2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$1,650 National Championship
Dias: 3

Ziskin & Konnikova Lead Final Eight Players of $1,650 PCA National; Moorman Still In the Hunt

Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova

A total of 290 entries took to the felt in the $1,650 PCA National at the gorgeous Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, but after two days of play, just eight remain in contention for the title and top prize of $84,600. Leading the way is Alexander Ziskin (914,000), and nipping at his heels is friend of PokerStars and acclaimed journalist Maria Konnikova (883,000). Konnikova is in search of her first live title after collecting a handful of runner-up finishes over the last year.

The top stacks are joined by the likes of accomplished Dutch chess player Loek van Wely (743,000), "Triple Crown" winner Harrison Gimbel (674,000), and online legend Chris Moorman, who is presently the short stack with 379,000.

Day 3 play begins at noon local time and will continue until a champion is crowned. The seat draw is below:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom379,00031.6
2Marcos Carneiro AntunesBrazil516,00043
3Kevin MacDonaldCanada863,00071.9
4Loek van WelyNetherlands743,00061.9
5Maria KonnikovaUnited States883,00073.6
6Ryan SmithCanada827,00068.9
7Harrison GimbelUnited States674,00056.2
8Alexander ZiskinUnited States914,00076.2

Each remaining player is guaranteed to cash for at least $10,640, but all eyes are on the top prize, which includes a Platinum Pass to the 2019 PSPC $25,000 event in addition to first place money. Here are the final table payouts:

PlacePrize (USD)

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Tags: Alexander ZiskinChris MoormanHarrison GimbelKevin MacDonaldLoek van WelyLudovicus Van WelyMarcos Carneiro AntunesMaria KonnikovaPokerStars Caribbean AdventureRyan Smith