Whilst the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller was busy finishing up, the PCA Main Event also started up as 295 hopefuls bought into the event with the hope of taking down the first EPT Main Event of 2014. Once the players had seen themselves through eight levels however there were just 194 of them that still had their dreams alive.
Topping the field was Dylan Hortin with 160,500 but with such a long way to go in this event he will surely be trying to keep his feet on the ground. Right behind him in the top ten there are already some more than capable players such as Sam Greenwood, Joseph Cheong and Jonathan Driscoll, Hortin is going to have to carry on this momentum if he wishes to be up there come the end of the event.
Finished Day 1A of PCA as chip leader with 160.5k, pretty awesome to say the least, excited for day 2 on Thursday!
— Dylan Hortin (@DylanHortin) January 8, 2014
Ended day 1 w 127.8k! This late reg really worked out!
— Joseph Cheong (@subiime) January 8, 2014
Further back in the field are a whole bunch of well known players such as Max Silver, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Berende, Scott Clements and PokerStars Team Pros Eugene Katchalov, George Danzer, Liv Boeree, Humberto Brenes, Jake Cody and Isaac Haxton, though the latter is the short stack with just 2,100 chips.
Finished day 1 with 60,900 from starting 30k. Happy with it considering the massive cooler earlier. #PCA2014
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) January 8, 2014
Day 1 of the PCA main event is over. I have 77k, a little more than double the average chip stack. pic.twitter.com/sV6L8Jwd0n
— Jennifer Tilly (@Jtillathekilla2) January 8, 2014
As for the names that busted on Day 1a we had Darryll Fish, Joe Serock, Olivier Busquet, Marvin Rettenmaier, Faraz Jaka, Sorel Mizzi and PokerStars Team Pros Johnny Lodden, Vanessa Rousso, Mickey Petersen and Lex Veldhuis finishing far earlier than they would have hoped.
Apparently not! Busted PCA main AQ < 77 for 8bbs each. Happy that I played well though good sign for rest of the events this week
— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) January 8, 2014
The remaining 194 players will now have a day off today as they wait for Day 1b to be played out before they can return to the fold on Thursday. A massive field is expected for Day 1b so stay tuned in with us tomorrow as we bring you the latest action in the PCA Main Event.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Dylan Hortin – 160,500
2nd) Victor Levy – 150,100
3rd) Sam Greenwood – 132,500
4th) Joseph Cheong – 127,800
5th) Jack Schanbacher – 126,800
6th) Timothy Ulmer – 125,000
7th) Ryan Hughes – 119,400
8th) Shayam Srinivasan – 118,800
9th) Jorge Luiz Ribeiro – 118,400
10th) Jonathan Driscoll – 115,500