PCA 2015: The waiting is over as the Main Event begins

The tournament room in Atlantis is in a state of heightened readiness, for this is the day when the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure properly gets under way.

As far as soft launches go, the Super High Roller is hard to beat, the perfect way to ease the festival doors open with the brute strength of fifty of so players carrying several million dollars. But today the real action begins, with a crowd several times that size expected to pour through the doors for the PCA Main Event.

The tables are ready, the chips are ready, and the dealers are in position; each with one eye on the doors, as if waiting to repel a Trojan invasion.

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For what they're waiting for is a mass of enthusiasm contained in several hundred players done with water slides, buffets, and sunburn, now eager to play some cards. Well today they'll finally get eight levels of it, provided they can stick around that long.

Some more nervous than others as they take their seats, a mixture of seasoned pros who know how things work, and first timers with a lot of questions. They'll be here in number today, although not in the numbers expected tomorrow. The ongoing LAPT Main Event, now in its second day, along with a variety of other tournaments on the schedule today, will instead leave Day 1B to take the strain.

For now though follow live updates, features and stories from the Main Event on the PokerStars Blog. Of course the elephant in the room is the Super High Rollers, playing down to a winner on the TV stage today, which you can watch from start to finish - and with cards up - from 2pm EST. Tune in at EPT Live.

But in the Main Event goes cards are in the air. This is where the story begins.

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.