PCA 2016: Bahama Mamas all round

Something happened last night. Something extremely fun and entertaining. And while it was in no way forgettable, I'm not sure many people will remember it with crystal clear clarity.

I'm talking, of course, about last night's PokerStars players party here at the PCA. If you've never been to one, you really owe it to yourself to try and attend one of these shindigs.

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All you need to do is play the main event, so why not try and qualify for next year's PCA or an EPT/LAPT?


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First of all - there's a free bar. The Bahama Mamas were flowing as far as the eye could see.

Secondly, there's free food. And there's no expense spared here at the PCA; from exotic mini burgers and delicious Cajun chicken to exquisite canapés and...we mentioned the free bar, right?

Then there's the entertainment. This year the PCA has transformed the ballroom at Atlantis into a Cirque du Soleil-esque extravaganza.

Two men painted gold like Oscars performing physical feats that have to be seen to be believed; a woman manoeuvring 15 hula hoops around her body with ease; acrobats dangling from the ceiling; it really was quite remarkable to watch.

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So, who was in attendance? Well, let's start with the PokerStars Team: Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Jake Cody, Jason Mercier, Andre Akkari, Felipe Ramos, and Fatima Moreira de Melo were all in attendance.

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So were the high rollers: Mike McDonald, Ole Schemion and Fedor Holz are just a few of the big names we saw enjoying themselves.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end - or do they? When the official PokerStars party was drawing to a close, hundreds simply made the short walk over to the amazing Aura nightclub here on the Atlantis resort.

And the Bahama mamas continued to flow. Our heads are very sore this morning, but boy did we have a good time.

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Get yourself out to the PCA next year and you'll see it all for yourself. Satellites for next year's PokerStars Carribean Adventure and all of the EPT and LAPT stops are running right now.

We mentioned the free bar, right? --JS




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