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2016 PCA - January 6 - 14, 2016 - Event Results

On this page you will find full results from all 100 scheduled poker events from PCA 2016, plus Player Lists, Gallery Photos, Payouts, Video Coverage and Final Table information from the Super High Roller, Main Event and High Roller tournaments.

For more information, please see the 2016 PCA tournament schedule.

Full reports from 2016 PCA will appear on this page, as well as the PokerStars Blog and PCA Facebook page, and you can follow @PokerStars_PCA for instant news from the tournament floor.

For full details from previous years, take a look at the PCA 2015 results, PCA 2014 results, PCA 10th Anniversary results and PCA 2012 results.

 

Tournament Results

 

 

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZEPOOL WINNER
3 $1k NL Turbo Single Re-Entry
$970+$100+$30
06.01.2016
119 $120,280 Roland Israelashvili
$30,320
4 NL Turbo Single Re-Entry
$260+$30+$10
06.01.2016
115 $31,460 Grant Ellis
$7,920
5 NL Turbo "Win the Button"
$4,850+$300+$150
06.01.2016
26 $126,100 Mike Gorodinsky
$46,640
6 NL 6-Handed Turbo
$520+$60+$20
06.01.2016
89 $46,280 Martin Pineiro
$10,820
7 NL 8-Handed Turbo
$1,940+$200+$60
06.01.2016
95 $184,300 Gleb Tremzin
$48,940
9 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
06.01.2016
20 $2,000 Georges Hajjar
$1,000
10 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$10+$10
06.01.2016
19 $1,900 Guy Taylor
$950
11 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
06.01.2016
26 $2,600 Kris Steinbach
$1,450
12 NL Hyper Turbo "$100k Survivor"
$9,700+$100+$300
06.01.2016
21 $203,700 Mike Leah
$100,000
13 $2k LAPT Bahamas Main Event
$1,940+$200+$60
07.01.2016
607 $1,650,940 Georgios Sotiropoulos
$308,220
14 $5k PL Omaha 8-Handed
$4,850+$300+$150
07.01.2016
22 $106,700 Florian Langmann
$44,820
16 NL Turbo
$970+$100+$30
07.01.2016
38 $36,860 Facundo Lambre
$9,675
17 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
$260+$30+$10
07.01.2016
42 $10,920 Kevin Falk
$3,720
18 NL Turbo
$4,850+$300+$150
07.01.2016
18 $87,300 Georgios Zisimopoulos
$36,660
19 NL Turbo Single Re-Entry
$520+$60+$20
07.01.2016
47 $8,020 Mateusz Wozniak
$8,020
20 NL 8-Handed Turbo "$1k Bounties"
$940+$200+$1,000+$60
07.01.2016
18 $16,920 Paul Michaelis
$7,100
22 $120 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
07.01.2016
23 $2,300 Nikolaos Angelou Konstas
$1,140
23 $120 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$10+$10
07.01.2016
22 $2,200 Carlos Rodriguez
$1,200
24 $120 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
07.01.2016
30 $3,000 Guy Taylor
$1,640
25 NL Hyper-Turbo
$1,940+$200+$60
07.01.2016
30 $116,400 Ivan Soshnikov
$34,920
28 NL Turbo "$500 Bounties"
$470+$100+$500+$30
08.01.2016
135 $63,450 Murad Khan
$15,990
29 PLO
$260+$30+$10
08.01.2016
82 $21,320 Andrew Fair
$5,880
30 NL Turbo Single Re-Entry
$4,850+$300+$150
08.01.2016
42 $218,250 Joao Vieira
$74,210
31 NL Turbo "Played w/4 Blinds"
$520+$60+$20
08.01.2016
