PokerStars’ iconic Caribbean Adventure is about to return for yet another season in January, and it promises to be just the proper start of the year right after the New Year’s blow-outs, assuming you are a fan.
PokerStars’ Caribbean Saga Edges Closer
Back in January the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event elected its worthy winner in the face of Maria Lampropulos who stormed the field of contestants and emerged victorious, adding $1,081,000 to her earnings. The pow-wow taking place on January 6, 2019 promises to be every bit as exciting and it will certainly bring more players of the rank and stature of Ms. Lampropulos.
The festival will feature a delightful variety of top events that you will want to experience yourself, be that the high-stakes $25,000 PokerStars NL Hold’Em Players Championship (PSPC), the opening competitions or the other available high-roller options.
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But let’s draw your attention back to the PSPC, which promises to make your efforts worth your while. With $9 million in cash prizes, no rake fee, and additional $1 million for whoever makes it to the very top, the event is definitely the one that will cause the most buzz and excitement during the festival.
As one of the largest high-roller events, PokerStars has allowed a lot of people to prepare for it. In fact, the card room gave them 12 months during which professionals, novices and aspiring-pros all fought for a Platinum Pass in a bid to knock off the costs of participation and notch up the prize pool.
Many Worthy Opponents to Take a Shot
Ms. Lampropulos’ achievements in poker are without a doubt – staggering. But so far as female poker players go, we would be remiss not to mention Maria Konnikova, the PhD researcher who wanted to write a book about poker and ended up defeating players for herself, just to see if the theory actually worked.
During the National Championship, part of the 2018 PCA competition, she managed to dispatch 290 contestants and win $84,600 along with a $30,000 Platinum Pass. Now, Ms Konnikova will be joining the fray and making a rather strong claim for the big money, yet more prestige and recognition across the poker world, although she has already made it far beyond anyone’s expectations, and she continues to dictate the pace of any table she’s sat at.
There will be a number of worthy events, including the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller and the $10,300 PCA Main Event. All competitions will be running for several days at a time, allowing you to keep a close eye on the events as they unfold. The PCA is definitely a good way to start the poker season, being the first international competition for the year. Don’t forget to check up the full schedule of the event for yourself.
Ms. Lampropulos is very likely to be there as well, trying to better her previous achievements. With several weeks still to go, you may want to consider signing up for a satellite event directly from PokerStars’ own portal.
The satellite events are quite generous and you can get a shot at the big money for as little as $0.55.