Whilst the Main Event is getting ever closer to a conclusion, there have been a number of other side events taking place, helping to provide some of the players that were eliminated from the big one with some top quality poker action.
It can sometimes be easy for these events to get passed over whilst the bigger and more lucrative events are being played out. This is why we are trying to pick out some of the better events to bring updates on.
This particular event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was one of the bigger side events of the series, with the $5,300 buy-in attracting many of the world’s most successful players. There were 72 in total with names such as Ramzi Jelassi, Will Failla, Andrew Chen and the most decorated man in poker Phil Hellmuth all fancying a piece of the action. Those players generated a prize pool of $349,200 with the largest share of $122,220 going to the player who managed to take down the victory.
In fact all of those players made the money, with Hellmuth hitting 4th for a payout of $33,180, Chen going one better in third for $45,400, Jelassi in sixth for $17,460 and Failla in eighth for $13,960. Certainly not bad results for each of them, though they will still feel a little disappointed at not winning the event outright. However, they have all made significant profits on their original buy-ins, so they shouldn’t scoff at that.
The player that won the event was Henrik Eide from Sweden, who took down $122,220 after defeating the American pro Michael Swimelar heads up. He will be delighted with his performance, especially considering the quality that was in the field yesterday.
How It Finished!
Henrik Eide – $122,220
Michael Swimelar – $76,820
Andrew Chen – $45,400
Phil Hellmuth – $33,180
Alexey Makarov – $24,440
Ramzi Jelassi – $17,460
Michell Linares – $15,720
Will Failla – $13,960
We will be bringing as many reports on side events at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure as possible, whilst we also obviously keep our eyes on the Main Event. So if you like to keep up to date with more than just the bigger events, you certainly know where to come.
The PCA is now getting the latter parts of the series, though there are still plenty of events coming up to keep us all interested. The PCA has certainly quenched our thirst for poker in January, especially after all of the Christmas and New Years festivities.