Super High Roller

PCA 2013: Players enter stage left as feature tables fired up

The television set is back in service today after the celebratory scenes of the Scott Seiver and the Super High Rollers (not a bad name for a band) yesterday. The feature table and the secondary table hog the attention of the TV crews who have just refreshed their clip boards with the names of their...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 8, 2013 1:45 PM

PCA 2013: Scott Seiver wins PCA Super High Roller and $2,003,480

All hail Scott Seiver, the new PCA Super High Roller champion, after a magnificent day of poker which he spent overturning a once mighty chip advantage of Doc Sands to lift the trophy. Scott SeiverBoth Seiver and Sands duelled in a brief heads-up finale to what had been the most exclusive of three d...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 7, 2013 8:28 PM

PCA 2013: One word to describe Viktor Blom?

One word to describe a player? It sounds easy enough, unless the player you're trying to describe is a certain Viktor Blom. Viktor Blom in his victory positionBlom is not be here to play the PCA this year, or to defend the High Roller title he won a year ago, but friends and peers who are here had a...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 7, 2013 6:20 PM

PCA 2013: Katz gone as Seiver takes charge

Finally, an end to the stout performance of Cary Katz, whose tenacity took him through 97 hands of four-handed play before he was ultimate declawed by Doc Sands. Katz's performance may not have been conventional, but it was certainly effective, and worthy of a hat tip. He may have held on to his sta...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 7, 2013 6:03 PM

PCA 2013: Katz on a roll, into second

Forgive the dreadful pun, but it seems that Katz may have nine lives. The businessman looked a dead cert to depart in fourth place, or should that be he has done for about two hours now. But since then he's turned a short stack into a slightly bigger stack, three times, overtaking Nick Schulman and ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 7, 2013 3:46 PM

PCA 2013: Open-Face Chinese heating up

"Woooh, straight flush!" said Eli Elezra, leaping to his feet like an excited kid on his birthday.Open-Face Chinese poker will do that to a man, even one that was a regular on High Stakes Poker. And Elezra isn't alone. At last look there were 59 players in the first major Open-Face Poker tournament,...more

by Rick Dacey on January 7, 2013 2:03 PM

PCA 2013: Seven hands that changed the final table

Could that have been the most action riddled start to a PCA final table? Of any kind? As those watching the live coverage will attest, it probably was. Anyone thinking they could tune in at their leisure to the live stream without missing much would have missed three eliminations, all in just a few ...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 7, 2013 1:21 PM

PCA 2013: Sands unstoppable as Super High Rollers face off in final

The first major final of the tenth PCA starts today, the conclusion of the $100,000 Super High Roller, which will be broadcast live on It's the finale to a three-day tournament that attracted 59 entries, 47 of which were actual people, 12 of whom opted to re-enter after initially bust...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 7, 2013 10:12 AM

PCA 2103: Doc Sands rolls into Super High Roller final table with huge chip

Twelve players remained in the 2013 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller when there arose such a clatter from the feature table stage, there was left no doubt in anyone's mind that an adult man had fallen and fallen hard. It was a sound so violent and off-putting that nearly every head craned to see what,...more

by Brad Willis on January 6, 2013 9:15 PM

PCA 2013: Satelliting to glory

Each day before the dual Day 1 starting days a $1,000 super satellite to the Main Event plays out. Some of the field look like they've strolled in from the main body of Atlantis, holiday-goers decked out in baseball caps and mismatching t-shirts looking to take a punt at the big game, while plenty m...more

by Rick Dacey on January 6, 2013 6:55 PM
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