38 $19,760 Chris Oliver
$6,720
32 NL Turbo "Win the Button"
$1,940+$200+$60
08.01.2016
61 $118,340 Brian Yoon
$35,500
34 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$100+$10
08.01.2016
30 $3,000 Alexandre Sako
$1,380
35 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$100+$10
08.01.2016
30 $3,000 Adam Iversen
$3,000
36 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$100+$10
08.01.2016
30 $3,000 Lucas Jebavy
$1,440
37 NL Hyper Turbo "$50,000 Survivor"
$4,850+$300+$150
08.01.2016
41 $198,850 Aaron Sacks
$45,272
38 One-Day High Roller
$48,250+$1,000+$750
09.01.2016
58 $3,860,000 Steve O'Dwyer
$945,495
39 PLO 8-Handed
$970+$100+$30
09.01.2016
32 $31,040 Ambrose Ng
$10,540
40 NL Turbo "Win the Button"
$970+$100+$30
09.01.2016
58 $56,260 Jacques Der Megreditchian
$16,880
41 NL "Deuces Wild"
$260+$30+$10
09.01.2016
86 $22,360 Joanne Liu
$6,140
42 NL Turbo "$2,500 Bounties"
$2,350+$300+$2,500+$150
09.01.2016
53 $124,550 Scott Margereson
$39,230
43 NL Turbo
$520+$60+$20
09.01.2016
81 $42,120 Krishna Nagaraju
$11,580
44 PLO Turbo
$1,940+$200+$60
09.01.2016
35 $67,900 Ankush Mandavia
$23,080
46 Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
09.01.2016
30 $3,000 Eyal Alksnis
$1,500
47 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$10+$10
09.01.2016
20 $2,000 Christian Campan
$2,000
48 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
09.01.2016
30 $3,000 Frederick Adler
$900
49 NL Hyper Turbo "$500 Bounties & Win the Button"
$470+$100+$500+$30
09.01.2016
84 $39,480 Marcelo Cudos
$10,880
50 NL
$1,940+$200+$60
10.01.2016
182 $353,080 Iaran Lightbourne
$78,240
51 PLO Hi/Lo 8-Handed
$970+$100+$30
10.01.2016
31 $30,070 Arrash Zafari
$11,130
52 NL 6-Handed
$970+$100+$30
10.01.2016
77 $74,690 Gorki Oliveira
$117,170
53 H.O.S.E.
$260+$30+$10
10.01.2016
42 $10,920 Christoph Strehl
$3,720
54 PLO 8-Handed Turbo
$4,850+$300+$150
10.01.2016
23 $111,550 Konstantinos Bouloutsos
$46,850
55 NL Turbo "Win the Button"
$520+$60+$20
10.01.2016
84 $43,680 Ivan Soshnikov
$12,000
56 NL Turbo Unlimited Re-Entries
$1,940+$200+$60
10.01.2016
88 $194,000 Salman Behbehani
$51,480
58 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
10.01.2016
30 $3,000 Fabio Coppola
$1,500
59 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$10+$10
10.01.2016
30 $3,000 William Berman
$3,000
60 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
10.01.2016
30 $3,000 Thomas Dean
$1,140
61 NL Hyper-Turbo "Win the Button"
$1,940+$200+$60
10.01.2016
47 $91,180 Dimitrios Farmakoulis
$29,304
62 $5k NL 8-Handed
$4,850+$300+$150
11.01.2016
151 $732,350 Alisson Piekazewicz
$175,750
63 PLO & PL0 Hi/Lo Dealers Choice 4/5 Cards
$970+$100+$30
11.01.2016
39 $37,830 Andrew Fair
$12,850
64 NL
$970+$100+$30
11.01.2016
191 $185,270 Thomas Dean
$34,335
65 NL "Win the Button"
$260+$30+$10
11.01.2016
140 $36,400 Alessandro Amadei
$8,740
66 NL 6-Handed Turbo
$4,850+$300+$150
11.01.2016
59 $286,150 Igor Kurganov
$85,830
67 NL Turbo Unlimited Re-Entries
$520+$60+$20
11.01.2016
110 $62,400 Oren Rosen
$15,720
