Super High Roller

PCA 2104: Super High Roller ends in eye of Quoss-fire hurricane

Hurricane season in the Caribbean won't begin for another six months, but tonight, a slow-moving storm named Fabian Quoss crept in from Germany and destroyed some of the most fabled landmarks in Super High Roller lore. With progress so slow it was hard to project any path, Quoss laid waste to poker'...more

by Brad Willis on January 7, 2014 7:33 PM

PCA 2014: Super High Rollers back on track after day two crawl and stall

Long days are an occupational hazard for anyone involved with poker. But there are long days and then there are long days--and then there are long days on which you write a 1,500 word post in which you confidently predict a short day and then have to sit in the middle of a row of PokerStars Blog rep...more

by Howard Swains on January 7, 2014 3:21 PM

PCA 2014: Introducing the Super High Roller final table

The $100,000 Super High Roller final table is about to kick off with seven players remaining in the hunt for the $1.6m first place prize. Get up to speed with what's going on by watching the intro video below, checking out the final table player profiles, and last night's wrap of the action.Will Van...more

by Rick Dacey on January 7, 2014 11:38 AM

PCA 2014: $100,000 Super High Roller Final Table Player Profiles

Seat 1: Ole Schemion, 21, Germany - 280,000Ole Schemion has only five big blinds entering the final table and will need to double up more than once to compete. But if he does, he can be among the most dangerous players in the world. In 2013, he became the Global Poker Index Player of the Year and at...more

by Howard Swains on January 7, 2014 10:50 AM

PCA 2014: Dan Shak inches in front of Vanessa Selbst ahead of Super High Rol

To hear that Vanessa Selbst is in complete control of a high stakes poker tournament is hardly news these days. It was a similar story here 12 months ago, when Selbst, who had become the first woman to play an event with a $100,000 buy in, had more than two million chips in the closing stages before...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 6, 2014 9:20 PM

PCA 2014: Describe Daniel Negreanu in one word

He's Kid Poker and the Poker Player of the Decade, but if you tried to use any of those phrases to describe Daniel Negreanu when Sarah Grant stuck her microphone in your face today, you'd have been told: "Whoa, slow down. Too many details."Indeed, the host was simply looking for one wo...more

by Howard Swains on January 6, 2014 8:09 PM

PCA 2014: Timex stare, 10 o'clock

Is he looking at me? No, he can't be. Why would he be? There's a $1,629,940 first prize up for grabs and it's bubble time on Day 2 of the PCA 2014 Super High Roller... But he's doing it again.Access to live streams, archived poker TV episodes at, not to mention the game's always active...more

by Keir Mackay on January 6, 2014 7:43 PM

PCA 2014: Doc Jennings doesn't do interviews

Doc Jennings sits alone in the High Stakes cash game area of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament room. He won't let me take his picture, and he won't let me record his voice. I am only given an audience because Terri Auletta, a longtime PCA veteran, makes the introduction. "I don't do inte...more

by Brad Willis on January 6, 2014 7:19 PM

PCA 2014: When will it end?

At each and every poker tournament, there's one question that vexes players, commentators, media, dealers and floor staff alike: When will this thing end?For 90 per cent of the interested parties, the preoccupation is purely selfish. We--I mean, they--are concerned primarily with getting on the drin...more

by Howard Swains on January 6, 2014 6:29 PM

PCA 2014: Humberto Brenes goes looking for his bite

Humberto Brenes is many things: Team PokerStars Pro, proud father, non-English speaker, and, ironically for a man nicknamed The Shark, not really a big fan of swimming. "When I come to the PCA, it's about the poker," he told me earlier today. "I don't go swimming. I don't go to shark tanks. Tourname...more

by Keir Mackay on January 6, 2014 4:03 PM
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