Faraz Jaka Leads Again at PCA Main Event 2012

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Faraz Jaka Leads Again at PCA Main Event 2012

American Faraz Jaka, who has earned than $1 million in online tournament cashes on PokerStars.com, has a commanding lead for Day 5 of the $10k PCA Main Event with 4,114,000. PokerStars.com qualifier Alex Fitzgerald (one of numerous American online pros who have moved to Costa Rica since Black Friday) is currently second with 2,709,000 while Canadian high stakes online cash game player Phil D'Auteuil is currently third with 2,280,000.

Among the 24 players left in the field are Anthony Gregg, who was PCA runner-up in 2009, Byron Kaverman (who won the $5k NL side event at last year's PCA), EPT Qualifier of the Year Martin Jacobson (runner-up at two EPTs last season) and Xuan Liu, who was third at EPT San Remo last season, Dutch pro Ruben Visser and PokerStars-sponsored Australian Danny Chevalier, the reigning PokerStars Australia New Zealand Player of the Year. Everyone left is guaranteed at least $52,00 and chasing a $2 million first prize.

Name Country Status Chips 
Faraz Jaka, USA, 4,114,000 
Alex Fitzgerald, USA, PokerStars qualifier, 2,709,000 
Phil D'Auteuil, Canada, 2,280,000 
Anthony Gregg, USA, 2,142,000 
Byron Kaverman, USA, 2,136,000 
Sam Greenwood, Canada, 2,109,000 
Kyle Julius, Canada, 1,818,000 
Lee Goldman, USA, 1,760,000 
Martin Jacobson, Sweden, PokerStars qualifier, 1,627,000 
Maksim Semisoshenko, Russia, PokerStars qualifier, 1,446,000 
John Dibella, USA, 1,406,000 
Mark Drover, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, 1,383,000 
Daniel Schmieding, USA, 1,309,000 
David Bernstein, Canada, 1,160,000 
Xuan Liu, Canada, 1,082,000 
David Granados, Mexico, PokerStars qualifier, 980,000 
Daniel Shiff, USA, 834,000 
Alex Venovski, UK, 592,000 
Corey Burbick, USA, 551,000 
Ruben Visser, Netherlands, 461,000 
David Peters, USA, 424,000 
Charles Furey, USA, 379,000 
Danny Chevalier, Australia, PokerStars sponsored player, 302,000 
Nikolaos Alafogiannis, Canada, 221,000

Source:  PokerStars.com