2014 PCA Coverage & Results

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The 2014 PCA is one of the biggest live poker festivals ever staged, and here’s where you can keep up to date with everything that happens. Our team of expert bloggers will provide updates direct from the tournament floor that will include chip counts, prize pool payouts, final table profiles, photo galleries and more. This page will be regularly updated during the festival, so keep checking back for all the poker action, straight from Atlantis in The Bahamas.

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2014 PCA - January 5 - 13, 2014 - Event Results

On this page you will find full results from all 39 scheduled poker events, 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 2014 PCA tournament schedule.

Full reports from 2014 PCA will appear on the PokerStars Blog as well as the PCA Facebook page and you can follow @PokerStars_PCA.

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

 

Tournament Results

 

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZEPOOL WINNER
1 $100k NLH- Super High Roller
$98,000 + $2,000
07.01.14
46 $5,433,120 Fabian Quoss
$1,629,940
3 No Limit Holdem Turbo
$2,000 + $200
06.01.14
181 $341,140 Danny Stiegler
$77,700
5 No Limit Holdem Turbo
$360 + $40
07.01.14
166 $57,967 Gil Morgensztern
$11,547
7 Open Face Chinese - Unlimited Re-Entries
$2,000 + $200
07.01.14
40 $102,820 Shaun Deeb
$32,380
9 No Limit Holdem Turbo - 8 Handed
$5,000 + $300
07.01.14
101 $489,850 Tiberu-Florian Georgescu
$89,904
11 No Limit Holdem Turbo
$360 + $40
08.01.14
194 $67,745 Tim Volf
$14,965
12 PLO Turbo High Only - 8 Handed
$5,000 + $300
08.01.14
44 $213,400 Benoit Galland
$67,220
13 Triple Stud - Razz, Stud, Stud 8
$1,000 + $100
08.01.14
29 $28,130 Benjamin Dobson
$10,390
14 No Limit Holdem Turbo Bounty
$1,000 + $1,000 + $200
09.01.14
215 $202,100 Helder Teixeira
$42,720
15 $2k No Limit Holdem
$2,000 + $200
09.01.14
302 $585,880 Dimitry Ponomarev
$117,580
16 $5k PLO- High Only- 8 Handed
$5,000 + $300
10.01.14
8 $281,300 Zach Hyman
$84,400
17 H.O.R.S.E
$1,000 + $100
09.01.14
48 $46,560 Phillip Hui
$14,660
18 No Limit Holdem Turbo - 8 Handed
$5,000 + $300
09.01.14
93 $451,050 Mike Leah
$119,770
20 $5k No Limit Holdem - 8 Handed
$5,000 + $300
10.01.14
25 $785,700 Joe Kuether
$136,250
22 No Limit Holdem
$1,000 + $100
11.01.14
311 $301,670 Oliver Gergely
$55,630
23 PLO-High Only-Dealers Choice
$1,000 + $100
10.01.14
58 $56,260 Chenxiang Miao
$16,880
24 No Limit Holdem Turbo
$2,000 + $200
10.01.14
180 $349,200 Daniel Neilson
$119,770
26 No Limit Holdem Turbo
$360 + $40
11.01.14
158 $55,174 Nicolas Malandre Godoy
$12,794
27 $25k High Roller (1 Re-Entry)
$25,000 + $500
12.01.14
198 $6,051,500 Jake Schindler
$1,192,624
28 No Limit Holdem Unlimited Re-Entries
$1,000 + $100
12.01.14
282 $316,220 Kirill Shugai
$61,720
29 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed
$5,000 + $300
12.01.14
22 $106,700 Marcelo Simoes
$44,820
30 PL BigO -5 Card Omaha High/Low- 8Handed
$1,000 + $100
11.01.14
36 $34,920 Andreas Klatt
$11,880
31 No Limit Holdem Turbo Bounty
$1,000 + $1,000 + $100
11.01.14
195 $183,300 Alexander Condon
$40,600
32 NL Unl Re-Entries - 6 Handed
$1,000 + $100
12.01.14
100 $111,550 Christopher McClung
$28,090
33 $1k NL Women's Event
$1,000 + $100
12.01.14
71 $68,870 Kathy Saraf
$20,150
34 8 Game 8 Handed
$1,000 + $100
12.01.14
37 $35,890 Jeff Madsen
$12,190
35 No Limit Holdem Turbo
$5,000 + $300
12.01.14
75 $363,750 Ralph Porter
$100,030
36 NL Hyper Turbo-Deepstack-Unl Rebuys- 2 or 4 AO
$100
13.01.14
116 $48,112 Jorgen Lindebo
$12,092
37 NLH Turbo Edition PCA Main
$360 + $40
13.01.14
185 $64,602 William Halkyard
$14,322
38 NL Turbo 6 Handed
$10,000 + $300
13.01.14
76 $737,200 Alex Bilokur
$202,720
39 $1k NL Holdem Turbo
$1,000 + $100
13.01.14
127 $123,190 Yuri Martins
$28,455

