Play in the PCA From Home With the PokerStars Online Mini PCA
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The 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is up and running at the luxurious Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas, but not everyone has jetted off to the Caribbean, and not everyone has the bankroll to play in the 2023 PCA events. That is why PokerStars is running the Mini PCA festival, complete with a Mini PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) online from January 25 through February 3.
Every day of the Mini PCA sees three low-stakes events take place at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. GMT, each with added EPT Monte Carlo satellite tickets to the prize pool. PokerStars is committed to giving away tens of thousands of dollars worth of EPT Monte Carlo satellite tickets, so make sure you bring your A-game to the tables because they will be dished out to the best performing players.
You want to keep January 29 free because the Mini PCA Main Event commences at 7:30 p.m. on that day. Costing $55 to enter, unless you win your way in via one of the many satellites running around the clock, the Mini PCA Main Event guarantees a whopping $100,000. In addition to bankroll-boosting cash prizes, PokerStars is adding an EPT Monte Carlo package to the prize pool, which is awarded to the eventual champion.
Full Mini PCA Schedule
|Wed 25 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#1: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$6,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#2: $11 NLHE 7-Max Unlimited Re-entry||$12,500|
|9:30 p.m.||$1.10 NLHE 8-Max Hyper PKO||$2,000|
|Thu 26 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#4: $5.50 8-Game 6-Max||$1,500|
|7:30 p.m.||#5: $55 NLHE 8-Max High Roller||$35,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#6: $1.10 NLHE 8-Max Hyper Freezeout||$2,000|
|Fri 27 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#7: $1.10 PLO 6-Max||$1,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#8: $2.20 MLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$4,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#9: $25 NLHE 8-Max Unlimited Re-entry||$25,000|
|Sat 28 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#10: $1.10 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$2,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#11: $11 NLHE 8-Max Mini PSPC Warm-Up||$25,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#12: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max Hyper Freezeout||$5,000|
|Sun 29 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#13: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$15,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#14: $55 NLHE 8-Max Mini PCA Main Event||$100,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#15: $11 NLHE 9-Max Turbo PKO||$15,000|
|Mon 30 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#16: $11 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$20,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#17: $25 NLHE Mini PSPC||$10,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#18: $5.50 NLHE Heads-Up Zoom Total KO||$7,500|
|Tue 31 Jan||5:30 p.m.||#19: $3.30 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$6,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#20: $25 NLHE PKO Unlimited Re-entry||$25,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#21: $5.50 NLHE 6-Max||$10,000|
|Wed 1 Feb||5:30 p.m.||#22: $11 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack||$15,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#23: $1.10 HORSE 6-Max||$1,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#24: $1.10 NLHE 8-Max Hyper PKO||$1,500|
|Thu 2 Feb||5:30 p.m.||#25: $109 NLHE 8-Max Super High Roller||$50,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#26: $3.30 PLO 6-Max||$2,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#27: $55 NLHE 7-Max Unlimited Re-entry||$40,000|
|Fri 3 Feb||5:30 p.m.||#28: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max Unlimited Re-entry||$15,000|
|7:30 p.m.||#29: $2.20 NLHE 6-Max||$3,000|
|9:30 p.m.||#30: $$11 NLHE 8-Max Hyper PKO||$30,000|
Gear Up For the $10,000 Added Mini PSPC
It may be too late to win yourself a Platinum Pass for this year's PSPC event in The Bahamas, and you probably don't have a spare $25,000 to buy into it directly, so the online Mini PSPC is the best thing.
Without wishing to sound biased, the Mini PSPC could be the best-structured $25 buy-in tournament PokerNews has ever seen. The five-day event has an incredible blind structure. You sit down with 60,000 chips and play to a 20-minute clock where the blinds start at 100/200. By the time Day 1 breaks after the eighth level, the blinds are still only 500/1,000/100a!
On top of PokerStars adding $10,000 to the prize pool, anyone finishing in the top 200 places receives an EPT Monte Carlo satellite ticket worth between €5.50 and €530!
Late registration remains open until the start of Day 2 in case you cannot make it to the PokerStars virtual felt in time for Day 1.
Mini PSPC Schedule
|Date||Time (GMT)||Tournament||Day Ends|
|Mon 30 Jan||7:30 p.m.||Mini PSPC Day 1||After Level 8|
|Tue 31 Jan||7:30 p.m.||Mini PSPC Day 2||After Level 16|
|Wed 1 Feb||7:30 p.m.||Mini PSPC Day 3||When 32 players remain|
|Thu 2 Feb||7:30 p.m.||Mini PSPC Day 4||When 6 players remain|
|Fri 3 Feb||7:30 p.m.||Mini PSPC Main Event Day 5||When a champion is crowned|
Follow the 2023 PCA and PSPC Action at PokerNews
The PokerNews live reporting team is in The Bahamas bringing you live and exclusive updates from the biggest PCA events. In addition, PokerStars presenters James Hartigan, comedian Joe Stapleton, and special guests are streaming the PCA Main Event from Day 2 (January 25) to completion, and the entire PSPC (January 30 to February 3). Why not tune in while you are on the Mini PCA and Mini PSPC grind?