David "Chino" Rheem Wins 2019 PCA Main Event

Published on January 17th, 2019 1:27 am EST

There is a new entry to the exclusive 10 million and plus all time cash earnings list.David "Chino" Rheem added to his collection of big tournament wins earlier this week after taking down the 2019 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event for $1,567,100.

With his victory, Rheem now has $10,513,973 in total lifetime tournament cashes, putting him at 71st on the all-time money list. Rheem now sits a few spots above Gus Hansen on the all-time money list and is in a pretty exclusive club of players with more than $10 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.


Rheem has been the subject of a great deal of controversy over the years, mainly due to unpaid debts. Rheem has promised to make good on his debts in the past.

Despite his less-than-stellar reputation in the poker industry, there is no denying that "Chino" is a very skilled player in large field poker tournaments.

This was the fourth million dollar plus cash of Rheem's career, with his others coming at the 2008 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic (1st, $1,538,730), the 2011-12 Epic Poker League main event (1st, $1,000,000) and the 2013 WPT World Championship (1st, $1,150,297).

In addition, Rheem also took down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in 2016 for $705,885.


The 2019 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event ended up with a total of 623 entries, 242 re-entries and a total prize pool of $8,390,500.

Here is how the final table finished out:

1st - Chino Rheem, $1,567,100
2nd - Daniel Strelitz, $951,480
3rd - Scott Wellenbach, $671,240
4th - Paul Matanel, $503,440
5th - Vicent Ramon, $396,880
6th - Brian Altman, $297,020
7th - Mihai Manole, $208,920
8th - Marc-Andre Ladouceur, $146,840
9th - Simon Deadman, $116,460


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