Amateur lands the cash in Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure
461 players competed for more than $3.4 million in prize money in the second annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which ultimately went to John Gale, an amateur player from England who qualified through a $27 satellite tournament on the sponsors site.
Gale took $865,000 back to the British Isles plus a seat in the World Poker Tour season-ending series championship finals in April 2005.
Three of the six players at the final table had qualified through satellites on PokerStars.com for the $8,000 entry No Limit Texas Holdem tournament, while the field size a substantial increase on the 219 players from last year's inaugural PokerStars Caribbean Adventure also reflected the tremendous growth of the game of poker online and around the world.
2004 World Series of Poker Champion Greg Raymer; 2003 World Series of Poker Champion Chris Moneymaker; 2004 World Poker Tour Ladies Night Champion Isabelle Mercier; 2004 World Series of Poker Runner-Up David Williams, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, John Juanda and many others took part in the Caribbean Adventure, which will be shown later this year on The Travel Channel as part of the network's World Poker Tour.