2011 PCA Main Event Champion Crowned


2011_pca_main_event_winner_galen_hallThe PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event wrapped up on Saturday, actually it was more like 5AM on the Sunday with Galen Hall from San Francisco beating the incoming final table chip leader Chris Oliver and earning himself $2.3 million for his victory in the 2011 PCA main event. Galen Hall entered the final table second in chips.

The final table was actually televised on ESPN with a one hour delay which made for a lot of excitement and you can actually watch it again on demand. With an action packed day of more than 200 hands of final table action, on the final hand of heads up action, Oliver picked up Q-Q and was all-in and well ahead against Hall’s A-8, but a flop of A-K-8 ended most of Oliver’s dreams. After no improvement on the turn or river, Hall was finally crowned the winner.

Philipped Plouffe from Montreal started and finished the final table in 8th spot was the highest finish by a Canadian in the PCA main event pocketing a cool $202,000.

Here is how the final table finished.

1. Galen Hall ($2,300,000)
2. Chris Oliver ($1,800,000)
3. Anton Ionel ($1,350,000)
4. Sam Stein ($1,000,000)
5. Mike Sowers ($700,000)
6. Bolivar Palacios ($450,000)
7. Max Weinberg ($300,000)
8. Philippe Plouffe ($202,000)

If you want to play in next year’s PCA, the best and “cheapest” way to do it is by signing up to PokerStars, the host of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Click here to register a new account and there are many opportunities to travel and play poker at many of the world’s most exotic poker destinations.

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