Day 1 of the 2010 PCA is over! Day 2 is in progress, but we would like to give you an recap of PCA Day 1!
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure drew nearly 1600 entrants, so the massive field was divided into Day 1A and Day 1B. 668 PCA hopefuls started Day 1A with 30,000 chips. The big surprise of Day 1A was PokerStars qualifier, Wayne Bentley. Bentley, hailing from the UK, managed to run his AA into KK early on and continued to steamroll the competition throughout Day 1A, amassing nearly 330,000 chips. Kevin ‘BeL0WaB0Ve’ Saul, WPT Champion and online phenom, has managed to accumulate an impressive stack of 175,500. In 2009, BeL0WaB0Ve finished in 8th place at the PCA, so it will be interesting to see if he can make another deep run. PokerStars Team Pro and poker legend Daniel Negreanu has a healthy stack of 124,000. Dennis Phillips, who finished 3rd in the 2008 WSOP Main Event, is also making a strong showing for Team Pro, having accumulated 113,000 chips.
Day 1B of the PCA was a bit slower than Day 1A. When it was all said and done, no one came close to Wayne Bentley’s gigantic stack, so he takes a commanding chip lead into Day 2 of the PCA. Anibal Tacla, from Brazil, emerged as the front runner of Day 1B with 166,000 chips. Annette ‘Annette_15 ‘ Obrestead has solid stack of 125,000. What Day1B lacked in poker action it made up for in the sheer number of stars. On Day 1B, it was too hot in here for rap star Nelly. His top two pair ran into a straight, but his smile was still on the rocks as he hippity hopped his way out of the PCA. Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole found herself stacked when her JJ couldn’t outrace AK. Rounding out the celebrity studded Day 1B were sports stars Boris Becker and Mats Sundin.
With over 1500 entrants and a prize pool in excess of $15 million the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is the largest PCA of all time! We will have Day 2 PCA updates soon, so stay tuned!