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 play poker!
“I 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!”
Lukas 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.
“I’m 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 hurricane.”
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…