PCA 2013: Join the 10th anniversary party, qualify for $10

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpgThis January we'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) with the best 10 days of poker you'll find anywhere on the planet, sunken mythological city or not. It's a 40-event poker festival that simply shouldn't be missed and now you can be there taking a shot at a multi-million dollar prize pool for just a few bucks.

Over the next 10 weeks PokerStars is guaranteeing 100 PCA packages, worth $16,000 each, in $10 buy-in tournaments, putting paradise at your fingertips for an extremely affordable buy-in. Every Sunday at 12:00 (ET) until 9 December PokerStars will be running a 10-seat guaranteed satellite into the $10,300 PCA main event for just $10.* The package includes flights, expenses, main event buy-in and nine nights of accommodation at Atlantis.

*Yes, you may have noticed that there is a 10-year anniversary theme running throughout.


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Atlantis, Paradise Island


The $10 buy-ins offer a genuine shot for low-stakes players to get into the PCA (although all the usual $700, $530, $215 and $33r routes are also open) and micro-stakes players can book their place in the qualifier by playing FPP, $1 and $0.10 satellites. Remember, WCOOP main event winner Marat 'maratik' Sharafutdinov has proved that just a few FPPs can be turned into a million dollars. You can even get a free shot at the qualifier by taking advantage of this PCA deposit bonus (which runs until 13 October). Once you make it to The Bahamas there's plenty of side action with 40 tournaments as well as cash games. Evening turbo side events start from $300 (a full schedule can be found at the end of this article).

For those weighing in a little heavier on the poker scales there's plenty of action to be had at PCA 2013 with a $100,000 Super High Roller kicking off festivities (5-7 January), a $25,500 High Roller (12-14 January) and the highly popular $10,300 six-handed turbo running on the final day of the festival (14 January). The 2012 Super High Roller was won by online phenomenon Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom.


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Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom won $1,250,000


EPT Live cards up
The hugely popular EPT live webcast will showcase the final tables of the Super High Roller, the High Roller and the Main Event with cards-up 'as live'. EPT Live will operate on a one-hour delay on PokerStars.tv (and you can watch archived shows from the PCA 2012 right here).

  • 7 January (13:00 ET): $100,000 Super High Roller, final table
  • 13 January (13:00 ET): $10,000 Main Event, final table
  • 14 January (13:00 ET): $25,000 High Roller, final table


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    John Dibella, PCA 2012 champion


    THE PCA SCHEDULE
    5 January, Saturday
    Event 1: (12:00) NLH Super High Roller "Unlimited Re-Entry" Day 1, $98,000 + $2,000

    6 January, Sunday
    Event 1: (12:00) NLH Super High Roller "Unlimited Re-Entry" Day 2, $98,000 + $2,000
    Event 2: (17:00) NLH One Optinal Rebuy Super Satellite to Main Event, $1,025 + $75
    Event 3: (18:00) NLH Turbo, $2,000 + $150
    Event 4: (19:00) NLH Turbo, $270 + $30

    7 January, Monday
    Event 1: (12:00) NLH Super High Roller "Unlimited Re-Entry" Final Table, $98,000 + $2,000
    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day 1A, $10,000 + $300
    Event 6: (14:00) Canada Cup, Invitation only
    Event 7: (14:00) NLH Turbo, $5,000 + $200
    Event 8: (17:00) NLH One Optional Rebuy Super Satellite to Main Event, $1,025 + $75
    Event 9: (19:00) NLH Turbo, $270 + $30

    8 January, Tuesday
    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day 1B, $10,000 + $300
    Event 10: (12:00) Zoom Mobile Challenge $50k Guaranteed, $1,000 + $25
    Event 11: (14:00) PLO Turbo, $5,000 + $200
    Event 12: (16:00) H. O. E. Day 1,$1,000 + $100
    Event 13: (18:00) NLH Turbo Bounty, $1,000 + $1,000 + $150

