The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is one of the most awaited events on the poker calendar. This year’s PCA is expected to be a record breaker.
Last year, the champion of the $100,000 Super High Roller Tournament, which attracted a field of 56 players, turned out to be Fabian Quoss of Germany. Of the field, 46 were unique players and 10 were re-entries. Quoss won the large first-place prize of $1,629,940. Previous winners of the PCA Super High Roller event were Eugene Katchalov, Viktor Blom, and Scott Seiver.
Ever since it was inaugurated, the PCA Super High Roller Tournament has become the hottest event on the poker calendar. In 2011, Katchalov beat Daniel Negreanu to win this tournament. Later in 2011, Katchalov won the first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet of his career and finished third in the Main Event of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona. Meanwhile, Negreanu spent the rest of the year adding an incredible sum of $534,367 to his bankroll.
In 2012, Blom won the PCA Super High Roller by beating Dan Shak. Later, he finished seventh in the EPT Monte Carlo €10,300 buy-in Six-Max Turbo High Roller and the EPT Berlin €10,300 buy-in High Roller Tournament. He won $105,235 for finishing 14th in the $50k WSOP Poker Players’ Championship.
2013 was a great year for Seiver as his total poker earnings touched the $4,085,453 mark. He won $2,003,480 of it in the $100k PCA Super High Roller. In addition, he finished sixth in the €100,000 Super High Roller tournament of the EPT Monte Carlo, winning €266,900. He also emerged as the runner-up of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 £100,000 Super High Roller Tournament, which was played in London, and won £509,600.
Last year, it was Quoss who earned as much as $3,090,798 playing poker, $1,629,940 of which came from winning the PCA High Roller event. He also won AU$800,000 in the Aussie Millions AU$250,000 Challenge and HK$5,271,000 in the high roller event of the Asia Championship of Poker.
Among the players who will take part in this year’s PCA High Roller event are Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Isaac Haxton, and Vanessa Selbst. Players such as Bill Perkins, Jason Koon, Paul Newey, Andrew Robl, Justin Bonomo, Stephen Chidwick, Mike McDonald, Dan Colman, Erik Seidel, Ole Schemion, and Sam Trickett will also be taking part. In all, 37 players have already confirmed that they will be taking part in the event.