2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Officially UnderwayTuesday, January 7th, 2014 by Ryan
One of the more talked about poker tournament series’ in the world has to be the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. There’s a few reasons for that though, one of which is that it’s one of the first poker tournament series’ of the entire year, and it really features some of the biggest names in poker who are looking to kick off their new year the right way, with a big score and some impressive results. The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure may feature even more players than we’re used to, especially since right now the United States is in the middle of a massive ugly winter storm, and some really terrible weather that could drive the poker players to the beautiful Bahamas. The event is played at the Atlantis Hotel, and the action is officially underway now.
This is now the 11th official running of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and it is the way to kick off the new year without a doubt. The event has always been held in the beautiful tropic location of the Bahamas. This is one of the bigger poker parties out there, as it features the big time poker tournaments, some great weather, and of course some parties and things to go along with it. It’s been a big part of the poker tournaments in recent years, and as this event gets going, many players circle this event on their calendar as their day to start things out for the year and to get going in the right direction.
The action actually started out on Sunday for the 11th annual PCA and the first event that we saw get underway is the $100,000 Super High Roller. Obviously with this huge buy-in, we only see the biggest players typically, or at least the players who are looking to fork up the most money to play for the massive pay day. Most of the players who are playing in this event have been active on social networking to let their fans and other players know that they are ready to get things going the right way. You can also see some great pictures and such from the players.
You can always find big players in this event, and a few who already took to social networking to let us know that they’d be playing include Sorel Mizzi, Jonathan Duhamel, and Ryan Riess. Last year for example, we saw the $100k Super High Roller event draw in 47 total entries, and it was a re-entry. The total prize pool last year was over $5.7 million, and the final table had some of the biggest names in poker. This included the likes of Dan Shak, Nick Schulman, Philipp Gruissem, David “Doc” Sands, and Scott Seiver. Seiver ended up beating Sands in the heads up match for the $2 million first place pay day.
Earlier today was when the satellite tournaments into the Main Event got going, and we also saw two different turbo tournaments start off the new year as well. Tuesday is going to see the Main Event actually kick off with the first of the two Day Ones, and there are going to likely be a ton of entrants into this event. PokerStars set a $10 million guarantee on the Main Event just like they did last year, and it’s pretty likely that we’ll see that number get blown past.
The largest PCA Main Event in history happened back in 2009 when we saw 1347 players buy-in to the event. When all was said and done we saw Poorya Nazari from Canada take home the huge first place pay day, which was worth $3 million. It was a tough final table to beat out, as it included the likes of Anthony Gregg, Benny Spindler, Alexandre Gomes, Dan Heimiller, Dustin Dirksen, Kevin Saul, and Peter Tielen.
As you can imagine, the eyes of the poker world have been locked in on the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to start out the year, and as things continue to move on it’s likely that we’ll get even more attention when the tournaments start rolling along. After that, the tournament year keeps rolling along and we’ll keep you updated on the events that we have running throughout the early months of 2014.