    9 January, Wednesday

    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day 2, $10,000 + $300
    Event 10: (12:00) Zoom Mobile Challenge $50k Guaranteed, $1,000 + $25
    Event 14: (12:00) NLH Win The Button Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 12: (13:00) H. O. E. Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 15: (14:00 ) PLO Day 1, $5,000 + $300
    Event 16: (16:00) H.O.R.S.E Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 17: (18:00) NLH Turbo, $2,000 + $150

    10 January, Thursday
    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day 3, $10,000 + $300
    Event 10: (12:00) Zoom Mobile Challenge $50k Guaranteed, $1,000 + $25
    Event 18: (12:00) NLH Day 1, $5,000 + $300
    Event 15: (13:00) PLO Day 2, $5,000 + $300
    Event 16: (13:00) H.O.R.S.E Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 19: (14:00) NLH Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 20: (16:00) PLO Dealer Choice 5 or 4 Cards Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 21: (18:00) NLH Turbo, $5,000 + $200
    Event 22: (19:00) NLH Turbo, $270 + $30

    11 January, Friday
    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day 4, $10,000 + $300
    Event 10: (12:00) Zoom Mobile Challenge $50k Guaranteed, $1,000 + $25
    Event 23: (12:00) NLH Day 1, $2,000 + $150
    Event 24: (12:00) World Cup of Poker Day 1, invitational only
    Event 18: (12:00) NLH Day 2, $5,000 + $300
    Event 25: (13:00) NLH Heads-Up Day 1 (64 Player Cap), $5,000 + $300
    Event 19: (13:00) NLH Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 20: (13:00) PLO Dealer Choice 5 or 4 Cards Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 26: (16:00) Omaha High-Low 8 or Better Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 27: (18:00) NLH One Rebuy Super to NLH High Roller, $2,850 + $150
    Event 28: (19:00) NLH Turbo, $270 + $30

    12 January, Saturday
    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day 5, $10,000 + $300
    Event 10: (12:00) Zoom Mobile Challenge $50k Guaranteed, $1,000 + $25
    Event 29: (12:00) NLH Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1A, $1,000 + $100
    Event 30: (13:00) NLH High Roller 1 Optional Re-Entry Day 1, $25,000 + $500
    Event 23: (13:00) NLH Day 2, $2,000 + $150
    Event 25: (13:00) NLH Heads-Up Day 2, $5,000 + $300
    Event 26: (13:00) Omaha High-Low 8 or Better Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 31: (14:00) NLH Ladies Only Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 32: (16:00) Triple Stud Day 1 (7-Card Stud, Razz & 7-Card Stud High-Low 8 or Better), $1,000 + $100
    Event 29: (18:00) NLH Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1B, $1,000 + $100
    Event 33: (19:00) NLH Turbo, $270 + $30

    13 January, Sunday
    Event 5: (12:00) NLH Main Event Day final table, $10,000 + $300
    Event 30: (12:00) NLH High Roller "1 Optional Re-Entry" Day 2, $25,000 + $500
    Event 34: (12:00) NLH 6-Handed Day 1, $5,000 + $300
    Event 29: (13:00) NLH Unlimited Re-Entry Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 31: (13:00) NLH Ladies Only Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 32: (13:00) Triple Stud Day 2 (7-Card Stud, Razz & 7-Card Stud High-Low 8 or Better), $1,000 + $100
    Event 35: (14:00) NLH 6-Handed Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 36: (16:00) PLO Day 1, $1,000 + $100
    Event 37: (18:00) NLH Turbo Bounty, $1,000 + $1,000 + $150
    Event 38: (19:00) NLH Turbo, $270 + $30

    14 January, Saturday
    Event 30: (12:00) NLH High Roller "1 Optional Re-Entry" Final Table, $25,000 + $500
    Event 39: (12:00) NLH Turbo PCA Main Event Edition, $270 + $30
    Event 34: (13:00) NLH 6-Handed Day 2, $5,000 + $300
    Event 35: (13:00) NLH 6-Handed Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 36: (13:00) PLO Day 2, $1,000 + $100
    Event 40: (14:00) NLH Turbo 6-Handed, $10,000 + $300

    is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.