PCA 2018 National Championship Winners
PCA 2018: Cary Katz, Steve O’dwyer, Maria Konnikova, and Nick Petrangelo Winnings
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has started in the Bahamas and gave impetus to the appearance of a solid piece of news relating to tournament poker.
Cary Katz Wins the $100,000 Tournament
Thanks to the huge buy-in, this PCA tournament traditionally attracts the public interest not less than the main event. This year, tournament participants made a buy-in of $100,000 48 times creating an amazing prize fund. As a result, seven prize-winners divided $4,737,600. Finally, the leaderboard looks as follows:
Taking into account the 1.5 million payout, Katz’s total winnings in live events now are about $15 million.
Steve O’Dwyer Wins the $50,000 High Roller
Having reached the 5th place in the $25K high roller, Steve O’Dwyer managed to finish the $50K tournament with a victory.
The event was attended by 31 people with 15 re-entries, which allowed to form a prize fund of $2,630,000. This time there were six winners:
Maria Konnikova Wins $1,455 + $195 #4 No Limit Hold’em
A young American woman with Russian roots has appeared in big poker not so long ago. Thus, the popular analytical portal Hendon Mob keeps statistics of Masha’s effective performances only since last March. Nevertheless, today the girl already has more than a dozen hits in the prize zones of major tournament events. The victory in the live tournament obtained on the island of Paradise was first in her career.
Outflanking more than two hundred opponents, Maria took the first place and got $84,600 prize. After the game, the American told that she took training from Erik Seidel, calling him the best coach in the world.
The newly-minted champion told that her performance at the PCA was preceded by hard work on her professional level, but at the same time, the victory was a real surprise for her.
Nick Petrangelo Wins the PokerStars Championship Player of the Year powered by GPI
This was a closed event as its participants were the winners of 6 different tournaments held by Stars throughout the past year. The tickets to the event were a part of the prize packages. The second place was taken by the participant from Russia Vladimir Troyanovsky.
A detailed analysis of this tournament is hardly advisable, as it only intended one prize payment of $100,000. Nick Petrangelo became its owner.