To the delight of players living in Latin America, PartyPoker has announced a live stop in the region for its Latin America Poker Championships (LAPC), a 9-day poker series which runs from 24th February to 4th March 2018 at the well-known Conrad Resort on the coast of Uruguay.
The series promises a total of $2 million in guarantees, including a $1 million GTD prizepool Main Event and a $200,000 GTD prizepool Super High Roller. The satellites for the tournament series have already kicked off on partypoker with exciting prize packages to the live event up for grabs.
Conrad Resort in Punta del Este is one of the popular destinations in Uruguay and has played host to several live tournaments in the past. And for partypoker, it is not going to be their first poker event in South America. They have already colloborated with WSOP to host WSOP Brazil and have also sponsored the WSOP Main Event in Uruguay. For more details, please check out this link HERE.
The Bahamas, which is one of the world’s top tourist spots, is now playing host to the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) which began on 6th January and will run through January 14th, 2018.
One of the key attraction of the PCA was the $100,000 Buy-in SuperHighroller NLH which wrapped up successfully this week with the American poker player and businessman Cary Katz winning the title for a whopping $1,492,340 after beating a tough field of 48 entries.
“I won some high rollers before but this is definitely the most prestigious one so I’m very proud of it,” said Katz.
For the 47 year old Cary Katz, it was a great start to the New Year, as he shipped the high roller tournament for a massive amount of $1,492,340. With this win, Katz has taken his career live poker earnings to nearly $13.7 million, entering the list of the top 30 all-time money players. This win was his first major victory outside Las Vegas, although he has won several ARIA Super High Rollers.
All eyes were on Kenney who held a massive chip lead when the event came to the final three, but Katz won a couple of big hands to extend his chip stack. After Kenney was out in the 3rd place, Katz went into heads-up with Justin Bonomo. The final hand of the heads-up saw Katz’s pocket eights (8-8) beating Bonomo’s A-K. Katz became the 3rd American player to win the PCA high roller title after the well-known player Jason Kloon winning it in 2017 and Bryn Kenney winning the title in 2016.
Final Table Payouts:
Cary Katz – $1,492,340
Justin Bonomo – $1,077,800
Bryn Kenney – $686,960
Daniel Negreanu – $521,140
Ivan Luca – $402,700
Ike Haxton – $307, 940
Sam Greenwood – $248,720
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