Thursday January 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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Day 2 of the 2018 PCA Main Event in the Bahamas ended with 101 players (out of 582). Those 101 are still in the hunt for the PCA title and $1 million in cash. Only the top 87 places paid out this year. The money bubble will burst early on Day 3. Oleg Titov from Russia bagged up nearly 500K in chips. Several notables still alive including former champ Harrison Gimbel and author Maria Konnikova.

Day2-3 PCA18

The 2018 PCA Main Event is the marquee event at the annual throwdown at the Atlantis Casino in the Bahamas. This year's $10K buy-in Main Event attracted 582 runners. The prize pool is over $5.6 million. Only the top 87 places paid out with the champ banking $1,081,100. Yup, the winner of this year's PCA will leave the Bahamas with at least $1 million.

These days, what's fiat currency anyway? Then again, you can do a lot with a cool mil. The first-place PCA score gets paid out in US greenbacks, which could buy you a plethora of alt-coins. At current market value, $1 million will snare you 811 Ethereum, or 72.5 Bitcoin, or 4,237 LiteCoin, or 496,000 Ripple. Of course, by the time you read this... the actual numbers will change due to the hyper-crazy volatility of the cryptos.

Russia's Oleg Titov ended Day 2 with a big stack that was shade under 500K. Titov heads into Day 3 as the chip leader with the bubble looming. The money bubble should burst early on Day 3.

Noatbles still alive in the Bahamas... Adrian Mateos, Keith Lehr, David Peters, Maria Konnikova, Kevin MacPhee, Tony Philips, Jack Sinclair, Shawn Buchanan, Harrison Gimbel, Lucas Greenwood, Victor Ramdin, Liv Boeree, Kevin Martin, Koray Aldemir, Dario Marinelli, Leo Margets, James Murphy, Ivan Luca, and Barry Greenstein.

2018 PCA Main Event

Buy-in: $10,300

Entrants: 582

Prize Pool: $5,645,420

Payouts: 87

 

Final Table Payouts:

1. $1,081,100

2. $672,960

3. $481,560

4. $372,600

5. $293,560

6. $229,760

7. $169,920

A min-cash will be worth $17,500. Who's gonna bust before the bubble? Who's gonna advance to Day 4? Tune in to PokerStars Blog for live updates. And if you want to stream the action, watch the stellar coverage from PokerStars TV...

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