68 PLO Hi/Lo 8-Handed Turbo
$1,940+$200+$60
11.01.2016
34 $65,960 Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome
$22,420
70 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$00+$10
11.01.2016
30 $3,000 Eyal Alksnis
$1,500
71 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$00+$10
11.01.2016
30 $3,000 Lindsay Bennett
$3,000
72 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Paid"
$100+$00+$10
11.01.2016
30 $3,000 James Kim
$1,640
73 NL Hyper-Turbo "Win the Button"
$970+$100+$30
11.01.2016
85 $82,450 Ivan Luca
$22,670
75 HORSE 8-Handed
$970+$100+$30
12.01.2016
39 $37,830 Daniel Strelitz
$12,850
77 NL
$260+$30+$10
12.01.2016
215 $55,900 Ludwig Fernström
$11,820
78 PLO Hi/Lo 8-Handed Turbo
$4,850+$300+$150
12.01.2016
18 $87,300 Jussi Nevanlinna
$36,660
79 NL Turbo "$200 Bounties"
$320+$60+$200+$20
12.01.2016
132 $42,240 Viktor Lavi
$10,640
80 $2k NL 6-Handed Turbo
$1,940+$200+$60
12.01.2016
129 $250,260 Emilio Boyd
$63,000
82 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
12.01.2016
30 $3,000 Mateusz Wozniak
$1,500
83 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$10+$10
12.01.2016
30 $3,000 Benjamin Garcia Rivera
$3,000
84 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
12.01.2016
30 $3,000 William Davies
$1,540
85 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$940+$200+$1,000+$60
12.01.2016
99 $93,060 Chun Ho Law
$22,200
88 $1k 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-Handed
$940+$200+$1,000+$60
13.01.2016
30 $29,100 Donald McCalmont
$10,780
89 $1k NL "$500 Bounties"
$470+$100+$500+$30
13.01.2016
81 $29,100 Nathan Manuel
$8,998
90 $300 NLH Unlimited Re-Entries
$260+$30+$10
13.01.2016
104 $30,680 Timothy Shaw
$7,760
91 $5k NL 8-Handed Turbo Unltd Re-Entries
$4,850+$300+$150
13.01.2016
54 $310,400 Talal Shakerchi
$90,800
92 $600 NL Turbo "Double Stack
$520+$60+$20
13.01.2016
102 $53,040 Jean Leblond
$14,100
93 $2k NL 8-Handed Turbo Single Re-Entry
$1,940+$200+$60
13.01.2016
93 $190,120 Will Failla
$40,060
95 $120 NL Flipout "Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
13.01.2016
30 $3,000 Judith Bubarth
$1,500
96 $120 NL Flipout "Winner Take All"
$100+$10+$10
13.01.2016
22 $2,200 Marcos Rogerio De Siqueira
$2,200
97 $120 NL Flipout "$100 Bounties & Top 3 Get Paid"
$100+$10+$10
13.01.2016
30 $3,000 Justin George
$1,100
98 $1k NL Hyper Turbo Single Re-Entry
$970+$100+$30
13.01.2016
75 $76,630 Joao Vieira
$21,070
99 $600 NL Turbo "PCA Main Event Edition"
$520+$60+$20
14.01.2016
225 $117,000 Andre Difelice
$24,820
100 $10k NL 6-Handed Turbo
$9,700+$300+$300
14.01.2016
65 $630,500 Taylor Paur
$184,420
101 $2k NL 8-Handed Turbo
$1,940+$200+$60
14.01.2016
108 $209,520 Guillaume Darcourt
$53,960
102 $600 NL Hyper Turbo
$520+$60+$20
14.01.2016
69 $35,880 Ioannis Angelou Konstas
$10,480
103 $5k NL 8-Handed Turbo "$5k Bounties"
$4,700+$300+$5,000+$300
14.01.2016
71 $333,700 Alex Difelice
$97,580
104 $1k NL Hyper Turbo "$1k Bounties & Win the Button"
$940+$200+$1,000+$60
14.01.2016
74 $69,560 Nick Yunis
$19,140

