PCA 2013: Randy Lew lacing up his running shoes
There's no denying that Team PokerStars Online's Randy Lew has one hell of an appetite for the game. He's already set records for the most online hands played profitably in eight hours, and now he's back at it again. All this week at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in The Bahamas, players have been competing on iPads in special Heads-Up matches against members of PokerStars Team Online. Now five of them will be playing against Lew in tomorrow's final at 2pm in the PCA tournament room.
But here's the twist. Lew will compete heads-up against each player at the same time. Not one at a time; all at once. If a player beats Lew, they earn a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) ticket worth $700. The first to bust Lew also bags a Tag Heuer watch. Lew's prize if he wins every match? The satisfaction of another crazy day at the office done and dusted successfully.
More than 200 matches were played during the contest, which ran all week in the PCA Players Lounge, and any player who won their match received a pack of cards from the PokerStars' VIP store as well as having their name entered into a daily draw to compete in the final.
The five finalists are: American Jordan Morgan from Mexico, Arvid Larsson from Sweden, Ramon Jaanipere from Estonia, Nobbi Zanelca from Japan, and Mina Harandi Pour from Germany.
Team Online member Isaac Haxton drew the largest crowd during the week's action. He actually struggled a bit against his opponents and said: "You should report that I lost to a lot of middle-aged women.
"No!! I was trying my best and they smashed me."
Other Team Online members who took part this week include Adrienne 'Talonchick' Rowsome, who won the $1,100 Triple Stud tourney for $10,900, Richard 'Tzen1' Veeenman - who played the most matches with 21 wins and only nine losses, Kevin 'WizardOfAhhs' Thurmann , Roy 'GodLikeRoy' Bhasin, Tyler 'frosty012' Frost, Grzegorz 'DaWarsaw' Mikielewicz , Shane 'Shaniac' Schleger, George 'Jorj95' Lind and Andre 'acoimbra' Coimbra.