Friday, December 26, 2008

Bahamas Bound? PokerStars Giving Away 40 Seats to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure This Weekend

By Pauly
New York City

Forty tickets to paradise. One of them has your name written all over it.

On December 27th and December 28th, PokerStars will be running a couple of satellites with 40 seats to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure up for grabs. If you always wanted to play in the PCA, well here's your last chance to qualify.
PCA Qualifiers - $650:
1. Saturday, December 27th at 4:30pm ET - 10 Seats Awarded
2. Sunday, December 28th at 6:00pm ET - 30 Seats Awarded

2009 PCA Prize Package Details:
Main Event buy-in: $9,700+$300
Accommodations and meals: $3,300
Spending/Travel expenses: $1,000
And the best part? If you do qualify, not only will you win the PCA prize package, you'll also get written about on the Poker Stars Blog by yours truly. Yes, PokerStars hired me to join their elite coverage team for the PCA. I'll be in the trenches with Otis, Howard, and Bartley and writing on PokerStars Blog for the duration of the PCA.

On December 27 at 16:30, PokerStars is running the first of the two big qualifiers. The $650 qualifier will award a guaranteed ten seats to the PCA. Then, on December 28 at 18:00 PokerStars will roll out the big guns. The PCA satellite on Sunday evening will award a startling 30 seats.

The qualifiers cost $650. If you don't want to buy-in directly, you have a chance to get into the two qualifiers via satellite. But between now and then, there are plenty of satellites running as we speak.

The PCA is one of the largest major tournaments that's not called the WSOP. This year, it is a stop on the European Poker Tour. In addition to the influx of North Americans and underaged gamblers (between 18-20), the PCA will also include a large European contingency. I cover a ton of EPT events and the fields are super soft with tons of Eurodonks and overagrressive Scandis in hoodies. Throw in thousands of dollars of dead money from online qualifiers and you have one of the softest and juiciest prize pools on the tournament circuit.

So knowing all this, why aren't you gunning for a shot?

Last year, one of Benjo's buddies Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier won the PCA and collected a cool $2 million USD. Who will it be this year?

And this year's PCA will be the biggest yet with added events including a $25K high rollers event, Battleship, and several smaller buy-in second chance tournaments.
2009 Caribbean Adventure Event Schedule:
Monday, January 5 - $10,000 NL Hold'em Main Event
Wednesday, January 7 - $2,000 NL Hold'em
Wednesday, January 7 - $25,000 NL Hold'em
Thursday, January 8 - $5,000 NL Hold'em
Thursday, January 8 - Battleship ($2,000 Buy-in)
Friday, January 9 - $1,000 NL Hold'em
Well that's all the info you need to know about the 2009 PCA. Hope to see you there.

If you do not have a PokerStars account, you can download the PokerStars software here.

Hope to see you down in the Bahamas!

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