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2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Preview

13th Annual PCA To Host Record 104 Events From Jan. 6 - 14

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For the thirteenth year in a row the new year begins in earnest on the poker tournament at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which kicks off on Jan. 6 at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. Over the course of nine days the festival will play host to a total of 104 tournaments (including satellites), a new record for the PCA.

The first major event of the series begins Wednesday, Jan. 6. The $100,000 super high roller drew a record field of 66 entries last year, with eventual champion Steve O’Dwyer earning $1,872,580 for the win. The next player to hoist the trophy in this event is just days away from being decided.

Other big events at the series include the LAPT Bahamas $2,200 re-entry main event running Jan. 7 – 9, the $50,000 buy-in one-day high roller on Jan. 9 and the $25,000 high roller which will run from Jan. 12 – 14.

Of course the centerpiece of the whole series is the European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event, which will run from Jan. 8 – 13 and feature a reduced buy-in of $5,300 after years at the $10,300 price point.

The 2014 running of the main event drew 816 entries, with American Kevin Schulz victorious with the title and the $1,491,580 first-place prize.

Over the past 12 years the PCA main event has consistently been one of the biggest events on the tournament circuit every year, always making a huge impact on the Card Player Player of the Year race. The winner has finished inside the top twenty in the POY standings six out of the past eight years, with prior champions including the likes of Gus Hansen (2004), Ryan Daut (2007), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (2008), Galen Hall (2011) and Dominik Panka (2014).

Check out a promo video for the PCA festival below:

Here is a look at the schedule of events (excluding satellites):

Event Start Date No. of Days
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 1/6/16 1
$10,100 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor Eight Max 1/6/16 1
$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/6/16 3
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/6/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/6/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/6/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/6/16 1
$300 No-Limit Hold’em 1/6/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button Eight Max 1/6/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max 1/6/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 1/7/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/7/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/7/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/7/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em 1/7/16 3
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Eight Max 1/7/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/7/16 1
$300 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Eight Max 1/7/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/7/16 1
$5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max 1/7/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em 1/7/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty 1/8/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/8/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/8/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/8/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button Eight Max 1/8/16 1
$300 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max 1/8/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em* 1/8/16 6
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/8/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor Eight Max 1/8/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Four Blinds 1/8/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Win the Button 1/9/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button 1/9/16 1
$1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max 1/9/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/9/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/9/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/9/16 1
$2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max 1/9/16 1
$300 No-Limit Hold’em Deuces Wild 1/9/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Eight Max 1/9/16 1
$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/9/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em 1/9/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max 1/10/16 1
$1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Eight Max 1/10/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/10/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/10/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/10/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em 1/10/16 2
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/10/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button Eight Max 1/10/16 1
$300 H.O.S.E. Eight Max 1/10/16 1
$5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max 1/10/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button 1/10/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 1/11/16 2
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button 1/11/16 1
$1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha / Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Dealer’s Choice 4/5 Cards Eight Max 1/11/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/11/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/11/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/11/16 1
$2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Eight Max 1/11/16 1
$300 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button 1/11/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/11/16 2
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max 1/11/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em 1/11/16 1
$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Eight Max 1/12/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 1/12/16 2
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/12/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/12/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/12/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Eight Max 1/12/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max 1/12/16 1
$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/12/16 3
$300 No-Limit Hold’em 1/12/16 1
$5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Eight Max 1/12/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty 1/12/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 1/13/16 1
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty 1/13/16 1
$1,100 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Eight Max 1/13/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination (30 max) 1/13/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Bounty (30 max) 1/13/16 1
$120 No-Limit Hold’em Flipout Triple Elimination Winner Take All (30 max) 1/13/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/13/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max 1/13/16 2
$300 No-Limit Hold’em 1/13/16 1
$5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/13/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em 1/13/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies 1/13/16 2
$10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Eight Max 1/14/16 1
$10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max 1/14/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Win the Button Eight Max 1/14/16 1
$2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 1/14/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em 1/14/16 1
$600 No-Limit Hold’em 1/14/16 1