2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$25,000 PCA High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Ognyan Dimov Leads Pack into Day 2 of $25,000 PCA High Roller

Level 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Ognyan Dimov
Ognyan Dimov

Besides the PokerStars Players Championship, the $25,000 PCA High Roller has broken the record for the biggest-field high roller event of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in The Bahamas. This event wrapped up early this morning with 70 players remaining out of a field of 144, generating a prize pool of $3,422,160 and counting. The last tournament of this caliber buy-in also had a huge turnout with a total of 140 runners, and late registration for this event doesn't end until play resumes at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Leading the way after 10 levels of play on Day 1 is Ognyan Dimov with 356,000, followed closely by Adam Hendrix with 317,500 and Anthony Hu with 242,500. Elio Fox and Ehsan Amiri rounded out the top five with 224,000 and 219,500, respectively. Those are hardly the only notable names in this star-studded event as Michael Addamo, Adrian Mateos, Dan Smith, and Mike Watson have all made it to Day 2. Pedro Neves, who was runner-up in the PCA Main Event, has also found a bag.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlaceNameNationalityChip CountBig Blinds
1Ognyan DimovBulgaria356000237
2Adam HendrixUSA317500212
3Anthony HuUSA242500162
4Elio FoxUSA224000149
5Ehsan AmiriAustralia219500146
6Andy WilsonUnited Kingdom219500146
7Alex KulevBulgaria210500140
8Thomas MuehloeckerAustria205500137
9Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania200000133
10Guillaume NoletCanada199500133

The tournament started with just a few tables but that rapidly multiplied to six and beyond as more players put up the $25,000 stake. Most of the field was eliminated on their first entry but were quick to get back in the mix, especially since it is one of the last events of the series.

The second of this three-day event will commence at 1:00 p.m. local time with the Level 11 blinds being 1,000/1,500/1,500. Late registration remains open until the start of play, so expect the field to grow during that time.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure including coverage of the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship.

Tags: Adam HendrixAdrian MateosAlex KulevAndy WilsonAnthony HuDan SmithDominykas MikolaitisEhsan AmiriElio FoxGuillaume NoletMIchael AddamoMike WatsonOgnyan DimovPedro NavasThomas Muehloecker