Main Event

PCA 2013: Dimitar Danchev wins main event for $1,859,000

Dimitar Danchev, a 27-year-old one-time European Poker Tour Sanremo runner-up, is the newest champion of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Danchev won his seat to the tenth annual PCA in a $700 qualifier, and after six days of play has turned his investment into $1,859,000. It is his native Bulgar...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 9:42 PM

PCA 2013: Micka up, his rail's pants down

The exuberance of Joel Micka's rail cannot be overstated. There are not enough adjectives to properly describe the raucous, joyful, elated, cacophonous rumble that comes from the rail of the 2013 PCA main event. As a man who trades in words, I feel at a loss to properly impart just how loud and bois...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 6:12 PM

PCA 2013: A meditation on Jerry Wong as Jason Bourne

At this point in the day, as players have evaporated from the final table at a speed that can only be described as nuclear, it's tempting to look at the Jerry Wong story and want to turn the script into an action film. He was cast as the hero. The film opens with him fighting through throngs of vill...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 2:35 PM

PCA 2013: The Ballad of Joao Nogueira

A couple of months ago, Portugal's Joao Nogueira had a pretty good life. He worked with his dad installing air condition units. He had a girlfriend who had been the love of his life for the past three years. He was a happy 21-year-old man in a small town. Life was great. And then something weird hap...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 2:20 PM

PCA 2013: Wong way

There is no accounting for fate or the actions of an optimistic Russian. These are facts that one-time PCA main event chip leader Jerry Wong now understands in a way that likely makes his stomach spasm. As you know, the Brooklyn, New York poker pro came into today's final table with the chip lead. H...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 11:43 AM

PCA 2013: Main event final table about to get underway

Sometime between now and when we leave here tomorrow morning, one of the people in this room will be $1.8 million richer. He will have a PCA main event title. He will officially be the tenth PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion. Now, it's just a matter of determining which of these guys is going ...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 10:13 AM

PCA 2013: PCA main event players

The final eight players of the 2013 PCA main event will sit down at 1pm ET to fight for the championship. Here's a look at what they bring to the table.Seat 1: Joao Nogueira, 21, Penefiel Portugal - PokerStars qualifier - 2,890,000Joao Nogueira is a 21-year-old air conditioner installer from Lagares...more

by Brad Willis on January 13, 2013 9:33 AM

PCA 2013: Russia lifts World Cup of Poker trophy ahead of defeated Tajiks

In the best of clich├ęd senses there was everything to play for when the World Cup of Poker entered its last, critical stage. Made up of a round of nation vs. nation sit & gos, determined by their standings after the penultimate round, the final stages pitched everyone together in a last ditch scramb...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 12, 2013 10:46 PM

PCA 2013: Jerry Wong with the advantage as main event reaches final

After a short day yesterday it took a little longer than expected for main event players today to go from 21 to a final eight, set to return tomorrow. There was perhaps not the drama to close as there was yesterday, when Dimitar Danchev won a massive hand to take a sizeable lead. Instead, it was the...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 12, 2013 7:06 PM

PCA 2013: Going Mobile with

If you're one of the few people who hasn't heard of PokerStars Mobile, yet, you're going to want to pay very close attention here. PokerStars' mobile client is sweeping across the globe and getting better every day. It's been a central feature here at the PCA as part of the Zoom poker challenge tour...more

by Brad Willis on January 12, 2013 6:19 PM
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