 

2014 PCA Main Event - January 7 - 13, 2014 - Event Coverage

 

Full reports from 2014 PCA Main Event are on the PokerStars blog.

 

 

Payout

Place Name Status Prize($)
1 Dominik Panka   1,820,420
2 Mike McDonald   1,101,080
3 Isaac Baron   774,060
4 Madis Muur   581,040
5 Daniel Gamez   447,040
6 Shyam Srinivasan   328,020
7 Pascal Lefrancois   242,020
8 Fabian Ortiz   173,220
9 Max Silver   135,400
10 Tom Hall   112,400
11 Grayson Ramage   112,400
12 Fabio Freitas   100,700
13 Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo   100,700
14 Pal Zsibrita   90,700
15 Allon Allison   90,700
16 Antoine Saout   80,700
17 Adrian Bussman   80,700
18 Kyle Sorel   70,700
19 Robert Auer   70,700
20 Roger Teska   70,700
21 Jude Ainsworth PokerStars qualifier 60,700
22 Jeremy Wray PokerStars qualifier 60,700
23 Antonio Pace PokerStars qualifier 60,700
24 Anton Iaroslavskii PokerStars qualifier 50,900
25 Erik Olofsson PokerStars qualifier 50,900
26 Jorge Ribeiro   50,900
27 Kristoffer Edberg PokerStars qualifier 50,900
28 Loni Harwood   43,300
29 Jason Helder PokerStars qualifier 43,300
30 George Lampert   43,300
31 Jennifer Shahade   43,300
32 Rudy Blondeau PokerStars qualifier 37,600
33 James St Hilaire   37,600
34 Josh Prager   37,600
35 Jose Pineda   37,600
36 Renato Almeida PokerStars player 37,600
37 Jorge Breda   37,600
38 Eduardo Cruz   37,600
39 Daniel Weinman   37,600
40 Vladimir Schemelev PokerStars qualifier 32,000
41 Mark Ioli PokerStars player 32,000
42 Vanessa Selbst Team PokerStars Pro 32,000
43 Marc-Andre Ladouceur PokerStars Team Online 32,000
44 Angel Guillen Team PokerStars Pro 32,000
45 Matthew Berkey   32,000
46 Yngve Steen PokerStars player 32,000
47 Mihai Tusnea PokerStars qualifier 32,000
48 Matt Stout PokerStars qualifier 32,000
49 Stefan Grunewald PokerStars qualifier 32,000
50 Liv Boeree Team PokerStars Pro 32,000
51 Marcelo Fonseca PokerStars qualifier 32,000
52 Rudi Johnsen PokerStars qualifier 32,000
53 Dani Bavec PokerStars sponsored player 32,000
54 Yuri Martins PokerStars player 32,000
55 Marcel Luske Team PokerStars Pro 32,000
56 Grzegorz Derkowski PokerStars player 27,100
57 Felix Sides PokerStars qualifier 27,100
58 Cory Joseph Winchar PokerStars qualifier 27,100
59 Paul Berende PokerStars qualifier 27,100
60 Leon Campbell PokerStars qualifier 27,100
61 Anthony Fiumidinisi Live Satellite winner 27,100
62 Ismael Bojang PokerStars player 27,100
63 Santiago Nadal   27,100
64 Sergei Fedorov PokerStars qualifier 27,100
65 Patryk Slusarek PokerStars qualifier 27,100
66 Gerardo Gomez PokerStars qualifier 27,100
67 Tim Reilly PokerStars player 27,100
68 Sam Greenwood PokerStars player 27,100
69 Tyler Reiman PokerStars player 27,100
70 Nicole Cervenka PokerStars qualifier 27,100
71 Bahbak Oboodi 27,100
72 Chris Klodnicki PokerStars player 22,800
73 Rojas Parra Patricio   22,800
74 Alex Bilokur PokerStars qualifier 22,800
75 Alex Fitzgerald PokerStars qualifier 22,800
76 Zohair Karim PokerStars player 22,800
