PCA Main Event Sets Record Attendance

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2011 PokerStars Carribean Adventure 10k Main Event Chip Leader Pieter de Korver
2011 PokerStars Carribean Adventure 10k Main Event Chip Leader Pieter de Korver

A record 1,560 players entered the Main Event at the PCA creating a massive $15,132,000 prize pool. That’s 31 more players than last year shelling out a hefty $10,000 buy-in or qualifying online where the top 232 places will get paid and $2.3 million will go to first place.

The event is now commencing Day 2 with 643 players having advanced and the chip leader is Pieter de Korver of the Netherlands who is a Team PokerStars Pro with a chip count of 245,000 chips.

Some notable names still in the event are Phil Ivey, Chris Moneymaker, Hoyt Corkins, David Benyamine, Joe Cada, Andrew Robl, Luca Pagano, ElkY, Jeff Madsen, and Viktor Blom who confirmed that he was the infamous high stakes player ‘Isildur1’.

There are about 161 Canadians who registered for the main event. The following 70 Canadians survived Day 1 to move onto Day 2:

Spot Name CHIPS
8 Guillaume Gignac 219,600
10 Owen Crowe 213,000
16 Mathieu Martin 199,500
25 Bruno Francesco 178,600
36 Nathan Schoo 158,300
38 Casey Jarzabek 154,300
48 Benoit Pesant 147,500
51 Pietro Valente 142,900
60 Mike Chappus 138,400
69 Gregory Baksic 131,500
70 Clark Hamagami 131,000
88 Louis-Samuel Pouliot 119,100
90 Maxwell Greenwood 119,000
105 Evan Parkes 111,900
121 Glen Cymbaluk 107,200
128 Raffi Don Dayian 105,600
149 Matthew Wood 100,000
194 Bryce Coates 87,600
213 Horatio Kemeny 82,700
212 Simon Charette 82,700
216 John Vlassis 82,300
232 Mike Leah 78,900
259 Benjamin Leblond 72,000
277 David Cairns 68,100
291 Shayne Khanna 66,000
294 Philippe Plouffe 65,800
304 Nenad Medic 63,300
306 Darren Keyes 63,200
309 Jeff Chu 62,500
310 Noeung Troeung 62,400
327 Greg Debora 60,400
335 Elliot Smith 58,900
343 Philip Sousa 57,800
362 Dominique Dupuis 55,000
380 Brad Marsh 52,900
388 Michael MacHugh 51,700
400 Benoit Galland 49,800
418 Samir Hadad 47,200
419 Aaron McCready 47,100
420 Luc Lafontaine 47,000
425 Raffi Nahabedian 45,500
431 Mark Napier 44,800
435 Brent Bibby 44,000
439 Shawn Buchanan 43,200
442 Sean Lefort 42,400
451 Regent Lacroix 40,600
456 Amichai Barer 39,600
459 Silviu Pitis 39,500
460 Richard Mask 39,200
466 Mark Radoja 38,400
467 John Zioulas 38,300
481 Darren Kennedy 36,500
488 Scott Desveaux 35,700
500 Tomislav Radisic 34,100
506 Anh Van Nguyen 33,400
512 Kristen Bicknell 32,400
518 Michael Risman 31,800
527 Poorya Nazari 30,700
544 Marc-Andre Ladouceur 28,000
554 Mark Meloche 27,100
555 Sam Greenwood 26,800
573 Jeff Galati 24,800
574 Andrew Chen 24,700
584 Scott Wilson 23,100
585 Joe Le 23,000
605 David Bokor 20,600
607 Brian Van Bart 20,400
621 Gary Bain 15,900
628 Jeanrene Plante 13,000
630 Alexandru Baron 12,400
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