Saturday, January 8, 2011



Congratulations to Eugene Katchalov for winning the first big buy-in event of the 2011 poker season - the PCA Super High Rollers 100k buy-in event. It's still stunning to see that 38 players all put up 100,000 to play this event - Katchalov rakes in 1.5M for the win, not bad for three days of work - at less than 8 hours a day at that!

Kid Poker Daniel Negreanu should also be commended for his second place finish, a great start to the season for both he and Eugene.

Negreanu just posted the following on Twitter (@RealKidPoker):

1 million doesn't suck. Eugene is a great player and I'm happy for him. Great start to the year!

The PCA Main Event is now under way - big points will be on the line with this event - unforutnately, the Super High Rollers event did not count towards PTPR Points due to the fact that the minimum 50 players necessary to score points was not met.

Here are the Top 24 players from this event with the Top 5 being paid (USD)...

1. Eugene Katchalov, United States, $1,500,000
2. Daniel Negreanu, Canada, $1,000,000
3. Bryn Kenney, United States, $643,000
4. Nick Schulman, United States, $400,000
5. Humberto Brenes, Costa Rica, $200,000
6th - Sandor Demjan, Hungary
7th - Andrew Lichtenberger, United States
8th - James Obst, Australia
9th - Dan Cates, USA
10th - Vivek Rajkumar, United States
11th - Tobias Reinkemeier, Germany
12th - Bryan Colin, United States
13th - Ciao Pimenta, Brazil
14th - Jason Mercier, United States
15th - David Benyamine, France
16th - Matt Glantz, United States
17th - Andrew Robl, United States
18th - Shawn Buchanen, United States
19th - Antonio Esfandiari, United States
20th - Mike McDonald, Canada
21st - Sorel Mizzi, Canada
22nd - Phil Laak, United States
23rd - Justin Smith, United States
24th - Dan Shak, United States

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