Ana Marquez – woman on top at PCA Main

Ana Marquez – woman on top at PCA Main

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Main Event of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was meant to resume today with 24 players but the last hand of Day 4 saw three people eliminated to leave us with a field of 22 survivors from their record field of 1,560. Leading the way is the last woman standing, Ana Marquez, who bagged up 3.805m chips before the end of play.

Despite the majority of this stack coming in a 2,500,000 set-over-set pot, Marquez steadily built her stack throughout the day with big bluffs and all-in confrontations at a minimum. That’s the sign of a good tournament player and we wish her luck in making the final table.

Right behind her, though, is PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker, World Series of Poker 2003 champion. With 3.765m to his name he’s just one big blind behind chip leader Marquez and has put in a super-impressive performance over the past week, never finishing a day outside the top six chip counts. Day 3 chip leader and designated luckbox for the tournament, Chris Oliver, is still going strong in fourth place.

Today, at 4pm GMT (noon local time) the 22 remaining players will narrow down to a final table of eight; all guaranteed $202,000 with the top four players becoming dollar millionaires. All eyes are on the first prize, though – at $2,300,000 it’s the second-largest first prize awarded by the PCA.

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