Cary Katz Wins 2018 PCA $100k Super High Roller for $1.49MJanuary 9, 2018 11:28 am
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is currently underway at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas, with a total of 31 events featured over its nine-day schedule.
Kicking off the action on January 6th was its $100,000 Super High Roller unlimited re-entry event, with 48 entries helping to create a prize pool worth $4,737,600. The tournament was subsequently decided on the 8th after Cary Katz overcame his final opponent Justin Bonomo heads-up to claim the title, and a first place prize worth $1,492,340. Commenting later, the 47-year-old businessman and College Loan Corporation founder stated:
“I won some high rollers before but this is definitely the most prestigious one so I’m very proud of it.”
Incredibly, the victory doesn’t even represent Cary Katz’s highest payout, which in this case is hardly surprising as in 2016 he finished the €1 Million Big One For One Drop in 5th place for €1,750,000 ($1,929,203). Following his latest victory, Cary Katz now has $13,698,249 in career winnings, in the process overtaking Jamie Gold and J. C. Tran to rank 19th on the world’s ‘All Time Money List’.
Katz entered the final table of seven as the second shortest stack, before becoming the lowest chip count when just four players remained. At this stage, Bryn Kenney was holding around two-thirds of the all the remaining chips, but after Daniel Negreanu was eliminated in 4th he proceeded to lose a number of key hands to eventually exit in 3rd. Commenting on Kenney’s performance during the competition, Katz said:
“I felt it was definitely Bryn’s tournament. I think he just got really unlucky at the end. Nobody played better than Bryn this tournament. He definitely outplayed me.”
This left Cary Katz and Justin Bonomo to battle it out for the title, with the final showdown occurring seven hands later with Katz (8-8) and Bonomo (A-K) all-in preflop. The dealer then laid out a 9-3-2-Q-J to hand Katz the victory, while Bonomo collected $1,077,800 for his runner-up finish, taking his career earnings to $19,111,957.
Final Table Payouts:
1: Cary Katz $1,492,340
2: Justin Bonomo $1,077,800
3: Bryn Kenney $686,960
4: Daniel Negreanu $521,140
5: Ivan Luca $402,700
6: Isaac Haxton $307,940
7: Samuel Greenwood $248,720