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Galen Hall Grabs Player of the Year Lead to Start 2011 With PCA Win

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Feb 18, 2011


The 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) dominated poker headlines during the first two weeks of the year, and with good reason. Thousands of players descended upon the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, and the $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event attracted a record field once again, 1,560 players, creating a huge prize pool $15,132,000. This field size topped the previous record set last year at 1,529 players. The eventual champion was Galen Hall, who overcame a 5-1 chip disadvantage against runner-up Chris Oliver. Hall emerged victorious after three hours of heads-up play, and earned the top prize of $2.3 million along with 3,000 Card Player 2011 Player of the Year (POY) points. This puts him firmly in control of the leader board for the foreseeable future. Oliver went to the final table with 42 percent of the chips in play, but was unable to pull out the victory. However, he did ...

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