77 Andrei Konopelko PokerStars qualifier 22,800
78 Max Greenwood PokerStars player 22,800
79 Norman Balla PokerStars qualifier 22,800
80 Dan Smith PokerStars qualifier 22,800
81 David Yan PokerStars player 22,800
82 Davidi Kitai   22,800
83 Connor Drinan PokerStars qualifier 22,800
84 Mark De Faria PokerStars player 22,800
85 Maria Ho PokerStars player 22,800
86 John Mcnulty   22,800
87 Brian Altman   22,800
88 Edwin Dammert PokerStars qualifier 22,800
89 Walid Shenadeh PokerStars qualifier 22,800
90 Jesse Huckvale PokerStars player 22,800
91 Lucas Greenwood PokerStars player 22,800
92 Rajesh Vohra   22,800
93 Morgan Frederick Crosta PokerStars qualifier 22,800
94 Jeremy Menard PokerStars player 22,800
95 Franz Ditz PokerStars qualifier 22,800
96 Dylan Hortin PokerStars qualifier 20,300
97 Christopher Dombrowski PokerStars player 20,300
98 Gregory Merson PokerStars player 20,300
99 Borja Lozano Bejarano   20,300
100 Konstantin Shmakov PokerStars qualifier 20,300
101 Paulo Figueiredo Ribeiro   20,300
102 Timothy West   20,300
103 Douglas Ferreira Souza PokerStars player 20,300
104 Owen Crowe   20,300
105 Sam Cohen    20,300
106 John Dibella   20,300
107 Eugene Todd   20,300
108 David Bell   20,300
109 George Danzer Team PokerStars Pro 20,300
110 troy nisbet   20,300
111 Jaime Eli Kaplan   20,300
112 Dylan Linde PokerStars qualifier 20,300
113 Karen Sarkisyan PokerStars player 20,300
114 Alexander Kuzmin PokerStars qualifier 20,300
115 Caio Cantusio Pessagno   20,300
116 Alexander Gustaf Ceder PokerStars qualifier 20,300
117 Shankar Pillai PokerStars player 20,300
118 Ben Warrington PokerStars player 20,300
119 Igor Yaroshevskyy PokerStars player 20,300
120 Keven Stammen   18,200
121 Jack Ellwood PokerStars qualifier 18,200
122 Thomas Scholze PokerStars qualifier 18,200
123 Dmitriy Nikolaevich Prusov   18,200
124 Konstantin Maslak PokerStars qualifier 18,200
125 Neils Van Alphen PokerStars qualifier 18,200
126 Rex Alarcon PokerStars player 18,200
127 Jesse Yahinuma   18,200
128 Jordan Hamilton PokerStars qualifier 18,200
129 Erik van den Berg PokerStars player 18,200
130 David Baker   18,200
131 Yong Wang   18,200
132 Maxim Panyak PokerStars qualifier 18,200
133 Laurence Ryan PokerStars qualifier 18,200
134 Feizal Satchu Live Satellite 18,200
135 Walter Buss PokerStars player 18,200
136 Nemer Haddad   18,200
137 Brian Tae-Hyun Yoon PokerStars player 18,200
138 Juan Pablo Andreu PokerStars qualifier 18,200
139 Adrian Luezas Espinosa PokerStars qualifier 18,200
140 Antonio Esfandiari   18,200
141 Marcin Wydrowski PokerStars qualifier 18,200
142 Jason Mercier Team PokerStars Pro 18,200
143 Leo Margets Team PokerStars Pro 18,200
144 Ole Schemion PokerStars qualifier 17,600
145 Osman Mustanoglu PokerStars qualifier 17,600
146 Noah Jordan Vaillancourt   17,600
147 Dmitry Grishin PokerStars qualifier 17,600
148 Jorge Carvalho   17,600
149 Brian Lemke Live Satellite winner 17,600
150 Jared Hamby   17,600
151 Dennis Brunsberg PokerStars qualifier 17,600

