2011 PCA Set To Get Underway in HoursPublished on January 5th, 2011 10:30 am EST
The 2011 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) is just hours from officially getting underway at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas.
The first event of the festival, the $2,300 Fish and Chips event (a mix of poker and fishing), gets underway at 8 am local time on Thursday, January 6th.
The $100,000 Super High Roller event, which will include many of poker's top names, is also scheduled to get underway on Thursday (12 pm local time).
There will be a total of 48 official tournaments that will comprise the 2011 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, as well as countless cash games and Sits N Gos. The first event, as mentioned, gets underway on Thursday at 8 am, while the last event ($10k 6-Max Turbo High Roller) gets underway at 1 pm on Saturday, January 16th.
The main event of the PCA, which is expected to have a prize pool of approximately $20 million, will get underway on Saturday, January 8th and conclude on Sunday, January 15th.
Last year's main event winner, Harrison "gibler321" Gimbel, outlasted 1,528 other players to turn his seat that was won in a $1k satellite into over $2 million. Who will be the big winner this year?
As mentioned, many pros are currently making their ways to the Bahamas. Here is some of the recent Twitter activity from some of the pros who are currently making the trip:
Daniel Negreanu - "I love Delta you are beautiful baby. Wifi on my flight to Atlanta means I can get some vpps on PokerStars.Headed to PCA, obv, traveling solo"
Jonathan Duhamel - "En route for PCA Bahamas!!"
Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis - "In ze plane almost ready to leave. I can't wait to play poker on a tropical island. God I love the PCA."
Antonio Esfandiari - "Bahamas here we come."
Matthew Glantz - "En route to Atlantis in the Bahamas 100k buyin Pokerstars event tomorrow. It will be quite a challenging field!"
Evelyn Ng - "Lexy and i are on our way to the Bahamas :)"
Mike McDonald - "On my way to the bahamas, only staying until I lose(or hopefully win) the super high roller. See you there!"
Phil Laak - "It is hard to believe I will at the Bahamas tourney in less than a day."
Lauren Kling - "Been packing for PCA for 8 hrs and still not done lol...heading to Boca tomorrow to see my grandparents, then Bahamas on Friday!"
Jason Senti - "Lots to do in the next couple days before leaving for the Bahamas on Friday. I'm excited to play poker. The weather sounds pretty good too."
Jason Mercier - "leaving in 16 hours for the Bahamas for the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure!!! 100k Super High roller tourney on wednesday!!!"
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