the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure It was last held in 2019 at the Atlantis Resort on nearby Paradise Island, which is just off the coast from Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. The series ran there for a decade and a half, but was canceled in 2020. The PCA It’s officially back in 2023 with a new home: Baha Mar Resort & Casino in Nassau. these years PCA The $10,300 Hold’em Main Event saw 889 entries entered, creating a prize pool of $8,623,300. After two trips and five more days of work, the Portuguese Michel Dattani won the title and the highest compensation of $ 1,316,963.
This was by far the biggest direct tournament score of El Datani’s career, chipping away at the $126,770 he earned as the seventh-place finisher in 2018. European Poker Tour Barcelona Side event purchase of €25,000. He now has over $2.6 million in recorded tournament earnings and is also a regular online grind under the screen name “FreelancerZZ”.
The Datani obtained a huge amount of 2280 card player The Player of the Year title indicates that he is the champion of this highly acclaimed field event. As a result, it rose to prominence in 2023 POY Race order, which is provided by Global Poker. This was his first POY– Qualifying grade for the year.
The high turnout for the event resulted in 127 players cashing in for the MVP. Plenty of notables ran deep within them, including two-time bracelet winner Jessie Lunis (#36). World Poker Tour Champion and bracelet winner Chad Evsleg (31), author and player Maria Konikoka (30), regular Chris Brewer (28), two-time bracelet winner Nish Pettrangelo (27), 2019 PSPC winner Ramon Kollias (23), EPT Champion Noah Boykin (21st), vlogger, and 2021 WSOP Europe Runner-up Johan ‘YoH Viral’ Gilbert (19), and Spanish roller Sergi Rexach (12).
card player contributor and twice WPT Champion Jonathan Little finished ninth ($139,900), scoring an A-9 on Alexander Raymond’s AQ. It was his second ride in the series, after he finished fourth in the $1,100 springboard event for $29,950.
Two-time bracelet winner Bohr lost a previous race to finish eighth ($181,900) while 2019 WSOP Europe Champion Alexandros Kolonias dropped out in seventh place ($236,500) after his AJ suit couldn’t hold up to Pedro Neves’ A-7.
The final day started with six remaining and Neves in the lead. Canadian Jamil Wakil was the first down, KJ was flabby but QJ was a good match for Christopher Cesek. Three diamonds on the flop left the unimproved agent king dead, and he earned $307,500 after the turn and river procedures.
Despite scoring that knockout, Csik was the next to be sent packing. He had it all with the Pocket Kings driving right AJ to Alexander Raymond, but the high flop left Csik in rough shape. The last streets were of no use, and the American was sent home with the high wages of $399,800.
Raymond’s run in the event came to a brutal end when his pocket kings clashed with Neves’ pocket kings. All chips went pre-bubble and the larger pocket pair was held to narrow the field to three. Raymond earned $519,600 as the fourth-place finisher.
Another factor saw Datani take the lead during a triple move, with his pocket cards catching Neves pocket kings. 2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe Champion Artur Martirosyan slid down the charges as short-handed play continued. In his final hand, he opened the thrust of the mini-curtain with a Q9 For just over 17 grand blinds, Dattani called an A.j from the big curtain. Martirosian received no help from the board of directors and was knocked out in third place, earning $677,400 for his efforts. This was the second largest result in the career of the Russian player, since his lifetime earnings amounted to almost $ 6.2 million.
The showdown started with Datani with a lead of almost 3:2 over Neves. The two Portuguese players agreed ICM The deal redistributed the remaining prize money, assigning $50,000 and the trophy to the eventual winner while Datani took home $1,266,963 and Neves took home $1,183,037.
The last hand saw Neves raised to 400,000 from the button with an A.Ij. Datany defended his big blind by A5 And the flop went down102. Datani check is called bet 225,000 and bring in turn Q To give Datani a lottery to draw the nut to go with the higher pair. He checked it again and Neves, who also added a gritty Broadway tie to accompany his best pair, fired 850 grand. datani called and 3 He completed the painting, and gave the Datani nuts. He checked it a third time and bet Nevis $2,100,000. Datani stirred it all up and after much thought Nieves made the call. Dattani’s flush earned him the pot and the title, while leaving Neves nearly $1.2 million he had negotiated for in the heads-up deal.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
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