2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Preview
January 4, 2022

Oh poor Joe, Gavin, and Barry. The grind of professional tournament poker continues this week as the PokerRoad crew is forced to endure a week at the gorgeous Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island, Bahamas - home of sun, fun and beautiful, scantily clad women.

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, now a European Poker Tour event, is a $9,700 + $300 buy-in, no limit hold’em deep stack tournament where each player begins with $20,000 in tournament chips. The blind levels for the event will be 75 minutes long and will begin at 50/100 blinds with no ante.

Previous winners of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure include top pros like Gus Hansen, John Gale and Steve Paul Ambrose, each of whom won a substantial sum for taking down this always popular event. Last year’s winner was Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who earned $2,000,000 after defeating a tough international crowd of 1,136 entrants.

The final table results for the 2008 EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure were as follows :


Bertrand Grospellier




Hafiz Khan




Kris Kuykendall




David “The Dragon” Pham




Craig Hopkins




Joe Elpayaa




Christian Harder




Rich Fohrenbach



The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (as always) is expected to attract huge numbers this year as top Internet, European, and American pros all converge on tiny Paradise Island for a chance at an estimated $10,000,000 prize pool. Further goosing attendance this year will be the EPT’s decision to surround this year’s PCA main event with an entire “Festival of Poker” that will feature some smaller events, a $25,000 “High Roller” tournament, and a “Battleship” poker event (a heads-up online poker tournament that takes place as competitors sit across from each other staring at their laptops).

With all this action, you can bet their will be plenty to cover in the Bahamas and luckily PokerRoad is there to bring you blogs, news, videos, podcasts, and new this year - streaming live coverage of the final table (now all we need is a live beach cam).

Stick with PokerRoad and join me, as I once again do my best to live vicariously through Gavin, Barry and Joe.

Event Preview by Mark Anderson

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