Fabian Quoss is 2014 PCA Super High Roller Winner, Main Event kicks off

PCA2014Fabian Quoss overcame his small stack and two determined high rollers Dan Shak and Vanessa Selbst to headline German domination on PokerStars Caribbean Adventure(PCA) Events and EPT tourneys at large as he won the $100,000 Super High Rollers. He takes home $1,629,940 as well as the coveted title.

The final table was an unusual one with only seven players returning on Day 3 and had two dominant stacks of Shak and Selbst. Everyone else was much smaller with Quoss at 2,640,000 as against Shak’s 3,700,000 stack. The bottom three stacks in the form of Ole Schemion, Tony Gregg and Matt Glantz were also the first to exit in the same order. 

Four handed play began between Quoss, Shak, Selbst and Antonio Esfandiari for quite some time till the latter’s pocket nine’s hit the hkc1 of Selbst. The tournament life of Esfandiari was at stake as the board read h2d4d5d1c5 to eliminate the $1,000,000 Big One for One drop Champion.

Selbst managed to double up again through Shak but lost a huge chunk of her chips to Quoss when her two pairs came short of Quoss’s broadway straight on river. She went all in soon with c9hk and Quoss called from big blind with h1h4. The board came  {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} {4-Spades} {3-Spades} to send Selbst home in third place with a pay check of $760,640.

In about an hour of heads up play, Quoss applied continuous pressure and showed aggression. 

On the final hand, Quoss limped from the button and Shak checked his option to a {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{Q-Spades} flop. Shak check-called a bet of 200,000 and the {9-Diamonds} fell on fourth street. Shak checked again and Quoss fired out 425,000. Shak moved all in for 2.275 million and Quoss snapped him off.

Quoss: {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Shak: {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Quoss was in lead now and the river was a  {A-Clubs} eliminating Shak who won $1,178,190 for his runners up finish. In the meanwhile, the $10,000 buy-in Main Event of PCA also kicked off which holds a gauranteed prize pool of $10,000,000. As Day 1a ended, Dylon Hortin was in chip lead with 194 entrants.

The final table payouts of the 2014 PCA Super High Rollers are:

Player                        Prize

1. Fabian Quoss           $1,629,940

2. Daniel Shak              $1,178,980

3. Vanessa Selbst        $760,640

4. Antonio Esfandiari    $575,920

5. Matt Glantz               $445,520

6. Troy Gregg               $347,720

7. Ole Schemion           $277,080

8. Mike McDonald         $217,320