PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

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Since 2005, the event has been held at the Atlantis Casino and Resort on Atlantis Paradise Island

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is an annual televised poker tournament. The event was first held in 2004 and was originally co-sponsored by PokerStars and the World Poker Tour. In 2008, the event moved from the WPT to the European Poker Tour. In 2010, the event was moved again and served as the inauagural event of the North American Poker Tour.

In 2004, the event took place on the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas cruise ship.[1] Since 2005 the event has taken place at the Atlantis Casino and Resort on Atlantis Paradise Island.[2]

The 2011 PCA commenced on January 4, 2011. Over fifty events took place over ten days,[3] including the main event with an estimated prize pool of $20 million. Players either buy into the main event directly for $10,300, or they may win their way into the event via satellites running on PokerStars and at the event. The main event final table was aired live on ESPN2, featuring commentary by James Hartigan and Daniel Negreanu.

John Dibella, a 43-year-old stock trader from New York, won the 2012 PCA for $1,775,000. Dibella won a live $1,000 satellite into the $10,000 Main Event and is the first amateur player to win the tournament.

Main Event winners[edit]

Year Winner Prize Entries Total Prize Pool
2004 Denmark Gus Hansen $455,780 221 $1,657,500
2005 England John Gale $890,600 461 $3,487,200
2006 Canada Steve Paul-Ambrose $1,388,600 724 $5,647,200
2007 United States Ryan Daut $1,535,255 937 $7,063,842
2008 France Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000 1,136 $8,562,976
2009 Canada Poorya Nazari $3,000,000 1,347 $12,674,000
2010 United States Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000 1,529 $14,831,300
2011 United States Galen Hall $2,300,000 1,560 $15,132,000
2012 United States John Dibella $1,775,000 1,072 $10,398,400
2013 Bulgaria Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000 987 $9,573,900
2014 Poland Dominik Pańka $1,423,096 1,031 $10,070,000
2015 United States Kevin Schulz $1,491,580 816 $7,915,200

High Roller winners[edit]

Year Winner Prize Entries Total Prize Pool
2009 France Bertrand Grospellier $433,500 48 $1,200,000
2010 United States William Reynolds $576,240 84 $2,058,000
2011 Canada Will Molson $1,072,850 151 $3,775,500
2012 Russia Leonid Bilokur $1,134,930 141 + (7 Rebuys) $3,626,000
2013 United States Vanessa Selbst $1,424,420 161 + (43 Rebuys) $4,998,000
2014 United States Jacob Schindler $1,279,880 198 + (49 Rebuys) $6,051,500
2015 Azerbaijan Ilkin Garibli $1,105,040 200 + (69 Rebuys) $6,456,000

Super High Roller winners[edit]

Year Winner Prize Entries Total Prize Pool
2011 Ukraine Eugene Katchalov $1,500,000 38 $3,743,000
2012 Sweden Viktor Blom $1,254,400 30 + (2 Rebuys) $3,136,000
2013 United States Scott Seiver $2,003,480 43 + (12 Rebuys) $5,724,180
2014 Germany Fabian Quoss $1,629,940 46 + (10 Rebuys) $5,433,120
2015 Republic of Ireland Steve O'Dwyer $1,872,580 50 + (16 Rebuys) $6,402,000

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