PokerStars today unveiled the 40-event tournament schedule for the upcoming PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2013, calling it the ‘10 best days of poker on the planet’ and kicking-off a 10-week qualification campaign that will award 100 packages for the Main Event.
Far removed from the roasting heat of summer on the Las Vegas Strip, the PCA offers players the greatest variety of game types and buy-in levels of any poker festival of its kind, complete with luxury five-star accommodation, some of the biggest prize pools in live poker, and opportunities to mix with glamorous celebrities and pros, all just a few steps from the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Caribbean.
The 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicks off on January 5 next year at the exclusive Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. To celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary, PokerStars is offering a range of $10 buy-in tournaments that will award 10 PCA packages every week for the next 10 weeks, providing 100 players with the opportunity to attend the biggest poker festival outside Las Vegas.
The PCA 10 promotion will run from October 1 to December 9 with qualifying tournaments taking place every Sunday at 12.00 ET (18.00 CET). The Main Event package is worth $16,000 and includes $10,000 Main Event buy-in, nine nights’ accommodation at Atlantis, plus flights and expenses.
Throughout its history, the PCA has always sought to deliver a schedule of events which includes all major game formats, while being innovative and fun, and January’s event has something for everyone, with plenty for No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha fans, and lots of choice for mixed games lovers and high-rollers.
The announced schedule includes NLHE daily turbos at a range of limits, starting from $300 and going up to $10,000. For those in the mood for less fast-paced action, there are the traditional NLHE events at buy-ins from $1,000. Other highlights include a $1k NLHE multi-flight re-entry event, a $5k NLHE tourney with 60-minute levels, and a $5k NLHE 6-max. The NLHE ‘Win the Button’ and ‘Ante Only’ tournaments are making a welcome return, and there are also $1k HORSE, Triple Stud and Omaha 8 events, which are all on the schedule for the first time.
There is also a series of 10 ‘Signature Trophy Events’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PCA, which includes the flagship $10,000 Main Event and the $100,000 Super High Roller. For players who want cash game action, there will be daily games covering all game types and limits.
January’s PCA also marks the introduction of the first-ever live ZOOM Mobile Challenge, a $1,000 buy-in fast-fold poker tournament played on PokerStars’ innovative mobile poker client. Players will be challenged to accumulate as many chips as they can in 12 minutes and compete for their spot on the leaderboard. It will be an unlimited re-entry tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool, running over five consecutive days.