The 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure began yesterday in Nassau, Bahamas, with the Atlantis Resort Casino at Paradise Island hosting throughout a nine day time frame, with 104 tournaments on the books. This will be the 13th edition of the annual series, one of which players look forward to each and every year.
The opening event of the PCA was the Super High Roller tournament, which had a buy-in of $100,000. This tournament began at 12:00 local time and will take place until tomorrow. The Super High Roller always sees the best of the best, with top pros vying for the first place finish.
Last year’s Super High Roller tournament saw 66 entries, with 50 unique entries and 16 players decided to re-entry. For this year, several pros are expected to compete in the event, including Daniel Negreanu, a top sponsored pro of PokerStars. Other pros expected to compete include Steve O’Dwyer, who won the event last year, and Fedor Holz.
Also on the schedule is Event #5, the Win The Button, 8 Max No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament. This event has a buy-in of $5,300 and will provide a unique element during game play. The player who earns the pot takes the button for the next hand. The Main Event will have the same set but-in, at $5,300, and will be Event #26 on the schedule. This event will have two Day Ones and with a cut buy-in from last year, even more players are expected to compete.
Buy-ins start at only $120 for some of the 104 tournament events, making the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure affordable for many players. PokerStars also hosted satellites and qualifiers since September, to allow players to earn prize packages to the anticipated poker series.
Each day of the series will see around 10 or more tournaments taking place, with varying buy-ins and tournament formats. On the final day, January 14th, players will be able to participate in six events, with two $10,300 buy-in tournaments on the schedule, the NL Hold’em 6-Handed Turbo event and the NL Hold’em 8-Handed Turbo with $5,000 Bounties.