never miss the PCA and over the years we've met some great people there. If you get your seat, shoot us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story. We may just do a story about you here before we pack our bags for the Bahamas.
You can get full details on the PCA at the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure page.
Good luck. We'll see you on Paradise Island.