Road to PCA – Qualify now

Qualifiers are currently running on from as little as €1 or 1 FPP and give you the chance to win tickets for En route vers le PCA tournaments. You can also qualify through our Steps and climb the ladder at your own rhythm. Register to the tourneys of your choice by clicking on ‘Events’ > ‘PCA’ in the game lobby.

Road to PCA

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is the greatest poker festival in the world. True to the tradition, the 2011 edition of the PCA will take place in the sumptuous Atlantis Resort & Casino from 6th to 16th January 2011. During ten days, over 50 poker events will attract the best players under The Bahamassun. They are all planning to leave the Caribbean with their share of the $20,000,000 estimated prize pool.

This is the dream environment in which Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier gained international fame by bringing his skills from the virtual poker tables to brick-and-mortar casinos. ElkY distinguished himself twice. In January 2008, he claimed the PCA Main Event title and the huge amount of 2 million dollars. One year later, he played the High Roller event, a popular tournament for big players, and took the $433,500intended for the winner.

How to qualify


Are you ready to walk in ElkY’s footsteps with all the other players who qualify online on

To participate in this must-play tournament on the poker calendar, all you need to do is to qualify online on via our numerous satellite tournaments available from just €1 or 1 FPP.

From 6th to 12th December 2010, we give you the chance to win one of the17 PCA packages worth €11,769 each, which includes the Main Event buy-inhotel booking at the Atlantis Resort & Casino and an allocation for your expenses. This is also a wonderful opportunity for female players, since we are also offering two PCA Ladies packages. This package is worth €3,000 and includes the PCA Ladies Event PCA buy-in4 hotel nights, an invitation to Vanessa Rousso’s Bootcamp and €927.

From 6th to 11th December 2010, each player who reaches the Final Table of an En route vers le PCA tournament will receive, on top of a share of the prize pool, a ticket worth €300 to play the Sunday Special PCA on 12th December 2010.

Please check the table below to discover the full program of our En route vers le PCA tournaments. Click on the tourney names to gain direct access on the software:

DatesTournoisBuy-inPrize pool+Places offertes pour le Sunday Special PCA
21:00 CET 6th December 2010 En route vers le PCA 1R1A  €100 €100,000 9
21:00 CET 7th December 2010 En route vers le PCA Knockout  €100 €50,000 9
21:00 CET 8th December 2010 En route vers le PCA NLHE [4 max.] Shootout  €100 €40,000 4
21:00 CET 9th December 2010 En route vers le PCA NLHE  €100 €50,000 9
21:00 CET 10th December 2010 En route vers le PCA [6 max.]  €100 €50,000 6
21:00 CET 11th December 2010 En route vers le PCA Deepstack  €100 €50,000 9
18:00 CET 12th December 2010 Ladies PCA  €100 2 packages for the PCA Ladies Event  
20:00 CET 12th December 2010 Sunday Special PCA  €300 17 packages for the PCA Main Event  

Team PokerStars Pro whose head is wanted will play each En route vers le PCA event. The player who eliminates the Pro from the tournament will receive a bounty: a tournament ticket worth €100.

As for the player who will bust at the bubble of the Sunday Special PCA, a nice surprise is awaiting…

Do not waste any time to qualify for the Sunday Special PCA which will take place on 12th December 2010 with a 17 package guarantee for the PCA Main Event!