All of the players that won their way to the WSOPC Caribbean in St Maarten in satellites at Intertops Poker or Juicy Stakes Casino have survived Day 1A and are happy to enjoy a well deserved break today. 42 players out of the 74 entries in total bagged up chips, all on track to earn a portion of the guaranteed prize pool of $250,000.
Chip count for our players:
Phil C.: 79,100 Chris L.: 28,300 Lukas W.: 28,100 Daniel L.: 22,700 Chris P.: 22,200
After Day 1A this is the chip count for our boys:
Phillip Cardella 79,100 (12th)
Peter Gal 33,900 (32nd)
Chris Lampel 28,300 (34th)
Lukas Wahlster 28,100 (35th)
Daniel Lukacs 22,700 (39th)
Chris Perkins 22,200 (40th)
We’re off to the Caribbean again this week with a group of online players that won seats at the WSOPC St Maarten Main Event. Lukas, Daniel, Phil, Chris and Chris will converge on the Caribbean from Germany, Hungary and America. We’ll follow their experience at the two-day tournament and we’ll hang out with them as they enjoy the unique tropical island.
In addition to the Main Event, there'll be lots of other action at the newly re-built Casino Royale, but for sure our players are going to want to hit the beaches and bars!
The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort where the players will be staying is between the casino and the famous beach where everyone goes to
get blown around by KLM 747s. That may be
how most people know St Maarten, but poker players know it as a great place to
played a $2 rebuy to win a seat into the $110 satellite where I won this
trip!” said Phil who also won his way to
Punta Cana three years ago. “I’m a recreational player. I work for
an architect firm in Pittsburgh, but I play tournaments at the casino near me
every now and then. Really looking
forward to going back to St Maarten!”
has won a seat in St Maarten before and also won a satellite for the
WPT National in Venice. Last fall he won his way into the €500,000 Malta Poker Festival.
bring my girlfriend with me so she can relax at the beach and pool while I’m in
the casino, hopefully getting my first Hendon Mob listing!” he said.
“It’s a win-win situation – if I bust out early, I can have some fun in
the sun with my girlfriend!”
Chris Perkins won his way to St Maarten a couple of years ago. Since that first taste of international
competition, he’s quit his day job and has been travelling and playing poker.
“I'm super excited to go back to the
island,” said Chris. “I hope everything looks close to normal after the
The WSOPC St Maarten, now in its fourth
year, is a well-run tournament produced by TK Poker. It attracts all kinds of players –
professionals, semi-professionals, and recreational – from all over the world.
In addition to the main event, there will be lots of cash games to keep the
players busy. Not to mention 27 beaches…