"Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure" Rebranded as "Pokerstars Championship Bahamas"Published on December 29th, 2016 9:50 pm EST
In an effort to further enhance their Pokerstars brand, Amaya Inc. announced earlier in the year that they would be rebranding all of their live tournaments.
The bigger tournaments, such as those held in the Bahamas (formerly the "Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure") and Monte Carlo, will now be known as "Pokerstars Championship" events, while the smaller stops will be known as "Pokerstars Festival" events.
With the last ever "European Poker Tour" event recently having been completed, the eyes of the poker world will now turn to the "Pokerstars Championship Bahamas", which is set to get underway in early January.
The festival, which will run from January 6th to 17th, will take place at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
There will be over 90 tournaments offered to those in attendance, though here are the major tournaments that will be on the schedule:
PokerStars Open: January 10-12, 2017 - $220
PokerStars Cup: January 12-14, 2017 - $440
PokerStars National Championship: January 7-9, 2017 - $2,200
PokerStars Championship Main Event: January 8-14, 2017 - $5,000
PokerStars Championship High Roller: January 12-14, 2017 - $25,750
PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: January 6-8, 2017 - $100,000
Thanks to the beautiful location and warm temperatures, Pokerstars' annual event in the Bahamas usually brings out most of poker's biggest names. Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Daniel Negreanu have all appeared at this tournament in the past.
Mike Watson will be looking to defend his main event title this year, as he took down the PCA in 2016 for $728,325.
Tony Gregg, who has enjoyed a great deal of success in the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, finished in second place for $612,175.
The 2016 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event ended up attracting a total of 928 entries, which created a total prize pool of $4,500,800.
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