2016 PCA Main Event - January 8 - 14, 2016 - Event Coverage

 

Full reports from 2016 PCA Main Event are on the PokerStars blog.

 

 

Payout

Total Prize Pool: US$4,500,800

Place Name Status Prize($)
1 Mike Watson PokerStars player 728,325
2 Tony Gregg PokerStars player 612,175
3 Phillip McAllister PokerStars player 356,020
4 Toby Lewis PokerStars qualifier 267,340
5 Vladimir Troyanovskiy PokerStars qualifier 207,940
6 Randy Kritzer   153,920
7 Ken Demlakian PokerStars player 110,220
8 Timothy Ulmer Live satellite winner 78,540
9 David Aldridge   62,020
10 Matt Waxman   51,260
11 Martin McCormick PokerStars qualifier 51,260
12 Paul Gooley PokerStars qualifier 45,860
13 Leonardo Pires   45,860
14 Stephen Chidwick PokerStars qualifier 41,360
15 Ami Barer PokerStars qualifier 41,360
16 Fabian Chauriye   36,860
17 Fabian Ortiz PokerStars player 36,860
18 Fedor Holz PokerStars player 32,360
19 Taylor Paur PokerStars player 32,360
20 Jason Mercier Team PokerStars Pro 32,360
21 John Racener   27,860
22 Ivan Barbuto   27,860
23 Rumen Nanev   27,860
24 Farid Jattin   23,360
25 Thomas Petre PokerStars qualifier 23,360
26 Steven Heron   23,360
27 Lawrence Bayley PokerStars qualifier 23,360
28 Dorian Rios Pavon   20,120
29 Kevin Wan   20,120
30 Justin Oliver   20,120
31 Paul-Francois Tedeschi   20,120
32 Renaud Desferet PokerStars qualifier 17,420
33 Michael Rocco PokerStars qualifier 17,420
34 Jason Koon   17,420
35 Joseph Drory Live satellite winner 17,420
36 Luke Guest PokerStars qualifier 17,420
37 Jonathan Jaffe PokerStars player 17,420
38 Andrew Spears   17,420
39 Allan Barnes   17,420
40 Kliment Roussev Tarmakov PokerStars qualifier 14,900
41 Binh Nguyen   14,900
42 Rui Milhomens PokerStars qualifier 14,900
43 Krasimir Yankov Live satellite winner 14,900
44 Brandon Crawford   14,900
45 Felipe Ramos Friend of PokerStars 14,900
46 Marco Lang Live satellite winner 14,900
47 Ramin Hajiyev PokerStars player 14,900
48 Tomas Geleziunas PokerStars qualifier 14,900
49 Hans Winzeler   14,900
50 Wu Huihan   14,900
51 Dalton Brinker PokerStars player 14,900
52 Benjamin Zamani   14,900
53 Jorge Cantos PokerStars qualifier 14,900
54 Bjorn Winkler PokerStars qualifier 14,900
55 Dan Hindin   14,900
56 Ilkin Amirov   12,880
57 Tom Thomas   12,880
58 Justin Ouimette PokerStars player 12,880
59 Fernando Halac   12,880
60 Shawn Buchanan PokerStars player 12,880
61 Andrey Shatilov PokerStars qualifier 12,880
62 Giulio Spampinato PokerStars player 12,880
63 Juan Pastor PokerStars qualifier 12,880
64 David Cairns   12,880
65 Frank Isenthal Live satellite winner 12,880
66 William Davies   12,880
67 Boyuan Qu   12,880
68 Jeff Gross PokerStars player 12,880
69 Carter Swidler PokerStars qualifier 12,880
70 Davidi Kitai PokerStars player 12,880
71 Leonardo Maria Armino   12,880
72 Neeraj Madhvani PokerStars qualifier 10,840
73 Jonathan Crute PokerStars qualifier 10,840
74 Karl Oddsen PokerStars qualifier 10,840
75 Peder Behr Live satellite winner 10,840
76 Alexander Lynskey PokerStars qualifier 10,840
77 Salman Behbehani   10,840
78 Asher Conniff PokerStars qualifier 10,840
79 Todd Sisley PokerStars player 10,840
80 Ian Rudolph Live satellite winner 10,840
81 Talal Shakerchi PokerStars qualifier 10,840
82 David Bokor PokerStars qualifier 10,840
83 Vittorio Dicrisco   10,840
84 Antonio Pinhel PokerStars qualifier 10,840
85 Joao Vieira PokerStars qualifier 10,840
86 Sean Winter   10,840
87 Michael Kamran   10,840
88 Christopher Mcnamara   10,840
89 Steve O'Dwyer PokerStars player 10,840
90 Maximiliano Gallardo PokerStars player 10,840
91 JC Alvarado PokerStars qualifier 10,840
92 Alexander Gambino PokerStars player 10,840
93 Robert Kokoska PokerStars player 10,840
94 Robert Gill PokerStars qualifier 10,840
95 Sam Chartier PokerStars qualifier 10,840
96 David Robinson PokerStars qualifier 9,720
97 William Foxen PokerStars qualifier 9,720
98 Mihails Morozovs PokerStars player 9,720
99 Kevin MacPhee PokerStars qualifier 9,720
100 Anthony Ruberto Jr   9,720
101 Rory Brown PokerStars qualifier 9,720
102 Adrianus Weel PokerStars qualifier 9,720
103 Albert Balayn   9,720
104 Michelle Syeda Shah   9,720
105 Matthew Wantman   9,720
106 Alexandre Sako PokerStars qualifier 9,720
107 Allen Kessler   9,720
108 Lukas Jebavy   9,720
109 Robert Pound   9,720
110 Jiachen Gong PokerStars player 9,720
111 Jeffrey Rossiter PokerStars player 9,720
112 Ruben Perceval   9,720
113 Graydon Kowal   9,720
114 Thiago Nishijima PokerStars player 9,720
115 Sampson Simmons   9,720
116 Sam Greenwood PokerStars qualifier 9,720
117 Justin Swilling   9,720
118 Franco Spitale PokerStars qualifier 9,720
119 Keith Nassetta   9,720
120 Siarhei Melianiuk PokerStars qualifier 8,860
121 Tyler Hurman   8,860
122 Agshin Rasulov PokerStars qualifier 8,860
123 Thomas Keeper   8,860
124 Hamza Firdawcy   8,860
125 Chris Oliver PokerStars qualifier 8,860
126 Michel Fardel PokerStars qualifier 8,860
127 Andrew Leathem   8,860
128 Jonathan Little PokerStars player 8,860
129 Andrew Ryan Live satellite winner 8,860
130 Scott Wellenbach PokerStars qualifier 8,860
131 Brandon Schwartz   8,860
132 Julian Parm Ann   8,860
133 James Calderaro   8,860
134 Philippe Plouffe   8,860
135 Georgios Zisimopoulos PokerStars qualifier 8,860

