Caribbean Adventure European Poker Tournaments

Dates

Season Four – 5 –
10 January 2008

Venue

The magnificent
Atlantis Resort and Casino is situated on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and it
is undoubtedly the playground of the rich and richer! The resort embodies all
the elements of the Caribbean – the wonderful, rich marine life, great rooms
and a rather unique casino which buzzes with life 24/7. If you’re not into
poker, then don’t despair there are literally dozens of water sports and other
activities to keep you occupied!

Getting
there

The Resort is
located on the small island of Paradise which is linked to New Providence
Island, Nassau by two bridges – one incoming and one outgoing. There is a toll
of $1 per trip. A rather erratic ferry service does run between the mainland and
the island, but be prepared to wait. Best sail in on your own yacht – there is
plenty of room in the Hurricane Hole Marina!

Contact
Details

The Atlantis
Resort & Casino, Paradise Island, the Bahamas

Telephone – +1 888
528 7155

Email – reservations@atlantis.com

Structure

For the structure
of EPT Caribbean Adventure please go to our ‘Structures
of the European Poker Tour’
page.

Results

Pokerstars pro, Bertrand Grospellier bluffed his way to the main prize of €2 million at the fifth edition of
the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. Although the event has had a long and
eventful history, it is a new recruit of the burgeoning EPT.

“This
year’s PCA is an exciting addition to the EPT, attracting the widest field of
European and international contenders for the biggest prize pool on the
tour,” said Lee Jones, Executive Host of the EPT.”There is no better
way to kick off the 2008 EPT season.”

The 26 year old Frenchman had to outgun one
of the biggest fields on the international poker circuit – over 1 100 players
flocked the Bahamas to take part in what is the biggest televised poker
tournament outside of the WSOP.

In the heads-up match Bertrand ‘Elky’
Grospellier
took a calculated risk and successfully called the bluff of
runner-up and online qualifier, American Hafiz Khan. He was in
particularly good company as all seven of ‘Elkys’ opponents were online
qualifiers. Grospellier had a pair of 8’s which were enough to beat the 9/3 off
suit and get into the big bucks, a record first prize!

“The entire
trip has been one thrilling experience after another – and now I’m returning
home as the 2008 PCA Champion. This was definitely one of the hardest
tournaments I’ve ever played. It was a very tough field with a lot of online
American qualifiers who played really well. But I really wanted this title and
I would have been very disappointed not to win,” said the elated
Grospellier.

Final
Table

  1. Bertrand Grospellier (France) – €2 million
  2. Hafiz Khan (USA) – €1 094 976
  3. Kris Kuykendall (USA) – €800 000
  4. David Pham (USA) – €600 000
  5. Craig Hopkins (UK) – €450 000
  6. Joseph Elpayaa (USA) – €300 000
  7. Christian
    Harder (USA) – €200 000
  8. Richard
    Fohrenbach (USA) – €150 000