The finals of the Main Event of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2013, one of the most prestigious events in the poker calendar, will be played soon. The event is all the more significant because PCA is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The Main Event had a player field of 987 to begin with, each player competing for their share of a massive prize pool of $9,573,900. Eight of them have succeeded in reaching the final table, and the last man standing will take home the big prize of $1,859,000.
The PCA 2013 Main Event final table chip leader is Jerry Wong, who holds around 25 percent of the total number of chips or 7.4 million chips. Thirty-year-old Wong is a professional poker player who hails from Brooklyn in New York.
The finalist who holds the second largest stack with 6,475 chips is 24-year-old Joel “JMPRODIGY” Micka, a professional poker player who hails from Everett, Washington. Micka is a talented player who has a number of tournament victories to his credit. He had emerged as the runner-up of the Main Event of the San Jose leg of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) of 2008, which was held in Costa Rica.
The other notable pros at the PCA 2013 Main Event final table are Jonathan Roy, who won the Main Event of the Montreal leg of World Poker Tour (WPT); Owen “ocrowe” Crowe, a professional tournament poker player; and Yann “yadio1111” Dion, a professional online poker tournament player.
Ryan Fair, who won the Main Event of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in 2012, was the chip leader when he entered the final nine, but was eliminated on the bubble.
Here is the list of finalists and their chip position. As previously mentioned, Jerry Wong is the chip leader with 7,400,000 chips and Joel Micka holds the second largest stack of 6,475,000 chips. Andrey Shatilov and Owen Crowe hold the third and fourth largest stacks of 3,220,000 and 2,900,000 chips, respectively. Joao Nogueira and Yann Dion hold the fifth and sixth largest stacks of 2,890,000 and 2,535,000 chips, respectively. Dimitar Danchev and Jonathan Roy hold the seventh and eighth largest stacks of 1,995,000 and 1,525,000, respectively.
The PCA bears the credit of bringing tournament poker to Bahamas. Mike Ward has been directing the PCA ever since it was launched in 2004. The youngest winner of the PCA Main Event was 19-year-old Harrison Gimbel of Florida.