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2011 PCA Champ Not Showing Up This Year

Galen Hall Won $2.3M In Main Event Two Years Ago


Credit: Neil Stoddart

Galen Hall, who won the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $2.3 million, will not be attending this year, the poker pro announced on his Twitter account Thursday.

Hall’s Tweet prompted a witty reply from poker colleague Todd Terry.

The reason for Hall not showing up?

In 2012, Hall actually made a deep run in defense of his title, finishing in 64th out of 1,072 entrants. Earlier in the series, he finished fourth in the $100,000 buy-in “super high roller” for $470,400. The PCA has been very kind to the California native.

The 2013 PCA kicks off on Jan. 5 with the $100,000 buy-in super high roller event. The $10,000 buy-in main event starts on Jan. 7 and lasts for a full week.



8 years ago

I think you are only 'obligated' to make an extra effort to show if you won the previous year. Beyond that, if your schedule works, then great. Some pro golfers have the same 'issue' from time to time when they win some of the smaller tournaments.

As far as having more or less success in any one card room than the other it probably has more to do with the player than the room. If you are more at ease or have less distractions (like no internet/sports TV/room or food issues) then you are more likely to focus better on the task at hand. Cant imagine anyone being too stressed out when the beach and ocean are right outside your door in this case!