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Pascal Lefrancois Leads for Day 3 of PCA 2014 Main Event

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Jan/10/2014
Pascal Lefrancois Leads for Day 3 of PCA 2014 Main Event

There were 1,031 players at this year's PCA, hailing from 65 countries. Remarkably, given the horrendous weather conditions in the States, 346 Americans managed to get to the Bahamas accounting for 34% of the field, with 143 Canadians also present (14% of the field).

The players (295 on Day 1a, 710 on Day 1b yesterday, 12 new entries before start of play today and 14 no-shows) have generated a $10,000,700 prize pool. The winner will get $1,820,420 with 150 others also getting paid.

The current chip leader is French Canadian WSOP bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois with 412,000. There were 644 players for Day 2 today and among the 215 survivors were Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst (who doubled to 251,100 right at the end of the day) and George Danzer (121,100) plus Antonio Esfandiari (57,000), Mike McDonald (240,800), 2012 world champion Greg Merson (188,800). Also still in are Team Pros Angel Guillen, Dario Minieri, Liv Boeree, Marcel Luske, George Danzer, Leo Margets, Alex Kravchenko, Jason Mercier and Humberto Brenes + Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur and Caio Pessagno

OTHER PCA PROMOTIONS AND ACTIVITIES 
As well as the scheduled poker tournaments, several other promotions are taking place during this year's PCA:

FINAL DAY OF TEAM ONLINE "HU4ROLLZ" CONTEST 
The final session of the Team Online heads-up HU4ROLLZ contest is underway in the Player’s Lounge with Tyler "frosty012" Frost and Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders.

The prize pool has been doubled to $10k in the VIP Club-hosted competition today. 
Manhattan nightclub impressario James Belakh won yesterday’s contest racking up 540 points against Team Online members against Roy “GodlikeRoy” Bhasin, Alex “Kanu7” Millar, Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen and Ike Haxton - and winning $2,500 for his efforts.

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