 

Final Table

Seat 1: Mike "SirWatts" Watson, 31, St. John's, Canada, PokerStars player
Mike “SirWatts” Watson has been a regular on the live poker scene for over ten years with a sterling resumé to show for it. With more than $8.3 million in live tournament winnings, the 31-year-old Canadian from St. John's (the capital of Newfoundland) currently sits in fifth place on his country’s all-time money list. In the last decade, he has accrued an astonishing 38 WSOP cashes, a WPT Bellagio title worth $1.6 million and numerous EPT high roller results. These include a runner-up finish in the EPT11 Grand Final €50k Super High Roller, third place in both the EPT9 Barcelona €50k SHR and the 2013 PCA 2013 $25k High Roller. With 15 cashes for more than $100k, Watson might well add another one here at the PCA. Watson is also highly successful online. Known as "SirWatts" on PokerStars, he won two watches in the latest SCOOP.

Seat 2: Vladimir Troyanovskiy, 42, St Petersburg, Russia, PokerStars qualifier
Troyanovskiy first learned poker at the age of 13 when his older brother introduced him to 5 Card Draw. He later honed his skills playing Hold’em and Omaha in clubs in his home city and Moscow and is now widely acknowledged as one of Russia's top poker ambassadors (while still also able to find time to run businesses back home). Now 42, Troyanovskiy has been playing EPTs since Season 3 when he competed at the EPT Grand Final in Monaco. Since then, he has amassed more than $3.9 million in live tournament winnings; the majority come courtesy of big results in live PokerStars events in Europe and in Asia. Currently ranked sixth in the Russia all time money list, Troyanovskiy is no slouch online either and won his trip to this year’s PCA in a $320 NL Deep Hyper-Turbo satellite on PokerStars. He was a serious contender for last year’s EPT Player of the Year title with a run of great results which included third in the EPT11 Super High Roller in Barcelona for €473,200 and ninth in the €100k Super High Roller at the Grand Final for €199,620.  He hasn’t let up in Season 12 either: three cashes in Barcelona, two in Malta and three at EPT Prague in December including runner-up in the €5k 8-Game, and tenth in the €25k High Roller for €49,000. His best live result was at the 2013 PCA when he was runner-up to Vanessa Selbst in the $25k High Roller for $792,180. Other big results include fifth in the EPT9 Grand Final €100k for €339,500 and seventh in the 2013 PCA $100k for $257,580.

Seat 3: Randy Kritzer, 58, Greensboro, North Carolina/USA
The oldest player in the final nine is Randy Kritzer, a 58-year-old who hails from North Carolina. He's now playing the tournament of his life, being already guaranteed nearly triple his total live tournament winnings. Kritzer's Hendon Mob profile page might not be too impressive with $27k listed in cashes. However, they include three WSOP cashes. Five years ago, he finished 21st in a $1k event at the World Series, taking nearly $14k –a sum he has more than bettered here in the PCA Main Event. This is not Kritzer's first trip to the Bahamas, he played at last year's PCA as well and notched up two cashes. However, none were anywhere close to the prizes up for grabs for getting to the final nine. Kritzer admits that the spotlight of cameras on the feature table is something new to him and he needs to get used to it. But, it's almost certain that his hands won't be shaking at all - he's a surgeon specialising in Neurosurgery and has been in practice in his hometown Greensboro since 1990. He is also the president and founder of Carolina Neurosurgery. Busy with his occupation, Kritzer came to the PCA to play just one event and it turned to be a smart choice.