 

Final Table

Seat 1: Pascal LeFrancois, 27, Montreal – PokerStars player - 5,595,000
Canadian student Pascal LeFrancois first shot to fame in 2010 when he won the WSOP $1,500 NL Event $568,974. However it wasn’t his victory that made him famous – it was the fact that he ripped off his shirt and posed bare-skinned in the traditional winner’s photo shot. It was the first time any player in the history of the WSOP had gone bare-chested for the champion’s portrait. He said at the time that he’d done as a joke for friends: “They were all cheering for me to take off my shirt. I was excited, so I did it.” Only a month after that victory, LeFrancois then went really deep in the WSOP Main Event, finishing 11th for $ 635,011 – his biggest cash to date.  His other major result was runner-up to fellow Canadian Jonathan Roy in the 2012 WPT Montreal Main Event for $470,130. His lifetime tournament winnings already total nearly $1.8 million.  LeFrancois is here at the PCA for the fourth time and has been an EPT regular for the last four years as well. He is one of a large group of French-Canadian players who have started playing on the EPT circuit. You can follow Pascal via twitter: @Pass_Lefrancois

Seat 2: Dominik Panka, 22, Poland – PokerStars qualifier - 3,695,000
Panka, who hails from the tiny town of Brześć Kujawski in Poland, is enjoying the deepest run he’s ever experienced in a live event. Before this year’s PCA Main Event, Panka only had $8,092 in live tournament cashes to his name, the majority of that from a 42nd place finish in the EPT 10 Barcelona Estrellas €2k High Roller. Guaranteed $173,220 for eighth making the PCA final, Panka is now set to earn at least 21 times his lifetime tournament cashes. Panka is the ninth player hailing from Poland to make an EPT final table but no Pole has ever laid claim to a title. Entering the final table fourth in chips, Panka has a solid chance to make history and become the first Polish EPT champion. He won his seat to the 2014 PCA in a $700 Mega Qualifier on PokerStars.

Seat 3: Seat: Shyam Srinivasan, 32, Toronto, Canada – PokerStars qualifier
Shyam Srinivasan isn’t a well-recognised face on the live circuit, but his online handles “g’s zee” (PokerStars) and “s_dot111” (Full Tilt Poker) certainly are by those in the know. Srinivasan has clocked up more than $7m in online tournament winnings and is looking to convert that success into a PCA title tomorrow.  "I think I'm gonna win," Srinivasan told the PokerStars Blog. "That's it. I'm not here to do anything else. I know I'm gonna win. I told myself I'm gonna win… and anything else would be a disappointment to me because you don't know when this opportunity will come up again." Srinivasan won his seat in the PCA $700 Qualifier on PokerStars.

