High Roller

PCA 2013: Vanessa Selbst makes history to win PCA High Roller and $1,424,420

The talk before the High Roller final was of the record Vanessa Selbst looked certain to break. Selbst, 28, would become the highest-earning woman in poker if she finished fifth or better, overtaking Kathy Leibert with more than $6 million to her name. In the end Selbst cleared that mark, by some wa...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 14, 2013 4:50 PM

2013 PCA: Vanessa Selbst becomes top-earning female tournament player

Vanessa Selbst wanted only one thing when she walked in the room today. She wanted to win the PCA $25,000 High Roller and take home its $1,424,420 first prize."I play for money," she said this morning. "I play for titles. I play for the fun of the game."That may be true, but today she was also playi...more

by Brad Willis on January 14, 2013 11:44 AM

PCA 2013: Deeb leads high roller final with Selbst set to make history

A little after midnight this morning, nine high rollers were sitting around a table when suddenly a lightning bolt struck. It came in the form of a pair of aces, in the possession of Shaun Deeb, a lethal combination that Micah Raskin had no way of knowing about. At the same time Raskin had found a ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 14, 2013 10:31 AM

PCA 2013: Shaun Deeb storms to the lead as high rollers reach final

In the shadow of the main event final table, the $25,000 High Rollers played on in almost reverent silence as the returning 79 players set about surviving what most acknowledged was going to be a very long day.Over on the main television stage friends of the finalists, some more well-oiled with the ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2013 9:23 PM

PCA 2013: Will Shaun Deeb finally take that big money live title?

If you were to discount the One Drop tournament then today marks Shaun Deeb's largest tournament score - and he hasn't even been knocked out yet. Although the records show that Deeb's largest score is a $1,000,000 for his second-place finish in a mega satellite into the One Drop tournament, Deeb's s...more

by Rick Dacey on January 13, 2013 8:31 PM

PCA 2013: From 100K to 25K high roller, annoying people along the way

You may recall the name Vladimir Troyanovsky from the $100,000 Super High Roller final table earlier this week. Troyanovsky, from Russia, finished in seventh place, surprising a few people along the way and massively eclipsing his previous tournament best. Well, he's back and within the last two tab...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2013 6:52 PM

PCA 2013: Raskin feeling it on way to high roller chip lead

The clear leader in the high roller this afternoon has been Micah Raskin, who stretched out by more than 700,000 ahead of the next guy at one point earlier today. Raskin still lead when the money bubble burst at 24 players. Incidentally, an indication of how this event has grown comes in the fact th...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2013 3:44 PM

PCA 2013: The bubble bursts in the PCA High Roller

"Good luck, everybody," said Nicholas Petrangelo.In these High Rollers you may have just bubbled for $54,980 but you're simply not allowed to show any anguish or distress. You are meant to be a high roller after all. Petrangelo had got it in with pocket nines from under-the-gun and Shawn Buchanan ha...more

by Rick Dacey on January 13, 2013 2:32 PM

PCA 2013: It's no party for the high rollers

It became apparent late last night that this high roller had shattered all expectations. For a start it was amassing a huge field, not only in actual bodies present, but in re-entries, with 44 players bouncing rather than busting, and re-entering before registration closed at noon today. The effect ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2013 1:20 PM

PCA 2013: Hellmuth arrives for flying visit

Five minutes before the start of the second day in the $25,000 high roller Phil Hellmuth was walking in the wrong direction. Hellmuth cuts a striking figure in the hallways of the Atlantis Resort. For a start he's the only man with his name on his shirt, or at least his nickname "Poker Brat". He als...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 13, 2013 11:31 AM
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