Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Travel Report: 2016 PCA, Arrival -- Waves About to Crash

We’re setting up here at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, readying for the start of the nine-day, 100-plus event schedule which gets going a little less than an hour from now. Lots of empty tables in the spacious Conference Center at the Atlantis, soon to be filled as things get going here shortly.

Power? Check. Internet? Check? Just waiting for wave upon wave of players to come crashing in to fill the seats, be dealt hands, and start passing chips back and forth.

First up is the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller, with a dozen events total happening throughout this first day of the festival. Tomorrow comes the Latin American Poker Tour Bahamas event, a $2,200 buy-in affair that was especially popular last year with 736 entries and players coming from 49 different countries to compete.

The LAPT Bahamas event kicks off Season 9 of the tour, and in fact features a bigger buy-in than this year’s Main Events will have ($1,500). But here at the PCA, the event serves as an early, more-than-the-minimum prelim coming before the PCA Main and other tournaments, and so anyone who is here to play poker already will likely be jumping in tomorrow.

Last night a group of us enjoyed a delicious dinner over the bridge at the Poop Deck, where the “Fisherman’s Platter” (which I’m pretty sure I got the year before) again providing a satisfying meal. Already had the chance this morning to reunite with several buds from various outlets here.

Check over at the PokerStars blog today for wall-to-wall coverage of the $100K SHR and more.

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