Kevin Schulz Triumphs At 2015 PCA Main Event

Kevin Schulz Triumphs At 2015 PCA Main Event Kevin Schulz has triumphed at the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, after overcoming a field of 816 players over seven days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $1,491,580 first place prize. Having taken down the biggest score of his career at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in Paradise Island, the US pro now boasts $1,959,234 in tournament winnings, and commenting on his remarkable victory, said:
“I’m pretty happy. I had some pretty good reads on everybody, but you never know what’s going to happen. I love skydiving but this is maybe one of the most intense things I’ve done in my life!”
The $10,300 Main Event attracted enough players to create a prize pool worth $7,915,200, and amongst the notable pros then seeing a return on their buy-ins was Liv Boeree in 73rd ($20,580), Jonathan Duhamel in 42nd ($27,700), Jason Mercier in 41st ($27,700), Olivier Busquet in 39th ($31,820), Shannon Shorr in 35th ($31,820), Noah Schwartz in 22nd ($50,100), and James Collopy in 21st ($50,100).
After the final table of six had been reached, Kevin Schulz (A-A) eliminated Juan Pastor (A-K) in 5th for $380,720, before being dealt Q-9 and knocking out a short-stacked Niklas Hambitzer (A-Q) in 4th for $482,820. Continuing his good fortune, Schulz (A-4) made a straight on a A-J-5-3-2 board to dispatch Chance Kornuth (A-8) to the rail in 3rd ($641,140), and force heads-up against Diego Ventura for the title.
As the final battle commenced, Schulz held a nearly 4-1 lead over his remaining opponent, who then managed to stage a comeback until the deciding hand was played with Ventura (10-4) raising all-in on a Q-6-4-K-6 board. After some deliberation, Schulz (K-3) made the call and just like that became this year’s PCA Main Event champion.
“I’ve been playing poker for nearly 10 years. I came to my first one of these in 2006 and thought it was the coolest thing ever. This is one of the premier events of the year, so winning this.. is awesome,” said Schulz after his impressive victory.
Final Table Results:
1 Kevin Schulz – $1,491,580
2 Diego Ventura – $907,080
3 Chance Kornuth – $641,140
4 Niklas Hambitzer – $482,820
5 Juan Martin Pastor – $380,720
6 Rami Boukai – $285,740
7 Pratyush Buddiga – $203,420
8 Dylan Linde – $140,900

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