2014 PCA festival due for exciting conclusion TONIGHT!

After a week of non-stop action, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is set to crown two millionaire champions later today.

Both the $10,000 main event and the $25,000 High-Roller will reach their conclusions, with two huge names looking to make history.

Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald will be confident of becoming the first two-time EPT champion in the tours history, while Vanessa Selbst is on course to make it back-to-back PCA High-Roller victories.

Vanessa Selbst

The main event returns with a final table of eight and Estonian Madis Muur leads the way. Timex follows close behind though, and is most people’s favourite to lift the trophy. The prospect of becoming the first double champ will excite McDonald – who won EPT Dortmund in season four – but the main incentive will surely be the $1,820,420 first prize!

Elsewhere in the field fellow Canadian Pascal Lefrancois will be a huge threat and Isaac Baron – steady but not spectacular in recent years – could steal the headlines. Whoever triumphs it should be a fascinating final table which you can catch on the PokerPlayer homepage.

Sadly Max Silver will not be in the frame after a sick run that fell just short of the final table. The Brit has had a fine run of form but after shoving the turn with a flush draw and gutshot, he couldn’t spike the river to remain in contention.  [table id=25 /]

Giving you even more reason to tune into the live feed is Selbst’s destructive run towards the $25,000 High-Roller final table. The American female is on unbelievable form, grabbing third in the $100,000 Super High-Roller and running extremely deep in the $10,000 main event at the PCA, ending in 42nd.

Not only that, but her play on Day 2 was outstanding and carries on a seemingly relentless run of results that very few poker players in the world can match. Selbst reached one million chips before her closest rival even crossed the 400,000 mark, and while she holds a slim lead going into the third day there is no doubt who is the favourite. 

WSOP 2012 champ Greg Merson offers an alternative storyline and there is the lingering threat of Daniel Negreanu, who will be looking for a 2014 to rival his previous year. It also wouldn’t be a big buy-in event without the chance of German success. Marvin Rettenmaier and Ole Schemion are those searching for just that.

And finally short-stacked Paul Newey offers slim British hope. Newey played alongside PokerPlayer magazine editor Ross Jarvis in the Sky Poker Cash Game and we wish him all the best against thirteen very talented opponents. 

A final reminder that you can follow all the action on our homepage, we’ll certainly be tuning in!

Photos courtesy of the PokerStars blog.

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