ESPN to air PCA final table Saturday


Poker fans who are tired of watching televised events weeks or months after they complete should tune into ESPN on Saturday.

The worldwide leader in sports will air same-day coverage of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) final table on ESPN2 and  On Saturday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. ET, ESPN3 will televise the PCA final table in HD on a one-hour tape delay.  At 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will join the unedited simulcast until they crown a winner.

Daniel Negreanu will commentate, along with James Hartigan and David Tuchman.  The event should be gripping to watch, as all hole cards will be visable.

While 2003 WSOP Main Event winner Chris Moneymaker bowed out in 11th, just short of the final table, a solid group of young pros will battle it out Friday for the $2.3 million first-place prize.  The final eight players will get a day off before resuming play on Saturday.

Final table setup:

  • Seat 1. Mike Sowers (USA) 3,685,000
  • Seat 2. Max Weinberg USA 3,350,000
  • Seat 3. Chris Oliver (USA) 19,670,000
  • Seat 4. Bolivar Palacios (Panama) 2,445,000
  • Seat 5. Sam Stein (USA) 5,855,000
  • Seat 6. Anton Ionel (Romania) 3,530,000
  • Seat 7. Philippe Plouffe (Canada) 1,555,000
  • Seat 8. Galen Hall (USA) 6,435,000

Last January, it was American Harrison Gimbel who walked away with the $2.2 million grand prize, outlasting a massive field of 1,529 players.  The 2011 PCA attracted 1,560 players, meaning the largest PCA field ever will have over $15 million is in the prize pool.

While it’s obviously too late to grab a seat in this year’s event, it’s not too early to start thinking about the 2012 PCA, or any other fabulous tournament/vacation packages PokerStars has to offer.  If you don’t have a PokerStars account yet, download it now.  Don’t forget the marketing code ‘HSREPORT’ to earn a 100% bonus up to $600 and grab a seat in any of our HighStakesReport freerolls.

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