PCA 2015: Questions and answers on Day 2 of the festival

It's only the second day of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and already there are questions to be answered. For instance, what will be the final number of entrants to the Super High Roller event? And how many people will play the Latin American Poker Tour event today? Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, in what condition are Mike McDonald's arms this morning?

The answers to that, and everything else, will be known shortly. Yesterday was a quiet start to the festival but today things should get busier. It's the first time the LAPT has staged an event at the PCA. Making a small bit of history is never the main draw for poker players, but a large field is expected nonetheless.


As for the Super High Rollers, registration closes within the hour, finally putting a stop to the re-entries. It's already the biggest Super High Roller ever staged at the PCA, by how much will be decided shortly. Last night Sam Greenwood held the lead, but not exactly the headlines.

sam_greenwood_pca2015_shr_d1.jpgSam Greenwood leads the Super High Rollers

That belonged to Mike McDonald, whose performance both on and off the table was the day's major pre-occupation.

Challenged by Bill Perkins to perform 300 air-squats witin a level, McDonald breezed through with 20 minutes to spare. Perkins then tried again, demanding 350 push ups from McDonald in the same one hour time frame. McDonald fell short, but not my much, up to 323 with time up.

mike_mcdonald_pca15_shr2.jpgMike McDonald: profitable both on and off the table

Despite all that McDonald still bagged up 749,000, good for a top five finish and a good night's sleep, in more ways than one.

So attention now turns to how these stories will pan out today, what will be the first busy day of the festival. It'll bring with it that familiar bustle that only several hundred players in one room can provide. The action begins at 12 noon EST, with live coverage on the PokerStars Blog throughout the day. Don't forget, you can also watch the Super High Roller on EPT Live, broadcasting all the action from the feature table.

Follow all the action from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at PokerStars Blog. Head to the Super High Roller page to see hand-by-hand updates and chip counts in the panel at the top of the page, with feature articles below. Action starts soon on EPT Live.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.