Seat 4: Isaac Baron, 26, Chicago, USA - 2,995,000
Originally from Menlo Park, Calfornia, Baron now calls Chicago, Illinois home. It’s not the only major change for the 26-year-old online poker legend. Baron has lost a lot of weight in recent months and is hardly recognizable. This is Baron’s first major final table in nearly two years. “It’s been a while since I made a big final table. I’ve kind of been flying under the radar. I haven’t been playing too many tournaments,” he said.” In the meantime, the man with millions in online wins and $2.6 million in live cashes has been playing live cash games and taking some college classes. He’s looking forward to getting back to the big time. “I had decided to give tournaments a break for a little while, but I decided in the New Year I was going to give them another go. It’s going good so far.”

Seat 5: Fabian Ortiz, 44, Chaco, Argentina - 3,040,000
Fabian Ortiz, a 44-year-old businessman from Argentina, has owned several discos during his career, but recently he’s been doing most of his dancing on the poker circuit. Ortiz was the first Latin American player to win a LAPT title when he made a sensational comeback from just one small blind to take down LAPT2 Viña del Mar in Chile in January 2009. But his biggest live result was last summer when he finished 17th in the WSOP Main Event for a cash of $357,655. His lifetime tournament winnings of $565,570 put him at third on the Argentina All time money list, behind Team PokerStars Pros Nacho Barbero and Leo Fernandez.

Seat 6: Mike McDonald, 24, Waterloo, Canada - PokerStars qualifier - 5,605,000
Canadian phenom Mike McDonald is currently in second place, and looking a very strong contender in the bid to become the first-ever two-time European Poker Tour Main Event champion. The 24-year-old from Ontario, whose lifetime tournament winnings already total nearly $6 million, first shot to fame in 2008 when he became the youngest ever EPT winner, taking down the EPT Dortmund Main Event for €933,600, aged just 18. He came close to retaining his title the following year, with a fifth place finish. As well as making the final of this PCA's $100k Super High Roller, his phenomenal results also include third at EPT Deauville, bubbling the EPT Madrid final and making the final in both the EPT Barcelona Super High Rollers - in 2012 and last August. Like 426 other players, McDonald won his PCA 2014 seat on PokerStars – but he isn’t just any old qualifier - he was actually the very FIRST player win a package, securing his trip in a $700 qualifier back in August last year.

Seat 7: Madis Muur, 27, Tallinn, Estonia – PokerStars qualifier – 6,205,000
Muur enters the final table as the chip leader with 6,205,000. Hailing from the Estonian capital of Tallinn, Muur is mainly an online player, focusing his attention on mid-stakes tournaments on PokerStars during the week, and the majors on Sunday. This is the Estonian’s first year on the European Poker Tour, as he only plays live if he is fortunate enough to qualify. Muur has already won seats to three of the four EPT Main Events this season, playing in London and Barcelona along with PCA.

Muur finished 12th in the EPT Barcelona Main Event, earning $78,892, and has just over $100,000 in career tournament earnings. He has already doubled that number by reaching this final table, and will be looking for his first seven-figure score on Monday.

Seat 8: Daniel Gamez, 29, Guatemala City – PokerStars player - 1,885,000
Gamez is a recreational poker player who invested some $4,000 in online qualifiers and finally won his trip to the PCA in a $33 unlimited rebuy satellite. A keen golfer, Gamez works as an event coordinator for his family’s radio company in Guatemala and is soon to be a dad in February. The former communications student mainly plays mid stakes multi-table tournaments online. He has been to the PCA three times but this is his first ever live cash. His biggest online cash was $17,500. He said: “My dad is my mentor and if I win the tournament I plan to help him out with the company.” Gamez, whose Panamanian wife is expecting the couple’s first child in February, came to the Bahamas with his friend Juan Carlos.

2014 PCA Super High Roller - January 5 - 7, 2014 - Event Coverage

 

Full reports from 2014 PCA Super High Roller are on the PokerStars blog.

