By the Numbers: 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Vanessa Selbst had a very good week during the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. (Photo by Thomas Keeling)

Vanessa Selbst had a very good week during the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. (Photo by Thomas Keeling)

The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure concludes after awarding over $30,000,000 in prize money during the nine days of poker played at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Seven players earned over $1,000,000 during the festival including three at the Main Event final table. This edition of By the Numbers takes a look at some of the other facts and figures from the PCA.

$1,400,200: Earnings for Vanessa Selbst during the PCA. If there was a Player of the Series, the obvious choice is PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst. Cashing in the three highest profile events: Third in the $100,000 Super High Roller and $25,500 High Roller along with a 42nd place finish in the Main Event earned Selbst more than the eventual Main Event winner, Dominik Panka.

$700: The PCA Main Event drew a field of 1,031 entrants. Although they met their stated $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, three percent of the $10,000 buy-in was taken out for dealer and tournament staff. The prize pool surpassed the $10,000,000 plateau by $700 – less than one entrant.

14: Players who qualified for the PCA Main Event on PokerStars but did not participate.

1: Player listed from Guatemala entering the PCA Main Event. Daniel Gamez may have been the only player to participate from Guatemala, but they also had the highest earnings per player as Gamez finished in fifth place for $447,040.

346: Players representing the United States, making up over one-third of the overall field in the PCA Main Event. However, many players listed as from the US have relocated due to Black Friday.

7: Events on the 2014 PCA schedule that were not no limit holdem. The average field size in those events were 43.6 entrants.

$32,380: Earnings for Shaun Deeb for winning Event 7 at the PCA: $2,200 Open Face Chinese.

3: Consecutive years Dan Shak has cashed in the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller. Shak has two runner-up finishes (2012 and 2014) along with an eighth place finish in the 2013 edition, earning $2,254,640 from those results.

249: Entries in the $25,500 High Roller, the largest field at this buy-in level for the PCA. Jake Schindler defeated 2012 WSOP Main Event winner Greg Merson heads-up, earning close to $1,200,000.

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