Marques Leads 2023 PCA Main Event; Watson on Top in $100K SHR

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The 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event kicked off on January 23 at the picturesque Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas, with the first of two starting flights attracting 166 players. Only 80 of those who sat down with high hopes of becoming the 2023 PCA Main Event champion had chips in front of them after the completion of the eighth 60-minute levels, and nobody had more precious betting tokens than Portugal’s Andre Marques .

Marques turned his 30,000 starting stack into a tournament-leading 197,500 on Day 1A. Known as “PTFisherman23” online at PokerStars , Marques went about his business in an understated yet efficient way. The 2020 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event champion has done his chances of glory in The Bahamas no harm at all. Team PokerStars’ Andre Akkari Plenty of big names litter the PCA Main Event Day 1A top ten chip counts. Team PokerStars’ Andre Akkari is fourth in chips with a 136,900 stack. Akkari received a welcome boost to his stack late into proceedings when his aces prevailed against the pocket queens of Kitty Kuo , sending Kuo to the rail with only 15 minutes of the flight remaining.

Akkari’s fellow Brazilian Yuri Dzivielevski (130,900), Chance Kornuth (127,000), Steve O’Dwyer (104,800, Diego Ventura (103,300), and Thomas Muehloecker (103,000) find themselves in the top ten.

Also safely through to Day 2 are such superstars as nine-time WSOP bracelet winner Erik Seidel (88,200), Sam Greenwood (80,000), Joao Simao (62,200), Team PokerStars’s Sam Grafton (53,400), the legendary Fedor Holz (52,600), and Belgium’s Michael Gathy (45,700).

Day 1B shuffles up and deals at noon local time on January 24, and PokerNews ‘ live reporting team is on the floor throughout, bringing you live and exclusive coverage of the 2023 PCA Main Event . 2023 PCA Main Event Day 1a Top 10 Counts

Place Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds 1 Andre Marques Portugal 197,500 165 2 Maximilian Silz Germany 182,200 152 3 Alberto Meran Dominican Rerpublic 155,900 130 4 Andre Akkari Brazil 136,900 114 5 Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil 130,900 109 6 Chance Kornuth […]

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