Seat 4: David Eldridge, 35, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania/USA
Last year, David Eldridge went deep in the PCA Main Event. He was eliminated in 46th place, taking $27,700. One year wiser, the 35-year-old from Pennsylvania has secured a back-to-back cash here in the flagship tournament. More than that, he's bested his 2015 result and has now made it to the final nine. To date, Eldridge has just over $340k in live tournament winnings including five WSOP cashes. Although he has a World Series final table appearance under his belt, his biggest cash came at last summer's Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Florida. He won the $1k event there to scoop $146,100.

Seat 5: Tony Gregg, 29, Columbia, Maryland, USA, PokerStars player
Tony Gregg is the only player who has ever made it to two PCA Main Event final tables - and now seems very close to making it a hat trick. Nicknamed "End Boss", he was runner up at the PCA 2009 Main Event (the largest one in history) when he walked away with $1.7 million - and three ago, was back in the spotlight, finishing sixth for another $364k.

Should he repeat his 2012 performance, Gregg will move past the $10 million mark in live tournament earnings. Having won a WSOP bracelet in the 2013 $111.111 One Drop High Roller where he cashed for $4,830,619 and a WPT title at the Parx Poker Open in 2013 for $416,127, Tony Gregg has reached the final nine with every intention of completing the Triple Crown of poker.

His online results are also remarkable. Under the screen name "wwwBTHEREcom", he has accumulated more than $1.5 million in cashes. Among his results are a $2k 1R1A SCOOP 2013-High title for $197,720 and a Sunday Million victory in 2011 for $195,000. Gregg is a former “Magic: the Gathering” player and backed WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson in his 2012 victory.

Seat 6: Toby Lewis, 26, Southampton, UK, PokerStars player
British Pro Toby Lewis is the only EPT champion left in this year’s PCA. His title came at EPT7 Vilamoura when he beat WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson heads up to cash for €467,836. His total winnings are just shy of $2.7 million. However, Lewis is also well-known for his online poker success under the screen name "810ofclubs". On PokerStars alone, he has cashed for almost $3.5 million with over $720K in profits. His largest score came from a $215+R WCOOP win in 2013 for $189,379. He also has a final table in the Main Event-High of SCOOP 2011 where he finished 6th for $167,200.

Lewis started playing poker in casinos, mostly low buy in tournaments, when he turned 18. After graduating college he became an online cash game regular, playing as high as $5/10 up until he won a tournament in Brighton. That's when he fell in love with MTTs. As far as his influences, he quotes fellow B
rits Chris Moorman, Craig McCorkell and Tom Middleton as having a big impact in his career.

2016 PCA Super High Roller - January 6 - 8, 2016 - Event Coverage

 

Full reports from 2016 PCA Super High Roller are on the PokerStars blog.

 

Payout

Prize pool total : $5,684,000

Place Name Status Prize($)
1 Bryn Kenney   1,687,800
2 Joe McKeehen   1,220,840
3 Ankush Mandavia   787,640
4 Mustapha Kanit   596,360
5 David Peters   461,340
6 Isaac Haxton   360,060
7 Daniel Dvoress   286,920
8 Kathy Lehne   225,040

 

Final Table

Seat 1: Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney, 29, Long Beach, United States, 3,820,000 chips
The chip leader of the final table is Super High Roller regular Bryn Kenney and he certainly knows how to get to this stage in the Bahamas. The 29-year-old American has finished third, twice here, back at the PCA 2011 (for $643,000) and 2014 (for $873,880). Kenney's live tournament winnings exceed $6.7 million and on top of that, he's an online beast as well with a profit on PokerStars of over one million dollars. Kenney's biggest online payday came during the 2013 WCOOP, where he took $350k for a runner-up finish in the $2k NLH Event.  He also has a SCOOP title under his belt after winning the $2k NLH Turbo Zoom in 2014 for another $160k.

