Jan 15 2011

$25k PCA High-Roller Tournament Attracts Over 150 Players

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PCALast year’s PCA $25k buy-in High-Roller tournament was won by William Reynolds, as the young pro bested the field of 83 players who were willing to part with the substantial $25,000 entry-fee. The 83 entrants was one of the largest High-Roller tournaments in poker history outside of the WSOP, the prize-pool was huge, and for the win Reynolds pocketed an impressive $576,240. Many figured it would be difficult to surpass last year’s successful tournament, but the 2011 version of the PCA High-Roller tournament has completely blown last year’s numbers out of the water as a massive 151 players registered for the tournament.

The huge field has created the third 2011 PCA tournament that will pay out over $1 million to the winner, with first place prize-money worth $1,072,850 –the PCA Super-High-Roller tournament, won by Eugene Katchalov, had a 1st place prize of $1.5 million, and the PCA Main Event will pay the winner $2.3 million. In all the 2011 PCA tournament series will create a total of 7 millionaires!

After the first day of play 97 players remain in the hunt including last year’s winner Reynolds who is currently sitting in 4th place on the leader-board. Here is a look at the Top 10 chip counts heading into Day 2 of the tournament:

1.     Ryan Fair 217,200

2.     Ty Reiman 205,400

3.     Kyle Julius 173,500

4.     William Reynolds 170,800

5.     Leo Fernandez 167,600

6.     Gustavo Kein 166,800

7.     Jamie Armstrong 165,100

8.     Max Lykov 164,200

9.     Masa Kagawa 163,200

10.  Anthony Gregg 160,900

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