Full Guide to PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and PSPC 2023: Schedule, Satellites, and More
Last Updated: November 6, 2023
The New Year has only just kicked off, and it is already clear that we are in for a big one in terms of live poker, as PokerStars and other operators have announced a rich schedule of major live events across all buyins.
The highlight of early 2023 will certainly be the big PokerStars-sponsored festival at the beautiful Baha Mar Resort in Nassau.
It will combine two of the biggest events in poker history, PCA and PSPC.
With this festival, the online poker operator will continue its long tradition of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) as the most exotic stop on the poker calendar.
The event will bring back the biggest $25,000 live tournament in the world, the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC), all in ten days of hectic poker action.
It’s been a while since the poker world last visited the Bahamas, and this year’s festival stands to be one of the biggest ones we have seen in this part of the world yet.
With the kickoff time quickly approaching, let’s take a look at the schedule, the main highlights, and the ways you can still win your way into the 2023 PCA and PSPC.
PokerStars PCA and PSPC 2023 Schedule
The 2023 PCA will be running from January 22 to February 3, with a variety of events and satellites scheduled for the period.
While the major PCA events will feature buy-ins of $10,000 and higher, plenty of lower-stakes tournaments will run alongside. These are perfect for players looking to enjoy a more affordable and stress-free version of the experience.
The whole series will kick off with a $100,000 PCA Super High Roller on January 22, guaranteed to bring out some of the game’s biggest names.
The $10,300 PCA Main Event kicks off the very next day and will feature two Day 1 flights, with players still able to buyin during the early levels of Day 2.
In total, the Main Event will take place over six days, giving everyone plenty of time to show off their poker skills.
Three further $50,000 High Rollers will run on January 24, 25, and 26, with the first one being a single-day event for players with more limited patience.
On January 27, PokerStars will run another $25,000 NLH High Roller, with a $25,000 PLO High Roller offering the same kind of opportunity for the lovers of the great game of Pot Limit Omaha.
All of this will be a great buildup for the $25,000 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) event on January 30, which could end up being the biggest $25k of 2023 altogether.
The big guns will have two more opportunities to fire on January 31 and February 2, as a $250k PSPC Super High Roller and $100k 6-Max High Roller close out the schedule of major events of the festival.
PCA & PSCP 2023 Highlights
In total, the PCA and PSPC will feature 70 separate events, including High Rollers, Mystery Bounty tournaments, satellites to the Main Events, and much more.
With such an exhaustive list of poker tournaments, all poker players are bound to find at least one event that calls their name, whether they prefer Texas Hold’em, PLO, Mixed Games, or any other format of the game.
If you are just looking for a quick rundown, here is a list of some of the major events you can play at the Baha Mar Resort this year and the basic information you need for each:
- $1,000 BSOP Bahamas Main Event – Jan 22
- $100,000 PCA Super High Roller – Jan 22
- $10,300 PCA Main Event – Jan 23, 24
- $550 Seniors Event (50+) – Jan 23
- $20,000 Bounty Knockout Freezeout – Jan 23
- $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha – Jan 24
- $50,000 6-Max High Roller – Jan 24
- $2,200 Deep Stack Event – Jan 25
- $50,000 7-Max High Roller – Jan 25
- $550 8-Game Mix – Jan 26
- $3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty Championship – Jan 26
- $50,000 8-Max High Roller – Jan 26
- $550 PLO Hi/Lo – Jan 27
- $1,100 NLH Deep Stack – Jan 27
- $25,000 8-Max High Roller – Jan 27
- $25,000 PLO High Roller – Jan 28
- $1,100 H.O.R.S.E – Jan 28
- $10,200 PSPC Warm Up! – Jan 28
- $10,200 Mystery Bounty – Jan 29
- $25,000 PSPC Main Event – Jan 30
- $3,300 NLH Deep Stack – Jan 31
- $250,000 PSPC Super High Roller – Jan 31
- $550 H.O.R.S.E – Feb 1
- $25,000 PCA High Roller – Feb 1
- $1,000 NLH Freezeout – Feb 2
- $100,000 7-Max High Roller – Feb 2
- $3,100 NLH – Feb 3
- $10,150 NLH 6-Max – Feb 3
- $1,050 Last Chance Super Hyper Turbo – Feb 3
Make Your Way to PCA and PSPC
Satellite tournaments for the PCA have been running for months, and PokerStars has given away hundreds of the coveted Platinum Passes for players to make their way into the PSPC Main Event.
A Platinum Pass to the #PSPC 2023 is the ultimate prize for PokerStars Players.
But just how many have been won?
And what does that mean for the PSPC prize pool?
— PokerStars Blog (@PokerStarsBlog) January 5, 2023
Yet, with the events now just days away, there are still ways to win your way into the festival, as online satellites still continue to rage. The venue itself also offers plenty of chances to win a seat in one of the two championship events.
Live satellites will be running daily with buy-ins ranging in the neighborhood of $200 and live Step 1 opportunities for as low as $30.
As you can tell from the schedule, the PCA and PSPC will cater to all calibers of players, with single and multi-day events offered with price tags as low as $550, and all game formats represented during the 10 days of action.
Check out the full schedule to figure out the best days for you to play and book your flights for the Bahamas, or check out the mobile poker app action for last-minute satellite opportunities!