Farid Jattin Leads for Day 3 of Record Breaking PSPC

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Jan/08/2019

The $25,000 PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has smashed the record for an event of this buy-in, generating a total prize pool of $26,455,500 here at Atlantis Resort.


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The top 181 finishers out of a total field of 1,039 will make the money, with the eventual champion receiving $5,100,000 including $1,000,000 added by PokerStars to an already life-changing first place prize. Click here for full prize pool and payout information.

The PSPC is a truly international tournament, with 63 countries represented overall and 50 among the Platinum Pass winners alone. While 745 contenders returned for Day 2, it is Farid Jattin from Colombia who leads the now 207-strong field at the end of Level 16 with 921,000 chips. Jattin has nearly $3 million in live tournament earnings and is a regular on the European Poker Tour (EPT) and Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT).

French player Alexandre De Zutter will not only be returning with a hefty 700,000 stack to tomorrow’s Day 3, but is freerolling the PSPC as a Platinum Pass winner. He picked up his Platinum Pass when he took down the €1,100 PokerStars Festival Lille Main Event last July, adding a ticket to the Bahamas to his €154,000 first prize. He currently leads the incredible 52 Platinum Pass winners still in contention and lies in 10th place overall - just above fellow Pass-holders Adrian Samu (698,000) and Felipe Olivieri (694,000).

Also well-stacked are Mustapha Kanit (888,000), Griffin Benger (885,000), yesterday's overall chip leader Talal Shakerchi (691,000), and Brandon Adams (731,000). Click here for all Day 3 players with counts.

POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR
PCA side events began today with $5,300, $1,100 and $550 NL Hold’em tournaments catering for all bankroll levels. Tomorrow (8 January), the first of several High Roller One Day events – the $25,000 Single Re-entry - begins at 14:00 local time. The PokerStars Blog and PokerNews feature live updates from key events throughout the PCA; click here for the full tournament schedule (5-16 January 2019) and individual structures.

Tomorrow night, players are invited to a one-of-a-kind PSPC Comedy Night at 10 p.m. where renowned stand-up comedian, writer and actor Norm MacDonald, Joe Stapleton, Ben Ludlow and Clayton Fletcher will entertain (entry on a first-come first-served basis). The PokerStars PCA Player Party will be held at the Aura Night Club in Atlantis Resort on Thursday, January 10, at 10 p.m. with free food, drinks and entertainment for players and their guests.

MAJOR EVENTS
- $25,000 PSPC (January 6-10, 2019)
- $1,100 PCA National Event, unlimited re-entry (January 10-11, 2019)
- $100,000 PCA Super High Roller, unlimited re-entry (January 10-12, 2019)
- $10,300 PCA 2019 Main Event, single re-entry (January 11-16, 2019)
- $25,000 PCA High Roller Event, single re-entry (January 14-16, 2019)

LIVE STREAM FEATURES THREE EVENTS OVER 11 DAYS
The PCA/PSPC 2019 features the most comprehensive live cards-up broadcast schedule ever provided by PokerStars. Streaming on both PokerStars TV and Twitch from 12:30pm ET daily (13:30 on 16 Jan), the broadcast features commentary in English, Russian, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and German. Click here for the full schedule.

THREE POKERSTARS AMBASSADORS AND 52 PLATINUM PASS WINNERS MAKE DAY 3
BetStars is offering a special betting market for the PSPC. Daily odds are offered on, for example, which Platinum Pass winner will outlast the others, and likewise which of the PokerStars Ambassadors will run deepest. Whether it is Ben Spragg with his 118,000 chips, ultra short-stacked Celina Lin, Felix Schneiders (181,000) or one of the talented Platinum Pass winners still in the field you think has the best chance at the PSPC title, click here to visit BetStars and place a bet.

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