 

Payout

Place Name Status Prize($)
1 Fabian Quoss   1,629,940
2 Dan Shak   1,178,980
3 Vanessa Selbst PokerStars Team Pro 760,640
4 Antonio Esfandiari   575,920
5 Matt Glantz   445,520
6 Tony Gregg   347,720
7 Ole Schemion   277,080
8 Mike McDonald   217,320

 

Final Table

Seat 1: Ole Schemion, Austria (280,000)
Ole Schemion has less than five big blinds entering the final table of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller, and will need to double up more than once to compete, but if he does he is dangerous.
The 2013 Global Poker Index Player of the Year already has nine tournament victories and $3.8 million in career tournament earnings. A year ago, Schemion finished fourth in the $25,000 High Roller here at the PCA, earning $354,860, and fifth in the $10,000 six max for $55,480.
Schemion went on to finish sixth in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller for $212,959 and fifth in the EPT Prague Main Event for $299,147, adding to his stellar 2013. He won three side events at last season’s PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final.
The young phenom's largest score came in 2012, when he won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for over $1.4 million. He is still only 21.

Seat 2: Tony Gregg, USA (410,000)
Tony Gregg began playing poker at age 18. Since then, he's been able to amass an astounding $8.63 million in live tournament winnings. Gregg's first big score came right here at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure back in 2009, where he finished runner-up in the Main Event for $1.7 million.
Gregg recently added another runner-up finish to his resume in May 2013 when he pocketed $996,551 for his second place finish in the EPT Grand Final High Roller event. Most notably, Gregg scored the largest cash of his lifetime over the summer at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Gregg played and won the $111,111 One Drop High Roller event at the WSOP where he bested a stacked field and defeated Chris Klodnicki heads up for over $4.8 million in winnings.
Gregg is now back at another PCA final table, looking to once again make magic in the place that truly jump-started his live tournament career.

Seat 3: Antonio Esfandiari, USA (2,830,000)
Thanks to the $1 Million Big One for One Drop, Antonio Esfandiari sits atop the all-time money list with $25,625,556 in career tournament earnings. However, even if you take away that $18.3 million score, Esfandiari would still have over $7 million in career tournament earnings and land in the top 50 all time.
The Magician's big splash came in 2004, when he won the WPT LA Poker Classic for nearly $1.4 million. Esfandiari added another WPT title in 2010, winning the Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $870,124. Esfandiari also finished sixth in that event in 2011, and fourth in 2012.
Esfandiari also has two WSOP gold bracelets to go with his bling from One Drop. He won a $2,000 buy-in pot-limit hold'em event in 2004 for $184,860 and a €1,100 buy-in no-limit hold'em event at the 2012 WSOPE.
As for PokerStars-sponsored events, the Magician finished eighth in the 2008 EPT Grand Final Main Event ($265,835). He's already topped that finish, and looking to extend his lead on the all-time money list.

Seat 4: Matt Glantz, USA (480,000)
Matt Glantz is a professional poker player who hails from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, Glantz has amassed over $4.8 million in live tournament winnings.
Glantz has tournament cashes dating all of the way back to 1999, but his largest score came in 2009 when he won the EPT London High Roller event and pocketed $862,837 in tournament winnings. More recently, Glantz took fourth in the inaugural World Poker Tour Alpha 8 Florida tournament where he cashed for $243,180. Despite not owning a World Series of Poker bracelet, Glantz has found much success at the WSOP over the years, scoring a total of six scores that are over six-figures.
A first or second place today would net Glantz his largest lifetime single tournament score. He enters the table in fifth chip position, but will have some work to do early against the larger stacks at the table.

Seat 5: Fabian Quoss, Germany (2,650,000)
Fabian Quoss is one of two Germans remaining in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller, which is par for the course. In 2013, he and his close friends Igor Kurganov, Tobias Reinkemeier, Philipp Gruissem, and Niklas Heinecker dominated the big buy-in tournament circuit, raking in over $17 million.
Quoss was responsible for just over $1.3 million of that figure, the lowest of the quintet, but don't let short term blind you. The German is one of the toughest players on the circuit, and he could get a big jump on his friends today.
Beyond 2013, Quoss has over $3.3 million in career tournament earnings. He won the 2010 English Poker Open Main Event for $340,409 and the 2011 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event ($189,582).

