Poker Pros Prepare To Start 2019 With PCA
Most of the top poker pros in the world have taken things slow in December as they look to rest and relax with the family for the holidays.
With less than 20 days left for the New Year, many of the top poker pros have already made plans to start 2019 by playing The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).
The 2019 PCA is one of the most exciting live poker events on the poker calendar and will have as many as 41 action-packed events. One of the most talked about and highly promoted events is the $25,000 PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Players’ Championship (PSPC) which will be the first time that this event is held.
PokerStars has promoted this event as the richest $25,000 live poker event in the history of the game and some of the top poker pros around the world will show up just for this event. While the PCA Main Event and the PSPC will steal the show, there are also a number of other high profile events on offer.
Some of them include the $25,000 Single Day High Roller, which is scheduled for Jan 8; the $50,000 Single Day High Roller which is scheduled for Jan 9 and the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller which takes place from Jan 10 to 12.
2019 PCA Main Event
The $10,300 PCA Main Event is scheduled for Jan 11 – 16. Players who cannot afford the buy-in but would still like to take part can win their way to the PCA 2019 Main Event by taking part in online satellites which are being held at PokerStars for buy-ins as low as $0.55.
The winners of these satellites are then given the opportunity to participate in the $530 buy-in PCA qualifiers with guaranteed prizes of PCA prize packages worth $12,500. If players win one of these $12,500 PCA prize package, they will get a free seat to the $10,300 PCA Main Event, a seven-night stay for two at Atlantis Resort, Bahamas, $1000 for travel expenses and room folio worth $1000.
Maria Lampropulos who defeated a massive field of 581 players to win the PCA 2018 Main Event is likely to return to try and defend her championship. A number of female poker pros are expected to be in attendance which is always good for the game of poker. One of those female poker players will be the 2018 PCA National Champion Maria Konnikova who has a Platinum Pass to take part in the PSPC.