Cary Katz Wins 2018 PCA Super High Roller For $1,492,340

Posted On 09 Jan, 2018 0

Earlier today, Gutshot brought you news about India's Kunal Patni finishing second in the WPT DeepStacks event in Berlin. But that's not the only big series underway as the pros have descended on the other side of the globe into the warmth of the Caribbean for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Having briefly rebranded last year as the PokerStars Championships Bahamas, it has now officially returned under its original name in 2018. The PCA 2018 kicked off on Saturday, 6th January 2018 at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, with the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller tournament.

For 47-year old poker pro from America, Cary Katz, it was a great start to the year as he shipped the high roller tournament for a massive amount of $1,492,340. Finishing first from a field of 48 entries, Katz has taken his career live poker earnings to nearly $13.7 million, breaking into the top 30 on the all-time money list for the first time ever.

Katz beat quite a few top pros to win the title, including Bryn Kenney, Daniel Negreanu and others, so he should be very proud of his win at PCA 2018. “I won some high rollers before but this is definitely the most prestigious one so I’m very proud of it,” Katz said after this win. He secured his career best win in 2016 - $1,929,203 for finishing fifth in the Big One for One Drop.

Kenney held the chip lead when it came to the final three, but that's when Katz started getting into the game and growing his chip stacks. Coming from behind, Katz then beat Justin Bonomo in heads up to secure the huge prize for first place. The final hand saw Katz's pocket eights prevailing over Bonomo's A-K.

For three years in a row now, the PCA super high roller event has been won by Americans, with Jason Kloon winning it in 2017 and Bryn Kenney winning in 2016. 

There's still a lot of PCA 2018 action to go and you can catch all major updates here on!


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