1,000 FPP = 1 PCA seat
It's not been too many weeks ago that PokerStars sent out word it was kicking off satellites to the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
With the announcement came the news the event would once again be held on Paradise Island in the Bahamas (January 5-10 of 2009). This time, however, the event would have a bigger buy-in, this year ringing in at $10,000 buy-in.
Since that time, we've started to hear word about players who are winning their seat for no more than Frequent Player Points. Among those players is PokerStars' modfan.
Modfan started playing on PokerStars in 2006. That year, he won his seat to the World Series on PokerStars.
"I didn't cash," he said, "but it was great and PokerStars treats their players so well."
With that in mind, he started trying to win his next seat. This one was a 1,000 FPP qualifier on PokerStars. Modfan won his seat after a tournament bubble that lasted for 111 hands.
"I can't tell you how thrilling it was to win in the first FPP PCA satellite event and how great it is that PokerStars gives back to the players through the VIP program," he said.
Now, modfan will be headed off to the PCA for hundred of other qualifiers. Nearly 200 people have already won their seat with more than two months to go before the event.
Last year, the PCA became an event on the European Poker Tour and Team PokerStars Pro Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier won the title for $2 million (see the whole episode below).
Watch PCA 2008 - Final Table (Full Episode) on PokerStars.tv
The 2009 PCA prize package is worth a whopping $14,300. Everybody who wins one will get a buy-in to the main event, a sweet hotel room, and some cash for travel expenses. You can win your seat for as little as $7.50 or 500 FPP credits.
To check out the whole array of satellites, look under the EVENTS and PCA tabs in the PokerStars lobby.
For more information on the PCA, visit the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure page.