- The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event concludes today.
Web stream starts at 2 p.m. ET on tsn.ca -
TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Three Canadians have found the ultimate
way to beat the winter blues: spend January in the Bahamas competing
for a share of a $10 million prize pool. Pascal LeFrancois, 27, from
Montreal, Mike McDonald, 24, from Waterloo and Shyam Srinivasan, 32,
from Toronto are among eight players remaining in the PCA Main Event. A
winner will be crowned today.
This is the fifth day of competition for the three Canadians who have
made it to the final table from a starting field of 1,031. All three
Canadians qualified for the PCA Main Event through online tournaments
on PokerStars. They are each guaranteed at least $173,220 USD (prize
for the eighth place finisher), but their eyes will be set on a bigger
prize: the title and $1.8 million USD pay day for the Main Event
Held at Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas every January, the PCA is the
largest poker event outside of Las Vegas. It attracts poker players
from all over the world. The last Canadian to win the PCA Main Event
was Torontonian Poorya Nazari in 2009. With three players fighting to
bring the title back to Canada, the final table starts at 2 p.m. ET
today and will be live streamed on tsn.ca.
PokerStars operates the world's most popular online poker sites, serving
a global poker community of more than 61 million registered members.
Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of
the world's top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else
and with the best security online. More than 105 billion hands have
been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.
PokerStars is a member of The Rational Group, which operates
gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt
Poker and the European Poker Tour. Rational Group entities in the UK
and Isle of Man were collectively recognized as one of the UK's best
workplaces when they were awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place
to Work Institute in its UK's Best Workplaces - Large category in both
2012 and 2013.
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