The conclusion of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,300 Main Event awaits. Only six players out of an 889-entry strong field remain in contention and they are vying for the biggest slice of the $8,623,300 prize pool. All finalists at the luxurious Baha Mar Resort on The Bahamas have locked up $307,500 for their efforts with significant pay jumps on the horizon after each elimination.
A trio sits atop the leaderboard separated by a mere three big blind and Portugal's Pedro Neves leads the way with 6,205,000 in chips. He is closely followed by PokerStars online qualifier Alexandre Raymond (5,955,000) and Artur Martirosian (5,855,000).
The final table lineup is completed by the likes of Michel Dattani (4,000,000), Christoph Csik (3,905,000) and Jamil Wakil (755,000). Five of the six hopefuls have just shy of or more than the average of 44 big blinds and Wakil is the only one under immediate pressure.
Seat Draw for the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Christoph Csik||United States||3,905,000||39|
The live-streamed final day is set to recommence at 12:30 p.m. local time with 81:36 minutes left in Level 29 at blinds of 50,000-100,000 and a big blind ante of 100,000. There is a 30-second shot clock in play and the levels continue with a duration of 90 minutes upon restart. Once the tournament reaches the final three players or if a deal has been made, the clock will subsequently be halved on the following level.
Rising Russian star Martirosian, who currently resides in Mexico, could become the first player in history to win a Main Event title of PokerStars' marquee EPT and PCA tours. Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Mikalai Pobal are the only two players so far to have two EPT Main Event titles on their resume.
The thrilling conclusion of the 2023 PCA Main Event can be followed right here on PokerNews or on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channels. All updates for the final day will be published following the 30-minute security delay of the cards-up coverage.
Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|8||Taylor Paur||United States||$181,900|
|9||Jonathan Little||United States||$139,900|