With the $100,000 Super High Roller crowning a champion later today, the second largest buy-in event of the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) gets underway this afternoon at the Atlantis Resort on the beautiful Paradise Island.
The eighth event of the festival will play out over the next two days featuring a buy-in of $50,000.
In 2017, at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, Bryn Kenney bested a field of 69 total entries defeating Mustapha Kanit heads-up to claim the title and a top prize of $969,075. Both Kenney and Kanit are back in the Bahamas one year later.
Kanit is free to play today falling short of the money during play last night in the Super High Roller. Kenney on the other hand still remains and is in the money battling with just seven players left.
One of the biggest stories going into play today is poker’s top two all-time leading money earners battling for the top spot. Canadian poker legend Daniel Negreanu currently sits number one with $35,319,815 while American Erik Seidel boasts $33,277,776 in career live-recorded tournament earnings.
Negreanu will add a chunk to his lead later today when he returns for action at the Super High Roller final table. Sadly, Seidel fell as the “bubble boy” but can minimize the damage with a good run in this event.
The rest of the field is expected to be star-studded and should be quite a battle with all the players busting out of the Super High Roller eager to get back on the felt.
Players will start with 100,000 in tournament chips and be bound to a 30-second shot clock. Each level will last 30-minutes and Day 1 will play down to an official final table of six with the finalists returning on Tuesday at 1 PM local time and play down till the last card comes off the deck.