Seat 6: Vanessa Selbst, USA, Team PokerStars Pro (3,645,000)
At last year's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Vanessa Selbst won the $25,000 High Roller event which earned her the title of winningest female poker player of all time. Now, one year later, Selbst is back at the PCA felt and primed to add another victory to her already stellar resume.
Selbst holds an incredible 16 six-figure scores to her name and two seven-figure scores. All of these winnings amount to over $8.24 million in live tournament winnings. Selbst famously won back-to-back NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Events in 2010 and 2011 (the latter of which actually saw her defeat table chip leader Dan Shak heads up). Her largest score to date occurred back in 2010 when she won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in Cannes for $1.823 million. Selbst is also the proud owner of two World Series of Poker bracelets which she won in 2008 ($1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha) and 2012 ($2,500 10-Game Six-Handed). In September of 2013, Selbst had a spectacular showing at the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker open, where she ultimately finished runner-up in the $3,500 Main Event. Selbst added $492,569 to her pockets for that impressive showing.
Selbst not only has one of the most impressive tournament records at this table, but also of anyone to play the game. Coming in as second in chips, Selbst will certainly be a force to be reckoned with at this final table. At the last two EPT events this season, Selbst won both of the first events she entered – the UKIPT £2k High Roller in London for £ 67,499 and the Eureka/EPT Prague £5k PLO Championship for € 100,700.

Seat 7: Dan Shak, USA (3,700,000)
Dan Shak will always write on his bio sheets that he is just a simple businessman, but don't let his ho-hum act fool you. The commodities trader has over $5.7 million in career tournament earnings, and many believe he hast the highest ROI in the world in $100,000 buy-in events.
His super high roller résumé is spectacular. In 2009, Shak finished fourth in the Aussie Millions A$100,000 Challenge for $142,000. The following year he won, defeating Phil Ivey heads up and earning $1.1 million. In 2012 he finished runner-up to Viktor Blom in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller, earning $846,700, and last year he finished eighth in the very same event for $ 228,960.
Shak added two more super high roller cashes in 2013, finishing fourth at Aussie Millions for $ 250,201 and 23rd in the World Series of Poker One Drop High Roller for $173,723.
He and co-chip leader Vanessa Selbst also have a bit of history beyond the crazy hand they played on Day 2. In April of 2011, Selbst defeated Shak heads up to win the final North American Poker Tour Main Event.

2014 PCA High Roller - January 11 - 13, 2014 - Event Coverage

Full reports from 2013 PCA High Roller are on the PokerStars blog.

 

 

Payout

Place Name Status Prize($)
1 Jake Schindler   1,192,624
2 Greg Merson   948,996
3 Vanessa Selbst PokerStars Team Pro 607,580
4 Mustapha Kanit   492,600
5 Robert Mizrachi   389,720
6 Aleksandr Denisov   295,920
7 Ole Schemion   216,040
8 Joao Vieira   157,940
9 Marvin Rettenmaier   130,720
10 Myro Garcia   110,740
11 Paul Newey   110,740
12 Dani Stern   98,640
13 Dan Smith   98,640
14 Daniel Negreanu PokerStars Team Pro 89,560
15 Faraz Jaka   89,560
16 Philipp Gruissem   80,480
17 Chris Klodnicki   80,480
18 Andrew Chen   71,400
19 Ami Barer   71,400
20 Gil Morgensztern   71,400
21 Olivier Busquet   65,360
22 Ana Marquez   65,360
23 Francisco Candamo   65,360
24 Jake Cody PokerStars Team Pro 59,300
25 Paul Kuzmich   59,300
26 Fabian Quoss   59,300
27 Daniel Colman   59,300
28 Tommy Vedes   53,260
29 Nadar Kakhmazov   53,260
30 Francisco Garcia   53,260
31 Byron Kaverman   53,260

Final Table

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