PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Returns, along with a $25,000 Championship…
The return of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the $25,000 Players Championship coincides with the beginning of a new year.
Despite the recent conclusion of the WPT World Championship, players seeking seven-figure prizes have no time to relax. The PokerStars tournament caravan will arrive to Baha Mar in late January for the first Caribbean Adventure since 2019.
The two-week festival begins on January 22, with the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship topping the list of scheduled events (PSPC).
Sun, fun, and more at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
From January 22 through February 3, the Bahamas will host an extensive schedule of tournaments, satellites, and cash games. A $100,000 super high roller will begin the program. This tournament will last three days, but as has been the case since the very first PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in 2004, there will be plenty of action for players of all bankrolls.
The $10,300 PCA main event starts only one day after the series’s beginning. This finishes on January 29, just before the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship begins.
Before the $25,000 main event begins on January 30, a $10,000 PSPC qualifier is held between January 28 and 29.
PokerStars Caribbean Championship highlights
- January 22-24: $100,000 PCA Super High Roller: $100,000
- January 23-29: $10,300 PCA Main Event
- January 26-28: $3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty
- January 27-28: $25,000 PCA PLO High Roller
- February 1-3: $25,000 PCA High Roller
- January 28-29: $10,000 PSPC Warm Up
- January 30 – February 3: $25,000 PSPC Main Event
- February 1-3: $550 PSPC Mystery Bounty
This is the first PCA and PSPC meeting since 2019. The Caribbean festival has been postponed for three years because to COVID-19 limitations, thus Ramon Colillas will defend his title at Baha Mar Resort as the reigning champion.
Colillas won the $25,000 event in 2019 after qualifying via the Platinum Pass promotion. Colillas’s win of a PokerStars Platinum Pass was a turning point in his life, as he converted it into a $5.1 million windfall.
The Spaniard’s victory against 1,039 opponents not only won him a large bankroll increase and the championship trophy, but also a seat on Team PokerStars. Since then, Colillas has won more than $1 million on the tour and will try to add to his total at the 2023 PokerStars Players Championship.
Obviously, it will be difficult to win this year’s $25,000 PSPC main event. PokerStars’ promo team scaled up their Platinum Pass giveaways in the latter months of 2022, which means the amount of entries is likely to exceed 2019’s total.
PSPC has returned and is better than ever
What’s potentially terrible news for Colillas is wonderful news for the field as a whole. Indeed, having to compete through more players will make it difficult for the reigning champion to keep his crown. However, it also means there will be more prize money to compete for.
The final payments will not be determined until January 31, when registration ends. However, based on what we observed at the WPT World Championship in December, demand for live poker is at an all-time high right now.
When the cards begin to fly at the luxury resort of Baha Mar, the likelihood that records will be broken is so high. CardsChat will be on the ground later this month to bring you news and insights from the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship.
Stay tuned for our PokerStars Caribbean Adventure special coverage if you want to see whether any records are broken and more.