Seat 2: Ike Haxton, 30, Malta, 1,395,000
Whilst Ike Haxton might be the elder statesman of the final table –and at 30 that’s quite scary – this is actually his first EPT Super High Roller final table. Final tables at equivalent events in Asia and Australia mean though that Haxton has over $10,000,000 in lifetime cashes in live tournaments and the PCA is, of course, where it all began for him.
At the 2007 PCA he recorded his first live cash and what a cash it was, as he finished runner-up to Ryan Daut in the Main Event for $861,789.

Seat 3: David Peters, 28 Toledo, Ohio, United States, 2,085,000
Whilst a lot of the attention of the past few weeks has been on Fedor Holz’s incredible run, the feats of David Peters in the same time frame have largely flown under the radar. That’s the way you suspect the quiet professional would want it though. He was runner-up to Holz in the $200,000 buy-in event in the Philippines (good for over $2,300,000) and also won a $25,000 High Roller in Las Vegas in late December, earning a further $426,240.
Twelve months ago Peters bubbled this event but he’s got that particularly monkey off his back this year and his cash in this event has taken his live tournament cashes over the $10,000,000 mark. Today he has the chance to add an EPT Super High Roller title the EPT High Roller title he won in Malta in March of last year.

Seat 4: Joe McKeehen, 24, Pennsylvania, United States, 2,805,000 chips
Joe McKeehen is a player who needs little introduction. This November he led the WSOP Main Event final table from wire to wire to become the 46th world champion.
This is his first ever EPT Super High Roller and he’s proving that his WSOP victory was no fluke and he’s more than held his own in exalted company.  His first tournament win came at the PCA back in 2012 when he won a $2,000 no-limit Hold’em turbo event for $ 116,230 whilst in the same year he finished 10th in the $10,000 six-max High Roller.
Poker is not the only game that McKeehen can claim a world title in as in 2010 he won the world championship in the board game Risk.

Seat 5: Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia, 28, Atlanta, United States, 3,360,000 chips
Ankush ‘pistons87’ Mandavia is one of poker’s true all-rounder’s having conquered cash games, transitioned to high stakes sit and gos and won WCOOP and SCOOP titles.
Whilst a truly big live result has thus far eluded him, wherever he finishes today he’ll have recorded his highest live tournament cash, breaking that record for the second time in three weeks as he won just over $300,000 when he finished fifth in the $100,000 WPT Alpha8 in Las Vegas last month.

Seat six: Mustapaha Kanit, 24, Sliema, Italy, 1,030,000
If there were such a thing as the EPT High Roller Triple Crown – and we’ve just decided there is – then if he wins today Mustapha Kanit will have completed it in just over seven months.
The Italian started the ball rolling in May when he won the first ever ‘One Day Super High Roller’ in Monte Carlo. Victory in that €50,000 event was good for € 936,500 and was followed up with another first place in the €10,000 High Roller at EPT12 Barcelona in August, which added another € 738,759 to live winnings that now total over $5,000,000.
He’s always an entertaining presence at the live table, but he can also cut it in the online arena having racked up over $4,000,000 in cashes at the virtual felt including winning the $10,000 SCOOP Main Event in 2015. That wasn’t his first SCOOP title either as he won his first watch in 2014 when he took down a $2,100 NLHE Turbo, Re-Entry event.

2015 PCA High Roller - January 12 - 14, 2016 - Event Coverage

Full reports from 2016 PCA High Roller are on the PokerStars blog.

 

Payout

Place Name Status Prize($)
1 Nick Maimone   996,148
2 Sean Winter   914,800
3 Dario Sammartino   542,160
4 Josh Beckley   439,560
5 Brian Yoon   347,760
6 Andrey Zaichenko   264,060
7 Chance Kornuth   192,780
8 Ben Heath   140,940
9 Anton Astapau   116,640
10 Robert Gorodetsky   98,820
11 Jean-Pascal Savard   98,820
12 Jeff Gross   88,020
13 Greg Merson   88,020
14 Michael Kamran   79,920
15 Sam Chartier 79,920
16 Andrew Chen   71,820
17 Alexander Lynskey   71,820
18 Adrian Mateos   63,720
19 Jared Jaffee   63,720
20 Kyle Frey   63,720
21 Faraz Jaka   58,320
22 Brendon Rubie   58,320
23 Tom Hall   58,320
24 Chalie Hook   52,920
25 Nick Yunis   52,920
26 Darren Elias   52,920
27 Marvin Rettenmaier   52,920
28 Alexander Komarov   47,520
29 Tyler Patterson   47,520
30 Pablo Melogno   47,520
31 Keven Stammen   47,520
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