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PCA Super High Roller to Reward $1.6 Million to Winner

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Jan/06/2014
PCA Super High Roller to Reward $1.6 Million to Winner

The winner of the $100k PCA 2014 Super High Roller will get $1,629,940 with eight players paid. There were 46 entries and ten re-entries for this year’s $100k PCA Super High Roller event, creating a $5,433,120 prize pool.

The prestige event was the first of this year's spectacular nine-day PokerStars Caribbean Adventure festival in the Bahamas, the largest festival outside of Las Vegas. The field included Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Jason Mercier and Vanessa Selbst plus Team Online's Isaac Haxton. Defending champion Scott Seiver as well as the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final SHR winner Max Altergott.

Quick facts: 
- 8 players will cash at least $217,320 and the winner will take home $1,629,940. 
- 2 players bought in to the event three times: Guy Laliberte and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. 
- Only 1 new player entered the tournament on Day 2, Russian Vladimir Schemelev.

Tomorrow's final table is being broadcast "as live" subject to a one hour security delay and kicks off at 14.00 on (EST)PokerStars.tv.

PCA 2014 
A total of 39 tourneys are taking place during the 2014 PCA festival. The $10k Main Event starts tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 7). Last year's Main Event field attracted 987 players, and awarded more than $28 million across all events. More than 575 players are already registered for this year's Main Event including 427 players who won their seats online.

As well as their cash prizes, the winners of the $10k Main Event, the $25k High Roller and $100k Super High Roller will also receive luxury watches from Swiss watch brand SLYDE, the official watch sponsor for the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

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

POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE 
John Pappas & Bryan Spadaro from the PPA are attending the PCA to chat to players & media. All media are invited to join the PPA for drinks during tonight's final of the 2014 BCS (US college American football) at 8pm in the PCA Player’s Lounge. The US-based PPA is a grassroots advocacy organization pushing for legislation to license/regulate Internet poker.

TEAM PRO Q&A SESSIONS - BREAKFAST WITH THE PROS 
The popular Team Pro Q&A sessions start tomorrow with Elky and Eugene talking about Health & Poker. The sessions are on from 11am to noon in the Player Lounge every day from January 7-10. If you have questions to ask the pros, please tweet @PokerStars_PCA.

"HU4ROLLZ" CONTEST 
Players can test their skills against Team Online members in heads-up matches in the Player’s Lounge, running daily from tomorrow until January 9. $20,000 is up for grabs for players who accumulate the most points competing against Team Online stars such as Isaac “Ike” Haxton, Randy “nanonoko” Lew, Marc-André “frenchdawg” Ladouceur, and Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen.

SHARK CAGE 
The first two heats of the new televised contest Shark Cage are on Wednesday. Qualifiers Gareth "kingcoles80" Coles from Wales and Dana "dahmsy" Dahms from Canada have each won a trip to the PCA to compete. The heats are taking place on Wednesday on the main TV set in the PCA tourney area. Each heat features one qualifier and five invited pros. Online qualifier tournaments took place in November with the top 50 finishers in each qualifier invited to upload an auction video to YouTube. You are welcome to cover/report on these Shark Cage heats but please don't reveal the results.

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