Ana Marquez Leads PCA Main Event After Day 4, Moneymaker Close Behind

Published on January 12th, 2011 8:05 pm EST

Chris Moneymaker with a smile on his faceAfter four full days of play in the 2011 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) main event, only 22 of the original 1,560 entrants remain.

At the top of the leaderboard heading into Day 5 is Ana Marquez, who will be lording over a stack of more than 3.8 million chips when play resumes on Thursday afternoon.

Hot on her heels is Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker champion and "Team Pokerstars Pro" member. Moneymaker finished Day 4 with approximately 3.77 million in chips, and is looking to make his biggest splash in a live poker tournament since March of 2004.

Dmitriy Stelmak (3.34 million), Chris Oliver (3.275 million), Mike Sowers (3.18 million) and Sam Stein (3.085 million) all managed to finish Day 4 with stacks in excess of 3 million as well.


All 22 of the remaining players in the event are guaranteed at least $75,000 for making it to Day 5.

On Thursday, the remaining 22 players will play down to the final table, which will take place on Saturday afternoon. All eight of the final table participants will receive $202,000, with the eventual winner of the event taking home an impressive $2,300,000.


A few things to note:

-with a win in this event, Ana Marquez would become the first female to take down the PCA main event

-assuming that Moneymaker finishes in 16th place or better, this would be his first six-figure "live" tournament cash since March of 2004


Day 5 of the 2011 PCA main event will get underway at 12 pm local time on Thursday afternoon.



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