Tours Collide At The 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (Preview)
January 4, 2022
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is an event so big single tours struggle to contain it. Originally a World Poker Tour stop, then a part of the European Poker Tour, the PCA now belongs to not one but three major tours: the European Poker Tour, the Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour; a convergence worthy of an event that consistently creates millionaires as well as legends.

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, in the past four years, has not failed to reward its victor with at least a million dollar top prize, and indeed that prize seems to rise yearly. For instance, Ryan Daut’s impressive $1,535,255 score in 2007 was easily dwarfed in 2008 when Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier claimed $2,000,000 for the same title. ElkY’s impressive first place was then crushed by last year’s winner Poorya Nazari, who earned an amazing $3,000,000 by being the last player sitting. One can only imagine what awaits the 2010 champion.

This year’s PCA is a $10,000 + $300 buy-in event, starting players off with 30,000 in tournament chips. Blinds for the event begin at 50/100 with 60-minute levels during the first day of play, and 75-minute levels during the days that follow.

Last year’s event attracted 1,347 entries and created a total prize pool worth over $12,000,000. Nearly every well-known pro still on the circuit attended that event, just as they’re expected to again this year, as the PCA continues to prove itself as one the biggest and most worthwhile events in the world.
The final table finish positions for the 2009 European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure were as follows:
1. Poorya Nazari $3,000,000  
2. Anthony Gregg $1,700,000  
3. Benjamin Spindler $1,100,000  
4. Alexandre Gomes $750,000  
5. Pieter Tielen $550,000  
6. Dustin Dirksen $400,000  
7. Daniel Heimiller $300,000  
8. Kevin Saul $214,000  

The 2010 PCA main event begins January 5th with the first of two Day Ones. To follow the action from the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, stick with PokerRoad.com for news from the event as well as videos, blogs and podcasts, from PokerRoad’s flagship program PokerRoad Radio.

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