Will Molson Wins PCA High Roller EventOn June 6, 2022 by admin
For the third time in three years, Will Molson ended up playing heads-up for the title of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller Champion, but unlike the past two years, this time Molson sealed the deal, taking down the tournament and collecting $1,072,850.
To cash 3 straight years would be quite a feat in itself, but for Molson to finish 2nd, 2nd and 1st in three consecutive years is borderline amazing. Molson’s road to the title wasn’t an easy one, either. The final 12 consisted of many big names, such bitcoin blackjackas Matt Affleck, Tom Marchese, who was the CardPlayer player of the year, and PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier,
Molson took a 3:1 chip lead into heads up play versus PokerStars Pro Leo Fernandez and never looked back. On the final hand, Fernandez shoved all in with J2 and was called by Molson’s A5. A 5 on the flop was plenty for Molson, as he finally broke his curse of 2nd place finishes and took down the tournament.
Galen Hall Wins PCA 2011 Main Event
A record 1,560 players were in this year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event, but after six days of poker, Galen Hall emerged as the 2011 PCA Main Event champion, collecting $2.3 million in prize money.
Hall, who plays on PokerStars as GasparLeMarc, went into the final table of eight as second in chips. Leading the way was Chris “GettingDaize” Oliver, who had a commanding chip lead, holding three times as many chips as Hall. Others at the table were Sam “KingKobeMVP” Stein, Mike “SowersUNCC” Sowers, Anton Ionel, Max “$Kill Game” Weinberg, Bolivar “Ramux” Palacios and Philippe Plouffe.
As the short stacks eliminated each other, Hall patiently waited, maintaining his position in second. Oliver, on the other hand, took control of the tournament. As heads-up play began, Oliver had a 3-1 chip lead over Hall. Hall, undeterred by his chip disadvantage, battled hard until he was able to take advantage. He eventually took the chip lead, three hours into the heads up battle, when Oliver moved in preflop with A-9 and Hall with K-K, which held. Not long afterward, it was Oliver who was all in for his tournament life with the big pocket pair, Q-Q, against Hall’s A-8. Oliver did not fair as well as Hall, though, as the flop came down A-K-8. Oliver failed to improve and Hall took down the tournament.
You may also like
Get more stuff
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.
we respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously