The 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $100,000 Super High Roller concluded at the nightly hours on the 8th of January 2018, declaring Cary Katz as the winner, who walked away with a prize money of $1,492,340.

The win of this self-proclaimed recreational player was totally unexpected, owing to the fact that he didn’t even play on the Day1 of the tournament. Instead he chose late registration right before the commencement of the game on Day2. He also had short stack during the majority of the duration of the Final Table.

Cary Katz

Meanwhile, everyone had formed a notion that the winner of the previous season of the tournament, Bryn Kenney, would again bag the title this time after amassing a massive chip lead going into four-handed play. But Kenny’s bust out in third place, changed all pre-conceived notions.

After the elimination of Kenny, it was a heads up battle between Katz and Justin Bonomo.  Katz was dealt with 7x 4x and Bonomo had Ax 9x as his whole cards. The board flipped three sevens, Ax and 5x. The board went in favour of ‘the Snowman in the race‘ and  Katz’s four of a kind won a massive pot of 5.11 million and he pulled out to a more than 2-1 chip lead.

After three hands, Katz’s pocket eights defeated the big slick of Bonomo, securing him the winner’s title and prize money of $1,492,340. Bonomo settled for the runners up position, walking away with prize money of $1,077,800.

I feel good, it’s a great way to start the year,” Bonomo said after his elimination. “I think I made one or two very small mistakes, so otherwise I’m really happy with how I played. It’s gonna be a really big year with lots of high buy-ins.

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