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You may not remember it, but there was a day when the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure made its broadcast debut on something called a television. If those devices are before your time, here's a quick history lesson. Back then, homes had boxes in their house that were connected to wires. Those wires le...more

by Brad Willis on July 4, 2012 8:04 AM

PCA 2012: Amateur John Dibella wins main event, $1,775,000

One week out of every year, the Atlantis resort is the home office of hundreds of professional poker players. For John Dibella, his wife Wendy, and their two girls, it's no office. It's a regular vacation spot. This week, Dibella's children are at home in New York going to school. He was here just t...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2012 8:00 PM

PCA 2012: Bernstein's $260,000 poker vacation

Just a month ago, PokerStars player David Bernstein was dreaming of making the big time. He loved the game, but as he had never so much as played a live tournament, his chances of success were somewhat slim. Then something rather cool happened. After finishing up work one day, he got entered into a ...more

by Simon Young on January 13, 2012 1:45 PM

PCA 2012: Getting the picture

"My God!" someone exclaims. "I've never seen anyone's fingers work so fast."Neil Stoddart and his assistant Kim Curtin have taken over the stage of the 2012 PCA main event. Every few seconds, a strobe flashes while Stoddart and Curtin measure the lights. This final table will not start until they ha...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2012 1:22 PM

PCA 2012: Red Bull Robbie starts with a double

A floral shirt sits in stark relief against the coffee-colored skin of the cocktail server. He's holding up one finger at the strawberry blonde man with the goatee in the middle of the stage."One?" asks the server.A look of seriousness--fierce, almost anxious seriousness--crosses the goateed man's f...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2012 11:36 AM

PCA 2012: Main event final table players ready for their close-up

It all comes down to this: eight players, several million dollars, one table, and a giant satellite television truck. After a year of waiting, a week of playing, and the eliminations of a thousand other people, we are ready to crown a new PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion. The final eight play...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2012 9:21 AM

PCA 2012: Jaka leads final eight after late session at main event

There was a curious atmosphere as the final table was forged from the 24 remaining players who returned to the tournament room at Atlantis today. Playing late into the night, with the clock nudging 12.30am, order, to a certain extent, had been given a temporary leave of absence, giving way to crowds...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 12, 2012 10:31 PM

PCA 2012: Final table draw

We are down to just one table here at the PCA and it looks like chip leader Kyle Julius has been gifted the golden ticket. Julius has all the stacks that could do him damage to his right and the short stacks in a line to his left.European Poker Tours official final table is always an eight-handed af...more

by Rick Dacey on January 12, 2012 8:37 PM

PCA 2012: Perla Migova wins Shutter Speed Freeroll

Everyone who arrived at the PCA this week got their hands on the official magazine of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. For the past three years at the PCA, these glossy magazines have greeted PCA travelers and have been the source of information and untold riches for the readers. Not only is the ...more

by Brad Willis on January 12, 2012 8:24 PM

PCA 2012: Gregg gets into trouble

I blame the break. You know it's the last hand of the level and that no-one's going to get involved unnecessarily as there's more important things to do, you know, like run to the bathroom, update your facebook status or jam some $6 pizza down your neck.Was Anthony Gregg trying to take advantage of ...more

by Rick Dacey on January 12, 2012 7:37 PM
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